Thin Ice at Abbey Gardens

PDGA logoSaturday, November 27, 2021 at Abbey Gardens in Haliburton, Ontario
Amateur-only C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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Tournament DirectorDarrell Bankes
Manager - Abbey GardensAshley McAllister
Assistant TDSean O'Reilly

About this tournament

Thin Ice will be the first PDGA sanctioned tournament at the Abbey Gardens Disc Golf Trail. Sure it might be cold but you can't stop playing in Ontario just because of a little ice on the pond. Get yourself some big mitts and wear baggy clothes so you can tuck your discs some place warm between throws.

This will be a PDGA C-tier event with only amateur divisions. That doesn't mean you pros can't come and compete, just sign up as per the PDGA rule 2.04 Pros Playing Am / Ams Playing Pro. Sure you 970 plus rated players will be stuck out in the cold but you shouldn't be sandbagging in some C-tier anyway!

Registration opens on Wednesday October 27th at noon.

The tournament will be a two round event with shotgun starts. We will be using the Shorts for Round 1 and the Longs for Round 2. Those of you that have played the course know it's fairly quick to play and by then we expect the leaves to be matted down so there will be fewer discs to find.

We plan on providing you all with some great Abbey Gardens hospitality and a player pack so there will be no merchandise payouts. Just come play for the fun of competing. Each division winner however will receive a 2022 Abbey Gardens Disc Golf Membership. We also plan to have the usual assortment of CTP's and other tournament chances to win stuff.

The Food Hub at Abbey Gardens will be providing a hot chili lunch with an option to choose vegetarian or meat versions. This will come with bread and a beverage. We will be serving the hot lunch at the Haliburton Highlands Brewery, about a par 5, maybe 6, away from the first tee.

If you are coming from away Haliburton is a fabulous place to visit year round. Late fall hiking is terrific, swimming not so much. There are tons of cottages to rent and lodges to visit if you want to make a weekend of it.

In case you don't know about the Abbey Gardens Disc Golf Trail it opened in the summer of 2021 and was designed and built by Darrell Bankes of TinLid Disc Golf. We partnered with Abbey Gardens to bring a destination disc golf experience to the Haliburton Highlands. Currently the course has a 4.8 rating on Udisc.

As Abbey Gardens does have yearly disc golf members they will have the opportunity to register early by contacting the TD in advance, please email me, Darrell the TD, before 10 am on Wednesday, November 27th.

Maybe if it is cold enough we will be able to skip discs across the Thin Ice on 16...

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