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ICE BOWL POSTPONED

Posted by mojo28 on February 5, 2010

To err on the side of safety, the Ice Bowl scheduled for February 6, 2010 will be postponed until February 13, same schedule. My primary concern is people trudging through up to 2 feet of snow, not counting drifts. If a player has a “medical emergency” there would be no way to get emergency access to the park. the following is an excerpt from an e-mail from Rick Rothstein, founder of the Ice Bowl: “I’m getting ready for the KC version of the Ice Bowl this Sunday. We missed the brunt of the winter storm that looks like it will make the Ice Bowl in Memphis a “memorable” event. Speaking of bad weather and Ice Bowl, at some point, common sense and concern for safety should take precedence over the “cannot be cancelled or postponed because of the weather” credo. Please be careful out there.”
For those diehards who will be disappointed, I hope you understand. For those who see this post, please pass the word.

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Posted by mojo28 on February 5, 2010

To err on the side of safety, the Ice Bowl scheduled for February 6, 2010 will be postponed until February 13, same schedule. My primary concern is people trudging through up to 2 feet of snow, not counting drifts. If a player has a “medical emergency” there would be no way to get emergency access to the park. The following is an excerpt from an e-mail from Rick Rothstein, founder of the Ice Bowl: “I’m getting ready for the KC version of the Ice Bowl this Sunday. We missed the brunt of the winter storm that looks like it will make the Ice Bowl in Memphis a “memorable” event. Speaking of bad weather and Ice Bowl, at some point, common sense and concern for safety should take precedence over the “cannot be cancelled or postponed because of the weather” credo. Please be careful out there.”
Next week, there will still be plenty of snow, and it might be crusted over. More importantly, access to the park will be cleared by then. This will also allow for more participation, resulting for more funds raised for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
For those diehards who will be disappointed, I hope you understand. For those who see this post, please pass the word.

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Ice Bowl Will Go On!!

Posted by harrisonburgdiscgolf on February 5, 2010

With the prediction of up to 28″ of snow, what a better day to have an Ice Bowl? We will go with the Ice Bowl as scheduled 2/6/10. Please see prior post.

Some things to consider on Saturday:
* You may not be able to drive into the park. If you can’t, please park as close and safe as possible, and walk the remainder.
* Park staff may be plowing.
* The Rec Center will be listed as being CLOSED. That message is for the wimps and whiners not participating in the Ice Bowl.
* The doors closest to Hole 1 will be open.
* We will meet in classroom 1.
* Warmth and bathrooms inside.
* Snack machines will be available, but bring $1’s or proper change.

I will cross country ski over, so don’t look for my car!

Let it SNOW!

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Ice Bowl 2010

Posted by harrisonburgdiscgolf on January 19, 2010

Details are set for the 2010 version of the Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament. We will hold the event on Saturday, February 6, 2010 with tee time being set for 11:00 am. Registration will run from 9:00 – 10:00 am, with a player’s meeting at 10:30. This should give players plenty of time for warm-ups prior to and after the player’s meeting. Entry fee for this year’s event remains at $20 per player, and a non-perishable food item for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Sponsors from last year’s event have been mailed letters, with follow-up this week. If anyone knows of a potential sponsor (door prizes) please ask them for an item in the $20 range in the form of gift certificate or merchandise. If they agree, please let me know so they can be listed as a supportor of this year’s event. We have lost some sponsors from last year due to business closings. However, with closings, there have been several openings recently!
SPREAD THE WORD! I HAVE POSTERS FOR DISTRIBUTION THROUGHOUT TOWN!
No Wimps – No whiners!

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Bag Tag Roundup!

Posted by harrisonburgdiscgolf on June 17, 2009

Many apologies to Jeff Hoodock for putting the burden on him for the bag tags. Jeff has been very busy, and has not had a chance to work on this project. However, since the last post, Shawn Gatesman had a great idea. Shawn suggested we look into “cow ear tags”. Today, I purhcased a bag of tags numbered 1 – 25 for the price of $27.83. I can purchase additional tags in higher numbers for the same amount.
With tags now in hand, sales can begin immediately. The price will remain the same, $10 per player for 2009, with proceeds to help with improvements to the course.
I would like to have as many interested players to show up on Saturday, June 20 at 1:00 pm for a kick-off to the 2009 Bag Tag Challenge. All participants will need to purchase a tag, with the winner taking the number 1 tag, and the rest of the finishers claiming the remaining tags. Remaining tags will be available for purchase at the Rec Center Front Desk.

See you on the course!

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Bag Tag Challenge to begin April 29!

Posted by harrisonburgdiscgolf on April 24, 2009

Thanks to help from Jeff Hoodock, we will begin the 2009 Bag Tag Challenge with the Disc Golf Doubles on Wednesday, April 29. Jeff has agreed to make the first 30 “tags” with wood cut-outs, and some sort of numbering system. This should reduce the cost of new tags, and have more money raised to go towards club activities.

Tags for the 2009 season will be available for $10 per player, and will be available at the Front Desk of the Community Activities Center, after Doubles on April 29. If we get more than 25 tags sold, we will have Jeff work his magic to produce more tags.

As new are purchased, player information will be posted on this website. Password will be established, and provided upon registration. The same rules as last year will apply. If you don’t know what the challenge rules were, please let a club member know, and we will get you the proper info.

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2009 Bag Tag Update

Posted by harrisonburgdiscgolf on March 26, 2009

Recent feedback from some 2008 players

indicates a preference to re-use the tags from

last year. This would save a considerable

amount of club money that could be put to

better uses. We would still have to order

replacements for tags that are out of

circulation.

If the consensus is to re-use last year’s tags, we

would ask for all old tags to be returned to the

Rec. Center by Easter weekend. Then, tags not

returned could be replaced prior to a tag

tourney to establish the pecking order for 2009.

Please give your feedback through the comment

button, or e-mail to eds@harrisonburgva.gov.

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Disc Golf Doubles

Posted by harrisonburgdiscgolf on March 25, 2009

Disc Golf Doubles began on Wednesday, March

11 with 10 participants. We resumed on March

18 with 16 players, who enjoyed the warm early

spring weather. Doubles will continue through

fall, as long as we have daylight. Based on

feedback at the Ice Bowl, we have pushed the

starting time back to 5:45 pm for the first group

to tee off. Subsequent groups will tee off after

that, so if you can’t get here as early, we should

still be able to get you in.

Doubles is a Captain’s Choice format, where

players are paired in a random draw. Expert

players may be paired with beginners. 

The better of two throws is chosen, and the next

 throw is taken from there. This is a very casual

atmosphere, and there is nothing to lose. So,

what’s your excuse for not playing? It is a great

way to meet new players and improve your

game.

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Ice Bowl 2009 Results

Posted by harrisonburgdiscgolf on March 25, 2009

The Harrisonburg Ice Bowl 2009 was a huge

success. With the sponsorship of Harrisonburg

Parks & Recreation, we were able to raise

$1,000 for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Prize sponsorship totaled $782 from a total of

12 sponsors, including Harrisonburg Disc Golf

Club from 2008 Bag Tag sales. We collected

a total of 281 pounds of food for the Food Bank.

We had a total of 32 players, with the youngest

being 7 year old Sam Healy.

Top finishers per division on the Harrisonburg

Ice Bowl 2009, played at Westover Disc Golf

Course are as follows:

Open Division                         Score

1. Brad Fiala                                     67

2. Evan Hicklin                               68

3. Jeff Hoodock                              70

Intermediate        

1. Ben Blackmer                             72

2. Michael Mongold                     74

3. John Marr                                   75

Novice

1. Kevin Smith                                91

2. Doug White                                 95

Women

1. Jen Steele                                  101

Junior

1. Sam Healy                                 184

A huge thank you goes out to Mike Cast for all

of his help in Ice Day organization, and Jen

Steele for tabulating all of the entries and resuls.

And, after seeing what all goes into organizing

such an event, many thannks to Johnny

Griffin for all the hard work organizing the

first five Ice Bowls at Westover Disc Golf Course.

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without further delay…

Posted by johnmarr on June 18, 2008

Sorry the site hasn’t been updated in a few weeks.  I got married on the 31st, and just got back from the honeymoon this week.  Tim is getting married this week so he hasn’t had time to work on the site.  I’m not sure what Ben’s excuse is, but I’m sure it’s good.  Please forgive us for not keeping up, we promise it won’t happen again. 

I worked on the rankings yesterday so they should be at least close to correct.  (Thanks to everyone who sent in their tag changes over the past 3 weeks.)

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