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Old 09-11-2014, 10:01 PM
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Any problems with a night doubles tourney?

I'm thinking about holding a doubles tourney with one round in the afternoon and one round after dark. I assume that this has been done before. Are there any pitfalls to a double night round? Any input welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:09 PM
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yeah. you cant frickin see.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:13 PM
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:14 PM
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We have a day-glow doubles tourney every October. Its always a blast, but if you get a big crowd getting started can be a problem. Ours is A/B dubs, with advanced and open in the A pool and everyone else in the B pool. The main problem is getting the pools down to an even number. If its just a casual tourney I would just go random draw or byop.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:29 PM
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The biggest issues involve the course itself.

For a number of years, we had night doubles on Friday night before tournaments at Earlewood. Though called glow doubles, it's a park with little underbrush and enough lights that you can get away with playing with a white disc. Usually. We'd put glow sticks in the baskets.

Being an urban park, getting park permission, and explaining our presence to the police, were considerations.

Lots of fun.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:39 PM
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David makes a good point, there can often be a few extra hurdles to make sure you won't get hassled by the park or police for being out there at night. In terms of actual play, as long as you make the expectations and plan clear ahead of time so that everyone comes prepared it sounds like a really fun event.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:43 PM
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:44 PM
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As long as everyone is prepared it would be fun. The only tourney I ever played went into night but started in afternoon. My only glow disc I had on me was my glow whippet. Yeah, we lost.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:44 PM
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Yea the course we play at is mostly open holes, and the TD gives out the flight light l.e.d.'s with entry fee plus has more to buy on hand. You can also buy LED's to hang on the baskets fairly cheap at walmart.
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Old 09-12-2014, 08:04 AM
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Here is a link to the next "Bark at the Moon 11" tournament, one afternoon round and one Glow round.

I have seen a few of these kind of tournaments around Michigan, especially around this time of year. Lots of times the TD will have LEDs for sale and usually give 1-2 away for registering. Very fun style of tournament.
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