#1  
Old 09-03-2014, 11:40 PM
HiFi's Avatar
HiFi HiFi is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NoDak
Courses Played: 26
Posts: 1,109
Tourney noob looking for opinions

In a recent B tier tourney the tournament director who also designed the course, also located in his home town, participated and won the tourney by more than 20 strokes, winning himself an easy $1k. Several smaller tournaments within the state take some of the proceeds and put them toward this pot. Open division had a whopping 12 players.

The tourney was held in apart of the state that is low population hundreds of miles away from the part of the state that holds well over 50% of it's residents in a 100 mile radius. There are several courses in the populated area that would have worked for the tourney, proven by the fact that this particular tournament has been held in these populated areas multiple times.

Something about all of this rubs me the wrong way so I would like some of you to talk me off the ledge, so to speak. Just venting a little as well so take this with a grain of salt.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-03-2014, 11:50 PM
ru4por's Avatar
ru4por ru4por is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Years Playing: 31.5
Courses Played: 186
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,378
Sounds like lots of practice, field work, some more tournament experience and a little more time on that course will put you in a position to take down the big dog.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-03-2014, 11:51 PM
HiFi's Avatar
HiFi HiFi is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NoDak
Courses Played: 26
Posts: 1,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by ru4por View Post
Sounds like lots of practice, field work, some more tournament experience and a little more time on that course will put you in a position to take down the big dog.
I'm not here to be down on good players, just asking if this seems ethical etc.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-03-2014, 11:52 PM
Cgkdisc Cgkdisc is online now
.:Hall of Fame Member:.
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Twin Cities
Years Playing: 25.7
Courses Played: 591
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 7,932
If you're talking about Darrell Nodland, he usually wins by that amount wherever you play the events in NoDak and even when he plays (rarely) outside NoDak. He's probably done more for North Dakota disc golf than anyone including building a significant percentage of ND courses. He has regularly raised sponsorship and won some of it back along with running many events for over 20 years. Your experience is new and your question is reasonable. But it's not abnormal there. It's not really "unfair" when you consider the efforts he's made. He's been an elite top 10-20 player building the sport there for a long time.

Last edited by Cgkdisc; 09-03-2014 at 11:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-03-2014, 11:55 PM
HiFi's Avatar
HiFi HiFi is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NoDak
Courses Played: 26
Posts: 1,109
I knew someone would name names lol.

Refer to my previous post.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-03-2014, 11:57 PM
Cgkdisc Cgkdisc is online now
.:Hall of Fame Member:.
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Twin Cities
Years Playing: 25.7
Courses Played: 591
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 7,932
There's really only one person like that in NoDak so pretty hard to disguise. This type of thing isn't abnormal in many locations. It's not uncommon for the top player in an area to eventually get involved in running leagues or events where they are winning back more than their entry fees. It's one way to make a little bit in the sport while still giving back more to the DG community than you make.

Last edited by Cgkdisc; 09-04-2014 at 12:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-04-2014, 12:08 AM
HiFi's Avatar
HiFi HiFi is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NoDak
Courses Played: 26
Posts: 1,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cgkdisc View Post
There's really only one person like that in NoDak so pretty hard to disguise. This type of thing isn't abnormal in many locations. It's not uncommon for the top player in an area to eventually get involved in running leagues or events where they are winning back more than their entry fees. It's one way to make a little bit in the sport while still giving back more to the DG community than you make.
Last year Cale came and won the state tourney and I had no problem with that. What irked me is that players from the populated areas in ND/SD/MT had to drive over 6 hours.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate any effort people put into making this state more DG friendly and enjoyable. At the same time I don't believe in rewarding one's based on laurels.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-04-2014, 12:09 AM
scarpfish's Avatar
scarpfish scarpfish is offline
Resident Grouch
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brownbackistan
Years Playing: 11.4
Courses Played: 317
Posts: 6,484
My opinion is that its not unfair or unethical that Darrell lives in a state where there's no competition for him.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-04-2014, 12:12 AM
HiFi's Avatar
HiFi HiFi is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NoDak
Courses Played: 26
Posts: 1,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by scarpfish View Post
My opinion is that its not unfair or unethical that Darrell lives in a state where there's no competition for him.
If he showed up and beat Cale last year I would agree with you.
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 09-04-2014, 12:14 AM
Cgkdisc Cgkdisc is online now
.:Hall of Fame Member:.
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Twin Cities
Years Playing: 25.7
Courses Played: 591
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 7,932
Interesting perspective. Cale and other touring pros come into town and win the money raised locally by local efforts and take it elsewhere, in many cases doing nothing for your local scene. Cale at least has been doing good things locally in MN but likely not much in ND. I know there's some excitement with touring pros coming to town in general. But usually most locals are happier if their hometown hero(s) are winning the bigger ones.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.