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puttlikeablowfly 11-04-2019 02:01 PM

2020 A-Tier schedule released
 
https://www.pdga.com/news/2020-pdga-...edule-released

Come enjoy some great disc golf in Wisconsin in July.

eegor 11-04-2019 05:25 PM

Looks like the Nick Hyde Memorial didn't make the cut this year. I can guess why, but it might make someone upset. Dang it!

aredoubles 11-04-2019 05:54 PM

No Hall of Fame Classic either, even as an A-tier.

Locally though, I see quite a few new ones, which should be really fun.

Is the number of A-tiers increasing year-by-year, tracking membership growth?

TheOtherBill 11-05-2019 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by eegor (Post 3515413)
Looks like the Nick Hyde Memorial didn't make the cut this year. I can guess why, but it might make someone upset. Dang it!

What a bummer for DFW...

Arlington in November doesn't attract many pros, and the drive to Tyler or Waco is just too much for a single day.

JC17393 11-05-2019 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by aredoubles (Post 3515421)
No Hall of Fame Classic either, even as an A-tier.

HOFC has never been an A-tier to my recollection. It has always been an every-odd-year NT except for 2018. It not being on the schedule for next year isn't much of a surprise.

On a different note, the distribution of A-tiers in the northeast is pretty frustrating. I don't think it's the PDGA's fault so much as the TDs choosing their dates, but that there isn't a pro A-tier in the northeast until mid-August is annoying. And then there is one practically every weekend, sometimes two, through October (plus an NT). I'm sure many of them are trying to snag some of the touring players while they're on the northeast swing (Maple Hill, Smuggs, Iron Hill). At some point, they're chasing ghosts though.

How about just one spring or early summer A-tier while the tour is out west? Odds are it would be better attended by the local/regional players (who won't have to cram it in with 3-4 others in a 6-7 week stretch) and just as well attended by the touring pros (who aren't likely to be there even if it were in the fall).

fish58320 11-05-2019 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JC17393 (Post 3515672)
HOFC has never been an A-tier to my recollection. It has always been an every-odd-year NT except for 2018. It not being on the schedule for next year isn't much of a surprise.

On a different note, the distribution of A-tiers in the northeast is pretty frustrating. I don't think it's the PDGA's fault so much as the TDs choosing their dates, but that there isn't a pro A-tier in the northeast until mid-August is annoying. And then there is one practically every weekend, sometimes two, through October (plus an NT). I'm sure many of them are trying to snag some of the touring players while they're on the northeast swing (Maple Hill, Smuggs, Iron Hill). At some point, they're chasing ghosts though.

How about just one spring or early summer A-tier while the tour is out west? Odds are it would be better attended by the local/regional players (who won't have to cram it in with 3-4 others in a 6-7 week stretch) and just as well attended by the touring pros (who aren't likely to be there even if it were in the fall).

Cosign, would love a May/June swing from mid-Atlantic to New England without being mashed into the rest of the tour.

Consult20 11-05-2019 02:14 PM

Very cool to see IOS# 100 as a 2-day A-tier, nice job Mike K.

:thmbup:

bwgort 11-05-2019 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JC17393 (Post 3515672)
HOFC has never been an A-tier to my recollection. It has always been an every-odd-year NT except for 2018. It not being on the schedule for next year isn't much of a surprise.

Except that the PDGA announced in 2017 that it would be every year and the permanent home to the NT Finale.

perklc 11-05-2019 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Consult20 (Post 3515691)
Very cool to see IOS# 100 as a 2-day A-tier, nice job Mike K.

:thmbup:

That might be my first ever tournament :thmbup:. Looking forward to getting stomped as a tournament noob in MA4 :popcorn:.

joshmo65 11-05-2019 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JC17393 (Post 3515672)
HOFC has never been an A-tier to my recollection. It has always been an every-odd-year NT except for 2018. It not being on the schedule for next year isn't much of a surprise.

On a different note, the distribution of A-tiers in the northeast is pretty frustrating. I don't think it's the PDGA's fault so much as the TDs choosing their dates, but that there isn't a pro A-tier in the northeast until mid-August is annoying. And then there is one practically every weekend, sometimes two, through October (plus an NT). I'm sure many of them are trying to snag some of the touring players while they're on the northeast swing (Maple Hill, Smuggs, Iron Hill). At some point, they're chasing ghosts though.

How about just one spring or early summer A-tier while the tour is out west? Odds are it would be better attended by the local/regional players (who won't have to cram it in with 3-4 others in a 6-7 week stretch) and just as well attended by the touring pros (who aren't likely to be there even if it were in the fall).

I'm not going to lie. We picked the PFDO date on when the pros should be swinging through between Ledgestone and MVP. The other problem with running the tournament earlier in the year is that we just get hammered with rain until June or July. Running larger scale events on our courses tends to wreak havoc on them with all of the mud, so I preferred to keep the dates later in the year. If we are already pushing it back to June or July, why not go just one more month to try to snag a couple more 1000 rated guys as they pass through?


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