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Old 05-24-2017, 09:31 AM
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I stopped playing tournaments awhile back because for like two straight years I kept getting stuck with some of the worst people ever on my cards. I'd rather play at my own leisure with people I actually want to play with then to get stuck with douchebags, buzzkills and fun suckers at every tournament.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:14 AM
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Geez, I really have not run across any, over the top sorts. Granted I do play GrandMaster.....maybe that helps. Honestly, I see fun as a decision I make, not what others do. Nobody is responsible for my happiness and the decision to not enjoy myself is all on me. I guess some extreme douche canoe could make the quest a challenge, but I would be more likely to push him over the edge, than vice versa. If I am in a tournament, I am laser focused on having a good time and playing well, I guess I am lucky that I have not had anyone sway me from my goal......well, the fun part, playing well can be a little more of a crapshoot. But, that is on me as well.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:22 AM
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I've considered stopping intermediate play because I can't handle the guys who think we're playing Open. I'm a competitive guy, but I can't take playing intermediate THAT seriously. I understand it at the Advanced level (sort of) and definitely at the Open level, but we're out there getting beat by 14 year olds sometimes lol, I mean how seriously can you take that?

Not to mention the second you start winning tournaments in intermediate you hear the whispers of "sandbagging" even though you're an 860 player that still griplocks like a mother and are lucky to be better than 50/50 15-30' out.

I'm looking for friendly competition with a general understanding and respect for the rules but I don't care if guys flip discs if they forgot a mini or step a little over their disc line on a mid-range run up. Blatant cheating to gain an advantage isn't cool, but quibbling over minute details in intermediate is way less cool to me.
The thing about Intermediate is you can have players who play Open or Advanced drop down to Intermediate if their rating is under 935. If it's a PDGA sanctioned event, I don't think it's too much to expect everyone to play by the same rules, and if there are violations they should be called. If someone doesn't have a mini, they should borrow one or buy one --flipping a disc in a PDGA event in just not ok.
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I stopped playing tournaments awhile back because for like two straight years I kept getting stuck with some of the worst people ever on my cards. I'd rather play at my own leisure with people I actually want to play with then to get stuck with douchebags, buzzkills and fun suckers at every tournament.
I had this problem two years ago...I played a ton of sanctioned and non-sanctioned events and each time, each round, Id get stuck with at least one total prick and sometimes two. Guess who would want to smoke up or drink during the rounds and then treat me like I'm an ******* when I say its not allowed.

Luckily last year and (so far) this year I havent had any issues, but I have also been playing much fewer events. I try to keep in mind that I cant control other people's actions and attitudes, just my own reactions to such.

I also want to emphasize that there is nothing wrong with no playing tournaments or even league. Disc golf is an individual sport and can be enjoyed uniquely. Im just happy to see people out on the course, so long as they are having fun and not doing anything illegal.

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Old 05-24-2017, 01:05 PM
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The thing about Intermediate is you can have players who play Open or Advanced drop down to Intermediate if their rating is under 935. If it's a PDGA sanctioned event, I don't think it's too much to expect everyone to play by the same rules, and if there are violations they should be called. If someone doesn't have a mini, they should borrow one or buy one --flipping a disc in a PDGA event in just not ok.
Doesn't even have to be players dropping down, though. I see no reason up and coming Intermediate players can't take things seriously, particularly if they have aspirations of moving up and becoming Advanced and Pro players down the road. If they want to develop good habits and follow the rules properly from the start, and expect the same out of their competitors, no reason they should be maligned for it.

I get that there are folks that are just out to have fun and not take things too seriously and also that there can be dickbags who use rules enforcement just to be dickbags, but they aren't the only two categories that players can fall into. There is plenty of relaxed fun to be had at tournaments (sanctioned or not) while still adhering to and respecting the rules of play.

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Doesn't even have to be players dropping down, though. I see no reason up and coming Intermediate players can't take things seriously, particularly if they have aspirations of moving up and becoming Advanced and Pro players down the road. If they want to develop good habits and follow the rules properly from the start, and expect the same out of their competitors, no reason they should be maligned for it.

I get that there are folks that are just out to have fun and not take things too seriously and also that there can be dickbags who use rules enforcement just to be dickbags, but they aren't the only two categories that players can fall into. There is plenty of relaxed fun to be had at tournaments (sanctioned or not) while still adhering to and respecting the rules of play.
Absolutely, having fun doesn't have to mean letting rules violations slide, even in Rec. And it's no fun getting beaten by a stroke or two by someone who steps to the side of their lie for a better angle at the basket (even if they don't know it's a rules violation). A foot left or right can make all the difference on some throws.

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Oh wait, there was the guy who played with his sugar mama. He was twenty something, and she was sixty something. I kid you not. That was weird. Convinced me to never play intermediate again.
Was she hot for being 60? A sugarmama would allow more time for disc golf!
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I prefer PDGA events over non-sanctioned events because i feel like I have more of a basis in the rules to cite people for behavior that sucks put up with. I have not noticed a difference between the behaviors present at non-sanctioned vs. sanctioned events, just my ability and basis to say something about them.

The substance abuse issue is probably the biggest one for me. It doesn't matter if its beer or pot or whatever else, playing with people that are high or intoxicated is a pain in the ass and at least at PDGA events I can inform them that I do in fact have a problem with them indulging during play. I don't like how often people put their card mates in that situation by asking if its cool if they smoke and leaving it up to them to enforce the rules but that's maybe a different discussion.
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Was she hot for being 60? A sugarmama would allow more time for disc golf!
Rich and dating a disc golfer. I'd bet not.
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I stopped playing tournaments awhile back because for like two straight years I kept getting stuck with some of the worst people ever on my cards. I'd rather play at my own leisure with people I actually want to play with then to get stuck with douchebags, buzzkills and fun suckers at every tournament.
I was going to say this exact same thing (plus I can use the money I save to buy discs I actually want rather than getting stuck with players packs that don't see the light of day.....)

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