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Old 01-26-2016, 07:06 PM
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Default 2016 GoPro Mountain Games :: Vail, CO :: 6/10-6/12



REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 15TH AT THE MOUNTAIN GAMES WEB SITE: http://www.mountaingames.com/


Disc golf RETURNS to the annual GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, CO! After an amazing response in its first year, we're gearing up for an even better experience in 2016 at one of the world's premier outdoor sports festivals!

Vibram Disc Golf and their athletes will be on hand to run the show again with the Flying Eagle Disc Society, Eagle County, Colorado's disc golf club, there to assist. The event will, once again, feature a HUGE prize purse with at least $5,000 being paid out to the top finishers, plus each athlete will receive a player's pack worth over $100.

Format will be nearly the same as last year with skills qualifiers on Saturday and a final round on Sunday (still working out the details). Those of you were there in 2015 know just how fun and exciting this one-of-a-kind format can be.

Registration will cap at 130 players so make sure you get signed up early to secure your spot. More details and specifics to come as we get closer to event time.

Huge thanks to out to the Vail Valley Foundation for believing in us last year and bringing disc golf back to the GoPro Mountain Games in 2016!

Pricing:
Early Bird (Feb 15 March 15): $55
Standard (March 16 May 31): $60
Procrastination (June 1-8): $65
Event (June 9-12): $70

Lodging:
- Directions: http://goo.gl/FGzPgV
- Hotels: http://goo.gl/bCbBw5
- Camping: http://goo.gl/4Eqmwu

For complete details on the GoPro Mountain Games, please visit their web site: http://www.mountaingames.com/

To see what else the Vail Valley Foundation brings to our area see: http://www.vvf.org/

Find out more about Vibram Disc Golf products and events here: http://www.vibramdiscgolf.com/

Interested in disc golf happenings in Eagle County, Colorado? Check out the Flying Eagle Disc Society's web site: http://flyingeagledisc.com/

See you in June!
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:29 PM
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INVITE, SHARE, WIN!!

So we've gone over ONE HUNDRED people who are either "interested" or "going" on the Facebook event page in only TWO HOURS since this was posted.

We think that's cause for celebration AND I guess we might as well run a contest too, right?

If we can get that number up to TWO HUNDRED FIFTY people before registration opens on February 15th, we'll give away TWO FREE ENTRIES (one man, one woman) into the 2016 GoPro Mountain Games Disc Golf Championship that were generously donated by the Vail Valley Foundation.

So, PLEASE, do your part and SHARE THE EVENT PAGE on your Facebook wall and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS using the invite button. And don't forget to RSVP yourself! You might just end up going to the GoPro Mountain games for free...

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Old 01-27-2016, 04:16 PM
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WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!

Congratulations to Heather Oberley of Keewatin, Minnesota and Duane Steiner of Independence, Missouri! You've each won a free entry into this year's disc golf competition at the GoPro Mountain Games thanks to the Vail Valley Foundation!

ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT, PLEASE RSVP TO THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE TO GET INFORMATION AS IT COMES IN
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:49 AM
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..::IMPORTANT MOUNTAIN GAMES ANNOUNCEMENT::..

The disc golf competition will now be THREE DAYS, running from FRIDAY to SUNDAY, June 10th - 12th!

We've just received word from Vibram Disc Golf that the Disc Golf Competition at the GoPro Mountain Games is EXPANDING for 2016! More players, more disc golf and, as a result, more days of playing in one of the most beautiful tournament settings on the planet.

Complete details will be posted tomorrow (Monday) including a breakdown of the modified skill challenges, event times, qualification standards and cash prize purse (hint: it's bigger...)

Remember, registration goes live tomorrow at 6:00 am at this link: https://goo.gl/4JOKu7

Hope to see you there!
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Old 02-14-2016, 12:16 PM
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I sure hope to be there again. Not sure the logistics, but I'm gonna try to make it any way possible....
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:42 AM
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REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO GET SIGNED UP!
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:21 PM
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SCHEDULE AND FORMAT HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

ONLY 14 SPOTS LEFT AS OF THIS POST!
REGISTER HERE!

2016 VIBRAM MOUNTAIN MASTERS DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT

..::SCHEDULE AND FORMAT::..

FRIDAY, JUNE 10th - QUALIFYING DAY 1
- Tee times from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
- Each player to complete one round of 9 holes on a temp course
- During that round, each player will complete two skills challenges: PUTTING and ACCURACY

SATURDAY, JUNE 11th - QUALIFYING DAY 2
- Tee times from 7:30 am to 2:50 pm
- Each player to complete one round of 9 holes on a temp course
- During that round, each player will complete one skills challenge: MPH

SUNDAY, JUNE 12th - FINALS
- Top cumulative scorers from qualifying advance to Sunday final
- Two rounds of 9 holes on a temp course
- 9:30 AM Player's Meeting
- 10:00 AM Round one start (9 holes)
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Round two start (9 holes)
- 3:00 PM Awards

..::SKILLS CHALLENGES AND SCORING::..

- PUTTING -
Players attempt to make putts at a basket from various distances
o Four (4) putts at the 20 target - each made putt is worth 6 points
o Four (4) putts at the 25 target - each made putt is worth 8 points
o Four (4) putts at the 30 target - each made putt is worth 10 points

- ACCURACY -
Players attempt to throw discs through two different targets, each 5 feet off the ground, 5 feet by 5 feet wide, 10 feet apart and 70 feet away, from different locations
o Four (4) throws from the left station - each target is worth 5 points
o Four (4) throws from the center station - each target is worth 3 points
o Four (4) throws from the right station - each target is worth 5 points

- MPH -
Players throw discs at a basket with as much speed as possible with potential score multipliers in play
o 1 point awarded per MPH
o 10% score bonus for sticking a throw in the basket
o 50% score bonus for the "mail slot", a small rectangular opening below the basket

- SCORING AND POINT ACCUMULATION -
Each player's score for the 9 hole round will be subtracted from their skills challenge point totals

Example Day 1 Qualifying Score:
o 58 points were earned in the PUTTING challenge
o 24 points were earned in the ACCURACY challenge
o The player shot a 30 in round 1
o Their day one score would be: 58+24-30=52

The same formula will be used for day 2 of qualifying. Both day 1 and day 2 scores are added together to determine player's overall qualifying score. Failure to complete a skills challenge will result in a score of 0 for that discipline. Failure to complete a 9 hole round will result in a DNF.

The Sunday finals will consist solely of stroke play disc golf competition with places determined by round score.

..::IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION::..

- Total prize purse = $7,500. Payout schedule to be determined
- Players may use their own discs for all phases of the competition
- Tee times for Friday, day one of qualification, will be announced the week of the event
- Tee times for Saturday, day two of qualification, will be determined using Friday's scores
- Players will be notified of tee times via email along with updates on the Mountain Games web site
- Top 28% cumulative scores in each division (men & women) after both qualifying days are finished will advance to the Sunday finals
- Scores are reset for qualifiers going into the Sunday finals and each player starts again at zero
- Maximum field capacity of 180 players
- This event is not PDGA sanctioned
- Competition details, including but not limited to format and scoring, are subject to change

Huge thanks go out to Steven Dodge of Vibram Disc Golf as well as Maggie Bevan, Sacha Hewitt Kostick and Mac Garnsey of the Vail Valley Foundation for making this event possible!
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WE ARE OFFICIALLY FULL!

180 players registered in just over 38 hours. Thank you all for such an amazing response to this event! Can't wait to see all of you here in Vail come June!

Thanks again to the Vail Valley Foundation, Vibram Disc Golf, the Flying Eagle Disc Society, GoPro and the Mountain Games for believing in this competition!

FYI - There is no wait list for this event
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Sadly adding friday to the schedule is when I decided I cannot play. Will be missing again this year, sounds like a fun format, hope it goes smoothly!
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