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Burnlaw results and photos

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:01 pm
by Spider
A brief slideshow of photos, and Finals results, online at http://www.highlandflingers.org.uk/burn ... report.htm
Pic 12 is by John B, 14-17 & 24-30 by me, but all the rest (and by far the best) are by Frank Redmond.
My personal faves are 10 & 11 (brilliant framing), and 19 (as an action shot), but Bruce's "just done 3 Rounds with Mike Tyson" expression in Pic 3 is priceless :lol:
Superb Frank - I'm looking forward to your take on QP in a couple of weeks time...

Spider

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:08 pm
by West
Looks a good time ... good recovery from Del after his 'Bother' incidents :-)

Re: Burnlaw results and photos

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:13 pm
by bruce
Spider wrote: Bruce's "just done 3 Rounds with Mike Tyson" expression in Pic 3 is priceless :lol:
Now that's just nasty... :oops:

Re: Burnlaw results and photos

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:32 pm
by West
bruce wrote:
Spider wrote: Bruce's "just done 3 Rounds with Mike Tyson" expression in Pic 3 is priceless :lol:
Now that's just nasty... :oops:
Do we have a worse / best / funniest pictures of the tour type thing which we can put on the web site towards the end of the year?

If not, I think we should :twisted:

Re: Burnlaw results and photos

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:43 pm
by Jester
bruce wrote:
Spider wrote: Bruce's "just done 3 Rounds with Mike Tyson" expression in Pic 3 is priceless :lol:
Now that's just nasty... :oops:
I agree! I'd say at least 6 rounds. :wink:

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:08 pm
by Village
piccy 26.

God damn you's ugly Bruce!! :shock: :lol:

Burnlaw surprise

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:51 am
by Liam
I always like Burnlaw - short trip, great place. So I got a shock on Friday evening when a phone call was how I heard there was a tournament at the weekend.

How did that happen? I re-checked by Inbox, looked at BDGA Yahoo group to be sure but only found Derek's Spring Fling info. Has this Forum taken over tournament communication?

Maybe I'm the only one slowly coming out of hibernation. But even when I wake up fully I don't trawl web sites and fora (not interested in that form of communication).
Just one perspective on reasons for low turn-out.

Liam

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:00 am
by bruce
Liam

This was discussed by the board at the weekend. Apologies, and it won't happen again!

Bruce

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:18 am
by West
There must be some way we can get automated notification from the new website. Email out to the yahoo group and all member email addresses and anyone who 'ticks a box' on their forum profile 3 months, 2 months and 1 month before each event (or some other time values). This way everyone will be notified and not just the people who check the forum and/or website regularly ...


... only downside is that some people might get the email twice or more ... but hey ... at least everyone will be informed :-)

Re: Burnlaw surprise

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:36 am
by bruce
Liam wrote:I always like Burnlaw - short trip, great place. So I got a shock on Friday evening when a phone call from Donald Ross was how I heard there was a tournament at the weekend.

How did that happen? I re-checked by Inbox, looked at BDGA Yahoo group to be sure but only found Derek's Spring Fling info. Has this Forum taken over tournament communication?

Maybe I'm the only one slowly coming out of hibernation. But even when I wake up fully I don't trawl web sites and fora (not interested in that form of communication).
Just one perspective on reasons for low turn-out.

Liam
Although I might point out that it's current BDGA members who get an email with an invite...

Re: Burnlaw surprise

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:03 am
by West
bruce wrote:Although I might point out that it's current BDGA members who get an email with an invite...
So if they are all in a database somewhere, my idea should be easy enough to achieve ... hopefully. It would remove the overhead of yourself or dunc (or other) having to email out everyone if some sort of automated routine could do it (?!) ... would also give an incentive for people to keep their BDGA membership current :-)

Re: Burnlaw surprise

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:20 am
by bruce
West wrote:
bruce wrote:Although I might point out that it's current BDGA members who get an email with an invite...
So if they are all in a database somewhere, my idea should be easy enough to achieve ... hopefully. It would remove the overhead of yourself or dunc (or other) having to email out everyone if some sort of automated routine could do it (?!) ... would also give an incentive for people to keep their BDGA membership current :-)
Could do, but there are frequently event specific things that need to be said, so doing it manually is often better.

Re: Burnlaw surprise

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:48 am
by West
bruce wrote:
West wrote:
bruce wrote:Although I might point out that it's current BDGA members who get an email with an invite...
So if they are all in a database somewhere, my idea should be easy enough to achieve ... hopefully. It would remove the overhead of yourself or dunc (or other) having to email out everyone if some sort of automated routine could do it (?!) ... would also give an incentive for people to keep their BDGA membership current :-)
Could do, but there are frequently event specific things that need to be said, so doing it manually is often better.
I agree that there will be specific things for the event which need to be sent out, so the automated routine wouldn't take over completely ... but for event notification and invite distribution it could be possible.

Maybe have an section in the website for adding additional information which is event specific, so the info is associated with the event on the website. This could have an option of emailing out to all current members the details as well, so you get them in your inbox and on the website.

Just throwing out a few ideas around :-)

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:50 pm
by madfrolfer
I don't think one missed mailing necessarily means we have to redo the whole system. When mailing and e-mailing invitations was my job, i often received complaints from people who didn't like receiving multiple e-mails. I think the current system works good, especially for the number of members the BDGA has. Usually the beginning of the year is a little difficult because there are so many who don't renew till their first event of the new year.

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:44 pm
by Spider
Although I might point out that it's current BDGA members who get an email with an invite...
:? This seems a missed opportunity. Shouldn't we be advertising events as widely as reasonably possible, the first stop being last year's membership Dbase, and then the year before that etc until we've covered every disc golfer (present or past) still living whose e-mail address we have, and then moving on to other disc throwers (local ultimate clubs etc etc). It's only a few more e-mail addresses to add to the bulk e-mailing. We don't want to be considered spammers, but better to err on that side than miss the likes of Liam!
Perhaps something the Board should examine more closely....
i often received complaints from people who didn't like receiving multiple e-mails.
:roll: I find that my keyboard delete key works pretty well when this happens - and better safe than sorry.
Just something to Mull over.
Spider

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:39 pm
by madfrolfer
Originally we stopped sending invites to non members as a means of saving money. This was mainly for those who had requested to receive everything by post. I still e-mailed non current members, and regularly sent the invites out to a uni ultimate egroup and a few others. I don't know if this is still being done. I had a list of "bdga members", and an "others" list that I would send to. The only reason people would get more than one of the same e-mail is if they were registered to a few different groups. When sending to a non disc golf group, I would make sure and put disc golf in the subject line, so that those not interested could just delete if they wanted.