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BDGA National Tour #5 - Scottish Open, Mull 2009

Post by West » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:07 pm

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Post by West » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:09 pm

17th Classic Scottish Open
2nd and 3rd May 2009, Fanmore, Isle of Mull, PA73 6LX, Scotland.
Tournament Director – Charlie Mead
The course at Fanmore is set over steep croft land, with outstandingly beautiful coastal and mountain views all around, and totally exposed to the weather. There are few trees, but with the elevation changes and wind, the course provides a huge challenge to players, the likes of which you will not experience anywhere else on the British Tour. It's also the only tournament all year offering every player four rounds of 18 holes. This year sees the re-introduction of the Classic 18 on Gremlin’s Croft – 15 Up and 3 Down – and the first Mull Masters Division!


Format
• 4x18 holes over two days
• 6 hole final for the top 5 in the Open, Masters and Amateur divisions – Intermediate and Advanced

Tournament Fee
Cost shown for the complete two-day event – Fees payable on the day – lunch (£4) and camping (£5 per night) extra.
• Adult £22.00
• Junior1, Junior Junior2 £10.00
• £2.00 reduction for BDGA Touring Members
• £1 reduction for students and unwaged
1 Juniors are players 16 and under on 1 January 08
2 Junior Juniors are players 12 and under on 1 January 08

Schedule
Friday4 May
0900 Course open for practice
1600 - 1800 registration at the course

2130 Course closed

Saturday 5 May Sunday 6 May
0900 Registration opens 0930 Third round (no players’ meeting) followed by lunch
0945 Registration closes 1330 (approx) Fourth round
1030 Players’ meeting 1630 (approx) Divisional finals
1100 First round followed
by lunch 1800 (approx) Prize giving
1500 (approx) Second round
2130 Course closed
Prizes shall be awarded to Division winners and top Woman, Junior Junior, Junior and Girl. There will be no cash prizes. Spirit of the Game will be awarded as will Closest To Pin and Longest Drive spot prizes. There will also be a raffle in aid of RNLI.

Food and facilities
This year sees a new Mull! Improved facilities and Lunch.
Tournament HQ - will be on Jonny’s Croft
Lunch - will be available each day at Tournament HQ
Drinking water will be available at the Course.
Shelter - a marquee will be available
Toilets - will be available at Tournament HQ.
Prepare for all weathers – but definitely walking boots!
For food off-site/evening meals you could try the Farm House Hotel in Calgary (booking probably required) or the pub in Dervaig. Tobermory has the most choice with four pubs, a fish & chip van, an Indian takeaway and a Co-op Supermarket (locations shown on map).



Accommodation – BOOK NOW.
• Camping on the course at Fanmore with toilets, water supply and electricity
• Scottish Youth Hostel in Tobermory, Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6NU. Advance booking essential. Beautiful setting, close to all facilities
• Campsite (with basic facilities), within walking distance of Tobermory.
• Plenty of other B&B and self-catering accommodation options to search for, here and here.

Register now
If you would like to play in the Scottish Open it is very important to pre-register as soon as possible as the field is limited to 48 players. Please provide the following details via email or post to: TD Charlie Mead (see below).
Lunch – Sat and Sun? - Camping – How many nights?

• BDGA membership number (does not apply to non-members)
o Touring Member or Recreational Member?
• PDGA membership number (does not apply to non-members)
• Full name
• Nationality
• Division (Open/Am). Note: Ams will be divided into Advanced and Intermediate, dependant on PDGA rating, and, if none, at the TD’s discretion
• Classification (Junior Junior, Junior, Girl, Women, Master, Grand Master) For data purposes only, these are not divisions


Location



Enter the postcode PA73 6LX into www.streetmap.co.uk and zoom out twice to see this map
For directions use the same postcode on www.theaa.com journey planner

Directions
From the Oban-Craignure ferry:
1 Turn right off the boat and drive 11 miles to Salen
2 At Salen turn left at church and drive 2 miles to the Gruline three-way junction
3 Turn right and drive 7 miles to Ulva Ferry
4 Go through Ulva Ferry, past its Primary School and continue 4 miles to Fanmore

From the Fishnish-Lochaline ferry:
1 Off the boat drive half a mile to the main road, turn right and drive 6 miles to Salen
2 Continue from step two above

Ferry reservations and enquires
Ferries to Mull are run by Caledonian MacBrayne, tel 01475 650 100, fax 01475 637 607
From the South - Oban - Craignure timetable / fares
From the North - Lochaline - Fishnish timetable / fares


Contact details
Charlie Mead, 23, Sir Johns Rd, Birmingham, B29 7EP. Mob: 07802-321710. email: charlie.mead@blueyonder.co.uk


Also see http://www.highlandflingers.org.uk (includes photos and video of last year’s event-thank you Angus) and the BDGA Forum at viewtopic.php?t=696 for more information.

A note about this PDGA C Tier event
Although round scores will be reported to the PDGA Office to calculate player ratings for PDGA Members, it must be noted that there is no cash payout in any Open division
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Post by Charlie Mead » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:45 pm

Angus has updated the Highland Flingers website to include the invite and information about Mull 2009.


http://www.highlandflingers.org.uk


There will also be a list of Registered players added soon and more information about sponsors.

At this time Chris o'Briens company 'Fred Risby - Catch the Spirit' are the main Disc sponsors.

Please remember that there is a limit of 48 players so please register as soon as possible. At this time we already have more Open players than last year - and 17 already in total.

Charlie Mead

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Post by Charlie Mead » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:17 pm

UPDATE FOR MULL.

Plans are progressing well. 13 registers so far. See Highland flingers web site.

I am setting up a travel-share plan for players coming to Mull. If you know when and how let me know. Answer the following if applicable:

Date of travel and any known timings
Do you need a lift from Glasgow/Craignure/home
Flight/Car/Train/Coach
Time of arrival at Glasgow airport
If travelling by car any spare places
If passing Glasgow airport by car approx what time
If travelling by train/Coach, arrival time at Craignure if you need a lift
Any other information.

Thanks

Charlie
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Post by Charlie Mead » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:31 pm

Fanmore Discgolf is pleased to host the much improved - yet original
17th Classic Scottish Open
2nd and 3rd May 2009, Fanmore, Isle of Mull, PA73 6LX, Scotland.
Tournament Director – Charlie Mead

We want you to come to Mull and this will hopefully persuade you!

The course at Fanmore is set on the West Coast of the Isle of Mull looking out to Ulva, Coll and Tyree, Staffa and, on a clear day, Ireland. Set on a traditional Scottish Croft it has outstandingly beautiful coastal and mountain views all around. Originally designed by Croft owner Gremlin Napier and TD Charlie Mead in 1982 Fanmore has been part of the BDGA Tour since 1992 and remains the toughest course in Britain. Totally exposed to the weather - sun, rain or wind - there are few trees to protect your play, and with a vertical elevation of over 400 meters, the course provides a huge challenge to players of all standards and experience. It's also the only tournament offering every player four rounds of 18 holes and hasn’t stopped 6 year old children playing to the top for the view! This year sees the re-introduction of the ’82 Classic 18 on Gremlin’s Croft -15 Up and 3 Down- and the first Mull Masters Division.

For a good view of the course and players look at :
http://www.highlandflingers.org.uk
This includes photos and video of 2007 and 2008 event (thank you Angus Bruce) and also check the BDGA Forum at:
viewtopic.php?t=582.

This is one of the most social events on the Disc Golf calendar. We are all living on one of the most beautiful places in Britain, all there for the same reason, and we share and experience most everything. There are so many different places to visit from the islands of Ulva, Staffa and Iona, the walk up Ben More, fishing in Loch Mishnish and the characterful Tobermory. There are castles and deserted villages, the beautiful white sandy beach of Calgary, the gardens at Treshnish and the Golden Eagles of Gruline. And if you stay in Dervaig, Calgary or Tobermory you will see all of this on your way to and from the course each day.

Divisions

Mull has the largest number of standing trophies for any BDGA event in the country. The roll call of players on the trophies marks a remarkable history of Disc Golf in this country. Whether it is Open, Women, Juniors, Junior juniors, Girls, Advanced or the newly introduced Intermediate Ams trophies, they all show how individual players have developed over the years. Mull is exceptionally proud of having always encouraged and promoted the young players that have made such an impact on our sport. From Si Luard in 1995 to James Luton in 2008, the Junior Trophy - donated by the Villiers-Stuarts- recognises the skill and stamina of young boys conquering the winds and hills of Mull - Oran Villiers-Stuart (thank you for Burnlaw), Dan and Oli Luton, Chris Hughes, David Galloway, Pete Dawson and Ben Bruce, who held the English at bay for four years.
The Junior Junior trophy, for those under 12, has always been hard fought. Ben Bolton and Oli Luton (both over 6 foot now and strapping lads) had many a struggle with the course. The Girls Trophy has had six separate winners - all daughters and friends of current players - with Madie and Georgia Lucey sharing titles over the past four years.

This year sees the introduction of a separate Masters Division for the first time and we are hoping to attract a larger number of European competitors for this inaugural event.

However, it is still the Open and Amateur divisions that provide much of the impetus for Disc Golf and the roll call of winners includes the much heralded Derek Robins as well as Oz Freire, Ivan Bromage, Sam Neilson and Jan Bass , the only overseas winner of the Open division to date. This year will see last years Amateur Champions move up to the Open which will provide further competition for the established pro’s as well as give further interest to the Amateur Divisions.

Many players have competed at Mull from around the world in the past 16 years and it is our hope that this year will see even more, especially from Europe and the USA. What we know is that this event always leaves a permanent impression on everyone who visits and plays here.

Doubles

This year will see a full 18-hole best-shot doubles competition. There will be a small entry fee which will be added to the sponsors pot. Prize money will be at least £200 and be divided between the top 3 pairs. Doubles will start at 3pm on Friday 1st May

Facilities

Next to Fanmore is Jonny’s Croft which will house the Tournament HQ and main campsite with facilities for all players including food, drinks, toilets and shelter from sun or rain.

Transport is needed whilst on Mull though there will be a minibus going to and from Tobermory each day for players staying there. Getting on and off the island by ferry is dependent on the Ferry timetable, and as Monday 4th May is a national holiday in Scotland we play ‘til late on the Sunday allowing 4 x 18 holes and a final.

Accommodation in Mull can be hard to find at some times of the year, but if you BOOK NOW then you should be able to find reasonable places at a reasonable price. If you want to stay for more than Friday to Monday you will find it easier. There are a lot of self-catering options available for a week-long let.

So come to MULL – experience real Scottish hospitality and the real Scotland.





Contact details and official invitation from:
Charlie Mead, 23, Sir Johns Rd, Birmingham, B29 7EP. Mob: 07802-321710.
email: charlie.mead@blueyonder.co.uk
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Post by Charlie Mead » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:48 pm

Just a quicj update on the facilities that we are providing for MULL.

We have arranged for the HQ to be based roadside by the new first tee near Jonny's Croft. This will include:

Campsite
Marquee (30' x 20') for shelter, lunch, sales and registration.
Tent space - up to 9 so far for those unable to get tents to the island.
Toilets
Electricity for Hot water, lights etc

Saturday night party if those that are coming want it - referendum on registration!

Please let me know if you intend to come as I can then plan for more facilities and goodies.

Dont forget to check out the website and contact me at:

charlie.mead@blueyonder.co.uk

07802321710


http://www.highlandflingers.org.uk/
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Post by Charlie Mead » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:50 pm

Just a quick update on the facilities that we are providing for MULL.

We have arranged for the HQ to be based roadside by the new first tee near Jonny's Croft. This will include:

Campsite
Marquee (30' x 20') for shelter, lunch, sales and registration.
Tent space - up to 9 so far for those unable to get tents to the island.
Toilets
Electricity for Hot water, lights etc

Saturday night party if those that are coming want it - referendum on registration!

Please let me know if you intend to come as I can then plan for more facilities and goodies.

Dont forget to check out the website and contact me at:

charlie.mead@blueyonder.co.uk

07802321710


http://www.highlandflingers.org.uk/
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Extra person(s) wanted to share travel and accommodation.

Post by Paul Holden » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:24 pm

Extra person(s) wanted to share travel and accommodation. Doesn't need to be the same person.

Del and I currently have room for one more person in the car, leaving Solihull (S. Birmingham) on Thursday at about 5am aiming to get the 6pm ferry from Oban. If you can share some of the driving so much the better but right now I would be happy just to split fuel and ferry costs, which should be about £55.00 each for 3 of us. You can stay at my place on Wednesday evening if you don't want to get to Solihull for 5am! Returning on Monday, catching the 8am ferry back to Oban.

Also we are meeting one of the other players up there. If we can get a room for 4 in Tobermory hostel it becomes a lot cheaper, £14.50 per person per night instead of £18.00. So if you want travel and a room ideal, if you just want to save money on a room and can make your own way to Mull then get in touch as well.

Alternatively, in case I can't find a third person for the car Del has an alternate offer of accommodation for 2, so I would be looking for a space in a four person room in the hostel. Serious warning - I do snore. If you're willing to risk it get in contact please.

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Mull Registration

Post by Charlie Mead » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:42 pm

Can everyone who has registered please let me know the following:

PDGA number
Do you want Lunch £5 per day
Are you camping £5 per night
Do you need any transport to get to Mull or while on the island?

Currently at 20 and growing. Check if you are on the list at:


http://www.highlandflingers.org.uk/

If not send me your details.

Map of course will be up on website soon.
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Post by Steve » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:28 am

Email sent with myself and 3 others signing up to Mull, Charlie. Sorry about the delay.
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Post by Charlie Mead » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:39 pm

To all coming to Mull. Really looking forward to seeing you all. Daniel and I will arrive this Monmday to set up the course and make sure the campsite is ready for all. The campsite will also be HQ for the tournament.

Doubles will start at 2,00pm on Friday. Last tee off at 6.00pm. £5 per pair. Each pair to be Open and Am pairing to win. Berst shot. Lock out tee system. Prize money matched by TD.

If any of you have any items that you feel others would like to win in the Raffle for RNLI that Gremlin is running please bring them with you, DG related or (preferably) not!!

Please contact me after Monday on mobile or via my email address with any queries. Registration open until Sasturday morning for any latecommers!!

Have a great trip up.

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Post by Charlie Mead » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:06 pm

Dan and I have arrived on Mull. NO RAIN. Setting up the course in the next few days with Sue and Ivan. Looking forward to meeting and greeting on Thursday and Friday.

Charlie and Dan
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Post by Jester » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:56 am

I can't wait to get back on the island again, see you guys in a few days. :D
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Post by Steve » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:12 am

I'm hoping the forcast I just looked at is wrong.

:cry:
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Post by West » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:38 am

Good luck all who are venturing up there! :D
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Post by dunc » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:29 pm

Steve wrote:I'm hoping the forcast I just looked at is wrong.

:cry:
It wouldn't be Mull without a little rain now.... would it? :wink:
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Post by bruce » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:19 pm

dunc wrote:
Steve wrote:I'm hoping the forcast I just looked at is wrong.

:cry:
It wouldn't be Mull without a little rain now.... would it? :wink:
It wouldn't be Mull without a little upwards hail...
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Post by Jester » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:08 pm

bruce wrote:
dunc wrote:
Steve wrote:I'm hoping the forcast I just looked at is wrong.

:cry:
It wouldn't be Mull without a little rain now.... would it? :wink:
It wouldn't be Mull without a little upwards hail...
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Post by Charlie Mead » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:39 pm

Course all set up and loking really good. Had two days of tanning sunshine. And don't believe what the forecasters say. It may be even worse!!! Local fishermen have beached their boats.

Think of us putting up the marquees tomorrow and a small prayer might not go amiss!

Will keep you all informed.

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Post by Charlie Mead » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:42 pm

Will also try and get pictures up on the Highland Flingers website where you can all see what you are missing.

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