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British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:32 pm

The website for this years BDGO is about to open. The address is the same as last year, a link of which is below.

Just to say that the site is being rebuilt gradually and that:

Registration opens on March 7th.

Dutch Open, Copenhagen and Stockholm all have full Registration at this time so please put this date in your diary.
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:45 pm

WANTED

I am attempting to collect as much information as I can so that someone can write a history of Disc Golf/Ultimate at Essex (1980-2011). If you have any info at all, including dates of events (National, European and Worlds) can you please send them to me. Also if you have access to past results, stories of interesting things, press cuttings etc then also pass them on. I have a lot of material already but I need corroboration as well so duplicates are golddust.

Anecdotes also good. Photos (especially of old discs/bags/minis and derek/me and early pioneer) especially welcome.

Thank you

:D
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:36 pm

The Registration was due to open on Monday but we are having a few technical difficulties.

Registration will now open tomorrow, Thursday 10th March 2011.

Thanks for your patience.
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:03 pm

Registration is Open and has hit 11 already -

Please read the site and register now to avoid dissappointment
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:50 pm

And up to 21.......keep them coming!
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:46 pm

Registrations up to 33 -

Only 90 places available - please don't miss out if you are in first phase of registration process...
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Jester » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:56 pm

Charlie Mead wrote:Registrations up to 33 -

Only 90 places available - please don't miss out if you are in first phase of registration process...
I see of the 39 registrants so far only 5 are UK based players. Where is everyone? (and yes, I know I've not registered yet myself)
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Paul Holden » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:19 pm

Jester wrote:
Charlie Mead wrote:Registrations up to 33 -

Only 90 places available - please don't miss out if you are in first phase of registration process...
I see of the 39 registrants so far only 5 are UK based players. Where is everyone? (and yes, I know I've not registered yet myself)
I was really looking forward to this. Unfortunately it clashes with World Beach Ultimate Championships and this is probably the last year I will have a shot at getting into the (masters) team.
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by West » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:11 pm

Paul Holden wrote:
Jester wrote:
Charlie Mead wrote:Registrations up to 33 -

Only 90 places available - please don't miss out if you are in first phase of registration process...
I see of the 39 registrants so far only 5 are UK based players. Where is everyone? (and yes, I know I've not registered yet myself)
I was really looking forward to this. Unfortunately it clashes with World Beach Ultimate Championships and this is probably the last year I will have a shot at getting into the (masters) team.
World Beach Ultimate Championships, sounds cool! <tongue in cheek>you can always play BO next year when you're too old to run around</tongue in cheek> :twisted:
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Mr.Scary » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:57 pm

I have a question for everybody.

Who designed the original course at Colchester in 82 and who have redesigned the course and which years please?

Thx.

Also Charlie please change me to MPM. Thanks.
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:34 am

I designed the original course in 1980. Again in '82. Then variously Dave 'Skip' Everett, Tim Herring, Dave Allacker, Paul Cooper, Fernando Brown, and associates over the years as campus building has taken place. Others please add as am still trying to put together Essex History.

Will change you to MPM - but clearly not as Mr Scary!
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Mr.Scary » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:40 pm

Charlie Mead wrote:I designed the original course in 1980. Again in '82. Then variously Dave 'Skip' Everett, Tim Herring, Dave Allacker, Paul Cooper, Fernando Brown, and associates over the years as campus building has taken place. Others please add as am still trying to put together Essex History.

Will change you to MPM - but clearly not as Mr Scary!

Opps. Cheers mate.
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Tim » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:04 am

Charlie Mead wrote:I designed the original course in 1980. Again in '82. Then variously Dave 'Skip' Everett, Tim Herring, Dave Allacker, Paul Cooper, Fernando Brown, and associates over the years as campus building has taken place. Others please add as am still trying to put together Essex History.
Dave and Paul can be dropped from the credits as they have only tweaked a couple of tee positions for courses myself and our US friends created, but Guy Luard and probably Si as well can be added and don't forget Toy (Andy Lucey) he has had a lot of involvement design wise, for tweaks to the course Scott Reek and Rick Hoffa should also be up there as without them and Fernando a lot of the changes that we have managed over the years wouldn't have got done, especially the creation of the short course.

Edit: forgot to say, Skip still plays at the course.

Edit#2: Wasn't Arni from Iceland involved at the very beginning Charlie?

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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Mon May 09, 2011 1:32 pm

Staff Wanted

We are now recruiting staff for the British DG Open in August. All core staff positions are full but we would like you to come and help us at the weeknd of August 20-21. We need anyone who can do any of the following for some, part or all of the weekend - depending on your preferences:

Scoring
Sales
Spotting
Registration
On-course directors (if you have passed 2011 PDGA exam)

Volunteers already include:

Ross Davies
Dan Waxman
Rich Hatton

Only need 5 more. If you are not local then beds will be found at the Uni or in town.
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by LostMeow » Mon May 09, 2011 1:39 pm

Does that include me (helping with scoring)?
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Mon May 09, 2011 2:24 pm

It does Tom, Thanks very much for reminding me.....Only 4 to go - though there is room for lots more if you want to help out!
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by JesseD » Mon May 09, 2011 3:24 pm

can spotters drink beer?!?!

if so,,, i'm in!
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Post by rhatton1 » Tue May 10, 2011 10:43 am

I don't remember volunteering, was I drunk?

Pretty sure I can't that weekend Charlie sorry.
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by West » Tue May 10, 2011 8:40 pm

rhatton1 wrote:I don't remember volunteering, was I drunk?

Pretty sure I can't that weekend Charlie sorry.
:lol: What are you like?!
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Charlie Mead » Wed May 11, 2011 3:35 pm

Thanks Rich - though I am not sure if you were drunk or not I am sure that my memory is fading. I just see a picture of you volunteering in the memory bank that says 'Staff'....Ah well - have a good weekend then!

Must have been Westy then!

Jesse - Spotters and beer? Put it like this - if you lost my disc coz you were beering up what might the penalty be? Suggestions please!

Meanwhile will add you to staff list just for suggesting it!
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