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Post by Charlie Mead » Thu May 20, 2010 3:47 pm

There will be photos of discs on Disc Zoo website soon with links to British Open website. Keep your eyes peeled. Shirts, Polos, Sweaters and Fleeces also on their way.
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Post by Charlie Mead » Thu May 20, 2010 3:53 pm

MAY UPDATE


Plans are going well for the tournament. However, we are still looking for the following staff:
Score Master - for all things numerical
PR and Marketing for final push, especially for local press and media
Spotters and volunteers for the weekend to help with general duties.
Groundwork volunteers for the 2 remaining WWW's on June 11-13 and June 25-27.

Please let me know if you can make either of these weekends.

Closing date for registration and payment of Tournament Fees fast approaches. May 24th is the deadline. After this time there will be a late entry supplement of £5 up to June 14th and £10 thereafter.

Have a good weekend in Bristol to all who are going.
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Post by Mr.Scary » Thu May 20, 2010 9:13 pm

If I volunteer to be the score master do I get to put myself in Feldberg's group(1st round)???

:lol:


...and have us tee off on #1 so we dont have to walk too far? :P
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Post by West » Thu May 20, 2010 9:15 pm

Dagorhir wrote:If I volunteer to be the score master do I get to put myself in Feldberg's group(1st round)???

:lol:


...and have us tee off on #1 so we dont have to walk too far? :P
I'm going to guess that score master will need to turn around 150 scores in a relatively short period of time so will actually be a none player :-)

Having done with scores for the past couple of British Opens with Dunc/Jon whoever does it will need at least one assistant and a laptop :)
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Post by james » Mon May 24, 2010 12:44 pm

West wrote:
Steve wrote:Echo star plastic is recylcled star plastic mate.
Ahhhh; makes sense. ta :)

I'm quite looking forward to seeing these discs at the weekend. Might have to part some cash for one or 2 (depending on prices).
well i offered but you were in no mood ;)
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Post by West » Mon May 24, 2010 1:04 pm

james wrote:
West wrote:
Steve wrote:Echo star plastic is recylcled star plastic mate.
Ahhhh; makes sense. ta :)

I'm quite looking forward to seeing these discs at the weekend. Might have to part some cash for one or 2 (depending on prices).
well i offered but you were in no mood ;)
True ... I did have a look tho! ;)

The stamp is nice, clean and simple. It works well. Haven't got an arm to drive Katanas tho :)
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Post by james » Mon May 24, 2010 1:26 pm

West wrote:
james wrote:
West wrote: Ahhhh; makes sense. ta :)

I'm quite looking forward to seeing these discs at the weekend. Might have to part some cash for one or 2 (depending on prices).
well i offered but you were in no mood ;)
True ... I did have a look tho! ;)

The stamp is nice, clean and simple. It works well. Haven't got an arm to drive Katanas tho :)
I'm glad you like the design and would like to see other responses to the disc design, i thought it was very British, smart small and rather colourful discs so the design stands out.
Other opinions on it would be appreciated
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Post by james » Mon May 24, 2010 1:29 pm

Oh and the katana is not a big arm disc at all, its a fast speed disc designed for the finese players :D
stock up because they are hard to come by right now
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Post by Charlie Mead » Mon May 24, 2010 10:38 pm

Dear Dagohir,

As far as I can see you you are not even registered or have I mistaken your psuedonym for a different person? So playing with DF is not a possibility - especially as score cruncher! Unlesss that is your plan - to arrive, be disappointed, not play and get transferred to staff!

Please mail me to clear up any misunderstandings that might have taken place.
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Post by Mr.Scary » Tue May 25, 2010 7:35 am

Charlie Mead wrote:Dear Dagohir,

As far as I can see you you are not even registered or have I mistaken your psuedonym for a different person? So playing with DF is not a possibility - especially as score cruncher! Unlesss that is your plan - to arrive, be disappointed, not play and get transferred to staff!

Please mail me to clear up any misunderstandings that might have taken place.
I'm Steve Kornmuller #7046, we've emailed a few times and you've confirmed my payment.
:wink:
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Post by Charlie Mead » Tue May 25, 2010 11:47 am

It's why I have a distrust of Avatars. They make me look stupid - Damn!

Thanks Steve.
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Post by Mr.Scary » Tue May 25, 2010 12:42 pm

Charlie Mead wrote:It's why I have a distrust of Avatars. They make me look stupid - Damn!

Thanks Steve.

No worries mate!
Look forward to helping you celebrate 30 years in DG!!!
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Post by Nige » Tue May 25, 2010 10:10 pm

Fundraiser discs are now all ready to go - 17 different models from Innova and Discraft all told!!

Discs have been photographed and are available at:
http://www.disczoo.com/cat/british-open ... isers.html

Spend over £25 and get a free British Open mini :D

Discs are also available from Rich Wood at Croydon DGC and James Luton.

UK web orders usually arrive the next day, overseas orders take about a week.

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Post by Mr.Scary » Wed May 26, 2010 7:34 pm

Charlie,

The May deadline to pay has past can you please tell us how many Pro's, etc, have paid.
Just wondering if the Masters are gonna be playing the same course as the Pro's, etc, etc?


Thanks in advance!
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Post by james » Wed May 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Nige wrote:Discs are also available from Rich Wood at Croydon DGC and James Luton.
cheers nige and just to let and QP based players know if you want to pick up any of these bad boys to test them out before the open as i can tell you a katana is a great disc but i have taken some practice to perfect it. I will be around as i am on leave right now so let me know and i will bring one or two on my next practice round to give to you.
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Post by Charlie Mead » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:18 pm

JUNE UPDATE

PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR ALL UPDATES CONCERNING PAYMENTS.

Any players not having paid tournament fee by June 24th will not be able to play in the Open.

At the moment we have 70 % of players paid up.

USDGC
Open and Masters will play the same courses so they can potentially qualify for USDGC. Top 5 players not already invited will receive invitations at Whitcombe. Currently there are only 4 players atending who have qualified:
David Feldberg
Emil Dahlgren
Ville Piippo
Charlie Mead

NB: Some time since I have been in such company!

Dave Feldberg sessions are filling up. If you were thinking of joining them don't delay too long.

Next working weekend is June 11-13. Please let me know if you are coming down so we can get beer and food sorted. Andy Lucey has just spent 5 days clearing Saunders for NoMad's, Stev'es Ride and 617.

Still need a Head Score Keeper. Anyone with spreadsheet, web management and assorted skills should apply!

Only 4 weeks to go!

Full course graphics will be launched next week. Keep an eye open!
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Post by Mr.Scary » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:33 pm

Thanks CM, good stuff.

I forgot I could check all that at the Site :D



:cheers:
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Post by West » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:22 pm

Hole by Hole maps have now been added to the course guides section of the website (which was annouced on the BDGAOpen twitter account today click).

They are pretty cool; with photos of the holes to give a rough idea of what the hole will look like.

One thing to note that I thought of was that it will be summer in the event ... a shed load more foliage about ;)

Holes which are slightly different to usual (my experience) I've noticed and some random comments about others below :)

Ancient
Bowlings - longer; still par 3
Beaminster View - much more along the ridge; might have to practice forehands ;)
Minn's gate - Nice and long; tee further away from gap than I remember :shock:
Out of range - new hole; looks fun tho! :D Some how I don't think it will be out of range for some of the big arms!
617 - Bright disc required ;)

Modern
Outer Periphique - new hole; looks interesting - getting dejavu with Beaminster View ... bye bye disc, bye bye ;)
Spring Jump - lovely hole; very birdieable ... could we see an Ace here?
Badger's Hotel - Gotta love a bit of disc ping pong if it goes wrong ;)
The paddock - *snip* Please see Charlie's comment below with regards to OB on Goolagong and Paddock :)

Quite a few holes on the Modern course has "Phasant Pen" as OB, but if you've not played Whitcombe before you'll be thinking "by where it is?" ... for most holes around the knoll ... down a very, very, very long way. You don't want to be down there ;)
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Post by Charlie Mead » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:08 pm

Thanks Westy. Just a note: Paddock - Hole 18 on Modern. Basket is now in the Paddock field NOT the other side of the stream. Look out for the OB's on Goolagong (Ancient 3) and Paddock to understand the logic!

Please note that the Forum has now been added to the Open website as a means of sharing info and opinion. Looking for an increase in hits on the Forum site over the next three weeks!
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Post by james » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:11 pm

West wrote: Bowlings - longer; still par 3

Outer Periphique - new hole; looks interesting - getting dejavu with
Bowlings was always a simple 3 it needed a simple straight drive and a simple uphil approach, now its a hard par 3, much better :)

and outer periphirique, oh believe me, if you go wrong on that you will end up much worse off than on beaminster view, it may take a long long long long time :) enjoy :)
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