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Arkansas State pictured after winning the Mid-South Collegiate Open
Photo (l-r) Jonny Radin, Seth Fendley, John Yates and Adam Smith
The Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship concluded Sunday morning with five teams competing for two spots in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship. The National Championship is held in North Augusta, South Carolina April 16-19 with sixty college teams vying for the title of National Champions. The Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship held in Jonesboro is one of just seventeen national qualifiers.
Day two started with the home team of Arkansas State in the lead by just six strokes ahead of Southern Illinois University. Sunday’s third and final round consisted of alternate shot team doubles. The Salukis, consisting of Tyler Sommer, Jason Kern, Grant O’Dell and Tyler Cantu, were able to put together a round of 56, or seven strokes under par for the best score of the round and finished with 410 strokes. The Red Wolves of Arkansas State were able to keep their overall lead throughout the day and win the team championship as the team of Seth Fendley, Jonny Radin, John Yates and Adam Smith put together a solid 59 in the challenging conditions to finish at 407. The recent severe winter weather that left Jonesboro under four inches of sleet earlier in the week played havoc on the course as it melted and flooded portions of the course over the last two days.
Individual honors also went to the Red Wolves and was even closer than the team scores as teammates John Yates -3 (109) and Jonny Radin -2 (110) finished as Champion and Runner-up. Rounding out the top six were Mason Bailey from Harding University +1 (113), Jason Kern from SIU +4 (116) and Tyler Sommer and Tyler Cantu +5 (120) both also from SIU. The University of North Texas finished third as a team and a pair of teams from Southwest Oklahoma State University finished out the field.
The tournament was held at Disc Side of Heaven which is a new disc golf complex located on Strawfloor Drive is west Jonesboro. Disc Side of Heaven has two 18 hole courses with one a par 56 and the other a par 70. Due to the poor course conditions, the final round consisted of 9 holes on each course for par 63.
The Red Wolves and Salukis now turn their attention to the National Championship next month. The four day tournament has grown from just 6 teams to the point to where it has been capped at 60 teams in just eight years. Plans for the 2015 Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship are already underway as collegiate disc golf continues to explode across the country.
Teams from as far away as 500 miles are in Jonesboro this weekend competing in the Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship. This National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship qualifier is a three round tournament where teams of 4 compete against each other. The top two teams from the tournament qualify for the Disc Golf National Championship held in North Augusta, South Carolina April 16-19. The competition is being held at Jonesboro’s newest disc golf complex, Disc Side of Heaven at 3255 Strawfloor Drive.
Saturday, teams competed in two rounds of singles action where the top 3 scores from each round count toward the team total. Leading after today’s two rounds are the Arkansas State Red Wolves with a team total of 348. Just six strokes back are the Salukis of Southern Illinois University with a score of 354. University of North Texas is in third place and two teams from Southwest Oklahoma State University round out the field.
Sunday’s final round will begin at 8:00 and the teams will play alternate shot team doubles. The team score from Sunday’s final round will be added to Saturday’s scores to determine the champion. The top two teams from the Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship will compete against 58 other college disc golf teams to determine the National Champion. Jonesboro is one of just seventeen national qualifiers for the National Championship. For more information regarding disc golf in Jonesboro, visit discsideofheaven.com or see the Disc Side of Heaven facebook page.
The registration deadline to secure your spot at Nationals is March 14th. That's only a week away!! There are quite a few teams that need to secure their spot. If your school appears on the list below, you have NOT completed your registration! Your spot will be vacated at the deadline. Please complete your registration by submitting your roster through our Registration Page AND submitting your entry fee through the NCDGC Store. If there are circumstances that are preventing you from completing registration, you need to contact us IMMEDIATELY at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams that have NOT completed registration:
Championship Bye Seeds:
Mississippi State (No Payment or Roster)
Alabama-Huntsville (No Payment or Roster)
Georgia Regents-Augusta (No Payment or Roster)
South Carolina (No Payment or Roster)
Western Michigan (No Roster)
South Alabama (No Payment or Roster)
Kennesaw State (No Payment or Roster)
California State University-Monterey Bay (No Payment or Roster)
Humboldt State (No Payment or Roster)
Tennessee Tech (No Payment)
Clemson 1 (No Payment)
Championship 1st Round Seeds:
Kansas (No Roster)
Wisconsin-Stevens Point (No Payment or Roster)
Michigan State (No Payment or Roster)
Wisconsin-Stout (No Payment or Roster)
Georgia Tech (No Payment or Roster)
Mississippi (No Payment or Roster)
East Tennessee State (No Payment or Roster)
Georgia (No Payment or Roster)
Georgia College & State University (No Payment or Roster)
Iowa State (No Payment or Roster)
Worcester State (No Payment or Roster)
Massachusetts-Amherst (No Payment or Roster)
Texas Tech (No Payment or Roster)
Texas (No Payment or Roster)
California-Santa Barbara (No Payment or Roster)
Auburn (No Payment or Roster)
Oregon State (No Payment or Roster)
Western Carolina (No Payment or Roster)
Kansas State (No Payment or Roster)
Iowa (No Payment or Roster)
Iowa State (No Payment)
Kennesaw State (No Payment)
Kansas (No Payment)
Kennesaw State (No Payment)
DGPtv is pleased to be broadcasting the 2014 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships in North Augusta, South Carolina from April 16-19. This is our fourth year at the event, and we are honored to be a strategic media partner for the NCDGCs.
This year, in addition to our live Internet broadcast, DGPtv will also be producing a 30-minute TV show that will be distributed to 60-80 million households throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Barbados.
Combining this increased production load with our long-term commitment to growing the event, DGPtv is putting out a call to action to collegiate disc golf players and fans on two fronts.
1. Joining our DGPtv Production Crew
We are willing to open up every phase of our operations to willing collegiate volunteers in order to help us with our live Internet and TV productions. On-air talent, field reporters, video editors, production assistants, camera operators...all are positions where you can gain valuable broadcast experience and the satisfaction of knowing you helped advance disc golf's #1 collegiate event.
2. Making a Team or Individual Video to be Aired on the LIVE or TV Show
Part of the flavor that makes the NCDGCs great is the unique flavor that each team brings to the event. And who better to capture that flavor than YOU...the actual team members!
DGPtv would welcome a short 1-5 minute video that you feel captures the spirit of your team, your goals for the tournament, an individual personality, what disc golf means to you, or something even more creative...a music video perhaps.
Please submit your video according to the following specs:
29.9 fps framerate
*.mov or *.mp4 file extension
Essentially, we are looking for something that will play in a YouTubeHD format, if you are using your video editing software presets.
To become a DGPtv crew member or submit your video, please email, John Duesler, Principal at DGPtv using email@example.com or call 215-913-0569. I am looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you in North Augusta.
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Due to the high demand for schools to bring additional teams, we have created the Second Flight Championships.
The Second Flight Championships is a division within the National Championships for schools with large disc golf clubs that bring multiple teams. Schools will now only be allowed to have one team in the First Flight, but can have two more in the Second Flight.
Schools that have already registered two teams in First Flight have automatically been put in to the correct flights; one in First Flight and one in Second Flight. This allowed several teams on the First Flight Waitlist to move to in to First Flight. Those teams need to complete registration as soon as possible to secure their spot.
The Second Flight Championship will crown a champion and award a trophy for the 1st runner-up. The Second Flight Champion's school will also receive a 1st Round seed in the following year's National Championships.
Welcome to the Cyclone Open Disc Golf Tournament, qualifier for the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.
When: March 1-2. The first round will be at 9:30 Saturday morning.
Where: 13th Street Disc Golf Course. Google Maps link
Registration: You can register at the tournament when you arrive. The cost is $120 per team. Checks should be made out to Iowa State University with Cyclone Disc Golf Club in the memo line. Please let us know if you are coming this week.
Format: The tournament will consist of 4 rounds; 2 team rounds on Saturday and 2 individual rounds on Sunday. Each day will start with a round from the long tee pads to the short baskets at 9:30 am followed by an hour for lunch. The second round each day will be long tee pads to long baskets. Awards will be given out after the second round Sunday. Each player will also receive a player’s pack, which will consist of a t-shirt, mini, and can doozie. WE WILL NOT BE USING CARROLL MARTY DUE TO SNOW.
Hotels and Restaurants: Most of the restaurants and hotels will be off of Duff Ave.
We recommend that teams come down Friday to look at the course, members of the club will be at the course around 2 pm that day. The weather will be cold, and there will be snow and ice on the course, so remember to dress appropriately. If you have any questions you can contact Calvin Song at 515-450-9183 or Matt Drilling at 515-460-5865.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs took the first victory in 2014 with a two throw win over the host team, Alabama. Alabama wasn't sad about their second place finish at all as it earned them a spot at the National Championships. Also, earning a bid to Nationals was the new team from Auburn University.
Seth Beaman of Alabama-Huntsville overcame a three throw deficit after the first round to take home the individual honors.
With the Spring schedule kicking off soon, we just wanted to repost the course schedule and tournament flow for April. Please take a few minutes and review as there are some significant changes from previous years.
ALL teams will begin play on Wednesday. The final round will end on Saturday afternoon and will be followed by the awards ceremony. This change was made to accomodate teams traveling from long distances and to minimize the burden of missing classes to only one portion of one week as oppose to the travel lasting into the following week.
An updated version of the Tournament Flow Chart is below and visually displays when and how teams play and advance through the tournament. On Wednesday, the 40 1st Round Seed Qualifiers will all play the Hogback then Old Glory - Blue courses. At the same time, the 20 Bye Seed Qualifiers and the 20 First Flight teams will play Old Glory - Blue then Hogback. The Women will start the tournament playing Headrick Hills and Moody Woods.
Following play on Wednesday, the top 20 of the 1st Round Seeds will continue play in the National Championship with the 20 Bye Seed teams. The 21st-40th place 1st Round Seed teams will join the initial 20 teams in the First Flight Championships and complete the tournament there. This format change allows all scores to carry over.
All teams will play on Saturday morning. Following the Saturday morning Team Doubles round, cuts will be made in each championship. The top 20 teams in the National Championship advance to the Team Finals in the afternoon along with the top 10 Women's National Championship Teams and the top 4 First Flight Championship teams.
The course schedule is shown below. Keep in mind that although we don't anticipate any changes, it is still tentative and changes may be made. Here's what you all will get to play next spring:
Here we go...
Registration for the 2014 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships is now open.
This also includes the open registration for the 20 First Flight Spots, so make sure your team signs up as these are first come, first serve. Each school may only register two teams for First Flight. After your team has completed their registration, all registered players are welcome to play and practice the Hippodrome FREE of charge.
Registration for the NCDGC will close on March 14th.
Qualified schools that aren’t registered by March 14th will vacate their spot and it will be awarded to another school. Any vacated Bye Seeds will be awarded to the highest ranking team that doesn’t have a Bye Seed. Then any vacated 1st Round Seeds will be awarded to the highest ranking team that doesn’t have a 1st Round Seed . Information regarding qualification can be found here: How to Qualify.
Just a few helpful reminders:
You must be a current PDGA member in order to compete in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your school name and collegiate events played or to be played this season to get your discount code.
All teams are required to wear matching jerseys or uniforms with the school’s name or logo. We are strongly encouraging teams to put last names on the back of each jersey as well. If your team does have their names on the back, they will receive an extra item in each player pack.
There are 20 spots in the Womens' National Championship. There is open registration for these spots. Women without a team may also register for just the individual competition.
Entry fee is $150 and will include four player packs. Every team needs to register and submit the entry fee via the Registration Store, including schools with multiple teams. There is a $5 processing fee for all online payments.
Please fill out your roster as accurately as possible. You may change the roster by emailing changes later to email@example.com. Rosters will be finalized at Check-in of the tournament.