I’ve been getting a lot of questions about recent PDGA postings for tournaments in the Seattle area. This is to kind of whet y’alls appetite about some of the cool events the club will be putting together for this season as part of the Chainbangers Club Summer Series
Anyway, onto the schedule:
On April 9th and 10th
we’ll get things rolling with both a Northside
and Southside Series Opener
. Each will be a 1-day PDGA singles event to get everyone warmed up for the coming disc golf season.
In May, look for a Matchplay singles
event to popup on the schedule soon. This type of tournament operates a lot like “March Madness” with a bracket and mono-a-mono showdowns to the top of the ladder.
On Friday June 10th
, we’ll be putting together an official pre-Battle in Seattle BYOP PDGA doubles tournament called “Calm Before the Battle
”. This will be a one-round affair at Lakewood starting in the afternoon so you can put the final touches on your Battle plan for the weekend.
July is going to be a full month of really unique events including two State Championships:
The Sudoku Showdown
will be held at SeaTac on Saturday, July 9th
. This will be a '150 Class' (<159.9grams) tournament where players can throw only 150 class discs, just like the Japan Open. Word from PDGA is that this will be the first sanctioned 150 class event in the US!
The Washington State Overalls Championships
will be held on the weekend of July 23-24
. This type of event is kind of like a disc golf Olympics where players compete in a number of Frisbee events in addition to disc golf. We’ll be playing one round of PDGA singles each morning and then in the afternoon, we’ll head to the fields for an official laser-measured Distance competition
, Maximum Time Aloft (MTA)
, and Throw, Run and Catch (TRC)
The Washington State SuperClass Championships
will be the first-ever chance to take home a State SuperClass title in Washington or anywhere! This will be a standard PDGA singles event on Saturday, July 30th
similar to last year’s Seattle SuperClassic event.
The Sudoku Showdown, Washington State Overalls, and Washington State SuperClass will all have lower entry fees and a focus on trying out these other disc golf options rather than playing for $$$ and prizes.
Finally, we’ll be wrapping up the series on August 28th
with the Chainbangers Summer Series Finale
. We’re still investigating different formats for this one (ideas appreciated), but rest-assured it will be a fun wrap-up to the summer series with plenty of golf, side games, and an after-party!