Originally Posted by KenGilmore
Another vote for a single, two day PDGA sanctioned event.
For those that are a fan of a series determining the state champion, a series is not used to determine the US Champion, the Worlds Champion, the European Champion, etc, etc.
(I Assuming you are talking about Disc Golf Events, if referring to PGA events similar criteria is required)
This may be true but you also need to be a member of the PDGA to compete, you must also qualify based on previous play in the case of the World Championships and US Championships!!!!
Keith, I see what you want to do but there is a definite difference in the reason PDGA members play events and why non-members play events. I can see that just from my limited experience in this community. I always hear the non-pdga crowd commenting on the loss of payout due to the PDGA while the PDGA crowd is commenting on lack of results and history of events at a central location. It seems like it comes down to glory vs money!!! Also with the PDGA there is an understanding that the event has insurance coverage, in a non-sanctioned event the players have to assume the event is non-insured until the TD can provide proof of insurance!
So what if 600 disc golfers sign up for this Oregon State Championship who gets in and who is on the sidelines? If you have to qualify to attend it will become very obvious what your field size can be based on the qualification criteria. If there is no qualification criteria how can you honestly crown a champion on that weekend if everyone who wanted to compete can't due to field size limitation?
How many divisions will be crowned a champion? Is this going to be similar to the Disc Golf World Championships where every division has a champion or is it going to be more like the US Disc Golf Championships where there is only one division for all players?
I like the idea of multiple vendors at the event that should always be the case, but do the vendors have to be from Oregon since the players may have to be only from Oregon?