Heh, thanks for the confidence, Toby. I think Gordy K. is already Lowell's right hand man though (he may, in fact, be taking over the tourney.) If Lowell were interested in such a thing, I'd be happy to help out, but I think we have very different visions of what the State Championships should be. I think Colorado has what is more along the lines of what I'd like to see, check out their flyer here
. A-tier event, sponsorship of a major disc retailer, Innova, Discraft, New Belgium Brewing, and Otter Box. Not to mention, camping, lodging, and a party are organized.
I haven't followed all of the talk, but I tune in here and there on our brothers and sisters to the south's discussions on their state championships, much the same as ours as far as I can tell. One of the ideas I've seen in there is along the same lines of what Dan mentioned, a traveling tourney. I think that would be cool, not once every few years though, but EVERY year. Have a rotating schedule of clubs around the state running it each year. That way you could accommodate players all over the state, and at the same time, prevent the burnout of having to commit to TDing the same event year after year.
But yes, Toby is right, Lowell HAS done a hell of a lot for disc golf through the years and he deserves much respect for that. And I also don't want to take away from his event, it truly is a fun tourney and I wouldn't discourage anyone from playing it. Obviously, I have different opinions on what I think a state championship should be, but I'd still like to see Lowell keeping this tourney alive. Maybe call it the Puget Sound Classic or something along those lines, and have a more full blown event for the State Championship.