Akron Summer Classic 2018

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It's time again for the Akron Summer Classic. Kick off the summer at Roland Park in Akron, PA on June 16 with this annual event. This PDGA C-Tier will test players in a variety of ways by including all 27 holes. First round will be 1-18, second will be 10-27. Both rounds will include Gold positions.

Registration opens May 18 at 7:00 p.m. on DGScene. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

The Milo Classic benefiting Pet Pantry of Lancaster County

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This is a Road to Am Worlds Detour. Do you still need points to get into next year's Am Worlds event? Have you done your good deed yet for today? Knock out both of those things by signing up for this event.

This will be a SANCTIONED XC TIER doubles event. No need to find a partner, we've got you covered.

ALL players will be matched as follows- highest rated and lowest rated are a team, second highest rated and second lowest rated are a team, etc. For those who might worry about how this might affect your rating, XC tier events DO NOT COUNT towards ratings but they DO COUNT towards amateur point totals.

All teams will be playing against each other in the Advanced Division which means that, assuming we fill the field, the winning team members will each get 360 points, second place will be 350 points, third = 340 points, etc. There is no bigger bang for your buck than this event, and you'll be doing a good deed at the same time.

The player's pack will consist of a custom Ultimate disc. There will be an in round CTP for every card, as well as post round side games- long drive, putting contest, CTP, and raffle. All proceeds will be donated to the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County.

Preregistration opens on May 27 at DGScene.

 

Road To Am Worlds 3: Smell Our Dairy Air

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PDGA C-Tier at Ship Rock DGC on May 27.

Sign up at: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Road_To_Am_Worlds_3_Smell_Our_Dairy_Air_2018

REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 13 AT 8pm

Another sanctioned C-tier for under $11? Really?? Yes, really.

With everyone scrambling to earn enough points to qualify for Am Worlds, players need to save some money for the bigger A & B tiers but can still grab a significant number of points at this trophy only, amateur only, bargain basement C-tier.

Additionally, if a non-PDGA player wants to test out the waters of competitive play, this will allow them to do so without breaking the bank.

A small player's pack will be provided, but don't get crazy, you're paying less than $11

Join the club

Becoming a LAFS member helps the Lancaster County disc golf scene in many ways. It allows the club to maintain and expand the courses, run leagues and events, and spread the love of the sport to new players.

It also has a few benefits to you, the member. You will receive a sweet LAFS bag patch, get discounts on discs and other stuff sold by the club, be entered into the year-long competition for the coveted LAFS traveling trophy, and get the opportunity to contribute to and have a say in the local disc golf scene.

Cost of membership for 2018 is $20. Join up at any league night or LAFS event, or by talking to a Council member.

LAFS Leagues start Saturday!

The official LAFS season starts on March 31!

After our first Muddy Run Monthly (see below) we will start our weeklies with Warm Up Doubles at Buchmiller on April 3 & 5. $5 to play. A/B format. 6:00 start.

After that, it will be singles. We will do 8 Tuesdays at Buch, then 8 at Ship Rock, then back to Buch for 8 more. Thursdays will be at Roland all season. We'll also have an 8-week Wednesday series at Herr this summer. And, for the first time ever, we will have a monthly series at Muddy Run, on the last Saturday of each month - starting March 31.

For all of these league rounds, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign up. This helps us get started on time.

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The Crosstown Shootout

Lancaster Area's first PDGA tournament of the season will be the Crosstown Shootout on May 5th at Ship Rock and Muddy Run. The entire field will play one round at each course, with a lunch break in between. Lunch option is available at registration. 

Preregistration opens on April 3rd. Sign up at:

Men's Pro and MA1 divisions - https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_Crosstown_Shootout_2018

All other divisions - https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_Crosstown_Shootout_All_Other_Divisions_2018

 

 

Road to Am Worlds Series

The PDGA Amateur World Championships will be coming to Central PA in 2019. To help everyone accumulate the points needed to qualify, there will be a series of low-cost C-Tiers held throughout the season. The first is this Sunday, February 25, at Herr Park. This event is sold out. The second will be held at Roland Park on April 8. There are a few spots remaining. Sign up at here.

Several more events are in the works at courses around the area. We'll post details as they become available.

LAFS Annual New Year's Day Doubles

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LAFS Annual New Year's Day Doubles returns on 1/1/18. Sign in by 10:45 for an 11:00 start. Bring-your-own-partner. We have rented the Lion's Club building at the top of the hill.

Round 1 - 18 holes (1-18 short to short)
$20 entry fee per player
Every player gets 2018 LAFS membership or disc of choice
Prizes for top finishers (plus entry fee returned to 1st place in cash in addition to prizes)

Pot luck lunch - bring something to share (electric available in building)

Round 2 - OPTIONAL - 9 holes (19-27 long to long)
Additional $5 per player
Cash payouts

No preregistration, sign up day-of.

Please make sure to note that we are starting an hour earlier than previous years. Don't sleep in!

Ship Rocktoberfest 2017

Lancaster's next PDGA event is Ship Rocktoberfest! Preregistration opens Thursday at https://www.discgolfscene.com/tourn…/Ship_Rocktoberfest_2017 .

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. We are looking for local businesses, organizations, or individuals to sponsor a hole at Ship Rocktoberfest. Information is included on the form below. Contact us with any questions or for more information.

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League Updates

LAFS singles leagues have wrapped up. Final tags will include both Conrad Weiser and Ship Rocktoberfest. Today, we can announce the winners of all the individual parks and the winner of the Handicap series.

Most Improved Player (Handicap series winner) - Ryan Davie
Summer Solstice Series (Ship Rock) Gold - Travis Dombach
Summer Solstice Series (Ship Rock) Silver - Decker Doupe
Buchmiller Gold - Derrick Diffenderfer
Buchmiller Silver - David Savage
Akron Gold - Jon McDowell
Akron Silver - Decker Doupe
Herr Park Gold - Josh Broomell
Herr Park Silver - Decker Doupe

Overall Gold and Silver Tag winners will be announced after the final two events. Congratulations to all the winners!

Now we move on to doubles and glows. Tuesdays and Thursdays in September we will have random draw doubles at Herr Park at 5:30. Tuesdays in October are glow at Buchmiller at 6:00. Tuesdays in November will be glow at Herr Park at 6:00. Glow formats will be announced prior to the rounds.

The DD RV is coming to town

The Dynamic Discs RV is returning to Lancaster! Next Sunday June 25th at 2pm the RV will be coming to Herr Park DGC. We will be doing random doubles (mostly random, we will ensure that the teams are somewhat fair with some A/B formatting.) It's a good way to get discounted discs with a chance to win some free plastic and swag. No preregistration necessary.

Thank you to our Summer Classic Sponsors!

The Akron Summer Classic II is this Saturday, June 10, 2017. This PDGA B-Tier will have over $500 added cash thanks to our sponsors - Cornerstone Drywall and Lancaster Nissan.

With over 40 years of combined experience in drywall installation, Cornerstone Drywall offers the quality service you need to get the job done on time and on budget. They work throughout Central PA, Maryland, and neighboring states. For more information, visit them at www.cornerstonedrywall.com.

Lancaster Nissan offers new and used vehicles as well as financing options. They are conveniently located at 5340 Manheim Pike in East Petersburg, PA. Visit their web site - www.lancasternissan.com - to see what they have in stock.

Thank you to both of our sponsors for their generosity! There are still spots available for the tournament, so sign up today!

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Akron_Summer_Classic_II_presented_by_LAFS_2017

Lancaster MVP Circuit Challenge

Want to see what it's like to "Throw Gyro"? Come on out for the MVP Circuit Challenge at Herr Park on the morning of Saturday, July 1, 2017.

The Circuit Challenge consists of a round of 18 (may be expanded to 20 if needed) holes of singles using only the three discs provided in the player's pack. Some holes may be modified as this is a beginner friendly event. Additional prizes (including multiple baskets) will be given out for divisional winners, in round CTP's, and winners of the side games which are included in the registration fee. Proposed side games include a Putting Challenge, Midrange CTP, and Long Drive Competition, all using only the provided discs. If we get over 50 people registered everyone will get a Macro Tesla and an additional side game will be added.

Player’s Pack includes:
Particle – Putter in Neutron Plastic (brand new mold)
Vector – Midrange Driver in Electron Plastic
Servo – Fairway Driver in Plasma Plastic
Swag Pack with MVP Woven Lanyard, MVP Wristband, and MVP Vinyl Sticker
Retail value over $60!

Divisions Available:
Open/Advanced- $35
Intermediate/Recreational- $35
Women- $30
Juniors- $30
Baggers will be bumped to their correct division if rating dictates it.

If you want to play, register ASAP at:

http://www.mvpcircuitevents.com/events/lancaster-circuit-challenge/

Please note, due to the need to order the player's packs,
Pre-Registration Ends: 06/24/2017

TD – Shawn Conroy / sconroy01@comcast.net

Feel free to contact me through FB or email with any questions.

Cains & Chains - A Carl Cubbage Benefit

This tournament is a benefit for the family of Carl "Cubby" Cubbage, an area disc golfer who collapsed during a casual round and is now in the hospital in very serious condition. It was originally scheduled to be a Masters+ tournament, and we decided to leave it this way, as Cubby plays in the Advanced Grandmasters division (MG1). It is a "trophy-only" event, which means that all payout and player pack funds will go to Cubby's family.

Information:

- Sanctioned C-Tier Event -- the first sanctioned
event at the Herr Park DGC

- Masters and above divisions only

- Trophy-Only; All pro payouts, player's pack
funds, and am merchandise prize funds will
be part of the donation to Cubby's family.

- There will be raffles and CTP events to raise
donation funds.

Pre-registration is open here: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Chains_and_Canes_A_Carl_Cubbage_Charity_Event_2017

2017 Trilogy Challenge

Pre-Registration for the 2017 Trilogy Challenge on June 3rd is currently open. The event will be held at Herr Park DGC, which recently had permanent tee pads installed. This event has sold out every year since it started in 2014, so be sure to secure your spot before it's too late! The Trilogy Challenge is the only way to get your hands on 3 brand new discs, that won't be released until the end of the season! Please Like & Share to spread the word.

www.dgscene.com/2017lafstrilogychallenge