presents Big D in the Desert VIII
THE EVENT IS AT FULL CAPACITY!
Big D in the Desert VIII Is the World Flying Disc Federation Distance Championships (sanctioning APPROVED). The event will be held at Ivanpah dry lake in Primm, Nevada (California/Nevada border) April 5 and 6th with April 7th being an all out world record breaking distance challenge day. The Big D in the Desert events have produced 7 WFDF world records with the most notable being the current world distance record throw of 250 meters with an Innova Champion discs Valkyrie.
For the first time we will have some real prize money to be contested for. Through the generosity and support of Innova Champion Discs and their candy fund raiser program along with the support of DiscGolfValues.com we will have over $1,000 in added cash and prizes. Some very special discs are stamped with the event logo. The first custom Star Ontario Rocs produced, 24 test DX Eagles that are both UV sensitive and glow in the dark, DX Gremlins, glow in the dark DX Big Bead Aviars, 16 test run beadless Rhynos and last but not least a handfull of ICE clear Champion Destroyers along with some cool colored ones.
$500 is guaranteed for the overall Big D Champion with cash payouts for Open, Masters and Women’s division Champions! Plus Innova has offered an additional cash bonus of $500 for the winner of the men’s division if they are throwing an Innova disc.
*** Innova has just added $10,000 to the event!
The following two conditions must be met for a player to be awarded the Innova Big D Bonus of $10,000:
1) Player must have the longest official Open division throw of the 2008 Big D in the Desert competition (Saturday, Sunday and Monday included), and that same throw must be deemed under WFDF rules to be an official Open division new world distance record (currently at 250 meters). The player must fulfill the above conditions using a PDGA approved Innova disc.
If you set a new womens open division world record (currently at 139 meters) under the same conditions as above Innova will pay you a $1,000 bonus!
Email me with any questions. ***
The rules are simple. There is a designated throwing line that you must release your throw behind and your throw is then marked at the first contact with the ground. You are competing to have the longest throw. Each round consists of 5 throws in a given time period. Your longest throw in each round is your mark for that round. You must compete with PDGA approved discs.
The schedule should be as follows and can change pending weather conditions and number of entries:
*** THERE IS A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF 40 PLAYERS/SPECTATORS THAT THE EVENT CAN ACCEPT. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU INTEND TO COME OUT AND WATCH THE EVENT AS OUR PERMIT ALLOWS FOR A MAXIMUM OF 40 PEOPLE ON THE LAKE BED AT ANY ONE TIME! IF YOU DO NOT LET ME KNOW VIA EMAIL YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO TO THE EVENT SITE***
All competitors will throw 3 rounds on Saturday. Saturday night there will be a cut based on your total for the first 3 rounds. The top 12 open men, top 6 master’s men, top 4 women and all juniors and grand masters will compete on Sunday for the WFDF World Champion titles and one person will be crowned the Big D in the Desert Champion.
Sundays competition should be as follows: everyone that made the cut from Saturday will throw one round and then we will cut the field based on Sunday’s first round top throws (longest throw for each competitor) to the top 8 open men, 4 masters men, 4 women and anyone who is challenging a WFDF world record for their age group and they are within 10% of that record mark with one of the earlier round throws. Examples, a 55 year old man has thrown 155 meters and the record for his age division is 168 meters or a an 11 year old boy has thrown 135 meters and the record for his age division is 147.6 meters. You can see all age division records at this link: http://wfdf.org/index.php?page=records/index.htm#distance
The second round on Sunday is the semi finals. Once this round is complete the field will be cut again to the top 4 open men, 2 master’s men and the top 2 women. The age division challengers will not have a final round on Sunday.
The third and final round on Sunday will produce the WFDF World Distance Champions and Big D in the Desert overall Champion!
Monday April 7 th will be an all out assault on the WFDF world records. Everyone that is on site to compete will get 3 rounds of throws to break their age division record.
Entry fees for the entire 3 day event are $30 per contestant. $10 of this fee is the WFDF fee for sanctioning the event. WFDF will be providing medals to the top 3 overall finishers.
The tournament hotel is - Whiskey Pete's at 31900 S. Las Vegas Blvd.Primm, NV 89019
web site: http://www.primmvalleyresorts.com
Select Whikey Pete's as the hotel you want or stay at any of the 3 as they are all very near one another. You can get great room rates from Vegas.com as well.
See weather conditions at the site by clicking here
The event is full. We have reached the maximum capacity of 40 participants.
Mark Molnar + 1 staff member
Levi "Big Paw" Wilcox
Christian Voigt - Germany + 1 spectator
Jussi Meresmaa - Finland
Kari Vesala (Master 40+) - Finland
Juho Parviainen - Finland
Erno Väyrynen - Finland
Brian Bowland + 1 spectator
Avery Jenkins + 1 spectator
Valarie Jenkins + 1 spectator
Chrisitian Sandstrom + 1 spectator
Erin Hemmings + 1 spectator
David Wiggins Jr. + 1 spectator
Jennifer Griffin + 1 spectator
Martin Frederiksen - Denmark
Soren Sejr Larsen - Denmark
Previous Big D in the Desert results