presents Big D in the Desert IX

Big D in the Desert IX Is the World Flying Disc Federation Distance Championships!. The event will be held at Ivanpah dry lake in Primm, Nevada (California/Nevada border) October 16th and 17th. We will also compete on the 18th as an added day for competitors to try and set new personal and world records.
The 18th is not part of the WFDF Championships and we will not have staff for marking throws. Players will be rotated from throwing to marking on this day.
The Big D in the Desert events have produced 10 WFDF world records with the most notable being
the current world distance record throw of 250 meters with an Innova Champion discs Valkyrie.

For those of you that would like to head west early you can participate in the 35th Arizona States taking place the 7-10th of October.
Event information can be found at this link: http://web.mac.com/tmbanzai/iWeb/2010AZStates/Welcome.html

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 added cash and prizes. Some very special and limited discs are stamped with the event logo. Check out the disc golf values web site and help support this unique event. ALL of the proceeds from the sales of the Innova CFR discs will be offered to players winning the Open, Masters and Womens divisions throwing Innova discs!
This year we also welcome the support of Discmania via their product fund raising program.

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Bonus payout for players throwing Innova discs:

1st place Open Division $500
2nd place Open Division $200
3rd Place Open Division $100

1st Place Masters Division $250

1st Place Women’s Division $100

Something new for this years event is that we will have some paid and some volunteer staff members doing the marking for your
throws during the Saturday and Sunday competitoin!
A note to competitors, we do not have enough staff to handle the marking duties so you will be
expected to mark at least one round of throws for a fellow competitor.

*** Innova Champion Discs is once again offering a $10,000 bounty AND MORE!...

Do you want to see your name on an Innova signature disc at a store near you?
In addition to the Innova $10,000 CASH bonus for setting a new world distance record* at the WFDF World Distance Championshps held at Big D in the Desert IX, October 16-18, 2010 the new record holder has the potential to add TENS OF THOUSANDS more in Innova disc endorsement royalties.

Innova is offering the thrower, that sets a new world distance record*, their very own Innova signature disc. The disc will be distributed worldwide touting the accomplishment and earning cash for the new record holder with each sale.

Christian Sandstrom's current World Distance Record has remained unbroken for eight long years. If a thrower sets a new record that holds up for even just a few years, this could add up to TENS OF THOUSANDS of additional dollars in endorsement royalties from the sale of an Innova signature disc.

*The following two conditions must be met for a player to be awarded the Innova Big D Bounty Bonus of $10,000 and the signature disc:

1) Player must have the longest official Open division throw of the 2010 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 162 meters) under the same conditions as above Innova will pay you a $1,000 bonus but no signature disc.

Email me with any questions at mark@discgolfvalues.com ***

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.

*** THERE IS A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF 70 PLAYERS/SPECTATORS THAT THE EVENT CAN ACCEPT. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE FOR PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS ON OCTOBER THE 8TH. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU INTEND TO COME OUT AND WATCH THE EVENT AS OUR PERMIT ALLOWS FOR A MAXIMUM OF 70 PEOPLE ON THE LAKE BED AT ANY ONE TIME! IF YOU DO NOT LET ME KNOW VIA EMAIL BEFORE OCTOBER THE 8TH - YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO TO THE EVENT SITE. COMPETITORS AND STAFF MEMBERS TAKE PRIORITY OVER SPECTATORS.***

The schedule should be as follows and can change pending weather conditions and number of entries:

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, top 4 juniors and top 4 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, 4 master’s men and the top 4 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!

Monday October 18th will be an all out assault on the WFDF world records. All event registered competitors that are on site to compete will get 3 rounds of throws to break their age division record.

Entry fees for the entire 3 day event is $100 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 in the Open, Masters and Womens divisions. A minimum of $15 of the entry fee is going to the BLM ($5 per person per day plus 3% of registration fees and payout).

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! IF YOUR NAME DOES NOT APPEAR BELOW DO NOT SHOW UP!
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THE EVENT SITE!

38 Registered Competitors and Spectators

Mark Molnar (Staff)

Mike Byrne (Staff)

Matt Alexander (Staff)

John Ricker (Staff)

Cameron Baker (Staff)

Cary Trotter (Staff)

Jeff Jacquart and family (Staff/spectator)

Teddy Barber (spectator - pending)

Chris Kerschen (Staff)

Gregg Zimmerman (Staff)

Becki Zimmerman (Staff and Participant)

Christian Voigt

Marc Jarvis (with Lisa Hilgendorf and Aoife Jarvis as spectators)

Ken Jarvis

Jeff Stoops and girlfriend (spectator)

Jussi Meresmaa

Juho Rantalaiho

Jack Cooksey and wife (spectator)

Jeff Lardizabal

Scott Lash

Andrew Lemann

Suzette Simons

Valarie Jenkins

Nate Doss

Trey Hamlet

Avery Jenkins

Sam Ferrans

Mike Ruzisca (pending)

Dion Arlyn

Garrett Gurthie

Erin Hemmings and spectator

Dean Tannock

Jeremy Koeling

UPDATED COMPETITOR INFORMATION

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