Registration open for Doubles Championship

Two-round, two-site event set for March 4
Please see FAQ section at bottom

* Register online here
* Mile Lane DGC on DGCourseReview
* Central AoG DGC on DGCourseReview
* Allegany County Disc Golf Club on Facebook
* Plans for Hoffman Park Ace Place
* Google Maps link – Central AoG DGCMile Lane DGC

FROSTBURG — Registration is now open for the inaugural Allegany County Doubles Championship, scheduled for Saturday, March 4 in Allegany County. Online registration closes before midnight on Sunday, Feb. 26.

This page is the official event web page for the tournament. An FAQ section will be included (at the bottom) to field questions as they come up.

The one-day event will feature two rounds, one each at two different sites. The morning round will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Central Assembly of God Disc Golf Course in Cumberland. A 90-minute lunch break will begin from when the final card is completed. The second round is expected to begin at approximately 2 p.m. at Mile Lane Disc Golf Course in Mount Savage.

Should the weather prove to be less than cooperative, both rounds will be played at Central.

Event purpose

The event is a club fundraiser that will help support the pursuit of the first public disc golf course in Allegany County. In December, City of Frostburg officials approved the design of, and equipment installation for, the Hoffman Park Ace Place nine-hole disc golf course in Frostburg. The goal is to have the course open to play in Spring 2023.

Also, the idea is to have fun using two courses in Allegany County that are quite different.

Registration

Registration is $25 per player. Players must register individually. Players can register and know who their partner will be for the day, or they can request the club assist them with locating a suitable playing partner. Depending on turnout, several divisions — including Advanced, Rec, Mixed, Youth, etc. — will be contested.

There are two ways to register. First, online through DiscGolfScene. To register online, there is a small processing fee charged by that company that is paid by each entrant.

Players can also register offline, in person with the tournament director on any league day or glow round. League Sundays run through Feb. 26. Call or text 301-338-4533. Payment must be received at the time of registration.

At the time of registration, we will ask each player to provide: First and last name, age on date of event, city/state of residence, email address, cellphone number and who your doubles partner will be (if you already have one in mind). Providing your PDGA number is optional.

Players can sign up individually and request the event pair them up with a partner for the day.

Included in each player’s $25 entry free will be CTP contests each round as will as putting and driving contests during the day.

Player’s pack info

Players will receive one new disc upon registration — likely MVP, Axiom or Streamline, thanks to a partnership with and support from the Mile Lane Disc Golf store. Each player’s disc will be available for pick-up before Round 1 on event day (starting at 8 a.m. and no earlier).

Layout

Round 1 at Central will feature 21 holes (12 from short tees, nine from long tees) on 12 baskets. The course is built on the side of a hill and the terrain can be challenging for some players. It’s possible that players who frequently play this course could see some new, event-specific out-of-bounds areas or mandos. That information will be included in an event-wide email to be sent in the days leading up to the event.

The results of the first round will determine the divisions for the second round and the tournament overall. That’s why players will not see a specific division to choose in the registration process.

Round 2 at Mile Lane will feature the 24-hole “tournament style” layout, which includes 12 from the short tees and 12 from the long tees. The terrain here is much flatter and more forgiving, but trees along the course help even more experienced players find some challenges to interest them. OB and mandos here will be played as the course has been designed. Details will be included in the email to participants in the days leading up to the event.

Again, should any playoff hole(s) be needed, the tournament director will assign these as needed.

Format

There will be multiple formats for the non-sanctioned event.

Round 1 will be Modified Alternate Throw. In this format, teammates take turns throwing from where the other throws until one teammate gets the disc in the basket. If Player A on the team makes the putt, then Player B must drive from the next tee. The only stipulation is that one teammate may not throw more than two consecutive drives. If Player A throws the drive on Nos. 1 and 2, then Player B must throw from the tee pad on No. 3.

Round 2, which will begin 90 minutes from after the last card from Round 1 is turned in, will be Best Throw. Best Throw is when a team always picks the best throw from one of the team member’s as its lie. Unlike the morning round, there is no cap to the number of consecutive drives a player on each team can make.

Please note: Should either course be unavailable due to inclement weather or other, unforeseen circumstances, the event would be converted into a one-site, two-round event.

Scoring

Scores from the morning round (Round 1) will determine the divisions for the tournament. If, for example, there are six Women’s Division teams but there is a great disparity in scores, the division could be divided into one part Advanced and one part Rec.

No ties in the top three teams of either division will be permitted. The tournament director will determine the order of playoff holes, or other means, on an as-needed basis.

Scores (after tiebreaker[s]) from the first round will carry over and be added to the afternoon round to determine division winners.

Prizes

TBD. Check back soon for details.

Lunch

Lunch is on your own. A 90-minute lunch break will begin from when the final card is completed. It is each player’s responsibility to arrive to the playing location in sufficient time to park and prepare to play Round 2 in Mount Savage.

Parking

There is an abundance of parking at Central. At Mile Lane, we’re still working out the details and those details will vary depending on how soft the ground is in the week leading up to the event. Final plans for parking for Round 2 will be included in an email to players a few days before the tournament.

Dining options

We’ll add specifics soon, but players and volunteers alike will have plenty of dining options in Cumberland and Frostburg. Eating in Frostburg is a roundabout way of getting to Mount Savage.

Bathrooms

Always a good idea to know where the bathroom is. At Central, there are no publicly available restrooms. However, there is a Sheetz service station immediately across the street.

At Mile Lane, there is a bathroom available within a private home. There is also time to use the restroom during the 90-minute lunch break.

Practice times

Both courses are located on private property. Restrictions for both courses are listed on DiscGolfCourseReview and uDisc.

The course at Central is not available Monday through Friday until 5:30 p.m. (and not Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings).  It is possible the club could host a glow round on Friday, March 3 (at no charge) starting at 6:30 p.m. Stay tuned for details.

Mile Lane also has some restrictions but more flexibility. Permission to play must be obtained from course owner Scott Mallery 304-790-9987 or email smallery@wvaging.com).

Please note: Both courses are used during the club’s ongoing Winter Doubles League. The public (whether they’re in the tournament or not) is welcome to play along on Sunday afternoons. Tee time is 2 p.m. each Sunday between Jan. 1 and Feb. 26. The Winter Doubles League schedule and details can be found here.

Free entries

Division winners of both the Fall Doubles League (ended Dec. 18) and Winter Doubles League (ends Feb. 26) will receive free entry to the tournament. These entries are non-transferable with a single exception: Should the same player win his or her division in both sessions, the winner will be able to offer one of their free entries to another player. Those details must be finalized by Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Photography

We hope to have an on-course photographer for the day. The photographer will be identified to the players and will be wearing a very bright color. Players are to pretend the photographer is not there. The photographer does have access to the entire course at each location and will move around at will. We hope to snap everyone in action at least once. If you have provided an email address during registration, a photograph (if available) will be emailed to you a week or so after the tournament.

Results

Results will be posted on AlleganyPlayground.com — hopefully on event day, but it’s possible not until Sunday, March 5.

Contact info

For more information, contact Kevin Spradlin at 301-338-4533 (call or text) or send an email to alleganyplayground@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Will the event accept offline registration? 
Yes. This will help a player save the minimal, but still meaningful, online registration fee. See Kevin at a league round or contact him at 301-338-4533.

2. Do you have to live in Allegany County to play this event?
No. Players ages 8 and above, of varying abilities, are welcome to come play no matter where they reside.

3. Is there a deadline to sign up by? 
No. However, the field is limited to about 12 teams (exact number still being worked out). Registrations are accepted on a first-time, first-serve basis. We hope to have the field set by the end of Sunday, Feb. 27.

 

 

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