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LyleMcCoon
01-29-2009, 01:35 PM
Riney B Skins Tournament

Saturday, February 21st


• Riney B Disc Golf Course, Nicholasville, KY
• Foursomes playing for discs or cash on every hole
• Field limited to 20 amateurs and 40 pros
• Am Player Check-in – 10:00 a.m.; Am Player’s Meeting – 10:15 a.m.; Am Staggered Start – 10:30 a.m.
• Pro Player Check-in – 11:30 a.m.; Pro Player’s Meeting – 11:45 a.m.; Pro Staggered Start – 12:00 p.m.
• You must be pre-registered and pre-paid to participate!
• Each group will be paired based on skill level and/or PDGA rating
• Each Am foursome will compete for 21 discs over 20 holes, with a disc going to the winner of the most skins. (14 of these 21 discs are Champion plastic or better; the 21 discs are valued at nearly $350 – shared 4 ways!)
• Each Pro foursome will compete for $10 per hole
• Traditional Skins Game rules will be followed (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skins_game for more information). Ties will be broken on holes 21-24
• Am entry is $40 per person. Pro entry is $50 per person.
• Profits from the tournament will go to pay for the 3rd Annual Beginner’s Tournament at Lake Mingo held March 28th.
• To pre-register or for more information contact Lyle McCoon, Jr., at 859-983-4125 or at njcprsports@windstream.net

LyleMcCoon
02-03-2009, 10:06 AM
Some of you may have no idea what a "skins tournament" is. Contrary to what someone was joking about with me this weekend, a skins game (in this case) has nothing to do with naked disc golf.

"Skins" is a term borrowed from ball golf. Basically it refers to each hole as a "skin." If you win a hole, meaning that you got a lower score than anyone else in your group (ties don't count), you win a skin. You are only competing against the other three people in your group. So, for example, if you score a 4 and they all get 5s, you win the skin, even if the group behind you all carded 3s.

In ball golf's traditional Skins Game which is broadcast on network TV, each skin is worth progressively more as the round goes on. Winning Hole #18 is worth far more than winning Hole #1.

For the Amateur portion of our tournament, we have followed a similar format. If you win Hole #1, you may win a DX disc, while winning Hole #18 may get you a Star disc. For the pros, each hole is worth $10, regardless of which hole it is.

I metioned earlier that ties don't count toward anyone winning a skin, and, in fact, there will be many holes where two or more people shoot the same low score on the card. We call that a "push." In those cases, no one wins the skin, and it gets "pushed" to the next hole which is now worth 2 skins. On that hole, all four golfers are back in and eligible to win that hole and its skins, regardless of what they scored on the previous hole. This continues until someone wins a hole outright. It may be the case that 6 or 7 skins (or more) are all on the line on one hole. For the ams, that may mean the potential to win 8 or more discs for only beating 3 people on one hole! For the pros, it's possible that $100 (or more) might be up for grabs for one birdie.

This format has some strategic implications. Skins games encourage aggressive play. In essence, a skins game makes each hole into its own mini-tournament. Because of that fact, if you throw a high risk/high reward shot that doesn't work out and that ends up costing you a 7, it doesn't really matter. No scores, good or bad, carry over to the next hole. And since there will have most likely been a tie between two others on the hole, you lost out on nothing by being aggressive. And if it works, you probably just won some discs or money. Similarly, if it looks like two people will definitely be getting 3s on a hole, there is no reason to not aggressively run at the basket and try to steal the skin with a miracle 2. Even if you miss way long or throw deep into the schule, a 4 doesn't hurt you at all. You might as well go for the skin.

If you want to get in on this fun, you need to pre-register and pre-pay by Feb. 19th. To do so, email me at njcprsports@windstream.net.

For more information in general about the Skins Game, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skins_game.

Lyle

LyleMcCoon
02-05-2009, 09:16 AM
At the Skins Tournament, regardless of if you are playing Pro for cash or Am for discs, you will only be competing with the other 3 people in your group. To make things more fair, the foursomes will be assembles based on PDGA ratings. (If for some reason a partcipant does not have a PDGA rating, we will try to place them as best we can based on our knowledge of the ability level.) This means that you will most likely be playing with people of around the same skill level as yourself, further meaning that each of the 4 people in the group should have plenty of chances to win multiple skins. Rest assured, if you are a Novice player, we will put you against other Novice players and not a group of Advanced players.

Lyle

LyleMcCoon
02-09-2009, 09:02 AM
Online registration and payment are now up at http://njcpr.org/index.cfm?pageToken=dg ... Tournament (http://njcpr.org/index.cfm?pageToken=dgReg&dgName=2009%20Skins%20Tournament). Remember that you must be pre-registered and pre-paid in order to play in this tournament. I will take the first 20 paid Ams only (plus however many paid Pros sign up). Our website uses a Paypal account. If this option will not work for you, you can send us the payment at:

Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Recreation
Attn: Lyle McCoon
402 Park Drive
Nicholasville, KY 40356

LyleMcCoon
02-11-2009, 12:25 PM
For the pros, the prizes are simple: win a skin, win $10. Win 10 skins, win $100. The 4 pros on a card who pay $50 each will split a total of $200.

For the ams, win a skin, win a disc. Win the most skins, win a bonus disc. The 4 ams on a card who pay $40 each will split a total of 21 discs. In total, these discs are worth over $340. That's an average of $85 worth of discs per person (for a pay-in of only $40 a person).

Here is the breakdown on these 21 discs:
4 DX (or equivalent)
7 Pro (or equivalent)
5 Champion (including 3 tie dye)
5 Star (or better)

The later you win a skin in the round, the more valuable the disc you will win. So early on, you might only win a DX disc for a skin. But later, especially with multiple skins being on the line on 1 hole (due to pushes/carryovers), a single win on a hole could get you 2 tie-dyed champion and 3 star discs (for example).

Basically, this tournament is a pretty sweet deal. There are still spots available, so pre-register and pre-pay ASAP.

Lyle

LyleMcCoon
02-13-2009, 10:52 AM
Remember that for Ams, this event has a limited field. I am only taking 20 amateur players. So far I have 14 am players signed up, 11 of whom have paid.

You must be pre-registered and pre-paid in order to play. I will take the next 9 paying am players. So if you have registered but not paid, you have not yet guaranteed your spot.

Get your stuff in quickly so that you do not miss this great tournament.

(For pros, I will take as many as want to pre-pay.)

Lyle

LyleMcCoon
02-17-2009, 08:58 AM
Remember, to participate in the Skins Game, YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED AND PRE-PAID. As of this morning, there were only 4 amateur spots available. So get online at http://www.njcpr.org and sign up while you still can.

Lyle

LyleMcCoon
02-18-2009, 08:46 AM
Here's another reason to sign up as an amateur for the Skins Tournament. Not only will you, on average, receive way more discs than your entry fee could have bought, not only will you have a lot of fun in an interesting and new (for most) format, but also the money raised from each card goes to pay for the Beginner's Tournament at Lake Mingo on March 28th. This Beginner's Tournament is a great introduction for new players. They get a disc and mini, instruction from experienced disc golfers, and an experienced player as a caddy while they compete in a one round tournament complete with prizes for the winners. They get all of this FOR FREE. These people will form the next wave of players, making this event great for them and great for our sport.

We only need 4 more amateurs to raise all the money we need. So come out on Saturday for the Skins Tourney and help us offset the cost of the Beginner's Tournament.

Lyle

LyleMcCoon
02-19-2009, 10:11 AM
Just so there is less confusion on Saturday, I thought I would explain what happens if there is a tie on the last hole. You may have noticed that we are only playing 20 holes at Riney. On Hole #20 (The Boneyard), if two people (or more) on a card tie for the lowest score, then all the players on that card will go to Hole #21 (The Boonedoggle). Whatever skins were up for grabs on Hole #20 (at least 1, possibly several more) will now be on the line in a sudden death playoff. If, for example, 3 people tie on Hole #21 for the lowest score, only those 3 advance to Hole #22. To advance in these playoff holes, you must tie for the lowest score. Once someone finally wins a hole outright, they get all of the skins that were up for grabs back on Hole #20.

I still have 4 spots available for the Ams. It's not too late to pre-register and pay.

Lyle