About dlaitsch

Dan is an avid disc golfer who also enjoys Free Style, Ultimate, DDC, and other disc sports. He has worked hard to advance disc sports through leadership positions in the BCDSS and the Disc Golf Branch of the BCDSS.

Duck Golf #1: Langley

PDGA: C tier
: opens Tuesday Sept 6th 2016 at 8PM PT at www.acerunners.ca
Date: Saturday October 1st 2016
Venue: Langley Passive Park. The layout will be based on the standard course.
Cap: 90 players first come first serve.
Lunch: Onsite! Pizza provided by BCDS
REFUND DEADLINE is September 24th 2016


7:30-9:00 Check In
9:00-9:15 Players Meeting
9:30 – 12:30 Round 1
12:30 -1:30 AGM/Lunch Pizza provided by BCDS
1:45 – 4:45 Round 2
5:15 Awards

Duck Season!

The BCDS is pleased to announce the 2016 Duck Golf Season and event TD’s. Registration will be provided by AceRunners, with the timetable for registration to be announced shortly.


Date Course Tournament Director Notes
Oct. 1 Langley Eric Vachon BCDSS AGM over lunch (pizza provided)
Nov. 5 Burnaby Malcolm Stooke
Dec. 3 Campbell River Colin Filliter
Jan. 7 Tall Timbers Eric Vachon  Tall Timbers Golf Course
Feb. 6 Mission Brad Henderson  Course TBD
March 5 Nanaimo Eric Dusch
April 2 Vancouver Owen Baldry Course TBD
May 7-8 Mundy Paaaaark! Dan Laitsch Two day event and series finale

2016 BC Provincial Championships

BC Provincial Championships


This year the venue is Myra Canyon and Adventure Park in Kelowna BC: 2 days – 3 rounds. The event runs September 17 and 18.


Registration opens July 18th 2016 at 8PM Pacific at www.acerunners.ca. Players Packs are available for first 100 players to register. The event has a cap of 144 players.


Hole Sponsorships are available for $50, with your Personal/Company name and logo displayed at one of the tee pads. Other sponsorship opportunities available – Please contact Andrew Best.


Friday Sept 16

5-8pm: Check In
6-8:30pm: Random Doubles on the Ogopogo Course ($5 buy in at start)
Practice time available on The “Yet To Be Named” Course

Saturday Sept 17

7:30-8:30am: Check In
8:30-8:45am: Players Meeting
9-1pm: Round 1
1-2pm: Lunch (On Site Lunch will be available)
2-6pm: Round 2
After 6pm – Join in for the Provincials Social at the BunkHouse Grill (Meal Deal Tickets can be purchased at time of Registration)

Sunday Sept 18

8:30-8:45am: Players Meeting
9-1pm: Round 3
1:30-3pm: Final 9
3:30-4pm: Final Awards


On-site camping is available for each night and can be paid for during registration.

PDGA & WFDF Team Disc Golf World Championships

The first ever PDGA & WFDF Team Disc Golf World Championships will be held in Vancouver this August (18-21) at Little Mountain Disc Golf Course (Queen Elizabeth Park) and Grouse mountain. We expect teams from a dozen or more countries to participate. Full details are available on the BCDS Website (http://teamworlds.discbc.com) and the PDGA website (http://www.pdga.com/teamworlds).

The organizing team includes: Steve Crichton, Leanne Fulton, Dan Laitsch, Tara Lynch, and Craig Sheather. Let us know if you have any questions or feedback!

We’ll be looking for volunteers to help with event management, clubs interested in hosting countries, and spectators interested in watching the best players in the world compete. Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out, and stay tuned for details!

Draft AGM Agenda Released

Please find attached the draft agenda for the 2014-15 Annual General Meeting of the BCDS. Location details to be confirmed, but if another location can’t be found, we will hold the AGM at the Langley Course, October 3, after the Duck Golf Tournament. Dinner at 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30.

All members interested in serving as a BCDS Officer are welcome to self-nominate or nominate a colleague at the meeting. The BCDS Nominating Committee has offered the following slate for consideration:

  • President Elect: Leanne Fulton
  • Board Executive (to a two year term): Carolynn Howard
  • Treasurer (to a one year term, completing a two year cycle): Steve Crichton

If any members wish to bring any business or motions to the AGM, you are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. See you next Saturday!

2015-16 Duck Golf

We’ve made a number of important adjustments to this year’s Duck Golf league. Full details can be found on the Duck Golf web page. Highlights include:

  • All events are now PDGA sanctioned for all divisions
  • Registration rates have been standardized by division. Assuming you are a current PDGA and BCDS member, fees are: $40 for all Open divisions; $30 for all Advanced divisions; $25 for all Intermediate divisions; $20 for Novice divisions; and $10 for Juniors.
  • If you are not a current BCDS member, you will be required to join the day of the event ($10 for a full year membership). If you are not a current PDGA member, you can either join the PDGA at the event, or pay a $10 fee for the event (if you plan to play more than 4 events, it will save you money to join the PDGA).
  • Total series fees remain the same, but there will be smaller CTP and Ace pots to cover the PDGA fees ($5 to the series; $2 to the PDGA; $1 to the BCDS; $1 CTP; $1 Ace).
  • To increase transparency, new payout tables are in use for all events. TD’s may also use the tables rounded to $5. TD’s MUST use one of these tables for payouts.

Questions or comments should be directed to the Duck Golf Coordinators or any board officer.

AGM to be held October 3

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the BCDS will be held October 3, immediately after the Langley Duck Golf Tournament (estimated 6:30-7:30PM) in River Walk Apartments Common Room (thank you Carolynn Howard!). The BCDS encourages all members to attend the meeting and to consider taking on a formal leadership role in the organization–if you want to help drive disc golf in BC, this is your opportunity! Please contact Craig Sheather (Past President) if you are interested in taking on a leadership role. Members are also welcome to self-nominate at the AGM.  If you have any agenda items, please contact Dan Laitsch (President). A draft agenda is available here.