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.

2016 BC Provincial Championships

BC Provincial Championships

Venue

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

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.

Sponsorships

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.

Schedule

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

Camping

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.

11th Annual Ranger Park Disc Golf Tournament

The time has come to test your disc golf game against the best in the Bulkley Valley!

Presented by the Bulkley Valley Disc Golf Association

Sunday September 13, 2015
9am-5pm
Random flip doubles on Saturday Sept 12@ 5pm
$5 entry per person. 100% payout

Divisons

Championship (average +3 and under): two rounds of 12
1st round-10am; 2nd round-1pm
Masters (40 years old and up): one round of 12
12pm shotgun start
Amateur (average +4 and higher): one round of 12
12pm shotgun start
Women one round of 12
12pm shotgun start
Youth (15 and younger): one round 9 holes
11am start

Registration

Championship: $10 plus $5 BCDS fee (membership is sept 2015-sept 2016)
All other divisions: $5 plus $5 BCDS fee (membership is sept 2015-sept 2016)

BCDS Membership

BCDS membership covers the cost of insurance to hold events at Ranger Park, as well as access to a variety of player and course development resources. 2015/16 membership covers this tournament and all other tournaments in 2016 (Rusty Elbow, Summer Shoot ect….).

Ranger Park Trilogy Challenge

Ranger Park Disc Golf Course 3736 16th ave., Smithers BC

August 16,2015

There are currently 20 of the 30 player packs available.

Reserve yours today! Contact bulkleyvalleydiscgolf@gmail.com

The Trilogy Challenge is your opportunity to help promote the sport of disc golf. Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64°, and Westside Discs are excited to present this brand new event! The goal is to gain better visibility of the sport and get new players involved. The great thing about the Trilogy Challenge is players get everything they need to play disc golf which includes three new, unreleased discs. The Trilogy Challenge is a worldwide event from June 1st to August 22nd that concludes with the Trilogy Open in Emporia, Kansas on August 23rd-24th.

We are excited to share with you the 3 discs that will be part of the 2015 Trilogy Challenge.
Driver – Westside Discs Elasto Sampo
Mid – Dynamic Discs Fuzion Evidence
Putter – Latitude 64º Retro Macana

Details
9:00–Registration
9:45–Players meeting
10:00–Random doubles start(shotgun)
12:00–Lunch break
1:00–Players meeting
1:15–Singles start(shotgun)
4:00–Putting competion
4:30–Awards