Nov 9, 2018 the Work has started

It may still be 8 months away but the planing has begun and as always we will need help to make this event a success. If you are able to help please let us know.

Practices Round Booking and Caddy Book 6/11/18 9:39 Am

 Hi everyone,

Just a quick note as we are getting a steady stream of bookings for the practice round. If you book for 2 players make sure to mention the name of the other player in your email.

Thank you

Eric

Practices Round Booking and Caddy Book 6/10/18 8:31 PM

 Hello everyone,

I wanted to wait until Sunday evening to give the opportunity to those that were competing over the past weekend to see this at the same time.

PRACTICE ROUND BOOKING PROCEDURE AND FEES

The course will open for practice at 10 AM on Thursday and around 6 PM on Friday.  The green fees include the practice of both courses (Golf Cart & Green Fees). The cost will be 50$ per pair (so 25$/person) if you chose to go alone you must pay the full amount, fees will be paid to 18 Pastures when they take your secured credit card imprint for the cart rental. You will likely be able to sale your other half onsite if you are traveling alone. Once or if the cart is all rented (40-45 carts), 18 Pastures will start allowing on foot tee times. To book your tee time for Practice Rounds please email stu.mcisack@gmail.com   Use Subject: BC Open - Practice Round Booking "your name".

In the text specified a one hour block for each course " Please book me between 10:15 AM and  11:15 AM on the Keen Course, Between 14:00 PM and 15 PM on the East Course."

Please allow 2.5hrs between courses to 3hrs. We may have to switch your courses around to ensure both flows, and that you are given a tee time close to your preference. Once completed your practice we ask that you kindly return the carts in a timely manner and don't use them as a personal shuttle. You will receive a confirmation of your tee time from Stewart.

DOUBLES

Info regarding doubles will be available at check-in, we want to gauge the interest before we start making plans on fees associated with it.

CADDY BOOK

The Caddy Book will be available electronically only Please download your copy at https://bcopen.ca/caddy-book Pool A, B, C will play Long Tees Pool D will Play Short Tees

POOL A: MPO

POOL B: FPO, MP40-50-60

POOL C:MA1, MA40-50

POOL D: MA2,FA1,FA40,FA 2

LUNCH

Since we are doing tee times, lunch for Pro's on Friday/Saturday and AM's on Saturday will be a lunch bunch that you can pick up at any time during the day.

Again, if you have any questions please contact me at eric.acerunners@gmail.com

Cheers and looking forward to seeing you all

Eric Vachon

Tournament Director

Pool Tee Times Schedule and update

 Hello everyone,

First off, excuse my English...I am not completely illiterate, just ESL...

Here is some info for the round schedule on the weekend. We will be sending more details later today or early tomorrow. It will be regarding a number of items such as the procedure to book your practice time, lunch, caddy book and map etc... We are still going back and forth with the venue due to an unforeseen situation. Hopefully, we have this sorted by the end of the day.

We can tell you that the course will be Open for practice early on Thursday and after the Pro Rounds are fully completed on Friday. 18 Pastures will be handling tee time booking, carts and green fees for the practice rounds, which we will have more info to share later. 
So please do not start calling 18 Pastures before we have this all sorted.
There is a limited amount of carts available, make sure you have a companion on the cart with you. You will likely be able to sell your half of the cart cost on location, to someone.

Note that Check IN for 
Pro/AM will start at 9AM until 7PM on Thursday June 14th. 
AM will also be able to check in From 1PM to 6PM on Friday June 15th. 
CHECK IN IS MANDATORY!!!
If you cannot physically check in please email me at eric.acerunners@gmail.com by the cut-off time. Do not sent me a check in email before Thursday. The email should have as Subject "your name/PDGA # -  BCO CHECK IN" If you check in electronically, you will still need to sign the waiver at least 1 hour before your tee time.

There will be an optional player meeting Thursday at 5:30PM before random doubles (6PM).

We will run a mandatory meeting at your staging area 20 minutes before your posted 1st Round Tee Times.

Official Tee Times will be posted by 6PM Thursday for Pro's and 6PM on Friday for AM at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/34216.

Also, here is a breakdown of your registration cost for transparency purpose

For Pro's
Gross Entry Fee 
$175 - $4 A-Tier PDGA Fee
$171 - $10/day Green Fee paid to 18 Pastures
$141 - $10/day (Friday & Saturday) lunch
$121 Net Entry going into Payouts + added Cash 5000$ split proportionally by Div size. Added Cash works out to roughly 80$/player in the Pro field. Adding the Keen Voucher and Division Trophy's this equates to 190% payout against the Net entry.

For Am's
$130 or $100 - $4 A-Tier PDGA Fee
$126 or $96 - $10/day Green Fee
$106 or $76 - $10/day (saturday) Lunch
$96 or $66 - $55 Players Pack Cost (Valued at over $130)
$41 or $11 - Net Entry going into Payouts + Trophies + Added Prize, including the Players pack value 225% Payout against Net Entry

Payout Tables will be posted at Tournament Central

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions! Cheers

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BC Open 2018 Tee times

BCO 2018 Tee Times (pdf)

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May 27, 2018, 10:26 PM

 Hi all,

Might have set some confusion with the wording in travel section. Here is the revised version.

For the international participant, please familiarize yourselves with
border regulation at *http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html
<http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html>*. Mission is located about 70 min
minute East of YVR (Vancouver International Airport) and 20 minutes North of
YXX (Abbotsford International Airport). Due to the incredible cost of real
estate in the area, the campgrounds are generally booked with permanent
residents in and around the city.The best option is to camp onsite at 18 Pastures
We would recommend looking into VRBO or AirBNB for larger groups. Hotels are abundant in Mission ,Abbotsford and Maple Ridge, which are all fairly close to the courses. It would be hard to rely on public transit, carpool with other participants or take a taxi. Please note that Uber is not available in the region. 18 Pastures is located at  29110 Matheson Ave, Mission, BC V2V 6H3

Cheers

Eric

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May 27, 2018, 9:48 PM

 Hello everyone,

First of all, we would like to thank you for registering into the 2018 BC Open Driven by Innova. 

We are very excited about the event and hope to make it a weekend to remember for everyone involved. At this time we would like to share some pertinent information regarding the event.

COURSES

We will have 2 temporary 18 hole Courses set at 18 Pastures Golf Course in Mission, BC, These courses are on a private golf course and will be available for practice play around 10 AM on Thursday the 14th. You will be able to rent a powered golf cart for the day to save some energy, a cart for 2 persons for the day will be 20$, paid directly to 18 Pastures staff upon rental. During the practice round be aware of volunteers and golfers on the course as we will need to share the space. 

For this year we will be doing tee times starting at 7 AM on Friday (Pro Divisions Only),Saturday & Sunday. 

Friday Pool A and B 2 rounds

Saturday Pool A and B 1 round, Pool C & D 2 rounds

Sunday Pool A,B,C,D 1 round

TEE TIMES WILL BE POSTED BY THURSDAY JUNE 14TH AT 6 PM

ACTIVITIES

More info will be posted about extra activities, such as doubles (Thursday night), Field event (Saturday) and player party in the coming days. We intend to have a player party on Saturday night at 18 Pastures or another Mission venue,.

FOOD and BEVERAGES

The lunch will be provided on site on Friday (for competing Pro's) & Saturday (For all Players) only. You can save time by pre-ordering a lunch for Sunday from the kitchen at 18 Pastures. 

CAMPING

Camping will be available onsite starting Thursday night. The camping is free with no hook ups. There will be portable toilet onsite and 1 shower in the clubhouse during business hours. If you require a place to camp on Wednesday contact us and we may be able to make arrangement.

TRAVEL

For the international participant, please familiarize yourselves with border regulation at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html. Langley is located about 40 minute East of YVR (Vancouver International Airport) and 20 minutes West of YXX (Abbotsford International Airport). Due to the incredible cost of real estate in the area, the campgrounds are generally booked with permanent residents in and around the city.The best option if available is https://www.fortcamping.com/.We would recommend looking into VRBO or AirBNB for larger groups. Hotels are abundant in Mission & Abbotsford,   which are all fairly close to the courses. It would be hard to rely on public transit, carpool with other participants or take a taxi. Please note that Uber is not available in the region. 

FUNDRAISER DISCS

There is still plenty available. We will soon connect with everyone (most have been messaged already) that pre-purchase to choose your mold.Once this process is completed we will sell the remaining discs at www.acerunners.ca or you can contact me directly to inquire or purchase. If you haven't done so, every dollar help and by purchasing a disc you are a sponsor of the event, this cannot happen without sponsors. 

SPONSORSHIP

We still have lots of holes to sponsor, please if you are part of a club, have a business or know a friend that does. Please contact us and we can send you some details on available sponsorship opportunities.

USDGC Spots

The Top 5 unqualified lowest score (4 rounds/long tee) will be granted an invitation to the prestigious USDGC 2018.

PLAYERS PACK & ADDED CASH

When we first open the registration, no decision was made regarding the player's pack. To play it safe we asked for shirt sizes from all participants.Now we can inform you that in order to maximize payout in the Pro Purse, we have decided to give player's pack to the Amateur field only. 

If you have any questions, want to help or know someone that would like to volunteer on that weekend please contact us by replying or at eric.acerunners@gmail.com

More info such as course maps and caddy book will be posted online at www.bcopen.ca in the coming days.

We are looking forward to seeing you all!!!

Regards

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Early Sponsorship Registration

 Hole Sponsorship registration will open February 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm pacific time (hole sponsors are eligible to register one player with each hole sponsorship). 

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February 25, 2018

 

BC Open (June 15-17) Update:

We are happy to finally announce that the 2018 BC Open will be held at 18 Pastures Golf Course. Registration is set to open at 7pm PST March 5th on discgolfscene.com

We are only opening 144 spots.

Camping is available on site with no hooks ups.

Format:
Open Categories will play 2 rounds Friday, 1 Saturday and Sunday.

Amateur Divisions will 2 rounds Saturday and 1 Sunday.

See you this summer. This will sell out fast.

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July 10, 2017 11:48 am

 Hi folks, 

Time to wrap up the BC Open Presented by Innova.We have put countless hours into this event and we were all flattered by the amount of appreciation we have received. The 3 of us took a lot of pride in putting on the event and hope it was very enjoyable. 

We would like to take a minute to thank all of our sponsors, Innova Champion discs and Mark Molnar, PDGA Canada, Anytime Fitness, LDGC, Mundy Park DGC, VCUDGC, Nanaimo DGC, Dean Vaughan, Adam Knight at Century 21 , The Disc Vellar for letting us use one of their baskets, Suavair for the drone flyover services, Eric Dusch, Salt Spring DGC, Pete Johnson,High Caliber Painting, FVDGC and Bradness for 10 baskets for the weekend, BDGC, Ace-Lion, Disc Golf Armory, Chippingham Financial Group, Dan Singla, Ranham Entertainment and of course AceRunners your host, event directors,prize provider and on location pro shop. A special thank you to the Lindberg family for their ongoing support of disc golf and letting us use their courses on numerous occasions. Another huge thank you to Jonathan Poole for granting us USDGC regional qualifier status, Ben Baker from Central Coast Disc Golf and Kingsley Ralling. All the volunteers that did maintenance work at Passive Park, Randy, KB, Jim, Ed, Jay, Chance, Brad and the rest of the crew. A major Thank you to Malcolm Stooke, the man, we cannot thank you enough for all the help and hard work you have done for us over and over again. Nancy, Danica, Jason, Jamie and Jim for spotting duties. Scott Lemay, Kris Klimko (and scoring), Sean McGillavary, John Silvester, John Gould-Thorpe, Josie Lockey for the courses and tournament central breakdown. Ted Moens for helping so much at both venue, Chris Hartman for also helping and making some awesome trophies. Stewart McIsack for taking the time to come with me and help me design the Tall Timber courses and always helping us between rounds. Thank you to all competitors and finally to my beautiful and awesome wife for tolerating all those hours away from the family and vacating our home for almost an entire week to host the Oregon crew. My sincere apology if I forget to mention anyone my brain is still a bit foggy. 

We believe the 2017 BC Open Presented by Innova was a great success, hopefully, we can gather ourselves and make it bigger and better in 2018. 

Peace

Eric

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July 3, 2017 12:12 am

 Hi folks, 

Time to wrap up the BC Open Presented by Innova.We have put countless hours into this event and we were all flattered by the amount of appreciation we have received. The 3 of us took a lot of pride in putting on the event and hope it was very enjoyable. 

We would like to take a minute to thank all of our sponsors, Innova Champion discs and Mark Molnar, PDGA Canada, Anytime Fitness, LDGC, Mundy Park DGC, VCUDGC, Nanaimo DGC, Dean Vaughan, Adam Knight at Century 21 , The Disc Vellar for letting us use one of their baskets, Suavair for the drone flyover services, Eric Dusch, Salt Spring DGC, Pete Johnson,High Caliber Painting, FVDGC and Bradness for 10 baskets for the weekend, BDGC, Ace-Lion, Disc Golf Armory, Chippingham Financial Group, Dan Singla, Ranham Entertainment and of course AceRunners your host, event directors,prize provider and on location pro shop. A special thank you to the Lindberg family for their ongoing support of disc golf and letting us use their courses on numerous occasions. Another huge thank you to Jonathan Poole for granting us USDGC regional qualifier status, Ben Baker from Central Coast Disc Golf and Kingsley Ralling. All the volunteers that did maintenance work at Passive Park, Randy, KB, Jim, Ed, Jay, Chance, Brad and the rest of the crew. A major Thank you to Malcolm Stooke, the man, we cannot thank you enough for all the help and hard work you have done for us over and over again. Nancy, Danica, Jason, Jamie and Jim for spotting duties. Scott Lemay, Kris Klimko (and scoring), Sean McGillavary, John Silvester, John Gould-Thorpe, Josie Lockey for the courses and tournament central breakdown. Ted Moens for helping so much at both venue, Chris Hartman for also helping and making some awesome trophies. Stewart McIsack for taking the time to come with me and help me design the Tall Timber courses and always helping us between rounds. Thank you to all competitors and finally to my beautiful and awesome wife for tolerating all those hours away from the family and vacating our home for almost an entire week to host the Oregon crew. My sincere apology if I forget to mention anyone my brain is still a bit foggy. 

We believe the 2017 BC Open Presented by Innova was a great success, hopefully, we can gather ourselves and make it bigger and better in 2018. 

Peace

Eric

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June 6, 2017 12:40 am

 Please read as this we will follow the refund guideline.

  1. Players MUST email or phone their withdrawals to the Tournament Director only at the contact information posted for the tournament. Discussions with persons other than the Tournament Director, including other tournament staff, shall not be considered official.
  2. Players who have paid MORE than a nominal waitlist fee of $10 to be on an event's waitlist who do not get into the event, or officially request to withdraw from the waitlist prior to the events published closure of registration and waitlist replacements (1 week or less prior to the event is recommended), will receive a 100% cash refund minus the $10 waitlist fee. Waitlist players who ONLY paid a nominal non-refundable waitlist fee of $10 will not receive a refund.
  3. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event prior to 30 days of the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund (minus up to a $10 handling fee.)
  4. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event at 15 to 30 days from the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a $10 handling fee ONLY if their spot in the tournament is filled through either the waitlist or a walkup entry (if offered). If the player's spot is NOT filled, the TD has the choice to provide EITHER a 50% cash refund OR just the player's pack the player would have received if they had attended (minus the cost of shipping.) In the case of a player in a Pro division for an event without a Pro player pack worth at least 25% of the Entry Fee, the TD will provide the 50% cash refund.
  5. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event at 14 or less days from the start of the event and prior to the events published closure of registration and waitlist replacements (1 week or less prior to the event is recommended) will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a $10 handling fee ONLY if their spot in the tournament is filled through either the waitlist or a walkup entry (if offered.) If the player's spot is NOT filled, the TD has the choice to provide EITHER a 25% cash refund OR just the player's pack they would have received if they had attended (minus the cost of shipping.) In the case of a player in a Pro division for an event without a Pro player pack worth at least 25% of the Entry Fee, the TD will provide the 25% cash refund.
  6. Players who do NOT officially request to withdraw from a registered spot playing in the event prior to the published closure of registration and waitlist replacements or don't show to play (aka a no-show), forfeit their entry fee and do NOT receive a refund or players pack. (This does NOT apply to a waitlist player, see B above.)
  7. Tournament Directors for Major, National Tour, and A-Tier events may petition the Tour Manager to change the timeline for items C, D, and E. If granted, the policy will need to be clearly published with all registration materials.

Regards 

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June 5, 2017 11:56 pm

 Hello everyone,

First of all, we would like to thank you for registering into the 2017 BC Open Presented by Innova. 

We are very excited about the event and hope to make it a weekend to remember for everyone involved. At this time we would like to share some pertinent information regarding the event.

COURSES

First, let's talk about a serious issue we are facing, one of the 3 courses is currently completely flooded. This is not unusual for this park to turn into a lake during the winter but the water level are unusually high this year and we have reason to believe this course will not be available. We are not pulling the plug on it yet, but it makes it very challenging for us to produce caddy books and allocate sponsorships when we have this level of uncertainty. In the event that water level becomes low enough to configure and compete on the course, it will be in tournament layout 1 week prior to the event. Regardless, we can host everything at the Tall Timber Courses, These courses are on a private golf course and will be available for practice play around 10 AM on Friday the 7th. You will be able to rent a powered golf cart for the day to save some energy, a cart for 2 persons for the day will be 20$, paid directly to Tall Timber staff upon rental. During the practice round be aware of volunteers and golfers on the course as we will need to share the space. 

In the event that the tournament only takes place at Tall Timber, we will be doing tee times starting at 7 AM on Saturday, July 8th. If Passive Park is available, we will do a shotgun start on all 3 courses at 10 AM.

ACTIVITIES

More info will be posted about extra activities, such as doubles, clinics and player party in the coming days. We intend to have a player party on Saturday night at Tall Timber, and a Clinics with Touring Pro's and Innova Team players Dustin Keegan and Zoe Andyke (we are still working the details). Also, we plan to have a BC Open Doubles at Passive Park (if possible).

FOOD and BEVERAGES

The lunch will be provided on site on Saturday only. You can save time by pre-ordering a lunch for Sunday from the kitchen at Tall Timber. We will also have a food truck on location at Passive Park if the course is in play.

TRAVEL

For the international participant, please familiarize yourselves with border regulation at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html. Langley is located about 40 minute East of YVR (Vancouver International Airport) and 20 minutes West of YXX (Abbotsford International Airport). Due to the incredible cost of real estate in the area, the campgrounds are generally booked with permanent residents in and around the city.The best option if available is https://www.fortcamping.com/.We would recommend looking into VRBO or AirBNB for larger groups. Hotels are abundant in Langley,  White Rock, and Abbotsford which are all fairly close to the courses. It would be hard to rely on public transit, carpool with other participants or take a taxi. Please note that Uber is not available in the region. 

FUNDRAISER DISCS

There is still plenty available. We will soon connect with everyone that pre-purchase to choose your mold.Once this process is completed we will sell the remaining discs at www.acerunners.ca or you can contact me directly to inquire or purchase. If you haven't done so, every dollar help and by purchasing a disc you are a sponsor of the event, this cannot happen without sponsors. There is a picture of the disc attached and the available Innova molds are Star Destroyer, Star Shryke, Champion Mako3, MF Destroyer, Champion Smoke Thunderbird, Flat Top KC Pro Glow Roc, Coloured Glow Firebird, Coloured Glow Roc3 & XT Pro Nova

SPONSORSHIP

We still have lots of holes to sponsor, please if you are part of a club, have a business or know a friend that does. Please contact us and we can send you some details on available sponsorship opportunities.

USDGC Spots

Since we all play the same courses except the Junior division, the Top 5 unqualified lowest score will be granted an invitation to the prestigious USDGC 2017.

PLAYERS PACK & ADDED CASH

When we first open the registration, no decision was made regarding the player's pack. To play it safe we asked for shirt sizes from all participants.Now we can inform you that in order to maximize payout in the Pro Purse, we have decided to give player's pack to the Amateur field only. The current guaranteed added cash is now sitting at 2500$ and we hope to stir up a lot more in the next month.

If you have any questions, want to help or know someone that would like to volunteer on that weekend please contact us by replying or at info.acerunners@gmail.com

We are looking forward to seeing you all!!!

Regards

Eric

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