The final card (MP40) for the 2022 BC Open, Driven by Innova came in at approximately 6:30 pm on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Thank you to all our sponsors, players and volunteers who participated in our event. Kudos to our players from Whitehorse who had to acclimatize to the heat. Event results at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/56445.
USDGC / TPWDGC SPOTS
Our USDGC spots have been awarded to Scott Withers (MPO), Carter Ahrens (MPO), Travis Head (MP40) and Mike Sale (MPO). Casey Hanemayer shot the second lowest score and had already earned his USDGC spot so his spot was awarded to Mike Sale. Andrew Leyland, who was tied with Mike Sale at -18 after the third round, declined the spot. Congratulations to Kristy Lee and Jordan Bernelot Moens who earned our TPWDGC spots.
The Pro Purse payout of 100% payout of Net Entry Fees plus $6,000 added cash have been sent by PayPal to the top 40% finishers of each Pro Division.
ZÜCA ACE BOUNTY & ACE POT
Congratulations to Jason Choate (MP40), Travis Head (MP40), Evan Drader (MA1) and Jeremy White (MA2) who aced Raptors Knoll Hole 18, Raptors Knoll Hole 3, Raptors Knoll Hole 4 and INdesign Course Hole 16 respectively.
All four won a ZÜCA Cart courtesy of our ZÜCA Ace Bounty sponsored by ZÜCA.
Since Pool A paid a total of $610 into the Ace Pot and Pool B paid a total of $615 into the Ace Pot, the total Ace Pot of $1,610 (which includes a $175 top up from Pender Island Kayak Adventures and $210 from the ace pots of our two fundraiser events) have been evenly split between Evan and Jeremy who both paid into the Ace Pot.
Congratulations to all of our CTP winners listed below who each won a Bushnell Disc Jockey Bluetooth Speaker: MA1: Erik Hjorth-Olsen, Gryphon Vester, Philipp Werner & Richie Tam; FA1: Renee Woods; MA40: Jeromy Strobiki & Logan Nazareno; MA50: Braden Walters; MA60: Ken Critchley; MA2: Aaron Woods, Chris Martin, Dave Murray, Emerson Steinke, Glen MacDonald & Jeremy White; FA2: Sheena Villeneuve
GIFT CARDS TO AMATEUR DIVISIONS TOP 45%
Ace Runners’ Gift Cards have been emailed to the top 45% finishers of each Amateur Division.
We could not have made this event happen without the support of our sponsors and disc golf community. Thank you to all our:
• Bronze Sponsors: 32 Lakes Coffee Roasters, Pender Island Kayak Adventures, LetsThrow.ca, Rare Discs, The G.O.A.T Towel, Tombstone Discs, Westwood Plateau, Mundy Disc Golf Club, VanCity United Disc Golf Club and Key West Ford New Westminster.
• Early registration individual sponsors: Our 47 individual sponsors are listed under the Sponsor tab in the main menu above.
• Course officials: Ashley Porter, Justin Da Silva, Mike Kiesz and Nancy Hamilton. These individuals volunteered whole days and their knowledge to keep us all on track.
• Registered Volunteers: Alex Nowak, Andrew Roosdahl, Ashley Napier, Ashton West, Ben Vegt, Blake Wardell, Brad Hedd, Caleb Brown, Christopher Martin, Derek Whipps, Gavin Mclean, Luke MacLean, Shayla Bodnarchuk, Tyler Melnyk and William Neufeld.
• Set-Up and Take-Down Volunteers: Andrew Roosdahl, Ashton West, Chris Hartmann, Deanna Hunter, Luke McLean, Cal Williams, Caleb Brown, Derek Whipps, Jeromy Strobiki, Kevin Burgham, Luke MacLean, Micah Thorson, Scott Doan and Ted Moens.
• Whole day spotters: Aaron Dunham aka “Moose”, Andrew Roosdahl, Ashton West, Blake Wardell, Brad Hedd, David McGregor, Ed Fogarty, Edwin Palsma, Lars Bjorklund.
• Impromptu Volunteers:
o Amanda Salmon for her water run on Sunday which was donated by Matt Swanston. Matt declined reimbursement.
o the MVP Disc Sports Team of Boukarabila Mehdi, Brian Usher and Chance Stad who helped with the clean up of the INdesign Course on Sunday evening.
o Players who stepped up after their rounds to spot. Sorry, I can’t recall all the names but please know that all players appreciated every single person who took a turn at spotting.
o All the names I have missed. Please let me know who I have missed.
Of course, we could not have accommodated our waitlisted players without the hard work of Chris Hartmann and Stewart McIsack of INdesign Disc Golf. The temporary INdesign Course was definitely a worthy venue for an A-Tiered Event.
The other person I want to thank is my wife Jeannie. For those of you who do not know, Jeannie contributes at least 50% of everything related to Ace Runners and the 2022 BC Open that I get far too much credit for (probably 100% of the credit for words that are spelt correctly).
Photos of all the division winners and ace winners have been uploaded under the Photos tab in the main menu above. Mike Kiesz is sharing his photos here. We will upload more photos once we receive and organize the estimated 500 photos taken by our volunteer event photographer Chris Ogden.
Lastly, I note that the planning for this year’s BC Open started about one week after the finish of last year’s BC Open. So take this as a call-out for people who want to play a major role in next year’s BC Open.
John Gould-Thorpe, 2022 BC Open Tournament Dire
The digital Players’ Meeting has been posted under the Video tab above. Please review this video for details regarding course rules.
Thank you for taking part in the 2022 BC Open, Driven by Innova.
See the Schedule tab above.
Please review PDGA's Official Rules of Disc Golf and the Competition Manual for Disc Golf Events. Note that 801.02B of the Official Rules of Disc Golf states that players are expected to call a violation when one has clearly occurred.
Please check-in on Thursday, July 21 at Ace Runners’ retail store at 104-20460 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC. All Pro Players will receive a physical copy of the Caddie Book. All Amateur Players will receive their player pack which will include a physical copy of the Caddie Book. If you cannot make it to check-in on Thursday, please email email@example.com to confirm you are playing on Friday. Checking in will let us know whether or not we need to make any last-minute changes to the Friday tee times. Caddie Books and Player Packs will be available for pick up at Ace Runners’ retail store during our BC Open hours as follows:
All OBs, Mandos, Hazards and Island Hole rules of the Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Park Course and the Campbell Valley INdesign Course should be set out in the Caddie Book. See the Caddie Book tab.
If you have questions during play, please reach out to your fellow players and if they do not have the answers, please ask the Course Officials, Assistant Tournament Director or Tournament Director. They will be the only persons who can make official rulings on the courses and can be identified by the Official’s Badge that they will be wearing.
Please remember at the end of your rounds to finalize your digital scorecard; or if you will not be using a digital scorecard, please bring your paper scorecard to the Starter’s Tent located near Hole 1 of each course promptly so that we can calculate the scores as soon as possible and assign tee times for the next rounds.
The following holes will be used as playoff holes in the event of playoffs:
Raptors Knoll Course
There is no running water at Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Park or Campbell Valley Regional Park. Please bring lots of water with you. If you run out of water, you can fill up at the water station which will be set up at Hole 10 of each course.
NO SMOKING ON PARK PROPERTY
Please note that all parks in the Township of Langley are smoke-free. Smoking of any kind (eg. cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping) is prohibited at Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Park and Campbell Valley Regional Park. You must leave the park (this includes all parking lots) if you need to smoke or vape. Tournament officials will be actively looking for people breaking this bylaw. Any player breaking this bylaw within the park boundaries will be immediately disqualified.
The Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Park Course is open from dawn to dusk every day.
The Campbell Valley INdesign Course is only available during our permitted days and hours - 6:00 am to 6:00 pm from July 21, 2022 to July 24, 2022 – and is not open for players to practice other than July 21, 2022. Anyone who plays disc golf at this course outside of these permitted times will be disqualified from the 2022 BC Open because they are jeopardizing our permit and opportunities to host disc golf events at this location in the future.
We do not have enough spotters. Please volunteer to spot for a couple of hours before/after your round.
I wish all players the best of luck. Most importantly, have fun, drink lots of water and enjoy the company of your fellow competitors.
The Caddie Book has now been posted under the Caddie Book tab of the Main Menu. Note that all players will receive a paper copy of the Caddie Book at check in. Payouts and Prizes information have also been posted under the More tab of the Main Menu.
Update June 9, 2022
Tentative player pools and schedule have now been posted under the Schedule tab of the Main Menu. We are also emailing all registrants with this pool and schedule information.
Be one of the first to play a round of disc golf at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Book a tee time for yourself and up to 3 other players for a casual round on July 9, 2022 and/or July 10, 2022. This event is a fundraiser for the BC Open. Since the course will be in the same format as the course designed by INdesign Disc Golf for the BC Open, this event will also test this course’s speed of play. See Campbell Valley Saturday Fundraiser/Practice Day for BC Open and Campbell Valley Sunday Fundraiser/Practice Day for BC Open at The Disc Golf Scene for registration details.
Since many of our BC Open Registrants will have the option to play a round on the temporary second course two weeks prior to the BC Open, this means that the second course will be available for practice on July 21, 2022 on a first come first serve basis for BC Open Registrants rather than the initially contemplated reserved tee times.
Update April 28, 2022
We are pleased to announce that our special event application has been approved and we will have a second course for the 2022 BC Open at the Equestrian Cross-Country Course at Campbell Valley Regional Park. We would like to thank the Campbell Valley Equestrian Society and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks for working with Ace Runners and permitting us to use this property for the 2022 BC Open. We would also like to thank Chris Hartmann and Stewart McIsack of INdesign Disc Golf, both of whom played an integral part in this process by helping to secure this property and creating the course layout. Our second course will be located on approximately 45 acres of the Campbell Valley Regional Park and it will have a mixture of wide-open spaces, elevation and treed fairways which will provide for a beautiful and challenging venue.
Now that we have our second course, all 131 registrants on the waitlist have been moved into the Registered Players list. Since we know that a number of people have registered in Divisions that were not their first choice, we want to give all current registered players the opportunity to play in the Division of their choice. If you are one of these registered players, please go to The Disc Golf Scene and move yourself into your preferred Division by end of day Sunday, May 1, 2022. We will then finalize the player caps for all Divisions and open up any remaining spots for additional players.
Please note that this property at Campbell Valley Regional Park is an active equestrian facility and disc golf is not permitted at any time other than our permitted event dates from July 21-24, 2022. Our temporary second course will be available for practice on July 21, 2022 for registered players. Registered players will have the opportunity to reserve a tee time at a later date on a first come first serve basis. As we are very excited about this venue and hope that this will be an inaugural event for disc golf on this property, we ask that everyone be an ambassador of disc golf while on this property.
Thank you to all our registrants who have been waiting patiently to see if they can move into their desired Division. And now if you would like a sneak preview of this property, go to the main menu and click Video.
Update April 15, 2022
Good News! We have just received a tentative permit approval for our proposed temporary second course in Langley for the 2022 BC Open. We cannot disclose the location yet since we do have to get a few more steps completed in order to get final approval, but things are looking very positive to move forward.
If our permit is approved, we will be able to accommodate everyone on the current waitlist plus a few more. As soon as we get final approval, we will update the registration to show the new caps per division.
Thank you to everyone for their patience as we continue to work out the details. A special thank you to our current Gold Level Sponsors - Ace Runners, Innova, Raptors Knoll, PDGA Canada, Coastal Ski + Sport (Victoria), B.C. Disc Sports – who have contributed $1000+ to this event and to our Silver Level Sponsors – Just 4 Fun (Penticton) and Sports Replay (Langley) – who have contributed $500+ to this event.
We will post another update no later than April 29, 2022 with any new details.
Our original plan was to collapse any empty divisions on April 1, 2022 and collapse most divisions with less than 4 registrants on April 8, 2022. Due to the large waitlist, we have been working towards securing a second course. Finding a second venue for the same weekend and a second venue that is appropriate for a A-Tier event has been supremely challenging. We are pleased to say that we are actively working with the stakeholders of a property which is located relatively close to Raptors Knoll with the aim of creating a temporary second course for the 2022 BC Open. We will know in another two to three weeks whether this proposal will be approved. So until we hear back, we will not be collapsing any divisions. If approved, we should be able to extend the field to accommodate everyone who is currently on the waitlist. We know that registration got off to a rocky start with the system wanting everyone to have the same PDGA number and this caused a number of people who were ready to register as soon as registration opened to end up on the waitlist. We will give another update by April 15, 2022 at the latest and hopefully the waitlist will disappear. In the meantime, we would like to thank the many players who registered early and sponsored our event and the many businesses that have stepped up to support the 2022 BC Open, as listed on our sponsorship page at https://bcopen.ca/sponsors. If you know of any business that you believe would like to be involved please point them in our direction. Last but not least – the one thing that has always made the BC Open a great event is the volunteers who have come out each year to help. We are seeking a number of people to help with Set up, Take down, Spotters, Starters, etc. to register as a volunteer please send us a message at https://bcopen.ca/volunteer
It is official! The 2022 BC Open will once again be returning to an A-Tier Event and will be happening in July of 2022. For more information about the 2022 schedule, please see here.
We have been getting lots of email questions. Most of them are answered on the www.bcopen.ca website. The following questions include some that are not addressed on the website.
1. Where are the tee times posted? The direct link to tee times is on the front page of the website.
2. Where is the players’ meeting? The players’ meeting is posted on the website.
3. Will players be playing the same tee pads for all 3 rounds? Yes.
4. When do I need to arrive? Please show up 30 minutes before your tee time to check in. We will be set up at the Ace Runners Tent at the Log Pavilion.
5. Is there water onsite? There is no running water onsite and since it will be hot bring lots of water with you. There will be cold water and drinks available for purchase from the Aldergrove Farm Shoppe.
6. Are there any camping options left? Please see https://www.hipcamp.com/en-CA/british-columbia/diane-p-s-land-9/zip-camp-and-fun-farm
7. Can I buy food at the park? There will be food onsite at the Aldergrove Farm Shoppe; check out their link on the Amenities Page of the website.
8. Can I change my tee time? No, they are all pre-assigned.
9. Can I change the pool I am in? No, they are all pre-assigned.
10. Can my family come watch me play? Yes, just make sure they don’t distract other players and are respectful.
11. Can I run to my car at hole 1 to get more discs, water, food, etc? Yes, as long as you are not delaying your card from teeing off.
12. Can I bring a caddy? Yes, but remember that your caddy must follow the PDGA Rules of Play and you are responsible for your caddy and his/her actions.
13. Do I need to have a PDGA rules book with me? You do not need to have one, but it is a good idea to have one. Or you can also search the information on your smart phone.
14. Are the posted tee times locked in? They will be official at 4:00 pm on August 13, 2021.
15. Do I need to call a player if I see him/her break a rule? Yes, we do understand that it is not always comfortable to call a player for a foot fault or other rule infraction, but players are expected to make these calls as per the official rule 801.02 B.
16. Is it a foot fault if only part of my foot touches the coloured section of the tee pad? Yes, you must release the disc before your foot touches the coloured section of the tee pad.
17. Can I borrow a disc from a cardmate to use? Yes, if they allow it and it has an identifiable marking on it.
The main thing everyone should do is watch the players meeting and double check their tee times after 4:00 pm on August 13, 2021.
We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.
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