Ledgestone Insurance and Plastic Addicts are happy to present the 2012 LIS: Ledgestone Insurance Championships Super Tour. This is the tournament we all have been waiting for. This will be the finale of the 2012 Ledgestone Insurance Series and will crown the champion of the series and the champion of the tournament. The payout is huge, the trophies are sick, the players pack is enormous, and more and more!
When: September 14th and 15th
Where: Peoria, IL
Sanctioning: This will be a PDGA SuperTour Event
Field Size: Field size is limited to 252 players
PDGA List: http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/79707
Added Cash to Pro Divisions: $10,000+
Donated Am Players Pack Cost: $7,500+
All in all, we have raised over $24,000 for the entire series. We have earmarked $2000 for the series winners, $2000 for the trophies (which are sweet!!!), $2000 for the players party, and $1500 for other expenses. The amateur players pack is 100% donated. No money will come out of the entry fee to pay for the amateur players pack. The pros will also get a free dinner at the Friday night players party. Ams can pick up their players pack at the players party only. The players pack will consist of the following for those that register by August 31st, 2012:
Metal Mini, Towel, Clipboard, Shirt, Dinner, LAT 64 disc, DGA Disc, Autographed Dana Vicich Vibram VP, and more! If you don't register by August 31st the LAT 64 disc will not be included.
The players party will be at Goodfellas in Pekin at approximately 7PM on Friday night. Everyone's dinner will be paid for! We will also be selling raffle tickets throughout the weekend and at the players party. The raffle will be huge. Here's a small sample of what will be in the raffle: Baskets, Bags, Discs, Autographed materials, Gift Certificates, Maui Jim sunglasses, hotel giveaways, shirts, and more!
At this point in time we are targeting this setup for the amount of players:
MPO - 72 players
Other Pros - 40
MA1 - 50
All Other AMS - 90
Play will begin Friday at 10AM for the MPO division and 9:30AM for the other flights. The second round will start approximately 1 hour after the last card is in from the first round with ample time for travel between courses. Here is the order of the courses:
MPO - McNaughton Shorts, McNaughton Longs, Morton Shorts/Longs
MAI and All Other Pros - Bradley, Morton, McNaughton
All Other Ams - Morton, Bradley, Bradley
The following divisions will have a final 9 at Morton on Saturday afternoon: MPO, MA1, MPM, FPO
This is the finale of the Ledgestone Insurance Series. Double points will be awarded and we will crown Series Champions for all divisions on Saturday afternoon. You must be a PDGA member to play in this event.
Sponsors: Ledgestone Insurance, Plastic Addicts, Erie Insurance, Scheels, PACVB, Village of Morton, Paragon, Falling Putt, Goodfellas, Washington Community Bank, Huk Lab, ABC Discs, World of Vitamins, Innova, Discraft, Gateway
Pro Divisions: $90
All Advanced Divisions: $60
All Other Divisions: $50
Don't wait to get signed up - this will fill!
P.S. Here is the link to our host hotel!
Here's a quick update regarding the added cash for the Pro Purse at the A Tier. If you recall, we have raised over $7500 for the AM field in the way of a huge players pack with no money coming out of the entry fees for the players packs. On the pro side.....
[*]If we have at least 4 Pro Women, we will add $500 cash to the Pro Women purse.
[*]If we have at least 8 Pro Women, we will add $1000 cash to the Pro Women purse.
[*]If we have at least 15 Pro Masters/Grand Masters, we will add $500 total cash to those purses and split the cash based on the percentage of players in each division.
[*]If we have at least 25 total Pro Masters/Grand Masters, we will add $1000 total cash to those purses and split the cash based on the percentage of players in each division.
For instance, if we have 10 Pro Grand Masters and 15 Pro Masters, we will add $600 to the Pro Masters purse and $400 to the Pro Grand Masters purse.
This means there will be a minimum of $8000 added cash to the Men's Pro purse alone!
Do not wait to sign up for this event as this is only 33 days away! If you know you are playing in this event, please sign up as soon as you can so we can better plan for the event. We have to make plans for volunteers, food, merchandise, players packs, shirts, awards, etc. Its a big help to the LIS crew if you pre-register early so we would appreciate it! We have worked on this tournament for over 1 year so please support us!
Check out the following link for an amazing disc we will be featuring at the tournament, courtesy of Eric McCabe:
That's a Ti Wasp! We will have 20 of these bad boys for sale for $25 at the September SuperTour! The first ten people who email me at firstname.lastname@example.org can buy one of these and also the first ten people who show up at the Thursday Night Putting Competition/Players Party can purchase one (details on the party are forthcoming). This disc is amazing and comes straight from Eric McCabe.
Also, we still have a few players packs left for anyone interested in purchasing one who can't play in the event. $50 plus shipping will get you a players pack. Email me if you are interested! We get more additions to the players pack every day! Thanks to McDonald's for coming on board as a course sponsor!
For a quick update on the tourney - please remember that only the first 142 AMS signed up and paid by August 31st get the extra LAT disc in their players packs. We have less than 40 players packs left and we expect a lot of registrations the next few days. Get signed up! Here is as picture to the LAT discs in the players packs:
Those Pains are amazing! Remember that you can pick up your players packs and your pairings at the Putting Competition on Thursday night. As you can see from the picture the LAT discs that we have are Havocs, Pains and Flows.
Also, we are happy to announce Aces and Chains as a hole sponsor for the tournament. Check out their website! What an awesome disc golf shop: http://www.acesandchains.com/
Pre-registration list has been updated - this event will fill!
We are nearing 175 registrations for the A Tier.
We do still have spots left but make sure to get signed up soon. We still have AM players packs left (but not very many) so if you want to guarantee yourself a players pack you will want to get signed up this week. I will be at Bradley this weekend taking registrations/money as well.
Remember that we will be having our putting competition on September 13th from 4PM to 8PM at 1142 Peoria Street in Washington, IL. You will be able to check in, get your pairings, pick up your players packs, buy some awesome merchandise at reduced prices, buy some unique discs (Eric McCabe Ti Wasps, Flyboy Aviation Rocs, Vibram Open Black/Red stamped discs, huk merchandise, and more), get some awesome free snacks, and compete in the putting competition.
In addition, the first 30 people at the putting competition that spend $40 will get a free disc from our sponsor ABC Discs! Remember that we will have special pricing on LIS stamped discs with cash sales, including $12 for Star Plastic and $11 for Champion plastic.
Greg and I are working at Morton this week to pour the last few concrete pads for the long tees that we will be using. At Morton and McNaughton we will be donating the pad you are playing with an L for long, S for short, and S/L (meaning that tee is for both the shorts and longs).
Also, check out the following link for our sweet trophies that we have for the A Tier and Series:
As you can see we have a lot of trophies!
To address a few more questions - the ace fund is $5 and the 50/50 - CTP fund is $5. We will have nine 50/50 cash holes, 27 CTP prizes, and more! The $5 portion will also get you into the putting competition. You can pay for the ace fund and/or 50/50 - CTP funds at the putting competition or before you begin your first round.
Finally - some people have been asking about the final 9. This will take place at Morton and should start between 2PM and 2:30PM. MA1 will lead it off, followed by MPM, FPO, and MPO. Awards will follow that and payouts will be available at Morton during the afternoon. Get signed up today!
We now have 17 states represented in the SuperTour and are nearing 180 registrations. We also have less than 20 AM players packs left. To guarantee a players pack get signed up today!
Don't forget about the putting competition Thursday night from 4PM to 8PM where you can check-in and find some sweet deals on merchandise.
For a little teaser on the payouts......we will be paying 50% of AM fields and approximately 45% of Pro fields:
Men's Pro Assuming at least 40 Players:
1st Place - $2500
2nd Place - $1700
3rd Place - $1300
4th Place - $1000
Men's Advanced Assuming at least 45 Players:
1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $230
3rd Place - $185
4th Place - $150
Women's Pro Assuming 6 Players:
1st Place - $800
2nd Place - $525
3rd Place - $170
Men's Intermediate Assuming 45 Players:
1st Place - $225
2nd Place - $170
3rd Place - $150
4th Place - $130
Men's Pro Masters Assuming 7 Players:
1st Place - $555
2nd Place - $380
3rd Place - $190
Remember that AM players are getting a players pack valued at $115 per player! If you want a chance at the Ledgestone Cup or a bunch of cash or merchandise money this is an event you won't want to miss. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email at email@example.com