2017 Beaver State Fling

presented by Keen Footwear & Next Adventure
A PDGA National Tour event

The Beaver State Fling staff and Stumptown Disc Golf are pleased to announce we are once again partnering with KEEN Footwear and Next Adventure to bring you the 2017 Beaver State Fling on the weekend of June 9th - 11th, 2017. Once again players in this PDGA National Tour Elite Series event will be tested by two challenging 18 hole courses playing along the banks of the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada, Oregon.

These amazing courses, along with a tradition of tournament excellence, have allowed the Beaver State Fling (www.beaverstatefling.com) to consistently draw the best disc golfers in the world back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest year after year. Again for 2017, tournament directors Jeff Mittl and Jeff Hagerty, with the help of their staff, will host the tradition that is Oregon's Beaver State Fling.

In addition to the NT and the A-Tier disc golf tournaments we will have a beer garden brought to you by Calapooia Brewing and our vendor village where you can grab a drink and stock up on your favorite disc golf gear. We will also have plenty of side events and activities to entertain the masses before, during and after the rounds, including our epic 18 hole mini disc golf course.

We will be offering 160 Professional spots for the NT event, and 144 Amateur spots for the A-Tier event. Professional divisions will be playing 2 rounds on Friday, competing for the choice mid-day tee times on Saturday. Their final round will be held on Sunday to wrap up the weekend of competition. The Amateur Divisions will be playing two rounds on Saturday with tee times. The first round will be in the morning and the second round will be in the later part of the afternoon. The third and final round will be with tee times on Sunday morning.

Ratings Based Professional Registration:
Due to the overwhelming demand for this event and our own desire to attract the very best players this sport has to offer we will once again be instituting tiered, ratings-based registration for the NT side of the event.

Here is how tiered, ratings-based registration will work:
• Phase 1: 03/15/2017 @ 6:00pm PST - Registration opens for all 1020+ rated pro men and 925+ rated pro women
• Phase 2: 03/22/2017 @ 6:00pm PST - Registration opens for all 1000+ rated pro men and 900+ rated pro women
• Phase 3: 03/29/2017 @ 6:00pm PST - Registration Opens for all 970+ rated pro men and 870+ rated pro women
• Phase 4: 04/5/2017 @ 6:00pm PST - All remaining spots

Important Notes:
• Do not ignore your registration window. This event will fill quickly.
• We will have division size caps in place to ensure non-MPO divisions remain viable.
• Anyone attempting to register before their tier is open will have their registration rejected.
• We require at least 4 players to create a division.

Professional Division Sizes:
(Note: these may change slightly based on registration trends. For example: If we receive more than 20 FPO registrations in the first phase of registration we may accept some of those entries.)

Division - Initial # of Slots
MPO - 80
FPO - 20
MPM - 32
FPM - 4
MPG - 20
MPS - 4

Amateur Registration:
Registration for the amateur side of this event has proven to be quite the undertaking in the past. Historically, the event has filled so quickly that registration felt more like a case of who has the best internet connection, or who can race home to get registered in time. In an attempt to make this as fair as possible for everyone, and with the support of our sponsors, we will again be holding a lottery for amateur registration. You must be a current PDGA member in order to enter the lottery.

We will open BSF lottery pre-registration at 6:00PM on 03/08/2017 and it will remain open until 3/21/2017. During that time period anyone who would like to play in the event can pre-register for the lottery at no cost. At the end of the pre-registration window we will sort all prospective players by division and begin randomly pulling names. We will then send an email to those people containing an email link where they can formally register for the event. Players who are selected will have 2 weeks to register for the event, after which time their slot is forfeited and it goes back in to the pool.

Once the event has filled, all remaining names from the initial two week pre-registration window will be randomly sorted and placed on the waiting list. If a slot opens we will pull names from the waiting list in order.

Important Notes:
• We will have division size caps in place to ensure non-MA1 divisions remain viable.
• We require at least 4 players to create a division.

Amateur Division Sizes:
(Note: these may change slightly based on registration trends.)

Division - Initial # of Slots
MA1 - 72
FA1 - 16
MM1 - 32
MG1 - 16

This leaves 8 slots available for "other" amateur divisions provided the division meets the four players per division requirement.

We understand some people may not approve of our lottery system, but after much deliberation we decided this method of registration was as fair as we could possibly make it. We hope people understand the dilemma we face when putting on an event with far greater demand than available spots.

All 2017 Beaver State Fling online registration will be available at 4discgolf.com.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us through the Beaver State Fling website.

Jeff Mittl & Jeff Hagerty - CO-TDs

2017 Beaver State Fling