The St. Louis Collegiate Qualifier WILL be taking place.
Actions are in place. A tournament flyer will be posted soon. Entry fee will be $120 per team.
Two of the top five ranked teams have confirmed they will be in attendance (#2 Purdue and #3 Arkansas). Were hoping to max out this tournament at 18 teams (72 players).
This will be a National Collegiate Championship Qualifier. This means that the highest placing team that does not already have a bid to the National Collegiate Championships will receive one.
Hoping to get a lot of media attention for this tournament. Alan Kane (head of collegiate disc golf through the PDGA) will be posting the qualifier on the PDGA website once details are finalized. The tournament is now listed on the qualifier list on the collegiate disc golf website http://www.ncdgc.com/qualifying.htm
. If possible i'd like to get some attention with this tournament in the local newspapers (or etc.) in St. Louis.
Trying to make this tournament a BIG DEAL so that next year this can be one of the collegiate qualifying MAJORS for the 2012-2013 season. The long-term plan is to make this tournament the National Collegiate Matchplay Championships in March 2013 (similar to March Madness) with brackets and teams seeded based on their collegiate ranking.
We will keep you guys updated on the details as they develop. In the meantime, lets ensure that at least one Missouri collegiate team (hopefully multiple) will be in attendance at this qualifier.
Arkansas Disc Golf