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Paul Bourgeois
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:38 pm    Post subject: TOSS 2012 Season Finals Details and Results Reply with quote

ODGC Tuesday regulars, take note:
Current members of the ODGC that have participated in at least six (6) regular TOSS 2012 events have something else to look forward to.

What is it?
Think League Night Finals.
Your regular appearance on Tuesdays has allowed us to gather a large enough sample of results which characterize your game over the course of the season. We'll be recognizing performance in three categories: Performance Player; Most Improved; and Season Champion. In two of these categories (Most Improved and Season Champion), only the results of your TOSS season will be considered. The third category (Performance Player) will utilize your current player handicap. Here's some advice for everyone: Shoot well in week 18!

I don't need six Tuesday night appearances to play in League Night finals, right?
That is correct. League Night Finals 2012 will not require that you have made an appearance to any Tuesday night event over the course of the season. League Night Finals details will be made available in the coming weeks on this forum. As with League Night Finals events every season, you donít want to miss this event under any circumstances.

What is League Night Finals?
League Night Finals is a special event open only to ODGC members. Ask anyone that has played in this tournament what it is all about, and you'll get one answer: Don't miss it!

Why do I need to play in six TOSS events to be eligible for this "season extra"?
If you made it out to six events, you helped to make Tuesday nights a "League" this season. It also provides us with a sample of scores that is large enough to meaningfully characterize your game over the course of the season. Six events is just one appearance for every three weeks of the season.

Do I have a chance to win anything?
In golf, seldom does one "win" something; you have to earn it. In handicap-adjusted golf, measures are taken to level the playing field with the result that players performing ahead of their historical norms receive the recognition that they have earned. In this spirit, every eligible player (someone with at least six 2012 TOSS scores) that comes to League Night Finals will have a chance to win the Performance Player award. If you want to win, though, you'll have to earn it.

There is going to be a handicapped score format at League Night Finals. But doesn't the course play a big role in this sort of thing?
The course plays a role all right. You have to beat it. Your handicap determines how many mistakes you can make relative to the other handicapped players in order to turn in the best adjusted round, or better put, it tells you how many times you can lay-up a shot for a good score rather than "going for it" to try and get a great score. On a short course (JCP Blue, for instance), players with higher handicaps may have a slight advantage over lower handicapped players, because the opportunities to make errors are fewer, and they tend to have less consequence. On longer courses, the lower handicapped players will tend to shine, especially if one errant shot can lead to the requirement to throw recovery shots just to get back into play. The course layout at LNF is excellent. There are a good mix of par 3 and par 4 runs, and a couple of genuine par 5's thrown in the mix to keep you thinking about your next shot. The design is almost unparalleled in terms of risk / reward, and if you show-up ready to play golf (and not hero golf), you will find that there isn't a hole that will hurt you, provided you play it according to your ability. Remember, you can use your handicap to your advantage. This course will allow you to do it and to squeeze every stroke out of your round. Everyone plays the same course. On this course, the player that recognizes their limitations and knows when to play smart is the one that will win the adjusted round.

I have a player handicap, so why am I not eligible for an adjusted-score format unless Iíve played six rounds?
This end of season bonus is a thank you for those players that participated regularly in TOSS events over the fair-weather season. We appreciate your participation on Tuesdays and at other ODGC events, but to be eligible for this award, you had to make it to just one in three Tuesday night events. Players that did so made this a league. It can be difficult to make room in oneís schedule for this sort of thing, but those that did deserve this special recognition. We hope that you can make it out more often next season, and we look forward to an even broader field of Tuesday (and Thursday) night regulars. We also look forward to seeing you at League Night Finals, since this really is one of the most rewarding disc golf experiences of the season, all bonuses aside. Even though you may not be eligible for the TOSS bonus, you will enjoy the course, and the tournament in general.

So how will these LNF adjusted rounds work?
LNF is a two-round event and it will feature some excellent disc golf. Players eligible for the TOSS extra will play the LNF course normally, but each of their rounds will be adjusted by their current player handicap. When the tournament is over, your adjusted score for each round is then added together, and the player with the lowest cumulative adjusted score after both rounds will be declared the winner.

What if there is a tie for first place?
If there is a tie for low adjusted score after both rounds, the final round adjusted score will be used as the tie-breaker, with the player scoring the lowest second-round adjusted score being declared the winner. Barring that, the player having made more TOSS 2012 appearances will be declared the winner. In the exceedingly unlikely event that two players remain tied after this, a coin toss will be used to determine the winner.

What about those other awards?
You score a "differential" each round that you play. There is a record of that. There are two desireable "trends" that we track:
The Most Improved award goes to the person who, over the season, showed the great improvement in the their differentials (or, for the math inclined, the player with the lowest slope in the line defining their linear best fit as determined by least squares method).
The Season Champion award goes to the person who has the lowest average of all of their differentials.

Okay, now that I understand what is going on, what exactly am I going to be able to win?
Youíll have to come to League Night Finals and see the trophies for yourself.



Questions about any of this? PM me and I'll include appropriate clarification in this thread as a FAQ.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The TOSS 2012 season is now over!

The following players qualify for having played six (6) or more TOSS 2012 rounds of golf:

Adams Mike
Atos Mark
Bourgeois Paul
Crane Steve
Darcovich Ken
DeCoste Holly
Doucette Rob
Fisher Kyle
Hale Rob
Kauffman Andrew
Kilpatrick Shane
Lariviere Jeff
Lewis Jeff
Marcadier Julien
Melancon Errol
Prange Cyle
Reitlingshoefer Claus
Rowland Geoff
Seguin Serge
Vallee Andrew
VanZandwyk Dan
Vinet Eric
Visser Carl
Weirdsma Alex
Wormald Rob


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to the TOSS 2012 Season Winners:

Season Champion: Rob Wormald
Most Improved: Dan VanZandwyk
Performance Player: Carl Visser

Thanks to everyone that participated for making 2012 a great season.

A special thanks to all of the season finalists who participated in 6 or more Tuesday events. Your dedication to disc golf on Tuesdays is what makes this a disc golf league.

I'd like to take a moment and recognize all of this year's volunteer tournament directors:
Mark Atos, Andrew Vallee, Jeff Lariviere, Claus Reitlingshoefer, and Eric Vinet.
Everyone that played on a Tuesday this season has you to thank for organizing and running a disc golf event.

A round of applause for our course partners including John Pytel and Rob Wormald. These guys worked hard to provide us with disc golf in the 2012 season.

Thanks also to the City of Ottawa for our ongoing commitment in Kanata, and to the owners/operators at Camp Fortune. A huge round of applause for all of the volunteers of the ODGC who helped keep these courses in top shape all season.

Hats off and a huge thanks to Mark Atos who ran the league with dedication throughout the season.

Finally, a big thanks to the Ottawa Disc Golf Club. This organization is the essence of disc golf in Ottawa, and this league exists because of the vision of fairness, openness, competitiveness, and excellence that is shared amongst its members.

Cheers to a great 2012, and we can look forward to another great season starting in spring, 2013!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To everyone on the list above that played in 6 or more Tuesday nights this year:

PM me your email address, and I'll email a copy of your season report to you.

This report includes your performance ratios and handicaps throughout the season, as well as the scores you turned in at each event.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick note:
If you'd like your form, I'm still accepting your email addy's.

For those of you that have already sent me your email addy's, I haven't forgotten about you: I'll be sending these out in the next couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People that requested forms: they have been mail.

Good luck in 2013!
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