2010 Ace Race is Coming Soon!
The fall is approaching, which means one thing – It’s Ace Race time!!!
Every year, beginning in 2003, Discraft has held a nationwide – now worldwide – event called the Ace Race. What’s an Ace Race? It’s part-tournament, part-disc testing and part schwag-fest, that’s what! Players pay a $25 entry fee to participate and receive all this: 2 brand-new prototype discs, a Discraft hat, a full-color mini-UltraStar and a metal Ace Race bagtag – all of which is a $67 value. The competition is 36 holes, tee shots only. For scorekeeping, players only count the number of aces (holes-in-one) they hit or when they hit metal from the tee (used as a tie-breaker). Don’t worry if you can’t throw super-far – we shorten a lot of the holes to encourage more aces and level the playing field a bit. The tournament winner is the person with the most aces (and/or metal hits), and they receive a new golf bag full of Discraft discs.
Each year Discraft comes out with a new prototype disc in conjunction with the Ace Race. Last year’s Ace Race disc ended up being released as the Focus putter and previous years’ discs included the Breeze, Glide Slipstream and Meteor. This year’s yet-to-be-named disc has just been released, and it’s an over-stable mid-range. Here’s what the Discraft web site has to say about the new disc:
Players have been asking for something more overstable, and in our 8th year we finally decided to give in. Here you go, sports fans! The 2010 Ace Race prototype is a fast, overstable midrange. It has good speed for a mid, longer glide than you’ll expect, and a medium strong finish. When you turn it over it will always come back unless you really torque it. Will hold a line in a moderate to strong headwind. We are looking forward to hearing the chains you ring with it!
This year’s local Ace Race will be held on Sunday, September 12th at Montiel Park in San Marcos and is sponsored by the San Diego Aces. Allen Risley and his Team Rizbee staff have held two prior Ace Races at Montiel Park as fundraisers for the Aces and this year is no different. Check-in will begin at 9:30am, with play beginning at 10am. The Ace Race is about the most-relaxed tournament you’ll ever play in – there are no tee times and no assigned groups, so you can play your 36 holes whenever you want with whomever you want. Just make sure that you finish 36 holes by 3:45pm, in time for awards. Along with the regular Ace Race, there will be other activities going on, including the mini-Ace Race, Can-Jam and possibly Dodge-Bee. The Aces will be holding a barbeque (Costco hotdogs, burgers), with donations accepted. And sunlight permitting, there will be a bagtag melee afterwards.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended – if you don’t pre-register, don’t expect to be able to play. Player packs have to be ordered up to 2 weeks in advance, so signing up early is important. Like past years, there may be an extra 5 to 10 player packs ordered, but don’t expect those to last very long on Ace Race day, if they even make it to then. So how do you sign up? Here’s how:
- Click on this link and print out the registration form, fill out the form and mail it (with $25) to the address provided.
- Print out the form, fill it out and give it to TD Allen Risley in person. He can be found every Monday at 5:15pm at Montiel Park where he runs the weekly doubles league, or Saturday mornings at 9:00am at Kit Carson Park for the Kit Carson doubles league. If you can’t make those times, call 760-798-2080 or e-mail email@example.com to make other arrangements. We cannot be held responsible for entry forms given to third parties.
- You can sign up via PayPal. Go to the PayPal web site and send a $25 payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, phone number and e-mail address in the comment section of the payment.
- As entries are received they will be logged in to the player roster, which can be found on discgolfscene.com at http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/3rd_Annual_Montiel_Park_Ace_Race_2010/registration
The Ace Race is a lot of fun and a great way to get a few new discs. If you have any questions about the Ace Race, contact Tournament Director Allen Risley at 760-798-2080 or e-mail email@example.com. Sign up now and join the fun!