The Griffin Hill Solstice Disc Invitational
June 18, 2022
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As noted this event is held on or near the summer solstice in the hopes of finding good weather. In the NW, rain has been an issue this year. A constant deluge has been the usual, keeping the ground soft and the plants growing (except for the crop type plants which are stunted for lack of sun). June 18 was a Saturday and the day in front of Father's Day which was NOT a good day to get a commitment for disc.
The forecast looked positive a week out, but as the date arrived we found a soaking rain. WTH? There were over 30 registered for the event but the weather must have cut into the wussies to get the attendance to a hard core 22 players.
The mist/drizzle/invisible rain (not showing on the radar) stayed with us as we played the first stratifying round on the 10 hole Championship Course. The fire table and space heater were popular in the sub 60F heat as the entire group got soaked in the wet pastures.
The propane space heater got a lot of use in trying to dry off disc towels
No fire hazard noted.
28 was the projected limit for the number of entrants. Over 30 signed up but 22 actually showed.
At least 5 players new to the course arrived and experienced a fun day along with the 17 who lead the way in having fun. The flow of Bloody Marys started way before registration and were an event requirement as supplied by B'eh? He had a couple of acolytes preparing them out of the back of his Suburban now..
There were several long arms (meaning they could throw a disc over 400') and those players had their way with older and wiser who couldn't quite make up that distance (the longest hole is 280').
|Group photo in the mist.|
|Group photo with silliness.|
|The Scoreboard that show all the fun!|
|Scorekeeping gets started!|
|The Scorekeeper is offered a bribe of a Bloody Mary|
|The Fire Table was a hit on the damp day.|
|The Count in the clubhouse with Bloody Mary.|
|Parking is always a cluster but all went well.|
|Waffle Dough anticipating some fun.|
|A North Face coat, black and a Coleman coat, red left behind.|
Both very wet!
|The awards ceremony. MC is CF being supported by the Scorekeeper and Hawkeye.|
|This appears to have the players paying rapt|
attention to the day's instruction.
As opposed to the rabble who made noise and
were boisterous at best.
|Stixx winning his first disc at any tournament.|
|Jerry Garcia winning even more prizes.|
|Biscuit earning the Nut Cracker award|
Spewing chunks is rough on the body.
|Course preparation crew (sans Bling)|
|Slick Disk Rick (not what he was called)|
Takes the first place trophy for the Singles round after trouncing two others who tied him.
|WTF?? I get an award for being lost?|
The Forget Me NOT
NOTE: There were two rain coats left behind and a disc along with a can of Copenhagen.
|Hawkeye is unsure who won the BIG GUN. It will be awarded at the Fall GHEDI.|
|Finnisher collected on the #12 target for an ACE.|
|Dragon Chaser receiving bounty from the sky for scoring 7th Place |
on the 10 hole singles round.
|In the begining was the WORD. Perhaps the word was FUN?|
|Dragon Slayer showing off his balancine skills at age ??! Slick wet fence posts are|
treacherous. NO word on whether he made that shot.
|Jerry Garcia shooting for the sign tonal target at a tight angle.|