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Hope your getting fired up to head to scenic Troy in NW MT for the upcoming Timber Beast Challenge! Here are a few words from Ralph:

The 6th Annual Timber Beast Disc Golf Tournament will take place on June 25th in Troy MT, the good lord willin' and the creek don’t rise!!! And rise it could>>>>> Callahan creek is roaring but just beginning to get dirty, there is a lot more water to come. If it does spread into the flood plain it could affect the first 7 holes but, should be back to normal by mid June. For all players out there who have attended in the past we welcome you back for another round of disc golf Troy style. For those of you who have perhaps heard rumors about the Timber Beast most of the rumors are true so come join in the fun!

There will be free camping at Roosevelt Park, food vendors and two bands Saturday night from 7:00 to midnight. The two bands are a crowd favorite from 2 years ago the Inbred Goat Ropers from Sandpoint and a Missoula band with local ties called the Dodgy Mountain Boys. The “Discs across the Kootenia” Contest {about 550 ft across in a normal year but who knows this year} will take place with a cash prize for the longest throw and a new basket waiting to be claimed by anyone who bags an ace in the distance contest. This year we would like to set up a mini course around the park, so please bring any mini baskets you have. We will also be doing a 50/50 raffle over the 2 days and draw the winner on Saturday night. The new growth is really coming on strong and the park should be peaking at tournament time. The chief of police pulled me over yesterday { that’s always a rush} to inform me there will be NO RUGBY TEAMS,, Chief Bob had a personal vendetta to have them removed and got it done, hell, he’d organize a Disc Golf parade through town if that’s what we’re looking for!

Lunch and dinner for Saturday can be preordered. For $5.00 players will receive a choice of phat sandwiches along with a beverage and a bag of chips delivered. On Saturday night there will be a choice of 3-4 dinner items, including Philly Steak sandwiches either beef or chicken. Barbecued ribs and a chicken fajita type salad. This along with two or three side dishes should make for a great meal for $8.00. Meals can be paid for while registering so the restaurant has an idea about how many meals to prepare for.

As in year’s past, we are expecting a strong local crowd as well and for those of you who have not heard about the new course at Libby Dam please find the time to check it out over the weekend. Brad D and the Kootenai Valley Huckers have created a true DG masterpiece so don’t miss it. The entire community of Troy looks forward to this weekend to be able to watch the crazy disc golfers throw plastic waaaaay far and the banks will be lined with gawkers.

Pre paid registration through snail mail can be sent to me @ Ralph Stever 760 Hamoaka Drive Troy MT 59935. Please include your division and PDGA # with your payment. Any follow up questions- 406-295-3016

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More details

A few more details for the Disc Golf Festival that is the Timber Beast!

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 24

4:30 - 8:00 - Registration and Player Check-in
6:00 - Random Draw Doubles $5

Saturday, June 25

Pool A - Rec Men, Int Men, Adv Men, Adv Masters, and Adv Grandmasters
7:00 - 7:45 - Last chance registration and player check-in
8:00 - Player's Meeting
8:20 - Round 1 Shotgun Start
1:00 - Player's Meeting
1:15 - Round 2 Shotgun Start

Pool B - Juniors, Rec Women, Adv Women, Pro Women, Pro Master Women, Pro Men, Pro Masters, and Pro Grandmasters
9:30 - 10:00 - Last Chance registration and player check-in
10:15 - Player's Meeting
10:35 - Round 1 Shotgun Start
3:15 - Player's Meeting
3:30 - Round 2 Shotgun Start

Awards Ceremony around 6:45 in Roosevelt Park

Discs Across the Kootenai Big Arm Contest around 7:30 - 1 shot for $2, 3 shots for $5 or 7 shots for $10. There will be added cash for the contest, too, but you must pay to be eligible to win.

Entry Fees

Open Men, Masters, and Grandmasters - $62
Open Women and Open Masters Women - $52
Advanced Men, Masters, and Grandmasters - $47
Advanced Women - $37
Intermediate Men - $37
The above divisions are PDGA sanctioned and include a $2 PDGA player fee. All current PDGA members will receive a $10 discount.

Recreational Men and Women - $22
Juniors - $17
The above divisions will not be sanctioned.

All divisions include a $2 Park fee to help cover the cost associated with using both parks for the weekend.

Acepot - $3 (optional)

Player's Packs

Players Packs will be avaiable for the first 75 players registered, the first 25 locals (must live in Lincoln County) who register Friday, and all Juniors. All Open divisions will receive an abbreviated Player's Pack. If there are still PP's remaining after the above specified people, they will be distributed on a first come first served basis. So Pre-reg if you would like a Player's Pack!! Pre-reg will be available through the GCF site later this week.

All divisions will receive FREE entry into the music Saturday night in Roosevelt Park.

Meals

As Ralph mentioned above, you will be able to pre-order your meals on Saturday when you pre-register for the event. Your choices are:

Lunch $5 - includes choice of sandwhich (roast beef and cheddar, ham and swiss, or turkey and provolone), chips, and drink made by a local sandwhich shop. Lunch will be avaiable to those who pre-order following the completion of the 1st round.

Dinner $8 - includes chice of beef philly, chicken philly, ribs, or chicken caesar salad and 2 sides. Dinner will be avaiable to those who pre-order in Roosevelt Park before the Awards Ceremony.

Don't forget this is a MT Points Series Event!!
See you in Troy!!

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Any word on the course? I

Any word on the course? I know the Lawrence Park course has been put on hold due to flooding, was just wondering if the course went fully under this year.

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not yet and hopefully not...

When I talked to Ralph last week, he said the water was up to about 3 ft from the top of the dike the County built on Callahan Creek along the course (holes 1, 2, 3). Sounded like hole 4 basket and 5 tee were still dry then, too. Keep in mind the course is on the creek, not the Kootenai river, so hopefully it'll be all good and with 4 weeks till the event, it should have plenty of time to go back down.

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The Beast is ready!

The course is in phenomenal shape. Flooding will not be a problem. The creek will swallow errant throws, but not our double-chain baskets or concrete tee pads. Mosquitos, on the other hand, are flourishing. Bring yer DEET, especially for the evening round Friday. The ferns and undergrowth are also growing wildly, so watch closely where that disc lands. Brightly-colored discs will speed play.

To keep the Beast from being tamed by you Rory McIlroy-types, three holes have been lengthened significantly. #3 is about 80 feet longer. Still very reachable, but not nearly as easy and not visible from the tee.
#12, already one of the harder holes to card a two, has been 'hardified' by pushing the pin back another 30 feet. Only great putts will get you that deuce now.

#13, the "Bum Jungle" as we affectionately call it, has had the most dramatic changes. The tee has been pushed back 100 feet and elevated and the basket has been moved 40 feet back and left. Now this hole that I aced in the tourney 4 years ago with a putter (the only money I've ever won in disc golf) is well over 400 feet thru forest. There is an alley, but you gotta be GOOD to park this one. And that's one less ace run for little old me. The Beast has struck again!

A BIG thanks is in order to Justin Young and Jim Hammons and everybody else who helped with the course improvements. And of course to Ralph Stever and the GCF for the organization.

As always, a brand new batch of Innova discs and bug spray (and sunblock--please let us need sunblock) will be available to you at that cute little drug/hardware/gift store, Kootenai Drug.

Look forward to seeing lots of people in Troy.

Chris Hermes

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The Beast is Ready!

The course is in phenomenal shape. Flooding will not be a problem. The creek will swallow errant throws, but not our double-chain baskets or concrete tee pads. Mosquitos, on the other hand, are flourishing. Bring yer DEET, especially for the evening round Friday. The ferns and undergrowth are also growing wildly, so watch closely where that disc lands. Brightly-colored discs will speed play.

To keep the Beast from being tamed by you Rory McIlroy-types, three holes have been lengthened significantly. #3 is about 100 feet longer. Still very reachable, but not nearly as easy and not visible from the tee.
#12, already one of the harder holes to card a two, has been 'hardified' by pushing the pin back another 30 feet. Only great putts will get you that deuce now.

#13, the "Bum Jungle" as we affectionately call it, has had the most dramatic changes. The tee has been pushed back 100 feet and elevated and the basket has been moved 40 feet back and left. Now this hole that I aced in the tourney 4 years ago with a putter (the only money I've ever won in disc golf) is well over 400 feet thru forest. There is an alley, but you gotta be GOOD to park this one. And that's one less ace run for little old me. The Beast has struck again!

A BIG thanks is in order to Justin Young and Jim Hammons and everybody else who helped with the course improvements. And of course to Ralph Stever and the GCF for the organization.

As always, a brand new batch of Innova discs and bug spray (and sunblock--please let us need sunblock) will be available to you at that cute little drug/hardware/gift store, Kootenai Drug.

Look forward to seeing lots of people in Troy.

Chris Hermes

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Timberbeast pre-reg

Hello ladies & gents, hoping to have pre-reg open tonight, so break out the credit card, call 'em up & get your limit raised to load up on the sponsorships! Smile are there sponsorship options? Hole sponsors or anything?

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sponsors

For anyone who would like to support the Timber Beast Challenge, there will be a $25 Tourney Sponsor box in the pre-reg form. Ralph does a great job fundraising to be able to put this event on every year, but a litle extra makes his job that much easier. Smile

Thanks in advance for your support!!

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pre-reg LIVE

Sanctioned Divisions Online Registration HERE
ALL Open/Pro divisions, ALL Advanced Divisions & Intermediate

Non-Sanctioned Divisions Online Registration HERE
Recreational and Juniors

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This will be the first year

This will be the first year since Timberbeast started that my wife and I won't be able to make this event Sad I'm pretty bummed about this, I am sure it will be as fun and well run as always and I will look forward to next year.

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flyer

you can download the flyer on the event page HERE

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