Question: What happens if I signup for an AM division and my rating moves up?
Answer: You will need to move up to that division, unless the ratings update is within two weeks of the tournament start date. If the update is within two weeks, and your rating changes, we will make an exception to allow you to remain in the division you signed up for. EXCEPTION: If the rating change puts you more than 5 points away from the ratings cap for that division, you will have to move up. If there are no spots available in that division, you will need to go on the waiting list. It is recommended that players play up a division if they think there is a chance their skills will progress throughout the year.
Question: How does the AM payout process work?
Answer: Discraft is responsible for the AM payout and will have thousands of items for sale on Sunday at Lake Eureka. The payout will start as soon as the scores are tabulated for the division and we make the payout vouchers. Different divisions will get to go through the payout area at different times based on when they finish. The AM payout takes place at Lake Eureka and the first divisions usually are available between 2PM and 3PM. The payout will be Discraft discs, baskets, bags, other items, etc. If you do not purchase items at the event with your payout voucher, you will be able to use your voucher later on to buy stuff from the Discraft order form (with free shipping).
Question: I am traveling to the event with my buddy. Can we play on the same card for the first round so it's easier for us to travel?
Answer: We are not able to accommodate requests like this.
Question: What is the format for the rounds?
Answer: The full course schedule is located here: http://lisopen.com/event/course-schedule.aspx
Most of the rounds will have tee times, except for Pools D, E, F and G, which will have a double shotgun start on Sunday with round times of 8AM and Noon.
Question: Is there a cut?
Answer: The only division that will have a cut is the MPO division. The top 132 players will advance to play the final round at Lake Eureka on Sunday.
Question: If I am a pro player, will I need to fill out a W9?
Answer: Yes, you will need to fill out a W9 this year if you make more than $600 from the event. We will then issue 1099’s later on in the year.
Question: How long will AM check-in take?
Answer: Plan on at least one hour for the AM-check in process. We are making progress towards cutting down the time it takes to check people in, but we have a lot of AMS to check in.
Question: Where can I find my tee time each night?
Answer: Please check the PDGA.com results page each night for your time. We have added another staff member to help with scoring this year, so our goal is to have the round results and next day tee times up as fast as possible every night. With 1000+ players and a lot of scores to double check, we do want to make sure what we post is right the first time, so it does take time.
Question: What happens if I need to withdraw?
Answer: Please make sure to let us know by emailing [email protected]
– if you do not let us know that you are withdrawing you will receive an 888 designation with the PDGA, which will affect your rating. It is important for us to know this information in advance so we can adjust cards if we have to.
Question: Can someone else check in for me?
Answer: Unfortunately we do not allow this. Please make plans to be there for AM check in.
Question: What if I am not able to check-in?
Answer: Just show up to the course for your first round of play. You can pick up your player pack Friday night at Sunset Hills or Sunday at Lake Eureka.
Oct 31 2018
Ledgestone tournament director Nate Heinold has made a habit of releasing Limited Edition runs to support the tournament. The 2019 event will be no exception. Since the inception of the tournament’s relationship with Discraft, the tournament has released over 80,000 discs to support the event. The tournament, in coordination with Discraft and designers Les White and Marnie Peters, are happy to announce the newest collectible item: The Ledgestone Super Color Full Foil Buzzz Collection.
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Aug 11 2018
Here are the final payouts for the 2018 Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft. Amateur and professional payouts will be available Sunday at Lake Eureka Park in Eureka, Illinois. We hope you are enjoying your experience in Central Illinois!
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Jun 22 2018
Tournament Director Nate Heinold is happy to announce the 7th and final Les White Bee from the Ledgestone 2018 Bee Collection: the Franklin’s Bumblebee.
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May 16 2018
The course schedule has been modified for a few divisions. Sometimes changes to the schedule are necessary with a tournament this size. This change was made to accommodate more players in the MA3 division, which is already full, and to make the course schedule for Pool D more suitable.
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