In total we had an impressive turnout of 61 players taking part in the 2014 Chilly Chuck at QP on 22/23 February. The Open division champion is Chris O'Brien who won by 3 shots from Derek Robins and Dan Ryan. The Amateur Division Champion is QP's own Gary O'Malley, who won after a play-off with Neal Clifton. The Intermediate Amateur title went to Nick Blakehill.
Conditions were very testing with high winds and slippery ground. Players came from far and wide, including Cornwall and Scotland, but the furthest travelled were 4 friends of mine who came from the Bergen club in Norway. Big thanks to Bruce for being Tournament Director. The full results are posted on the PDGA website.
After 23 consecutive years as UK Tour Champion I have finally relinquished my crown to Dan Ryan, but hopefully I won't be hanging up my disc golf bag for many years yet! In the QP Club, Jon Tweed is starting to snap at the heels of the title contenders and has finished 4th in the last 2 British Tour events. In his first full year of playing, Lloyd Jacques has been improving at an astounding rate, winning the Intermediate Amateur title in his last 2 tournaments.
Quarry Park had the honour of hosting the first BDGA Tour Event of the year on 2-3rd February. Half the course had been under water the previous weekend, and contingency plans were being made in case of continued flooding, but thankfully the river levels went down and left a very soggy, but playable course.
The tournament lived up to its name, with low temperatures and a biting wind, it was indeed a chilly chuck. Fortunately, disc golfers are a hardy bunch and we had a good turnout of 43 players. The first round proved pretty testing for most players,