Alabama   •   Arkansas   •   Florida   •   Georgia   •   Kentucky   •   Louisiana   •   Mississippi   •   Oklahoma   •   Tennessee   •   Texas
Welcome! » Log In » Create A New Profile

YOUR 2013 Southern Nationals Doubles Championship - July 6th & 7th - Lafayette, LA

Posted by jacques 
YOUR 2013 Southern Nationals Doubles Championship - July 6th & 7th - Lafayette, LA
May 15, 2013 12:01AM
The Acadiana Disc Golf Association and The Flight Club Disc Golf League proudly present

YOUR 2013 Southern Nationals Doubles Championship

to be held in beatiful, sun-drenched Lafayette, LA on the 6th and 7th of July

Entry Fees PER TEAM

Pro Divisions

Pro Open - $100
Pro Women - $100
Pro Masters - $100
Pro Masters Women - $100
Pro Grandmasters - $100
Pro Senior Grandmasters - $100

Amateur Divisions

Advanced Men- $80
Advanced Women - $80
Advanced Masters - $80
Am Men - $60
Am Women - $60
Junior - $60

Other divisions may be offered and some may be eliminated based on demand.


Online registration will be handled through Disc Golf United. This will be open, up and running tomorrow evening. Online registration is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all players.

In-person registration and pre-payment will be available starting tomorrow. I will manually enter these on the DGU site to show a complete field of players.

Snail mail registration and pre-payment will be available tomorrow. These will also be added to the DGU site.

If you register in-person or by mail, I need your names, shirt size preferences and contact information. If you fall in to these categories and want the lodging option for your player's pack, please indicate this and I will inform you if it has or hasn't filled when your registration payment is received.




In order to restrict sign ups to players with SN points, the DGU site will be set up with a registration code. It is 2013SNDC. I will not post this information anywhere else but this site.

By signing up and paying for this tournament, you are verifying that you have the required SN points and are eligible for the selected division based on current SN rules. If you sign up without SN points or sign up for a division lower than one which you are eligible to play, you will be removed from the field and your entry fee will be refunded.

I ask for the players help and the SN BOD members to assist in policing ineligible players.

The teams that won paid admission to the tournament throughout the year will be manually entered to the DGU website. If you won, please contact me by PM or email and let me know your player's pack choice.


Three pools on three courses - two rounds Saturday and one round Sunday - no finals, just three rounds of Disc Golf.






Acadiana, Pa Davis & Heymann. Acadiana will be set in a championship layout, Pa Davis & Heymann will be set up normally.


Pool A - 1st round at Acadiana, 2nd round at Pa Davis, 3rd round at Heymann

Pool B - 1st round at Heymann, 2nd round at Acadiana, 3rd round at Pa Davis

Pool C - 1st round at Pa Davis, 2nd round at Heymann, 3rd round at Acadiana


Heymann Park - Best Shot, all divisions, all rounds.

Acadiana Park - Best Shot, all divisions, all rounds.

Pa Davis - SOMETHING NEW - Best Score played from your partner's lie.

We decided to call it Best Scorelternate since it COMBINES Best Score and Alternate Shot.

"Say what?".

It is simple and best explained with an example using a three shot sequence.

You and your partner both drive.
You throw your upshot from his drive's lie and he throws from yours.
You then putt from his upshot's lie and he putts from yours.
He misses the putt and you make it.
Your team cards a 3 for the shot sequence of your drive - his upshot - your putt.

In this example, both partners do not have to hole out once it becomes impossible for a better score to be carded.

Also, if you park it under the basket and your partner hits a tree 20 ft off the tee and goes OB, you may abandon the shot sequence starting with his drive and play the hole out as a "normal" alternate shot starting with your drive - basically your drive and his tap in putt for a score of 2.


Friday, July 5th

Early bird check-in at Acadiana Park starting at noon. Check in, collect your player's pack and play a practice round or two if you wish.

Saturday, July 6th

Late bird check-in starting at 8:00 AM at the picnic area at the Holiday Inn Holidome prior to the player's meeting.

Player's meeting at the hotel's picnic area starting at 9:00 AM. MANDATORY for all players.

First round begins approximately 30 minutes after the player's meeting concludes, but no earlier than 10:00 AM. The hotel is less than 10 minutes from all three parks.

Lunch will be served at the picnic area between rounds, FREE OF CHARGE to all players.

Second rounds begins approximately one hour after the last card from your pool is turned in. All three pools may have different start times depending on how fast they play the first round. This will be announced and posted at lunch.

Player's party and skills competitions at the picnic area following the conclusion of the second round of play, lasting until 10:00 PM.

Sunday, July 7th

Third round begins at 10:00 AM. Players report directly to their respective parks - no Sunday morning player's meeting.

An awards ceremony will follow the conclusion of the third round of play. Ace pot throw offs (if necessary) and rings-of-fire will be held while final scores are being tallied.

Player's Packs

Two options are available for your player's pack, lodging or merchandise.


45 double occupancy rooms for Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Holidome will be offered as player's packs for this event on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis once registration opens.

The lodging option is for YOUR TEAM, meaning this is the player's pack for YOU AND YOUR PARTNER ONLY AND SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY.

If you opt for lodging, you will not receive any merchandise (shirts, discs, etc), just lodging.

These rooms are either two double beds or a king and a sleeper sofa and most are non-smoking. If you are extremely picky or your partner snores real loud or his feet stink real bad or any other reason that you might be dissatisfied with these arrangements, then the lodging player's pack is not for you - go with the merchandise.

Last, but not least, Lafayette players are STRONGLY encouraged to leave the rooms open to our guests for this event and choose the merchandise packs. I will audit this as sign ups progress and contact locals who select the lodging option.


If the double occupancy lodging doesn't work for you or it is full by the time you register, then select a merchandise pack consisting of

A dri-fit, short sleeve tournament t-shirt
A tournament stamped disc from Innova (Star/Champion) or Discraft (FLX/ESP/Z) available in many popular models
A stainless steel water bottle from Dynamic Discs
An ice chest/cooler that fits neatly inside your Disc Golf bag (fits 3 beers, BTW!)
Two travel size containers of bug spray
A mini marker
A pack of Swamp Seeds (boiled crawfish flavored sunflower seeds)


Our executive chef, Mr. David Roberts, and his crew will be working hard to make sure y'all eat good.

Lunch will be served FREE OF CHARGE following the first round of play at the picnic area at the Holiday Inn Holidome. We are planning a BBQ lunch - burgers, chicken, sausage, etc - with a side dish or two, snacks and soft drinks.

Dinner will also be served FREE OF CHARGE at the player's party Saturday night, at the same place as lunch. We are gonna fire up the pit again and grill some fish, get the big black iron pot going with a seafood and sausage jambalaya, dish up some wings from Hooters and finish it off with some desert. We will have water and soft drinks at dinner, but the player's party is BYOB.

Skills Competition

Mr. Keith Bodin will be organizing the skills contests to be held at the picnic area at the hotel during the player's party. Thanks to his hard work and generosity there will be over $1,000 of cold hard cash up for grabs in putting and accuracy. The upshot portion will come first and takes place on 1-1/2 acres of a beautifully manicured and landscaped area next to the hotel. The putting will follow on the tennis courts which are lit up in case we run out of daylight. I'm sure Keith will want to provide a few more details.


The Holiday Inn Holidome is the host hotel for the weekend, will serve as tournament central on Saturday and will be the hub of activity.

A special thanks to Shawn Johnson, a fellow disc golfer and manager at the Holiday Inn for working with us on the accommodations for this event.

A Player's pack lodging option is available in limited quantity for Saturday night only.

If this isn't for you or it is full when you register or you want to stay in town Friday or Sunday night, then rooms at the host hotel are available for the unbelievably low rate of ONLY $65 PER NIGHT.

FOLLOWING THIS BOOKING LINK HERE to get this great deal!!!

PLEASE favor the Holiday Inn with your business this weekend as they have bent over backwards supporting this event.


As always, RV and tent camping are available at Acadiana Park's Campground.

Get more info at


Acadiana Park

From I-10, turn South at exit 104 (Louisiana Ave).
Turn left on Alexander St. Acadiana Park is approximately 1/2 mile down Alexander on the left hand side.
The parking lot is just past the playground, before the tennis courts.
Hole 1 for the Ace Run is behind the bathrooms to the left of the parking lot.
Hole 1 for the Duzee is behind the soccer fields in front of the parking lot.

For GPS users, Acadiana Park's physical address is 1005 E. Alexander Street, Lafayette, LA

Pa Davis Park

Take the Louisiana Avenue Exit (Exit 104) off I-10.
Go south on Louisiana Ave. to the intersection of Simcoe St.
Turn left on Simcoe and travel approximately 1 mile to the intersection of Hines St.
Turn left on Hines and then left again onto Dawn St. which is the entrance road to Pa Davis park.
Veer right into the parking lot past the big building and park by the basketball courts.

You will drive past hole 1's tee box on the right hand side as you enter the park.

Pa Davis Park's address is 120 Dawn Street, Lafayette, LA

Heyman Park

Take the Highway 90 Exit (Exit 103) off I-10.
Go south Highway 90 (also called Evangeline Thruway) to the intersection of Surrey St.
Turn left on Surrey and travel past the Lafayette Regional Airport.
Continue on Surrey across the small bridge over the Vermillion River.
Approximately one block past this bridge, turn left onto Chargois Springs Rd. which is one of the two entrance roads to the Park.

Heyman Park's address is 1500 South Orange Street Lafayette, LA 70501

Interactive Map

Tournament Venues

Contact Information

Tournament director - Jacques Giraud.

Tournament staff - Scott Comeaux, Keith Bodin, David Roberts, Pat Daniels, Randy Quebodeaux, David Fifita, Robbie Roger, Stafford Barnett

Contact us at acadianadiscgolfassociation [at]


Regardless of the level of support, all sponsors will be recognized verbally at the event and on all literature.

Hole Sponsorship - 50 CFR discs were sold as hole sponsorship packages - the buyer's name or logo will appear on a sign at one hole for every disc purchased

Shirt List Sponsorship - $50 - A list of sponsor's names will be featured on the back of the tournament's tee shirt.

Shirt Logo Sponsorship - $100 - Sponsor's logo will be featured on the back of the tournament tee shirt and their name will be included prominently on the list as well.

Merchandise Sponsorship - provides opportunities for individuals or businesses to support the event without contributing monetarily. These items can be distributed as ring-of-fire or CTP prizes or can be bulk items which are included in the player's packs. Merchandise sponsors will receive recognition and promotional consideration.

Contact me to discuss these or other sponsorship opportunities - acadianadiscgolfassociation [at]
Re: YOUR 2013 Southern Nationals Doubles Championship - July 6th & 7th - Lafayette, LA
May 15, 2013 01:29AM
Great Job Jacques and team! Can not wait to play this event!

HyZer Nation
Re: YOUR 2013 Southern Nationals Doubles Championship - July 6th & 7th - Lafayette, LA
May 15, 2013 02:24AM
Agreed, can't wait to play.
Jacques, this is going to be an awesome doubles championship, really proud of you guys and your club!

Where/Who do we need to mail our registration to?

Soon as registration opens up, me and Robby Nieman are puttin in for intermediate

Team Soaring South
Ryan Niccolini PDGA#55907
@Robin - tonight's update will have the link to the online registration at DGU, as well as payment info and mailing address for the non-website registrants.
Okay, thanks!
How do we know how many points we have and how many points we need to play?

you have 9 points in advanced
you only need 2

Team Soaring South
Ryan Niccolini PDGA#55907
your points have been misclassified as advanced instead of intermediate, need to get eric day or zack hudosn or allan morrow

Team Soaring South
Ryan Niccolini PDGA#55907
I sent allan a message for you

Team Soaring South
Ryan Niccolini PDGA#55907
nevermind advanced women, and Am women were combined years ago, So for the championships and points, it's all the same division

Team Soaring South
Ryan Niccolini PDGA#55907
Re: YOUR 2013 Southern Nationals Doubles Championship - July 6th & 7th - Lafayette, LA
May 15, 2013 11:19AM
This looks awesome...Can't wait to play this event. Came down for the Spring Fling and had an awesome time...I know this will be lights out...Booking my room today.

Room Booked!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/2013 03:32PM by hudd.
Cool stamp can I buy a couple????

Sweet, thank you Ryan for checking on that for me! I appreciate it. :)
we still have a few discs left. By purchasing one you are recognized as a hole sponsor. The disc are going for $25. Contact jacque if interested.
^^^10-4 thank u

B, we can scare up a CFR discs for you and Joe Todd sent me a PM asking to hold one for him.

That means we are 100% sold out of CFR plastic!!!
They would have sold faster if Bodin's photo wasn't on the disc.
The first tournament update is brought to you by the Holiday Inn Holidome on the Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette.

Of course the Holiday Inn is the official host hotel of the 2013 SNDC. It will be the hub of activity tournament weekend and I urge you to book your room with them.

As you know, a limited quanitity of rooms for Saturday night are being offered as players packs for this event.

Also, the fine folks at the Holiday Inn are offering bookings for the UNHEARD OF LOW PRICE OF ONLY $65 PER NIGHT for those who might have

- registered after the lodging packs were filled
- or require different accommodations for Saturday night
- or wish to join us Friday night (July 5th)
- or wish to stay over Sunday night (July 7th).

That is a steal of a deal, ladies and gentlemen.

In order to take advantage of this discount, FOLLOW THIS BOOKING LINK TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM.

I want to make sure everybody knows that none of these perks would be available without the enthusiastic support of Shawn Johnson and the staff at the Holiday Inn!




The DGU site provides a way to limit and discourage "open" sign ups by non-SN players by assigning a registration code to this tournament.

Enter 2013SNDC in the registration code field when you sign up.

One thing that the DGU site doesn't do very well is handle the names for doubles tournaments, so enter your name (first and last) in the "First Name" field and your partner's name (first and last) in the "Last Name" field when you sign up.

You have a multiple choice option for your player's pack. We have 45 lodging packs available and the rest will get the merchandise. Select which one you prefer. The site does not offer the ability to "shut off" based on a certain quantity of packs being selected so I have to trip this manually.

Also, the players who won their entry to this tournament throughout the year get "dibs" on choosing their player's pack option and I am still waiting to hear back from most of them. If you select lodging after it is filled, I will notify you by email and let you know that you have been "bumped" to merchandise and that you need to make your own rooming arrangements and provide your shirt sizes.

Hopefully I can catch this at just the right moment and nobody gets surprised but I want to make sure you know this is a possibility. My best suggestion for avoiding this hassle is to sign up as soon as you can!

There are also choices for shirt size for both players. Only provide your sizes if you select the merchandise pack and please make sure you give a size for both players. I cannot wait for registration to close before pulling the trigger on a shirt order so fulfillment of your shirt size preference will be based on when you register. Again, sign up early and don't get disappointed!

Division abbreviations on the DGU site are the three character PDGA designators, just to make sure there is no confusion...

Pro Divisions

MPO = Pro Open
FPO = Pro Women
MPM = Pro Masters Men
FPM = Pro Masters Women
MPG = Grandmasters
MPS = Senior Grandmasters

Amateur Divisions

MA1 = Advanced Men
FA1 = Advanced Women
MM1 = Advanced Masters
MA2 = Am Men
FA2 = Am Women
Youth = All Juniors

In order to give us a full week to

- make sure everything is completley ready
- and that we've got enough food and "stuff" for the tournament
- and get the boards set
- and get the payout calculated and posted


Snail mail registration is also open.

Send your check to

Jacques Giraud
119 Shadyside Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70506

and make it payable to Acadiana Disc Golf Association

Snail mail registration will close before the online option to account for the delay in delivery. Once again, I STRONGLY encourage players to sign up online.

Will there be an Advanced GM Division?
Joey, we will offer any division which has sufficient demand for a competitive field. If you want to sign up now, go Advanced Masters and I will solicit requests for an Advanced Grandmasters division. If others want it, one will be offered and I can move you into it then.

Let's hear from other Adv GM - anyone else want this division offered?
Hi Ladies! I am looking for a doubles partner for the SN Doubles Championship. I live in Lafayette and am familiar with all courses! If you or someone you know needs a partner post here or call 337-371-6971.
C. Swain
Edit Reply Quote Report
If anybody tried to register but got an "invalid registration code" message, that should be fixed now so go ahead and sign up. Sorry for the inconvenience.
that might the 2 best post you have ever made JN.....HAHAAHA

Keith "Sunshine" B.
Ca c'est bon Jacques!

More than excited about this Championship's arrival here to Cajun country! Looking forward to seeing all the Southern by the grace of god faces tournament weekend, here at home.

As for the BYOB for Saturday evenings players party, the Nyce family will be bringing one or two KEGS with plenty of cups for those 21 and over! I'm thinking Cranebreak and Abita Turbo Dog!

I must repeat this once more >>>>>> To partake in any of the beer, you must be 21 and over<<<<<<<<<<

Laissez les bons temps rouler Cher, "let the good times roll Dear"!
smack talk and need pard thread:

Keith "Sunshine" B.
Charlie , jenn cline is looking for a partner

Team Soaring South
Ryan Niccolini PDGA#55907
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 13
Record Number of Users: 4 on July 21, 2015
Record Number of Guests: 21 on July 21, 2015