Fall sports fill the air this weekend
Snow will fly soon, but in the meantime, there will be plastic in the air.
Two disc golf tournaments will be played Saturday on the extreme northern and southern parts of Tahoe. Both are informal, nonprofessional Disc Golf Association events.
The Disc-wood course at Kirkwood Mountain Resort will be the site of one-round competition. The 18-basket course has been redesigned for the tournament. Check-in is at 10 a.m. and play begins at 11 a.m. The cost is $5 and the divisions will be children, recreation and advanced.
Yellow, Innova baskets, like the ones at Bijou Community and Zephyr Cove parks are at Disc-wood. Because of construction, the back end of the course, including the 1,100-foot No. 16, has been redesigned for this tournament. The baskets will be taken down for ski season.
There will be an employees party afterward, followed by a Dan Hicks concert.
In Truckee there will be a two-round, 36-basket tournament called the Sports Exchange Open-Am beginning at 9 a.m. The course is at Truckee River Regional Park and will only allow amateur players.
Cost is $40. All players will be fed lunch and get a T-shirt. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. The field is limited to 90 players.
The course has the metallic-tinted Discraft baskets.
Registration will be held at the Sports Exchange until 6 p.m. Friday. Afterward there will be a sign-up party and fund-raiser for Hurricane Katrina victims at the at Blue Coyote, located across the street from the park
There will be a $5 late fee for people signing up on the day of the event.
The Tahoe Cup and the final tournament of the monthly Soup Series will be Oct. 16 at Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe.
The baskets at Bijou, Truckee and Zephyr Cove remain in place during the winter. An Ice Bowl event is tentatively scheduled in Truckee in January.
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