Men and women vie to compete for second Tahoe Cup |

Men and women vie to compete for second Tahoe Cup

Tribune Staff Report

Who is the best disc golfer in the Tahoe Basin?

The question will be answered this weekend at Bijou Community Park.

Each of the participants of the three-round tournament will receive a disc with a stamp from the Tahoe Daily Tribune ’99 tournament. Cost is $10.

The format is simple, with just two divisions: men and women. The winners will both receive individual trophies in addition to having their names inscribed on the perpetual Tahoe Cup. Brian Jonas and Joy Williams were the first names placed on the coveted trophy, which was displayed all year at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex.

Sign-ups on Saturday will be from 7:40 to 8:40 a.m. The first round both Saturday and Sunday is at 9 a.m. The second round Saturday will be an hour after the completion of the morning round. The basket placements will be changed each round.

Last year, only South Shore residents were eligible. With the rapid growth of the sport in Tahoe, the Cup is now up for grabs for anyone who lives in the basin, including Truckee and Kirkwood.

This summer courses were built at Zephyr Cove, Truckee and Kirkwood.

“The concept of the Tahoe Cup is to give locals a chance to compete in a competition with regular tournament rules but without the pressure and without much cost,” said Tim Parsons, who founded the event last year.

Jonas is the tournament director this year. He will not compete.

Parsons said favorites this year could be “Super” Dave Pollock and “Minestrone” Joe Meyer, the co-leaders of Bijou’s monthly Soup Series; Dan Thrift, who became the first Tahoe winner of a PDGA tournament last month by taking Zephyr Cove’s Northern Nevada State Championship; and in the women’s division Gayle Vineyard, who placed third at the Tribune ’99, and Williams, the defending champion.

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