Final 2018 Golden Sombrero Standings

2018-03-25 18.12.05

Golden Sombrero Series Champions (from left): Ryan Walters – Most Events, Mike Despars – Most Points, Suzette Simons (represented by Amanda Rose) – Ladies Champion, Steve “Bama” Civitak (represented by Ray Carter) – 3rd place Overall, Aubrey “D-Unit” Daniels – Grand Champion, Oscar “MexiBeast” Garcia – 2nd Place Overall

The doffing of the Sombreros (we haven’t come up with a better name for the awards ceremony) for the 2018 Golden Sombrero Series occurred over the weekend as part of the festivities at the 2018 Daniel Boe Memorial tournament.  Six disc golfers were recognized for their feats of disc golf, travel and mulliganery.  The winners were:

  • Grand Champion – Aubrey “D-Unit” Daniels
  • 2nd Place Overall – Oscar “MexiBeast” Garcia
  • 3rd place Overall – Steve “Bama” Civitak
  • Ladies Champion – Suzette Simons
  • Most Total Points – Mike Despars
  • Most Events Played – Ryan Walters

(Suzette, Mike and Ryan are reportedly searching for appropriate nicknames for next year)


The 2018 Golden Sombrero Series of Ice Bowls was a smashing success!  538 individual players took part in 14 separate events, from as far south as Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon to Chavez Ridge in the north.  The final tally for money raised was over $23,500 – a record for the series.  Everyone who participated or volunteered should be proud of the amount of help that money will provide to the hungry in our communities.  The food banks will be able to provide nearly 100,000 meals with what we raised!

To wrap up, we would like to give a big thanks to the folks at Innova-Champion Discs who provided the fantastic discs for the series and to Mark Molnar of for the amazing support he continues to provide to our cause.  And many thanks to our Golden Sombrero TD’s, who put in a great deal of effort to provide a fun day for the players and full bellies for the hungry:

  • Redlands Ice Bowl – Bill Maury-Holmes
  • Colina Park Ice Bowl – Allen Risley
  • Prado Ice Bowl – Steven Anthony Gerald
  • Murietta Ice Bowl – Glenn & Maxine Duncan
  • Ice Bowl in Paradise – Cliff Towne & Wing Ko
  • Sycuan Ice Bowl – Mike Lamb
  • Brengle Terrace Ice Bowl – Chad Fukuda
  • La Mirada Half-Iced Bowl – Allen Risley
  • Yucaipa Ice Bowl – George Loepke
  • San Marcos Super Ice Bowl – Allen Risley
  • Mast Park Ice Bowl – Jerry Jones
  • Wrightwood Ice Bowl – Bill Maury-Holmes
  • Mission Bay Ice Bowl – Randy Wylot
  • Mystery Ice Bowl – Allen Risley

See you next year!!!  See the full standings here.


Standings After 6 Events

After points for six events have been added to the standings, Aubrey Daniels is standing tall above the crowd with 268 points.  Remember, only the top four scores are counted for a player, so those players who have played less than four events so far still have a good chance to make up the difference.

A.J. “No Mulligans” Risley is hanging on in second place, followed by Carl “Beanieman” Renda in third and Mike Despars in fourth.  Full standings can be found here.

Overall Standings (after 6 events included)





1 Aubrey Daniels 268 5
2 A.J. Risley 214 4
3 Carl Renda 207 3
4 Mike Despars 206 5
5 Christopher Coberly 176 3
6 Ryan Walters 146 5
7 Allen Risley 131 3
8 Bama Civitak 119 2
9 Jake Del Dosso 118 3
10 Joel Maury-Holmes 117 2

Standings After 3 Events

After three events of the Golden Sombrero Series, Aubrey Daniels has jumped to the top of the leaderboard.  While D-Unit hasn’t won one of the Ice Bowls he has finished no more than 2 throws out of the lead at the three events so far.  A.J. “No Mulligans” Risley is holding on to second place and Mike Despars is in third.  You can see the top ten (plus ties) right below:

See full standings here.

Overall Standings (after 3 events included)

 Place Name Points Events
1 Aubrey Daniels 185 3
2 A.J. Risley 166 3
3 Mike Despars 147 3
4 Carl Renda 133 2
5 Bama Civitak 119 2
6 Christopher Coberly 118 2
7 Ryan Walters 114 3
8 Jake Del Dosso 101 2
9 Allen Risley 95 2
10 Deano Porter 72 1
11 Oscar Garcia 72 1

A Great Murrieta Icy-Hot Bowl!

What a great turn out the Murrieta Rattlers had that we had 73 players having a good time and helping out our Community Food Pantry of Murrieta! The Fairy Golf Mother tells me her preliminary calculations show a profit to the food bank of over $2600 with a few items still to be added from Ice Bowl merchandise! Thank you to all who came out for this wonderful cause. It’s our day to give back to the community. Special thanks to Innova Disc Golf, Mark Molnar & family at Disc Golf for generous donation of $1500 towards all 14 Ice Bowls, Disc Golf United (DGU) for gifting us the Innova Traveler Basket to give away in our raffle, Bill Maury-Holmes and Allen Risley for creating the Golden Sombrero series of Ice Bowls in Southern California (there are 14 of them after 11 years!), Mountain View Tire – Steve Gailey Mgr, Michael Watkins, Jim Lane, FGM’s Best friend Cheryl Read, Daughter Dani Gregory, Granddaughter Dakota Gregory (it was her 19th Birthday Saturday!) and lastly, I cant imagine doing these Club events without the love and care and support of the Fairy Golf Mother, Maxine Duncan, whose enthusiasm and energy to grow the sport is boundless! She was on the backside of a nasty cold and wisely chose to stay home and get well.
Results of the 6th Annual Murrieta Ice Bowl:
73 players on Mountain Pride’s 18 hole par 54 course
(These scores reflect unlimited mulligans and no OB’s)
(listed as raw scores for series points purposes)
Steve (BAMA) Civitak – 36 (A/O Champion)
Luke Hutchinson – 36 (Int Champion)
Jim Lane – 36 (Int Co-Champion)
Carl (Matt) Sebern – 36 (Int Co-Champion)
Aubrey Daniels – 37
Mike Lamb – 37
Zander Daniels – 37
John Clemmons – 37 (Rec/Novice Champion)
Mike Despars – 37
Eric Ducharme – 38
Alan Coffelt Shaw – 38
Trevan Allison – 39
Darren Ziegler – 41
Christopher Coberly – 41
William Lynch – 41 (Ace on 5!)
Joseph Loza – 42 (Juniors Champion)
Mark Loeffler – 42
Les Harrison – 43
Adam Soules – 43
Ryan Walters – 43
Allen Risley – 44
Mike Bloomfield – 44 (Ace on 2!)
Jake Del Dosso – 44
John Loza – 45
Brock Widman – 45
A.J. Risley – 46
Ross Buckley – 46
Ryan Stamm – 47
Gordon Williams – 47
Juan Sierra – 48
Matt Stilinovich – 48
Zach de Graaff – 48
Michael Koda – 48
Brad Townsend – 49
Gergely Tokics – 49
Mike Illich – 50
Matt Freed – 50
Junior Neri – 50
Daniel Quezada – 50
Anthony Pacitto – 50
Thomas Williams – 51
Wesley Fuhr – 51
Collin Morris – 51
Larson Warkentin – 51
Jake Tourtellotte – 51
Luke Loeffler – 52
Steve Taylor – 52
Steven Jantz – 52
Remington Grajeda – 52
Phillip Smith – 53
Manny Munoz – 53
Dave Kalata – 53
David Kalata – 53
Oscar Vigil – 54
Michael Loza – 54
Chase Chamberlain – 54
Matthew Jantz – 54
Brad Ritchie – 55
Mark Petras – 55
Nathan Jantz – 55
Steve Chang – 55
James Vigil – 55
Steven Stillings – 55
Douglas Foster – 57
Trentin Willoughby – 57
Clayton Del Valle – 61
Ben Loeffler – 62
Jon Perkins – 62
Aaron Akers – 63
Josh Westbrook – 64
Samuel Jameson – 67
Bella Pacitto – 90 (Jr. Girls Champion)
I forgot to award her the Jr. Girls Pink Disc but it will be in the mail tommorow! She was a great ticket puller for the raffle too!

A 3 way tie in Intermediate, Jim Lane, Carl Sebern and Luke Hutchinson, was decided by a Rapid Fire, Sudden Death 60 foot putting challenge where each player had a stack of twenty discs and on the signal to begin, threw as fast as they could to nail that one basket for the win! Luke Huchinson was the eventual winner!
There were two Aces on the course, one by William Lynch on Hole 5 and Mike Bloomfield on Hole 2
The Traveler Basket was won by Aubrey Daniels (D Unit)

Colina Park is an Ice Bowl Oasis

Colina Park Golf Course hosted its largest field of disc golfers to date on Sunday, January 7th, as 71 players came together for the 3rd Annual Colina Park Ice Bowl.  At the end of the day, a sudden-death playoff was needed to decide the overall title, as  A.J. “No Mulligans” Risley bested Carl Renda in a one hole shootout.  And it was a good day for the San Diego Food Bank, as well over $1,000 was raised to help feed the hungry.

Competition in the 17-player Men’s Open/Advanced division was fierce.  After 18 holes of play seven players were tied for first place with scores of 39:  Risley, Renda, Oscar Garcia, Deano Porter, Don Burdette, Tito Mendia and Jerry Jones.  Josh Juncal and Aubrey Daniels were just one stroke back at 40.    Risley and Renda birdied all nine of the final holes, finishing one stroke ahead of Garcia and Porter (who had an ace on hole #11).

Scores in the Men’s Intermediate/Rec division were nearly as low, with Logan James, Jeff Brancato and Chris Coberley all carding 40 on the first 18 holes, one stroke better than Mike Despars, Travis Tapley and Eric Shanahan. Logan James took the trophy with a final score of 61 one throw ahead of Coberly and Tapley.

We had a nine player Ladies’ division – a fantastic turnout!  Jennifer Burdette and Rianne Hamilton opened with identical 49s in the first round, but the trophy went to Jennifer after her final 9 24 beat Rianne’s 26 throws.  And in the final 9, Hayley Dumont carded an ace on hole 18!  In the Junior division, Isaiah Spracklen won the penguin-adorned trophy.

The tournament was played on a sunny, 66-degree day, considerably different from the frigid temperatures back on the east coast.  But players were certainly in the Ice Bowl spirit, purchasing strings of mulligan/raffle tickets to benefit the food bank (and help their scores).  The quick between-rounds lunch of Zappy’s pizza was very popular and after a quick shuffle of scorecards players headed out for the final 9 holes.  After the golf was over the players settled in for a generous raffle.  Steven Shimmin kept his lucky streak going, winning the Discatcher Traveler basket in the raffle.

Many thanks to Colina Prk Golf Course for providing a beautiful venue for the event.  Many thanks also to Hans Degner, A.J. Risley, Steven Shimmin and Maxine Duncan for their volunteer help.

Full results can be found here.

Standings After the First Weekend


Carl Renda holds the lead after the first Golden Sombrero weekend after his win at Redlands and second-place finish at Colina Park.  Aubrey Daniels’ high finish at both events puts him in second place with (Mulligan-free) A.J. Risley and Mike Despars rounding out the top 4 spots.  Spots 5 through 10 are held by top finishers at Colina Park since the field of players was larger there.  See you at Murrieta this Saturday!

The top ten points earners after the Redlands and Colina Park Ice Bowls:

Overall Standings (after 2 events included)

 Place Name Points Events
1 Carl Renda 133 2
2 Aubrey Daniels 122 2
3 A.J. Risley 121 2
4 Mike Despars 84 2
T5 Deano Porter 72 1
T5 Oscar Garcia 72 1
T7 Don Burdette 67 1
T7 Jerry Jones 67 1
T7 Josh Juncal 67 1
T7 Tito Mendia 67 1


Full standings can be found here.

The Beanieman Goes Back-to-Back!

Contributed by:  Bill Maury-Holmes

While much of the rest of the country felt the effects of the “Bomb Cyclone,” we broke out the Hawaiian shirts and basked in warm temps and clear skies.  Conditions were perfect for tossing Frisbees in a park and a full field of 60 players came out for the 11th edition of the Redlands Ice Bowl.

2018 Redlands Field

2018 Redlands Ice Bowl Participants

What positively sizzled was the play, even better than last year’s assault on record low scores.  The ten-hole pitch n’ putt deluxe layout at Ford Park was freely giving up the birdies and it again became apparent that perfect rounds of -20 weren’t going to be enough.  The aces started early and six total were tallied over the morning.

Carl Renda did not venture south from his home in Santa Maria to finish second.  Announcing his intentions of defending his title prior to play, Carl backed it up by matching his record -22 from last year.  He is now the only person in Redlands Ice Bowl history to throw an astounding 18 birdies and 2 aces, and has done it twice. Local Brad Jones made Carl earn it by matching him in regulation and taking him to a playoff, where Carl threw-in on hole #4 with his first shot.

2018 Beanie Bill Brad Jones

Three “B’s”:  Beanie, Bill, Brad

In the “Metal o Nada” round Aubrey Daniel nailed an ace on hole #5 and plenty of folks connected for metal hits to likewise join in the scoring.

Most significantly, we will be presenting Redlands Family Service Association with a hefty $1444 for their important work.  Thanks go to the City of Redlands, the Redlands Morning Kiwanis Club, Disc Golf Values, Disc Golf United and Innova Champion Disc Golf for their constant and generous support.  See you Saturday the 5th of January in 2019!

Bill, Samuel and Joel Maury-Holmes

Co-Tournament Directors

Full results can be found here.

2018 Golden Sombrero Ice Bowl Series is Coming Soon!

The 2018 edition of the Golden Sombrero Series of Ice Bowls will begin on Saturday, January 6, 2018 with the Redlands Ice Bowl at Ford Park.  Twelve more fantastic events are planned for this year’s series, where we hope to include over 400 unique players and raise over $20,000 for local charities that feed the hungry.

Watch this web site over the coming weeks for information on the upcoming events and results after they are held.  Last year’s champion, Drew Sodergren, will be defending his title against all comers!


Mast Park Has A Chilly First Ice Bowl

OK, so it in no way compares to the snowy, freezing Ice Bowls back east, but in terms of San Diego the weather at Sunday’s Mast Park Ice Bowl was


Tournament Director Allen Risley (left) and Mast Park Ice Bowl Champion Jason Fitzgerald


chilly.  With temperatures staying in the 50’s and a breeze blowing all day, 57 players participated in the first organized tournament held at Mast Park.


Jason Fitzgerald had a wire-to-wire victory in the Open/Advanced division with a first round of 38 and a final 9 of just 19 throws for a 57 total.  Jason finished 5 throws ahead of Jerry Jones (62) and one more ahead of Jonathan Maki (63).  In the Ladies’ Open/Advanced division Allie Robles and Rianne Hamilton were tied after 27 holes at 76 strokes apiece.  The title was decided with a 90-foot CTP throw.  Rianne tossed it to within 5 feet of the basket, but then Allie threw within 3 feet for the win!

John Maki won the Men’s Intermediate/Recreational title with a total score of 63, just ahead of Jack Moffett (65) and Alfredo


John Maki (left) and Kevin Rojas

Salazar (66).  The Maki family was also represented by John’s grandson Kevin Rojas, who won the Junior title.  Claire Kinder bested a field of four Ladies in the Intermediate/Recreational division, with her 86 beating second-place Shannon Mendia by 6 throws.

The big winners on Sunday, however, was the Santee Food Bank, which will be receiving a donation of $1,200 thanks to the Mast Park disc golfers.  Players purchased a large number of mulligan/raffle tickets to help support the cause.  Two big supporters were Jennifer and Don Burdette, who were rewarded for their generosity by winning both a mini Innova basket and a portable Innova Traveler.  They must have found a four-leafed clover on Sunday, because the luck rubbed off on Michelle Chambless.  Michelle left before the raffle and had Jennifer hold her tickets and when Michelle’s ticket was pulled Jennifer was there to claim her prize!

The Golden Sombrero Series winds up next weekend with the Mystery Ice Bowl on Saturday and the Balboa Ice Bowl on Sunday.

Junior Division
Player Round 1 Round 2 Total GS Points
Kevin Rojas 59 31 90 10
Aiden Odom 68 31 99 7
Daniel Jordan 72 37 109 5
Luke Jordan 74 36 110 4
Christopher Jordan 104 63 167 3
Ladies’ Intermediate/Recreational Division
Player Round 1 Round 2 Total GS Points
Claire Kinder 53 33 86 14
Shannon Mendia 58 34 92 9
Jennifer Burdette 63 36 99 7
Jeannie Hilley 66 34 100 6
Men’s Intermediate/Recreational Division
Player Round 1 Round 2 Total GS Points
John Maki 41 22 63 53
Jack Moffett 43 22 65 51
Alfredo Salazar 44 22 66 49
Bryan Tucker 46 25 71 41
Joe Sanchez 46 25 71 41
Christopher Leonard 47 25 72 39
Greg Arimura 47 27 74 34
James Sheppard 49 25 74 34
Jeremy Mulyck 47 27 74 34
Undray Johnson 47 28 75 32
Zach J 45 30 75 32
Tito Mendia 50 26 76 29
Dean Velasco 50 27 77 26
Hunter Morris 45 32 77 26
Victor Andrade 50 27 77 26
Ian Eells 52 26 78 24
Ramon Carter 48 31 79 23
No Name 56 28 84 18
Steve Jantz 57 27 84 18
Tyler Lowe 55 29 84 18
JeanPaul Jordan 53 32 85 16
Matt Jantz 57 28 85 16
Hunter Mannix 64 22 86 14
Collin Morris 58 30 88 13
Martin White 58 31 89 12
Michael Sloan 60 30 90 10
John Butterfield 46 DNF 999 2
Ladies’ Open/Advanced Division
Player Round 1 Round 2 Total GS Points
Allie Robles 49 27 76 29
Rianne Hamilton 49 27 76 29
Michelle Chambless 52 29 81 21
Men’s Open/Advanced Division
Player Round 1 Round 2 Total GS Points
Jason Fitzgerald 38 19 57 56
Jerry Jones 39 23 62 55
Jonathan Maki 40 23 63 53
Gage Sisco 43 22 65 51
Curtis Barnes 45 21 66 49
Derek Bisson 44 24 68 48
Chet Morse 46 24 70 45
Dean Porter 45 25 70 45
Don Burdette 44 26 70 45
James Barnes 47 24 71 41
Mike Lamb 47 24 71 41
Keith Conrad 48 24 72 39
Mason Hamilton 47 26 73 38
Patrick Franklin 45 29 74 34
Brandon Flores 49 29 78 24
Michael Slager 52 28 80 22