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.