Birdies Abound at Murrieta Ice Bowl

Murrieta playersSixty players hit the course at Mountain Pride Park in Murrieta on Saturday for the 4th Annual Murrieta Ice Bowl, benefitting St. Martha’s Pantry.  Glenn and Maxine Duncan and their crew of volunteers put on a great event, including pizza and beverages for players as they completed their rounds.  Much appreciated!

The players were obviously dialed in on the “short tee to short basket” layout, but no doubt the mulligans were also flying as twelve players completed the


Murrieta Ice Bowl Champ Brad Smissen

18-hole round with scores of 36 (that’s 18-under for you math-averse folks).  Those twelve settled the question of overall champion with a dozen-player CTP contest from the parking lot, with Brad Smissen having the closest shot to walk away with the beautiful snowflake trophy.


Next stop on the Golden Sombrero Series is the senior event on the circuit, the Ice Bowl in Paradise at Chavez Ridge.  Chavez is a non-mulligan event with a large field, many of whom are not regular Golden Sombrero participants, so we once again may see come shake-up in the standings.  Also coming up is the Sycuan Ice Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 24th, which still has some spots open.  Grab’em quick!

Full Results:

Place Name Score

Brad Smissen

T2 A.J. Risley 36
T2 Aaron Cribbes 36
T2 Bob McGee 36
T2 Connor Duncan 36
T2 Frank Bryant 36
T2 Jayson Young 36
T2 Jim Lane 36
T2 John Greer 36
T2 Kris Kiler 36
T2 Mike Lamb 36
T2 Ryan Boggs 36
T13 Bill Maury-Holmes 37
T13 Ryan Mistak 37
T13 Suzette Simmons 37
16 Eric Ducharme 38
T17 Mark Verocchi 40
T17 Tom Greer 40
T19 Aubrey Daniels 41
T19 Dustin Crellin 41
21 Allen Risley 42
T22 Brandon McKinley 43
T22 Cris Johnson 43
T22 Dan Hoffhines 43
25 Eric Little 44
26 Robert McHenry 45
27 Adam Kittell 46
T28 Eddie Bisby 47
T28 Greg Arimura 47
T28 Logan Mason 47
T28 Steve Downs 47
T32 John Clemmons 48
T32 Tim Caldwell 48
T34 Dan Boe 49
T34 Joel Maury-Holmes 49
T34 Ray Smith 49
T34 Thomas Hamblin 49
T38 Andrew Ellis 50
T38 Chris Smith 50
T38 Hayden Lovett 50
T38 Jerry Newey 50
T38 Marty Bratcher 50
T38 Travis Giffin 50
T44 Mike Herrera 51
T44 Ted Manthey 51
46 Barry Joyner 52
47 Rob Gouvion 53
48 Brian Poetschlag 54
T49 Glenn Duncan 55
T49 Joe Geddes 55
T51 Andrew Stark 56
T51 Rick Stark 56
T53 Brian Gubrud 58
T53 Ron Krippner 58
55 Joey Geddes 59
56 Kalani Oar 60
57 Monique Escalera 63
58 Jim Westby 64
59 Christina Rothfus 76
60 Eli Kittell 83

Suzette Captures the Redlands Ice Bowl!

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Bill Maury-Holmes congratulates winner Suzette Simons

Another beautiful day in sunny SoCal, the same kind that convinces folks from the Midwest that what they see on the Rose Bowl broadcast must be the dream. Go west young people! Clear blue skies and ample winter sun prevailed even if we thin-blooded locals thought it on the brisk side. But, hey, no wimps, no whiners…

To ring in the SoCal disc golf New Year 43 good souls partook of the 9th Annual Redlands Ice Bowl at Ford Park, flinging plastic and raising money for Redlands Family Service Association. As always it was a birdie hunt with lots of good-natured ribbing spurring players to re-putt “for the children.” Never has tin-cupping been for such a good cause.

She called it boldly in the week prior and Suzette Simons followed through with the necessary skill to win.   This again kept the coveted Redlands Ice Bowl trophy in the Inland Empire and also led to Suzette claiming her bag of oranges. Maintaining the established standard, Suzette was able to run seventeen birdies and get the ace to boot. -18s abounded as seven folks accomplished that but couldn’t match Suzette.

In the “Metal o Nada” round Greg “Cheeky” Arimura hit metal twice and took the game-within-a game.

Most significantly, we will be gratefully presenting Redlands Family Service Association with $705 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 7th of January in 2017!

Bill, Samuel and Joel Maury-Holmes, Co-Tournament Directors

Results and Stats:

     Name              Score  Points
1.   Suzette Simons     -19     42
T2.  Arfan Dean         -18     35
     Joaquin Enciso     -18     35
     Jacob Newey        -18     35
     Allen Risley       -18     35
     A.J. Risley        -18     35
     Jeremiah Sander    -18     35
     Mark Verrochi      -18     35
T9.  Eric Ducharme      -17     33
     Danny Zwolenski    -17     33
T11. Joey Loepke        -16     30
     Cory Marsteller    -16     30
     Darren Mercer      -16     30
T14. Adam Aviles        -15     28
     Lance Warren       -15     28
T16. Thomas Hamblin     -14     24
     Ted Manthey        -14     24
     Chad Nichter       -14     24
     Andrew Rivera      -14     24
T20. Eric Audet         -13     22
     Steven Gerrald     -13     22
T22. Greg Arimura       -12     20
     George Loepke      -12     20
T24. James Bennett      -11     16
     Chris Horn         -11     16
     Anthony Suarez     -11     16
     Travis Tarbino     -11     16
28.  Jerry Rodriguez    -10     15
29.  Brian S.            -9     14
30.  Kevin Shaw          -8     13
31.  Joel Maury-Holmes   -7     12
T32. Brent Higham        -6     10
     Rick Walters        -6     10
T34. Jorge Enciso        -5      8
     Robert Shepherd     -5      8
T36. John Anderson       -4      5
     Greg Hanlon         -4      5
     Daniel Raya         -4      5
39.  Giovanni Aparicio   -3      4
40.  Christian Anderson   E      3
41.  Madison Mettler      6      2
42.  Kevin Beath (righty) 7      1
43.  Izaya Horn-Trevino  33      0

“Metal o Nada” Results:

  1. Greg Arimura 2 points (two hits)


  • Joaquin Enciso (Hole #6, 176’)
  • Suzette Simons (Hole #6, 176’)
  • Andrew Rivera (Hole #3, 110’)
  • Jerry Rodriguez (Hole #9, 221’)

High Temperature: Average of 54 degrees. As we started it was 40 degrees but it quickly warmed up and reached a high of 65 degrees as we concluded.

Precipitation: As is most common for us, absolutely none whatsoever.

Resources donated to Redlands Family Service Association: $705

9th Annual Redlands Ice Bowl field

9th Annual Redlands Ice Bowl field