The 2009 Helicopter line Queenstown Classic & the Paradise Plates
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The 2009 Helicopter line Queenstown Classic & the Paradise Plates
March 7 & 8 2009

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This year TD James Smithells chose to switch the order of these two great Queenstown events, Saturday it was The Classic in the gardens and Sunday saw everyone an hour north of Queenstown at the stunning Paradise Trust property in Glenorchy for the Paradise Plates.

Queenstown Gardens would undoubtedly be the busiest Disc Golf course in the country. On a warm summers evening after the 5 o’clock hooter goes off you just about have to book a tee time. We can see that Casual Disc Golf really takes off when there is a proper basketed course in New Zealand and we can only hope that - as we are finally seeing some progress in proper courses (see story on recent new additions to NZ Disc Golf Courses) - we see more of those casual players taking the plunge into the world of competitive Disc Golf.

Saturday morning saw 35 players - less than half of them locals - listening intently to the TD’s players briefing before heading to the course.

It was perfect conditions for Disc Golf and at the end of the day Auckland golfer Simon Feasey had set a new tournament course record of 41 and a combined two round total of just 84. Brilliant! Penny Jackson took out the Woman’s title, Sammy Neilson the Masters, Bob [GM] Gentil the Grand Masters in a play off with Neil Hardey and Nigel Barnwell the Ultrastar division.

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Sunday saw overcast weather for the Paradise Plates event, but still great for Disc Golf. With tee-off timing often being an issue at the Plates, things got very tight for some of the out-of-towners who had planes to catch. Some quick juggling fortunately saw most players completing their round for Tour Points.

And this completed a thoroughly enjoyable time had by all in the majesty of the Southern Alps setting.

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Pictures

Check out awesome pics from previous Queenstown tournaments: 2017 New Zealand National Championships | 2016 Tucker Beach | 2016 Wakatipu Summer Disc Golf Tournaments | 2015 Wakatipu Disc Golf Championships | 2014 Tucker Beach Inaugural | 2014 Wakatipu Disc Golf Championships | 2013 Wakatipu Disc Golf Championships | 2012 Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic and Dart River Safaris Paradise Plates | 2011 16th Annual 'Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic' & Dart River Safaris Paradise Plates, 2010 15th Annual 'Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic' & Dart River Safaris Paradise Plates | 2009 14th Annual 'Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic' & Dart River Safaris Paradise Plates | 2005 Queenstown Classic

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TD James Smithells welcomes players to the Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic.

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Wanaka’s Martin Galley, the GM, Kyle Murray from Invercargill and Chris Conger from the States ready to get underway on Tee #1.

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Martin Galley lines up a flick on hole #17 with Queenstown as the bask drop.

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Kyle Murray puts in an effort on hole #8 in the Gardens.

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Pete Crowther from Christchurch tees hole 18.

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The top group on the Saturday afternoon. Neil Hardey on the tee watched intently by Ken Jarvis, Simon Feasey and Mario Cerniar.

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TD James and Robyn Agnew dish out the prizes as Saturday draws to an end.

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Lost in the woods at Paradise. Auckland’s Simon Feasey, along with the Christchurch crew of Mario Cerniar, Neil Gardner and Dave Sanders.

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The Paradise doubles parings of Ken Jarvis and Devon Parker, Neil Hardey and Sammy Neilson and Gareth Dykes and Kyle Murray take time out in the sun.

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The greenkeeper's work was on display as Invercargill’s Kyle Murray putts out at Paradise.

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Bright discs were the order of the day as with the long grass it was easy to loose sight.

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It should be so simple. The gap's this wide demonstrates Neil Gardner as Dave, Simon and Mario look on.

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Uan Sijkerbosh tee’s from the hillside as Gareth Dykes and Russell look on.

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Gareth Dykes heading for home. The only flat open hole on the course, plus it had a basket!

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The home fires were burning as Kyle Murray heads for the wigwam and home time.

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Queenstown Gardens
Open
Rd 1
Rd 2
Total
1
Simon Feasey
43
41
84
2
Ken Jarvis
45
46
91
3
Mario Cerniar
49
50
99
4
Uan Spijkerbosch
53
56
109
5
Scott Watwood
56
53
109
6
Jim Hemingway
55
56
111
7
Petr Vacek
57
55
112
7
Kyle Murray
53
59
112
9
Jarrot Rusty
57
58
115
10
Chris Conger
60
57
117
11
Damian Green
59
59
118
12
Elias Lilo
62
57
119
12
Brad Pejril
56
63
119
14
James Long
57
63
120
15
Gareth Dykes
62
63
125
16
Jesse Wheeler
65
65
130
17
Fraser Campbell
70
65
135
18
Matt Tilley
65
72
137
19
Shaun Dalton
67
97
164
Women
1
Penny Jackson
57
63
120
2
Roobie Ward
57
64
121
3
Melissa Tremblay
66
68
134
4
Robyn Agnew
74
70
144
Masters
1
Sammy Neilson
58
50
108
2
Keith Woody Inwood
55
55
110
3
Martin Galley
56
62
118
Grand Masters
1
Bob Gentil (after shootout)
51
56
107
2
Neil Hardey
50
57
107
3
James Smithells
55
57
112
4
Peter Crowther
52
61
113
Putters/Ultrastar
1
Nigel Barnwell
54
55
109
2
Dave Sanders
57
55
112
3
Jim Bremster
55
59
114
4
Neil Gardner
60
55
115

 

Paradise Plates
Doubles
1
Simon Feasey & Mario Cerniar
42
After shootout
2
James Smithells & Pete Crowther
42
3
Sammy Neilson & Neil Hardey
45
4
Martin Galley & Uan Spijkerbosch
46
5
Ken Jarvis & Devin Parker
47
6
Nigel Barnwell & Woody Inwood
48
6
Gareth Dykes & Kyle Murray
48
8
Penny Jackson & Roobie Ward
49
9
Neil Gardner & Dave Sanders
51
Singles
1
Ken Jarvis
O
41
2
Simon Feasey
O
45
3
Sammy Neilson
M
47
4
Bob Gentil
GM
49
5
Mario Cerniar
O
50
6
Martin Galley
M
51
7
Keith Woody Inwood
M
53
8
Kyle Murray
O
55
9
Neil Hardey
GM
56
9
Nigel Barnwell
SGM
56
11
Dave Sanders
P
57
11
Uan Sijkerbosch
O
57
13
Penny Jackson
W
58
13
James Smithells
GM
58
15
Neil Gardner
O
59
15
Pete Crowther
GM
59
17
Roobie Ward
W
60
18
Gareth Dykes
O
62
19
Devin Parker
O
63

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