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12th Annual Denver Classic

Here is the DG Scene Page with ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Here is the CDSA Event page with more information and updates.


Due to lack of interest, I will be dialing back the 12th Denver Classic a bit.

There will not be in separate pools anymore and the tournament will now max out at 90 players.

We will not be having a mandatory meeting on Friday night. Player check-in will be Saturday morning as usual. We will be playing the regular 18 at Badlands Saturday morning. Then lunch will be served at the pavilion by tee 1 on the badlands regular course. The second round will be on 18 holes on the new course, behind the ball fields. Sunday will still be 27 holes using as much of the classic Blair Witch back 9 as possible. Tee times or shotgun start is still TBD.

We will still have the Putting Content, CTP awards, Ace Pool and lunch will be served for everyone at the Pavilion on Saturday afternoon between the first two rounds. There will be a putting contest happening throughout the weekend at the practice baskets by the pavilion on Badlands normal course. Best score recorded throughout the weekend will get cash prizes for every division entered. Possible putting contest playoffs just before award ceremony if necessary. Make sure to sign up for putting contest during online registration!

Tournament Central Saturday Morning: Pavilion by Tee 1 & 4 on Badlands Classic course
Tournament Central Saturday Afternoon: End of Parking lot by Tee 4 on New Course
Tournament Central Sunday Morning: Pavilion by Tee 1 & 4 on Badlands Classic course

Friday 5pm doubles on Badlands regular 18. NO PARKING BY BALL FIELDS! (There is a baseball event happening Friday evening by new course.)
Saturday 8am-9:15a Player check-in
Saturday 9:30am Mandatory Players meeting
Saturday 10:15a Round 1 shotgun start on Badlands regular course
AFTER 1st Round, turn in scorecard to TC at pavilion on regular course.
Saturday approx 1:30pm Lunch for everyone at the Pavilion
After Lunch Saturday, TC will be down at end of parking lot by tee 4 on new course.
Saturday 3pm Round 2 shotgun start on new course
After 2nd round, turn in scorecard at TC at end of parking lot by tee 4 on new course.
Saturday Night Players Party
Sunday TC at pavilion on regular course.
Sunday Round 3: Shotgun or Tee Times TBD (depending on registration numbers)
Sunday approx 3pm Awards Ceremony
ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY! No day-of registrations. PDGA Membership must be current, or pay the $10 Temp fee DURING registration, except for all junior divisions.

Players packs to all amateurs:
100% + pro payout with added cash
CTP Awards for all divisions
Ace Pool $3 (one for each round)
Lunch Provided for everyone including pros on Saturday between rounds at pavilion.
Hopefully Players Party at Lodos Bar and Grill SATURDAY Night.

There will be an optional $3 Ace Pool during registration. One dollar for each round. If someone hits an ace during the first round, they get or split 1/3 of the total pool if multiple people hit an ace. If someone hits an ace during the second round they get or split 1/3 of total pool. The third round is also 1/3 of total pool. If nobody hits an ace in the first round but there is an ace in the second round, they get or split 2/3 of the total pool. If nobody hits an ace during first two rounds but there is an ace during third round, they get or split the total ace pool. If nobody hits an ace during any round, there will be a CTP throw off for the entire ace pool just before awards on Sunday afternoon.
We will need volunteers who are not playing the tournament to help make everything go smooth. We will need help with water distribution, spotters and scoring help. Please contact Tournament Director Matt James if you are interested in helping volunteer or have any questions or comments. 720-837-3474
A Place 4 Me Fundraiser Tournament

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Fundraiser disc golf tournament for A Place 4 Me, the first of its kind activity center/pre-school play place for sensory deficit children, right in Arvada. This tournament is focused on family fun, raising funds for and exposure of A Place 4 Me and the sport of disc golf, not points, ratings or serious competition.

This one-day tournament is playing two rounds on the recently re-designed Johnny Roberts disc golf course in Arvada. First round is a pro/am doubles with shared score and the second round is normal singles play in regular divisions. In addition to the fun tournament with CTP’s, Mulligans and an ace pool, there will also be a raffle and putting contest as well.

Sunday, October 19, 2019

Johnny Roberts DGC


1st round: Pro/Am Doubles: Best player partnered with youngest/worst player, then second best partnered with second youngest/worst and so on, based on ratings and/or experience. Team score is shared and marked as both players first round total. Front nine holes will be best shot and the back nine holes will be worst shot. All detailed on each scorecard.

2nd Round: Normal singles play by division, with possibly separate mando’s for pro and advanced players.

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$15 Under 16 years old

$25 Age 16 and Over

Half of entry fees will go to tournament, half will go straight to charity.

Ace Pool: $2 one dollar for each round, 100% payout. If ace is hit first round, they get or split half the ace pool. If no ace hit first round, then second rounds gets or splits entire ace pool. If ace only hit first round and not second, there will be a CTP for the second half of pool.

CTP Awards: (Closest to the Pin) Hopefully multiple CTP’s based on sponsorship

Mulligans: $1 each, all money going to charity. Purchased before or even during rounds, based on honor system.

Putting Contest: $5 (Three dollars to charity, $2 for Putting award(s)). Three stations, maybe multiple divisions based on registration, most points wins.

Awards for top 30% or so in all divisions.

Raffle with all money going to charity.

Event is supported by Canadian Online Casino Maple Leaf
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11th Annual Denver Classic

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Update Aug14, 2019 : I have called everyone who registered but the Joe Rovere clinic has been cancelled. he is hurt and needs an MRI. I really apologize. We will be selling some of the custom 11th Denver Classic tournament stamped discs as fundraisers. All monies will go back into the tournament. We also will be having a raffle with some of the nicest custom stamped discs as well as polos, discs, etc.

Conrad Meyer will be shooting professional pictures of EVERYONE, the first round at GVR on Saturday and also the Sunday round at Badlands. He is making prints of the first round pics for all the amateurs, as part of their players package. Matt the TD will have those when you turn in your card after Sunday’s round. The Pro’s can purchase their print for $10.

There are special tournament fundraiser discs sponsored by Victor Malafronte, PDGA #002. That’s right, Ed Headrick was #001, and Victor #002 is helping out our tournament! However I don’t want to publicize what these special frisbee’s are. So please email me if you are interested in a very special adults only fundraiser discs that’s really a steal at $40 each. So remember to bring some cash with you to this tournament for some extra goodies!

The summer BADCO classic is back and this time we are focusing on making this tournament accessible to beginners, ladies and juniors. We will have discounted entry fees, a beginners clinic with 4 time Colorado State Champion Joe Rovere Friday Night as well as different course layouts for beginners, ladies and junior divisions. We will be using the Green Valley Ranch course near 40th and Tower Road by the airport on Saturday and then the Badlands course at Camenisch Park on Sunday. Green Valley Ranch is a great new course that will have plenty Out-of-Bounds areas to challenge the experienced players, but open enough to not intimidate beginners, ladies and juniors. Players packages for all amateur divisions will include at least a custom tournament stamped disc and a personal professional photograph by Conrad Meyer.

Online Registration is available here.

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B.C. Surf and Sport
Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District
Lil Ceasars Pizza

IMPORTANT NOTE: We can’t have any money change hands at the Green Valley Ranch course as part of the park regulations. Therefor we will not have ANY day-of registrations at all! Please register for your division and any Ace Pool, WFDF Accuracy Contest and Clinic options through the Online Registration before the cutoff midnight 11:59pm Wednesday August 13, 2019.

Here is the current schedule as of now.

Friday, August 15, 2019 6:00pm: Disc Golf clinic given by 4 time Colorado State Champion Joe Rovere at Green Valley Ranch DGC

Saturday, August 16, 2019 8:00am: 1st and 2nd Rounds of 18 holes each round at Green Valley Ranch DGC with lunch break in between. There are a lot of restaurants close by around 35th and Tower Road.

Sunday, August 17, 2019 9:00am: 3rd Round of 27 holes at the Badlands DGC at Camenisch Park.

We will be enhancing the frisbee fun of a tournament with a separate Accuracy competition setup to WFDF standards using Zephyr discs that we will provide. We will probably have a Safari Final9 for those divisions that want to play it, which is a huge course setup for gigantic big throws, like tee 4 to basket 7 at Badlands for example. Feel free to leave a comment below or email with any questions.

Here is the PDGA Event page with registered players and results.

11thDC Update1 August 11, 2019

We still have 29 spots available. There can’t be any money exchanged at the GVR course because of park rules. Therefor we will not do any day-of registrations, even for Ace Pool or WFDF Accuracy. So please make sure to get registered online before the cutoff this coming Wednesday, August 13 at 11:59pm.

We could use some spotter volunteers. At the Green Valley Ranch course they would be more traffic cops for some cross over holes. However at Badlands we could use up to 10 people to help spot where discs go in the woods and keep the flow going, instead of players taking time to look for lost discs. Please email me if you are interested in helping out.

THE DOUBLES ON FRIDAY EVENING IS CANCELLED. I couldn’t justify the $260 permit the Denver wanted just for doubles and we only have 8 people registered for the Joe Rovere clinic. So please feel free to practice the courses on your own throughout the week.

The Ace pool is $3 for three rounds. Basically one pool for each round. If someone hits an ace in the first round, they get one third of the ace pool. If nobody hits one in the first round, that third of the ace pool will push to the second round and then push to third round if not hit in the second round. I’m guessing we may have aces at least one of the first two rounds, if not both. If we are left with only one third of the original ace pool for Sunday, we will probably open it to all players who want in at Badlands. If nobody hits an ace in the first two rounds and those two-thirds of the ace pool end up pushing into Sunday, then to be fair we will not open the ace pool to anyone except those who registered for all 3 rounds ace pool online.

If you have registered already but did not select the ace pool or WFDF Accuracy and decided that you want in, please email me at and we can work out how to pay me through PayPal before the event.

I have setup the junior/rec course at the GVR course. There are four holes with separate tees for the junior/rec divisions that will help course flow. 2: 129ft 8: 270ft 9: 250ft 17: 198ft They’re shorter but still challenging. So basically the Green Valley Ranch course is all set for the tournament. There might be a mando on hole 18.

Badlands baskets are currently setup for the tournament except for holes 3-5 in the Blair Witch. We are modifying the layout so we don’t have to go down to the wetness around old BW hole 5. Still working on how many holes will be modified at the Badlands for the junior/rec divisions. However we will indeed be using the separate pro tee’s for holes 12 and 17 at Badlands for the pro and advanced divisions.

There will be course maps coming soon. Generally for pro and advanced divisions, all sidewalks and beyond will be OB at the GVR course. Holes 13 & 14 have a cement ditch which is the same OB and beyond. Tried to mark the corner on 14 but need bigger flags. Hole 2 will be a mando around the left of the tennis courts from everyone. Badlands doesn’t really have OB except the fence line to the west along hole 4 and the south along holes 8-11. Obviously the lakes and running water at Badlands will be OB.

We will be having an additional fun frisbee event, the WFDF Accuracy setup. Each player uses 4 zephyr discs from 7 different stations with different angles ranging from 44 to 103 feet. Playing with Zephyr discs we are providing, you get one point for every disc though the 5’x5′ target. This probably won’t be setup until Saturday morning, but we’ll have it available on Sunday at Badlands too, for those who didn’t register for it online and want to play.

More info later. Feel free to email or call me with questions.
Matt James
11th Denver Classic Tournament Director
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2019 BADCO Trilogy Challenge

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companies, 3 new discs, 1 unforgettable experience!

May 31, 2019 9am at the Green Valley Ranch course.

Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64°, and West side Discs are excited to present this brand new event! Our goal is to gain better visibility of the sport and to get more new players involved. The great thing about the Trilogy Challenge is players get everything they need to play disc golf for only $30!

Players are only allowed to use the three discs they receive in their player pack and if they lose a disc during the round, they must finish the round without it. The Trilogy Challenge is a worldwide event from May 31st to August 22nd that concludes with the Trilogy öppet in Emporia, Kansas on August 23rd-24th.



2019 Trilogy Challenge photo

2019 BADCO Doubles Ace Race

2019 BADCO Doubles Ace Race

Two people work as a team to hit one ace per hole, for two grand prizes.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am check in 9:00 am

Random Draw Doubles – $25.00 per person

(Players Package: 2 disc, 1 mini, 2 reusable score cards 1cozy and 2 tumblers).

Accuracy contest: 3throws for $ 5 all cash goes to winner.

Distance contest: 3throws for $ 5 all cash goes to winner.

Mulligan $ 3each or 2 for $ 5 (this event)

Here is a link to the 2019 Dis-craft Ace Race Players Package info.

Green Valley Ranch Disc Golf Course Located @ 40th and Lisbon (Take I-70 to Tower Road, take Tower Road to 38th St, take a right at 38th St. go east until street ends at Himalaya. Take a left go to stop sign at 40th St. turn right on 40th St. to Kirk St. Take Kirk St. to 42nd St. Turn left on 42nd St. Turn left at second driveway. First tee to your right
For more info: call 303-808-6776 or email

Here is a link to the Dis-craft Ace Race Homepage with lots of info.

Here is a link to the Online Registration.

Format: Two rounds of 18 holes, one throw per hole per player.

Course layout: Holes are generally between 180 and 250 feet (55 to 75 meters).

Entry fee: $25

Player package: Guaranteed to be at least twice the value of your entry fee! The 2019 player pack included two identical Dis-craft prototype discs made especially for Ace Race, plus a SuperColor mini, sunglasses, a sticker and a sweet water bottle for every player. More than a $50 value!

Rules of play: Players are required to use the player package discs, and only these discs. If a disc is lost, the player has the option of using the second disc from the package. Only one throw per player per hole. All players should have their own scorecards and mark “A” for aces (a hole-in-one) and “M” for holes on which they hit metal.

After all players in the group have thrown, discs are picked up and the group moves directly to the next tee. Players keep their scorecards for round two, using the next line on the card to record the round. The player with the most aces after 36 holes is declared the winner. In case of ties, the number of metal hits is used as a tie breaker. If a tie persists, a closest to the pin contest is then used to determine the event winner.

Note: Double Ace Race in full as of today. 9/4/2019 thanks to all who signed up.

10th Annual Denver Classic


10th Annual Denver Classic July 6th & 7th, 2019 Presented by Black Ace Disc Company and the BADCO Disc Golf Club

Badlands DGC / Camenisch Park Federal Heights, CO Tournament Headquarters at the pavilion by tee 1. Lakewood Dry Gulch Disc Golf Course Denver, CO Tournament Headquarters Tent near parking lot by tee 1. Previously known as Paco Sanchez park, just re-opened May 2019.

100% Pro Payout (minus fees) Reduced Women’s entry fee’s Player package to first 60 registered, amateur divisions only. Lunch provided both days: Saturday sponsored by Little Ceasars, Sunday sponsored by Badco disc golf club. Juniors prizes sponsored by BC Surf & Sport. Ace Pool $3.00 – $1 per round, for 3 individual ace pools. If not hit, each round rolls into next.


Please help support our sponsors that support this event: Badco Disc Golf Club, Black Ace Disc Company, Innova Disc Golf, Hyland Hills Park & Recreation District, Water World, Adventure Golf, BC Surf & Sport, Phenix Disc Sports, Little Caesars Pizza, Great Divide Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Fate Brewery, IECRM, Ice Center at Promenade



NOTE: Pre-registration required. There will be an ONSITE DAY-OF LATE REGISTRATION FEE of $5.00. Field limited to 105 players. All divisions except Juniors are required to be a paid PDGA member in current standing or pay a $10.00 temp fee. Bring your PDGA card. Mail-in registration deadline to be received by July 1, 2019.


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History of Thunder Mountain
April 6, 2019 Leave a comment

In the early 2000’s Badco Disc Golf Club was asked to do a Disc Golf demo for a local Motorcycle club.The Iron Pony Express is a sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Village Easter Seals of Colorado, Empire Colorado. So we went to Greeley Colorado for the Iron Pony Express motorcycle Rally. A week later we were asked to come out to the camp in Empire to meet with the Camp director about a possible disc golf course.

The Roxy Mountain Village is located at exit 232, I- 70 and us 40 the Winter Park exit, South side of I-70. It is 180 acres nestled up against the mountain. The camp is a retreat for variety of group the main group being physically challenged kids. The camp has the normal things like biking, hiking fishing, tennis, basketball,softball and back riding. it’s also a summer camp for kids from all over the state. We were asked to design and construct a disc golf course, which we jump at the chance.

We spent the first year clearing out trees to make a fairway you can ask Mike Webster about that. Our first targets were made of 4×4 post which Jeff and Tim Panis help to construct. The second year we held the Worlds Biggest. We borrowed temporary basket from the Prolifere. At this time the Apple wood course was closed and I bought the baskets and put them on the course. We made up chains pole for the rest of the course and started having tournament to raise money for more baskets. Several years went by and we had baskets on 27 hole and 1 practice basket.

I mean great disc golf, live bands, food, drink, lodging and camping. It was a great place to play disc golf and enjoy the outdoors. We raised money for the camp and all was good. In order to play the course all you had to do was go to the main lodge sign in and give a small donation and play the best disc golf you could imagine. The rules were simple, No smoking, no alcohol on the course, pack in your trash and pack it out, the normal stuff. Two restrooms were provide with running water (can’t get that at a public park).

Here is a link to the 2019 Thunder Mountain event page on CDSA Website with PDF mail-in registration form.

Ronnie D. Ross

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July 14, 2019 Leave a comment


COMMENT: Thanks!

by chainman13 on Jul 16, 2019 – 07:38 PM

Hey guys thanks for a great time! This was my first tourney and you can bet to see me at many more. I am hooked for sure, I just started playing in March and to place in my first go round I was really happy. Being my first time I would like to say that I met some really cool people last weekend and look forward to discin’ with you all again!!!

Jason Gibbs
BADCO News, Rules and Courtesy, Tournaments
Permits for Events
November 22, 2019 Leave a comment

BY Chainz

I don’t know if everyone realizes it or not, but whenever you hold an event at a disc golf course in a public park you need to get the proper permit.
If you don’t, you are putting the course at risk of being pulled !

These courses are hard enough to get and to get them paid for.

So no matter whether it is a tournament or a fundraiser or a charity event you do need to follow park rules.
Most times if you tell the park that it is for charity it may not cost you anything.

I know that if you call Ronnie when you are putting on an event at Badlands, White Hawk, Paco, or any of the other Badco courses he will help you get what you need and will try to get it at no cost.

So, in conclusion please help us to maintain a good relationship with Parks and Rec.
Do things the right way and everyone will benefit.

Welcome to Badco’s Adventure ..In the coming moments I will attempt to walk you thru ten years of badco history.

The story starts with two guy’s working on street lights in Pueblo Colo- Ronnie Ross And Brett Marshall.

We were aproached by some nice locals and asked if we wanted to play some golf thinking that they meant the traditional kind. We laughed and said we don’t play golf.
They then explained to us that this was a different kind of golf and we would love it. We decided to give it a go and off we went, From that point on, we were hooked.
That same summer, we attended the Worlds Biggest Disc golf Weekend at Ruby Hill.

We had been looking for a club to join for quite some time but could not get anyone to talk to us or to take us serious.
So, we decided along with 2 other freinds, Desean Brown and Bill Askew, to start our own club and we would name it BADCO !

We were the butt of many jokes for the first year. But then we built and designed Badlands Disc Golf Course. People were playing the course before we could even get the last basket in the ground.

After that we went on to build and design many other courses like Badlands South, White Hawk, Easter Seals (Thunder Mtn.) and our latest Pacos Gulch, We also had a part in Aurora’s Edge…If the truth be told! And we donated all the Chains and Poles for Golden High School’s Course which was built and designed by Badco member Monty Kozlowitz and his student body.

We have been on TV many times and have gotten the word out about disc golf to 1000’s of people.

It now appears that some have followed in our foot steps and have begun to do the very things we were told couldn’t be done. Like putting a Disc Golf Course in Open Space Areas or getting the City of Denver to put a course in, which no one else could do. But WE did it!!

We will not stop, we will not be told what we can and can not do, if we had listened to all the nay-stayers, we would not be where we are today.

We continue to expand on the courses we have already built and work on getting more courses in. We believe that we can make Disc Golf just as viable as any other sport there is. On top of all this, we have worked with many charities and youth programs such as Third Way Youth Center , Girl Scouts of America, Church groups and many others. So….. in closing, let me first say thank you to all that have helped BADCO accomplish these things over the years. You are the elite!

BADCO Basic Average Discer club founded in May of 1998 by Ronnie Ross, Brett Marshall, Desean Brown and Bill Askew for the purpose of promoting disc golf in the Denver area.
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