11th Annual Denver Classic

Update2 Aug14, 2024: 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. mattcdsa@gmail.com 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.

Innova Discs
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, 2024.

Here is the current schedule as of now.

Friday, August 15, 2024 6:00pm: Disc Golf clinic given by 4 time Colorado State Champion Joe Rovere at Green Valley Ranch DGC

Saturday, August 16, 2024 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, 2024 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 mattcdsa@gmail.com with any questions.

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

11thDC Update1 August 11, 2024

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. mattcdsa@gmail.com

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 mattcdsa@gmail.com 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