Toronto Island Maple Leaf

Toronto Island Maple Leaf

September 13 and 14, 2014 ~ 4 rounds of Championship Disc Golf

PDGA "A" Tier Event

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The Maple Leaf returned to Toronto Island September 13 and 14 for its 007th edition and took on a distinctively James Bond feel.

Dinner jacket performance jerseys were included in all players packs and the weekend found the baskets shaken, not stirred.

The course, established in 1980 and updated several times since the Worlds were held here in 1987 is located on the 6 mile long island that is a 10 minute ferry ride from the heart of downtown Toronto. Without vehicular traffic, the Island is a paradise just minutes from the hustle and bustle of one of North America's most cosmopolitan urban centers.

A new feature this year was the double-mando hole 15 measuring 266 feet from the Am tee and 300 feet from the Pro tee. Inspired by the #7 Bamboo hole at the USDGC, the Toronto Island version has its 20 foot opening guarded by wooden snow fences for a stereotypical Canadian touch. Intermediate player Ryan McDiarmid from nearby Burlington, Ontario shot the only Ace on any hole this weekend, notching his from the AM tee!

This years tournament attracted 88 players, professional and amateur from five different countries, six Canadian provinces and five U.S. states. Favorable weather conditions on Sunday provided players the opportunity to test the challenging layouts that measured 6,602 feet, par 58 from the Am tees and a whopping 8,282 feet from the par 63 Pro layout.

Most found the course was more than up to the challenge.

The Intermediate Men's division was won by Mark Dron from Calgary, Alberta who held off top card competitors Carl Smith, Pete Chapman and Ben Kurvits who bested Mark in the final round but could not overcome his strong advantage after the first three rounds.

Amateur Women's division was hotly contested by Lana Kelly, Steph Clavel and Jen Brown with only two strokes separating the three going into the final round. Jen came from behind to take first place with the best round shot by any female competitor on this weekend. Clutch performance, Jen!

The Pro Womens division was represented by Holly DeCoste from Halifax, Nova Scotia who cruised to victory all on her own. Holly received a 200% payout for her troubles and declined cash, opting for product payout to retain her amateur status so that she may compete in future Am Worlds competitions.

Advanced Men lived up to their billing as Pros in the making. Jeremy Hoeltke from just across the border in New York State fired a scintillating 984 rated final round of 62 (one under par). His hot round allowed him to leap from fourth place over third round leader Bryan Freese from Manitoba, Steve McNeil and Jay Hartman from south-western Ontario. Justin Everett from Grand Island, N.Y. also shot a sizzling 64 from the long tees to move up into a tie for fourth place. This allowed Justin to qualify for paid PDGA memberships granted to the top four finishers in each Amateur division, courtesy of the Toronto Island Maple Leaf.

Watch for these players to move up in the near future!

Pro Masters featured 12 competitors, and as in the other divisions, leading after three rounds was no guarantee of victory. Local Master Jay Jalonen, who lead for each of the first three rounds heard footsteps from behind coming from Hall of Fame and Toronto Island (GrandMaster) Michael Sullivan. Lurking a few strokes back on the top card were Ontarians Rob Martinek and Simon Newman but they were unable to overcome the superlative shotmaking of Sullivan and Jalonen. Also in the Pro Masters division was recent arrival to Toronto, Svein Atle Hagaseth. Svein Atle was Norwegian champion as recently as five years ago and shot four respectable rounds despite never having laid eyes on the Island course before this weekend.

Jalonen and Sullivan matched each other with 1015 rated third round scores that left Jay with a one stroke advantage going into the final round. Sully continued his mastery of his home course in the final round, shooting a 1000 rated 60 to take the Pro Masters title by three strokes.

Open Men had a field of twenty and cashed the top eight players. Local rising golfer Greg Grootenboer captured eighth with four solid rounds but was edged by Markku Nirkkonen from Finland, Martin Hendel from St. Thomas Ontario, and two-time TIML champ, Brad Schick from Ohio who took fifth place.

As might be expected, the top open card was dominated by the best of the best. With only four strokes separating first to fourth place going into the final round, this championship was not going to be easy to secure. Featuring three of the top seven ranked players in the world, Toronto Island player Kim Scott-Wood was in tough as the only unranked player in the top card. Yet, there he was, more than holding his own with the group of touring pros. His dramatic eagle two on the 543 ft. hole #3 in the final round proved he belonged on the top card but the battle tested experience of the other three touring pros was too much to overcome. Spectacular shotmaking by Ricky Wysocki and Simon Lizotte kept the championship in question right until the final couple of holes before Will Schusterick prevailed, firing a final round 56 (7 under par) to become the 2014 Toronto Island Maple Leaf champion.

A staple of Super-Tour events, we look forward to seeing you next September when we will host the
Eighth Toronto Island Maple Leaf.

2014 "A" Tier

  • Welcome to the seventh Toronto Island Maple Leaf!

  • This September 13 and 14, the TIML returns to Toronto Island.

  • As in previous years, the Pro Men and Women will challenge the Island course with two rounds on Saturday
    and two more rounds on Sunday.

  • New this year, the Advanced Men and Intermediate Men (MA1 and MA2) fields will play three rounds with the top half of each division playing a fourth round of 18 to determine the final standings.

  • Also new this year is the addition of a Pro Grand Masters division. To avoid too many divisions with only a few players, both the Masters and Grand Masters must have a minimum of eight players each.

  • The possibility of a cut in the Amateur Women's division (FW1) will be determined by the number of
    entries in the tournament.

  • The 2014 Toronto Island Maple Leaf will be a qualifier for both the 2015 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship at Milford, Michigan and the prestigious 2015 Maple Hill Open at Leicester, Massachusetts.

  • Remember, only 2014 current PDGA members are eligible to register for the TIML.

  • Registration will open July 1, 2014, but check this site regularly for updates.

    Registration is Closed... the tournament is Full.
    In the event that there are some late cancellations please email the TD to be put on the waitlist at td@timl.ca
    The waitlist will be cleared and finalized no later than Monday September 8.

  • Dave Slater
    Tournament Director
    td@timl.ca
    416 406 2412

Tournament Details

  • Pro Men, Pro Women, and Pro Masters will play four rounds, two on Saturday and two on Sunday.

  • The Amateur divisions will play three rounds with the top half of both MA1 and MA2 playing a
    fourth round to determine final standing.

  • The Pro divisions will include $3,000 cash added to the Pro purse and the Amateur field will play for the traditional trophy awards and the top four finishers in each AM division will receive PDGA memberships for 2015, if they have not won that prize in the same division before.

  • In lieu of the conventional Am payout, all Amateur players will receive a fat players pack and there will be
    awards for the top four in each division.

  • Lunches with be included for both Saturday and Sunday.

Registration Info

Registration is Closed... the tournament is Full.
In the event that there are some late cancellations please email the TD to be put on the waitlist at td@timl.ca
The waitlist will be cleared and finalized no later than Monday September 8.

  • All players must be PDGA current members to register for this PDGA sanctioned "A Tier" event.

  • All non-current ODSA members add $8.00

  • MPO, FPO and MPM $100.00

  • MA1,FW1 and MA2 $60.00

  • All Players indicate shirt size from XS to 4XL

  • To ensure tournament shirt delivery in time for the event, registration must be received by August 22.

Tournament Schedule (all times approximate)

Saturday September 13

08:00-09:45 Check-In
10:00 Players Meeting
10:30 Start Round 1
Long Tees -MPO,MPM
Short Tees-FPO,FW1,AM1,AM2
13:30-14:30 Break for Lunch
15:00 Start Round 2
Long Tees –MPO,FPO,MPM,AM1
Short Tees-FW1,AM2
18:00 Update Day One Scores
19:00 Wards Island Ferry for the early to bed crowd

Sunday September 14

09:00 Check-In/Players Meeting
Will advise course changes
especially Island Hole 15
09:30 Round 3 Starts
All Divisions play Short Tees
Final Round for FW1 and AM1 and AM2
who miss the cut.
12:30-13:30 Break for Lunch
14:00 Final Round start for
MPO, FPO, MPM from the Long Tees
and the top half of the AM field will
play their final round from the Short tees.
17:00 Update Scores (settle any ties)
18:00 Awards and Closing Ceremonies, (CTP, and Raffle draw)
19:00 Wards Island ferry (and Lake disc toss)

Toronto Island Disc Golf Course

Toronto Island Disc Golf Map
Course Map - PDF Download

Distances

Hole Am Pro
1 319 576
2 322 357
3 353 543
4 330 358
5 267 325
6 506 614
7 304 382
8 541 656
9 273 325
Hole Am Pro
10 393 518
11 328 393
12 405 530
13 470 532
14 429 532
15 266 300
16 534 606
17 296 391
18 258 320

Toronto Island Maple Leaf History


2014 TIML Winners

MPO
1) Will Schusterick
2) Simon Lizotte
3) Ricky Wysocki
4) Kim Scott-Wood
MPM
1) Michael Sullivan
2) Jason Jalonen
3) Robert Martinek
4) Simon Newman
FPO
1) Holly DeCoste

 

FW1
1) Jen Brown
2) Steph Clavel
3) Lana Kelly
MA1
1) Jeremy Hoeltke
2) Bryan Freese
3) Steve McNeil
T-4) Justin Everett
T-4) Jay Hartman
MA2
1) Mark Dron
2) Carl Smith
T-3) Pete Chapman
T-3) Ben Kurvits

2013 TIML Winners

MPO
1) Brad Schick
2) Avery Jenkins
3) Martin Hendel
4) Paul Ulibarri
MPM
1) Simon Newman
2) Michael Sullivan
3) Jason Jalonen
4) Robert Martinek
FPO
1) Erica Johnson
2) Jessica Chartrand

 

FW1
1) Helen Morlock
2) Stephanie Clavell
MA1
1) Chris Ozolins
2) Bramm Happner
3) Andrew Beattie
4) Mike Masters
MA2
1) Jurijs Zukovs
2) Adam Gowland
3) Sean Veitch
4) Carl Smith

2012 TIML Winners

MPO
1) Nate Doss
2) Avery Jenkins
3) Kim Scott-Wood
4) Martin Hendel
MPM
1) Gregg Hosfeld
2) Jay Reading
3) Jason Jalonen
4) Greg Berseth
FW1
1) Leah Taylor
2) Jessica Chartrand
3) Tammy List
4) Jennifer Bronson

 

FPO
1) Valarie Jenkins
2) Desiree Reading
3) Melissa Lancaster
4) Rebekah Walker
MA1
1) Andy Culliton
2) Mark Jelinski
3) Dwayne Bereziuk
4) Jolan Canrinus
MA2
1) Aaron Clarke
2) Mike Masters
3) Patrick Scanlon
4) Chris Stein

2011 TIML Winners

MPO
1) Brad Schick
2) Avery Jenkins
3) Kim Scott-Wood
4) Branden Dobson
MPM
1) Eric Vandenberg
2) Greg Berseth
3) Paul Michel
4) Rob Martinek
FW1
1) Jessica Chartrand
2) Darlene Teall

 

FPO
1) Elaine King
2) Melissa Lancaster
MA1
1) Greg Grootenboer
2) Scott Jameson
3) Duane Chris
4) Mark Jelinski
MA2
1) Vern Lepine
2) Dave Koe
3) Aaron Clarke
4) Dwayne Bereziuk

2010 TIML Winners

MPO
1) Dave Northrup
2) Branden Dobson
3) Martin Hendel
4) Eric Vandenberg
FW1
1) Rebekah Walker
2) Cindy Slaats
3) Holly Decoste

 

MA1
1) Elaine King
2) Robert Martinek
3) Mike Pay
4) Dean Aelick
MA2
1) George Kamenos
2) Jolan Canrinus
3) Mike Kaminski
4) Donald Kaminski

2009 TIML Winners

MPO
1) Eric Vandenberg
2) Jason Jalone
3) Bryan Motley
4) Robert Laurie
FW1
1) Rebekah Walker
2) Martha Wyatt
3) Cindy Slaats
4) Sandra Meszaros

 

MA1
1) Justin Barker
2) Mike Pay
3) Sean DaCosta
4) Dave Yoshimoto
MA2
1) Greg Grootenboer
2) Vern Lepine
3) Mick Gold
4) Mathieu Nolan

2008 TIML Winners

MPO
1) Kim Scott-Wood
2) Michael Sullivan
3) Robert Laurie
4) Eric Vandenberg
FW1
1) Sandra Meszaros
2) Martha Wyatt
3) Maureen Atkinson
4) Kim Ainslie

 

MA1
1) Elaine King
2) Nao Nasu
3) Alistair MacNaughton
4) Justin Barker
MA2
1) Andrew Gyba
2) Greg Grootenboer
3) Chris Freeland
4) Bob Kimble

TIML Videos & Photos

2014 Toronto Island Maple Leaf Presented By Discmania

2014 Toronto Island Maple Leaf - Round Three - MPO lead card

TIML promo video

Sweedish Disc Golf Promo 2009