The 2011 Dallas Holiday Classic in now just a few weeks away, and soon we will crown a champion in this event and see the best in the nation duke it out for Player of the Year honors.
Those that make the trip to Texas in early December will be treated to two tournaments, along with plenty of other GT-related items, and will be there as Power Events’ yearlong quest to crown THE player of 2011 comes to a close.
Volcanos Sports Bar and Grill will play host to this event on Thursday, December 8th through Sunday, December 11th. Whether you’re gunning for Player of the Year honors or looking to take in your first trackball tourney, Dallas is the place to be.
On Thursday the weekend will kick off with a double-elimination Closest-to-the-Pin contest that costs just $10 to enter. Friday, players will get another pre-main event warmup in a handicapped tournament. Entry into this tourney is $25.
The actual event will then get underway on Saturday with a five-course qualifier starting at noon. Later that evening, matches will begin in order to squeeze in the Player of the Year tournament after the first event finishes up on Sunday. More on that shortly.
On Sunday, match play will wrap up and the 2011 Dallas Holiday Classic champion will be crowned! After a short break, the top 32 players with the most PEGT Tour Points will then compete for Player of the Year in a double-elimination bracket. Energy drinks and coffee will likely be flowing as Sunday promises to be a full day dedicated to the trackball. Right now, the PEGT Standings are tight, and the majority of these top 32 spots will be determined by how players finish in the Dallas Holiday Classic.
Even if you play in the Dallas tournament but don’t qualify in the top 32 for the final event, you’ll have plenty to do. Outside of playing in the first tourney and getting to see players duke it out for the Player of the Year title, Power Events will hold another tournament Sunday evening for you to enter.
These guys have truly thought of everything.
More than $13,000 in prizes will be handed out this weekend and both the Dallas Open AND the Power Events Player of the Year will be crowned. If you’re a fan of Golden Tee you do NOT want to miss this weekend.
It should also be noted that this tournament will benefit the daughter of Brent Echols, a Dallas-based Golden Tee player that passed away this year. A good portion of each entry fee will be donated to a trust account setup for her. It’s holiday time, and this kind gesture says a lot about the group of people running and attending the event. It’s something everyone’s proud to be a part of.
We’ll be there, and we hope you make the trip as well! For more information or to sign up visit the official tournament thread on Underdogsports.net or check out Power Event’s official website.