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BDGA Tour TD Info Pack

Overview

 

The BDGA Tour is a series of events around the country, at which players collect points with which to qualify for the British Championships, to be held in August at the end of the season, where a British Champion will be crowned in each of the following categories: Open, Women, Master, Amateur and Junior.

 

British Nationals Match Play Championship – a stand-alone two-day singles matchplay event aimed at the top 16 players in the country, scheduled towards the start of the season. Qualification based on PDGA player rating. Additional competitions (sometimes called ‘Not The Top 16’) may be held.

 

British Open - a major strokeplay tournament held during the year as part of the BDGA Tour.

 

BDGA Championship – The end of season showcase strokeplay event where qualified players compete to become British Champion.

Planning a Tour Event

Making a start

Make your invite and registration form - Google Forms is good for this, and easy to use. Your registration form can contain all the details required for the tournament, so a separate invite might not be necessary. The registration form can harvest all the information you need from your players. As a suggested minimum:

Budget

In calculating your entry fees it can be helpful to estimate a budget. Bear in mind the following fees:

Think about other costs such as prizes, trophies, course prep.

Sanctioning the tournament

Tier

A

B

C

National Event

n/a

n/a

n/a

A

600

300

150

B

300

150

80

C

150

80

40

Before the tournament

Course preparation

After the tournament

Quick Guide

Pre-event

 

 

Registration with BDGA

£10/day event sanctioning.

competitions@bdga.org.uk

Registration with PDGA

Cost dependant on tier (A -$100, B - $75, C - $50).

http://www.pdga.com/pdga-event-sanctioning-agreement

Advertise event

Facebook and BDGA Forum.

 

During event

 

 

BDGA membership - Full members £1 discount

£1 charge per day for any non-Full BDGA members competing.

 

Completion of online results

PDGA tour manager will email you logins/passwords specific to your event.

 

Post event and reporting

Complete PDGA tour report online and email spreadsheets to the tour manager accordingly.

 

Notify the DoC/Treasurer of the number of non-BDGA members so an invoice can be prepared accordingly.

competitions@bdga.org.uk

treasurer@bdga.org.uk

Appendix

Specific National Events

British Championships

This will be the showcase event for the BDGA, representing the pinnacle of British Disc Golf.

The British Championship is a two-day major event (minimum B Tier) consisting of 3 18-hole rounds and a final on, or around, the 3rd or 4th weekend of August.

Players will qualify/be invited to attend based on the finishing position within the  MPO, FPO, MPM, MA1 and MJ1 Tour points race (division split will be based on % of competitors at BDGA events - 8 places will be ring-fenced for FPO and MJ1) and will be confirmed to the membership at the end of June.

Applications to host the British Championships must be submitted to the DoC by end of March of that year.  The host will be selected based on the projected quality of the event and sponsorship secured. No venue will host consecutive British Championships.

National Match-Play Championships (‘Nationals’)

A top-16 knockout style match-play tournament for the top 16 players by PDGA rating from the BDGA Tour.

Can be combined with any other event for players below the top 16.