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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:

Mixed Pro

Mixed Pro 40+ (born in 1978 or before)

Mixed Amateur 40+ (born in 1978 or before)

Female Pro

Female Amateur

Mixed Amateur <935 PDGA rating

Mixed Amateur <900 PDGA rating

Mixed Amateur <850 PDGA rating

Junior (Born 2000 or later)

 

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 stroke play tournament held during the year as part of the BDGA Tour.

 

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

Planning a Tour Event

Making a start

Division-specific events may be requested i.e. “pro” “female” “junior” “amateur” only, but this must be specifically disclosed at registration and discussed with the DoC.

Any eligible player wishing to compete in the available divisions may do so, even if that means at the event they are the only competitor in a division. It is up to the TD’s discretion to award prizes based on divisions at their events.  (we recommend a divison of 5 or more warrant trophy or prizes)

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:

Please ask the following question;

This event is part of the BDGA national tour. By default, all players at BDGA national tour events are signed up to be members of the BDGA for this season (2018-19). This enables players to collect points for qualification to the British Championships. Please indicate below if you are already a BDGA member, or whether you wish to be signed up as a result of this event. If you sign up, your contact details will be used by the BDGA to send your membership information.

>I am a BDGA member already.

>Yes, sign me up.

>No, don’t sign me up.

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO SHARE THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR ACCURACY WITH THE DOC BEFORE OPENING REGISTRATION

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

Safeguarding

The BDGA’s Safeguarding Policy will apply at your event. Please make sure you have read the document and that you follow the instructions for TDs.

Before the tournament

Course preparation

After the tournament

Quick Guide

Pre-event

 

 

Registration with BDGA

Get in contact with DoC.

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.

 Only release registration once approved by DoC

During event

 

 

 

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 players 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 position within the  Tour points races for each division (top 10)


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.

(Last revised September 2018)