MISSION The mission of Washington State Team Disc
Golf (TDG) is to provide a social environment to play handicapped disc golf
during the primary tournament off season and to act as a Fundraiser Event to
benefit the growth of the sport of disc golf in the Puget Sound area.
OVERVIEW The TDG league consists of 8
Events, 8 Courses, and 12 Teams. In
order to keep the season short, each team will NOT play every team during the
regular season. There will be a random draw to determine team match-ups. TDG
will conclude at the Final Event with teams being matched up by the W/L/T
records (1 v. 2, 3 v. 4, etc). All PDGA rules apply.
& PAYOUT Teams will provide a “Donation” to the league
prior to the start of the season. Cost will be $200 per team.The required team “Donation” will cover any Expenses,
Prizes, Ace Pot, and the Course Improvement Fund (donated to local course
projects). Changes to a Team’s Roster after
the start of the First TDG Event will incur a $25 fee per roster change.
& PLAYERS Teams will have at least SIX, but no
more than NINE players on the Roster.There are no division restrictions for a team, although a mixed team of
Amateur, Women, and Open players would be preferred. Team Rosters must be submitted at least two weeks
prior to the start of the First TDG Event. Players shall play in at least TWO singles
matches in order to compete at the Final Event. After the First Event, players are required to
have competed in a singles match prior to competing in a doubles match. Players shall only play in ONE doubles match
EVENT FORMAT Each Event will match up TWO teams
against each other for TWO rounds. The
format for each round will be FOUR matches of Handicapped Singles and ONE match
of Handicapped Doubles.Before
the First Round, a coin flip is used to determine which team will submit their
roster for the First Round.Teams will
alternate for the Second Round. If a team is not able to field all the required
round matches, then the doubles match is fielded first and then all other
matches are played as singles
and setting their team roster and collecting dues for the “Donation”.
with the opposing team Captain to determine Event match-ups.
Recording their team’s player round scores and the W/L/T records
on the “Scoring Sheet”.
At the end of each Event, submit the “Scoring Sheet” to the
Tournament Director (TD).
(or co-host) ONE TDG Event at an approved course.
“Host” team will prepare the course, layout, and any special course rules.
“Host” team will take care of all course arrangements and closure
EVENT SCORING Each player in a winning match will earn ONE point for their
team.Teams will forfeit ONE point per player
for each match that they don’t field.Any
match ending in a tie will earn a ½ point to each player.The total team points for the TWO rounds will
determine the W/L/T for the Event.The pre-Final Event Standings
shall determine match-ups at the Final Event (1vs2, 5vs6, etc.). The pre-Final Standings
will take into account that TWO Event “Ties” are equal to ONE Event “Win”.Results of the Final Event matches will
determine the TDG Final Standings (1, 3, 5, etc.).
Tiebreaker Rule used in determining the Final Event match-ups will be as
follows:Teams will use the total Match
Points from the regular season as the tiebreaker.If there is still a tie, the team that won
the match-up during the regular season wins.If there is still a tie, then the team single Event W/L/T record is used
in a descending order from week 7 to week 1. If a team ties at the Final Event, then the
win goes to the team with the better pre-Final Event standing.
ACE POT The Ace Pot is included with the team “Donation”
and is for ALL the TDG events. At the
end of the season, all Aces will equally split the Ace Pot ($300). If there are no Aces, then the Ace Pot will go
to a CTP throw off at the TDG Final Event. The Final CTP, if necessary, will be available
to everyone that participated in a match during the TDG season. If the Final CTP is not Aced, then the THREE closest
throws will divide the balance (50%-25%-25%).
HANDICAPPING The PDGA
rating system is used to determine the round ratings. The TDG Handicapping system uses the course
SSA, Official Player Ratings, and TDG Round Ratings to determine a Player’s Event
Handicap. All Players must have a Handicap
prior to playing in a TDG match. Handicaps will be re-calculated before each
Event. Any rated round that is SIXTY
points below a Player’s Rating will
not be used to calculate their Handicap for the following Event.
A player without an
official rating, calculated from events with ratings, will use an "initial
rating" established by their Team Captain. If a player with an "initial rating"
performs better than +2 (throws) than their Player Handicap, then the match
will be forfeited.The "initial
rating" will be removed from the TDG Ratings Calculator after playing TWO
singles matches.Players with an “initial
rating” shall play in TWO singles matches prior to playing a doubles match.Doubles rounds will
not be rated. Handicaps used for the
Doubles matches will be determined by using the better-quality Player’s Handicap
from each team.
The estimated Course SSA will be used to determine the “Event Handicaps” for each Event. SSA =Rating Points per Throw; 47-48 = 11, 49-52 = 10, 53-57 = 9, 58-64 =
8, 65-72 = 7
SSA close to two ranges will use a ½ increment RP/T (9.5, 8.5, etc.), if needed.