Frequently Asked Questions
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General/ Singles Questions:
Has the COVID-19 Virus affected the USAMPC?
Last Friday (03/20/20), I made a post and sent an email in regards to us possibly moving the schedule back, ultimately postponing the Singles USAMPC event. We received an overwhelming response in favor of the change in schedule and have decided to go that direction. This is not something we wanted to do, but we feel it is in the best interest of all of the players and the event. I am including the new schedule as of now below and will make the changes on the website accordingly.
Local Brackets (March – June)
State Brackets (July – August)
Championship Bracket (September 18-20, 2020)
If you have already completed your bracket, there is not anything else you need to do.
If you are getting ready to run your bracket and it’s not full, you now have the option to wait a little longer if you choose.
One of the biggest tips i would suggest when running these events is to run them as weekly events rather than a weekend event. Running them as a weekly event limits the player interaction to 2 players.
As with everything going on, we will re-evaluate the situation as it is ever changing and will let you know if we have to make additional changes later on.
What do I get for my $45 entry fee?
- Dynamic Discs Fuzion Burst Raider
- Latitude 64 Retro Moonshine Pure
- Free entry into the State/Province Bracket if you win your Local Qualifying Bracket
- Free entry into the Championship Bracket if you win your State/Province Bracket
- Of course, local competition, fun, and your first steps towards winning an 18-Hole Disc Golf Course!
What can I win?
The size of each bracket determines the credit denomination awarded to the players and how many players receive the credit.
The top 3 players in a bracket are awarded if there are 10 or more players in the bracket.
(1st = $100, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $25, and each will receive a trophy disc.)
The top 2 players in a bracket are awarded if there are between 5 and 9 players in the bracket.
(1st = $100, 2nd = $50, and each will receive a trophy disc.)
Only the winner in a bracket is awarded if there are 4 players in a bracket.
(1st = $100 and a trophy disc.)
Brackets with 3 or fewer players are not awarded any additional prizes.
In addition, if you win your Local Qualifying Bracket, you will receive a free invitation to participate in your State/Province Bracket. Awards for the State/Province Bracket are the same as the Local Qualifying Bracket.
If you win your State/Province Bracket, you receive a free invitation to participate in the Championship Bracket held in Emporia, Kansas. Upon arrival in Emporia, you will receive $250 cash and $500 in store credit to Dynamic Discs, just for making the trip! Players who get eliminated from the Consolation Bracket will be eligible to participate in the Bonus PDGA B-Tier.
The top 8 players from the Championship Bracket will receive the following:
1st wins 18 Dynamic Discs Veteran Baskets, 18 Tee Signs and Disc for Life! (more details on the player singles page)
2nd wins 9 Dynamic Discs Veteran Baskets, 9 Tee Signs and $1,000 in Dynamic Discs store credit.
3rd wins 1 portable Dynamic Discs Veteran Basket and $600 in Dynamic Discs store credit.
4th wins 1 portable Dynamic Discs Patriot Basket and $300 in Dynamic Discs store credit.
5th – 8th win 1 portable Dynamic Discs Recruit Basket and $50 in Dynamic Discs store credit.
How do I access my Dynamic Discs store credit earnings?
Starting in 2020, players who receive a Dynamic Discs Voucher for placing in the payout positions, will now receive an email with a Gift Certificate Code to be used online. The value does not get placed into an account.
What is the best way to manage/organize a month long bracket?
Brackets can be as casual or structured as you see fit. You can give the players the complete freedom to select the courses being played on whatever date works the best for them, or you can structure the bracket with a set course, date, and time for the match to be completed.
We encourage setting some type of deadline for the matches to be completed to prevent one match taking longer than expected, resulting in other matches having to wait long periods of time.
If you want a little freedom and structure, we recommend allowing the players the freedom to choose the course, date, and time, but if a decision cannot be made by both players, the default course, date, and time should be set prior to the competition week. We recommend having that structure in place during the registration process.
Can I play in more than one local qualifier?
Yes, however, you can only earn one spot to your State/Province Bracket.
Do you have to be a resident of the state in which you play the Local Qualifying Bracket?
My State only has 3 local brackets. Can we still host a State Bracket?
Yes, If there are less than 3 brackets in a State, you can move onto the State Bracket, however, there would not be trophies or prizes distribution (A minimum of 4 is required) at the State level. The winner would still get the Invite to Emporia and all eligible prizes.
How do i get access to the Limited Edition Fundraiser Discs?
Any Local Bracket director with at least four competitors in their bracket can order up to 16 of the Limited Edition Fundraiser discs.
By when do my local brackets have to be played and completed?
Local Qualifying Brackets must be completed based on the guidelines set forth by the Local Qualifying Bracket Director during the months of March untiol June. All Local Qualifying Brackets must be completed no later than the start of State/Province Brackets.
When is my State/Province bracket, and where is it?
At the top of this page is a link entitled “Brackets”. Select that link, select Singles or Doubles, and find your state. TDs are to fill out the top portion with the State/Province Bracket details, such as date, time, and format (weekend/month). If that information is not available, please contact the coordinator listed.
Can a Bracket TD play in the bracket they are directing?
*Please note: all brackets are created randomly using the UDisc application, so no advantage may be gained by the TD who is also playing.
Does the UDisc app randomize matches into bracket format or is every round randomized?
The UDisc app will randomize the 16 players into a bracket format before matches take place.
What if someone plays two separate brackets and wins them both?
If someone wins more than one bracket, they will qualify to move on ONLY from the first bracket they have won. The runner-up in any additional brackets that have been won by the competitor will qualify to move to the next level. A player that has won a bracket may also forfeit any additional matches in other brackets as well.
How is 3rd place decided?
3rd place will be decided by a match between the losers from the semifinal round.
Must I collect all participants’ entry fees prior to ordering the TD package?
No. However, TD packages must be paid for at the time of ordering. Our recommendation is that you collect entry fees via UDISC, however, you are not required to do so.
If a player registers through UDisc, can they get a refund?
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS once a player has registered through UDisc. Players that need to drop out must find a replacement player to get their money back from that player.
Do I need to sanction my local Match Play with the PDGA?
PDGA sanctioning is not necessary for USAMPC events.
Do I need to play all matches on the same course?
The Tournament Director has final say on the courses used. They may use one course for all rounds, or they may have players play on a different course for each round.
Can multiple events be hosted in the same area?
If the area where you want to host a bracket is big enough to support more than one bracket, we will more than likely approve multiple brackets.
How can I promote my Local Qualifying Bracket?
Click here to visit the Singles TD info page. You will find a downloadable banner for Facebook or any other social media platform on which you would like to promote your event.
What do i do when my bracket is ready to start? When will the discs be shipped to the TDs?
Once you are ready to start your bracket regardless of how many players are in the bracket, email email@example.com. Player pack discs will be shipped once the local bracket TD emails the USAMPC and all invoices are paid. Numbers are final once the deadline has passed.
How can I help with the State/Province Bracket?
State TDs information will continuously be updated on the website for individuals to volunteer or assist with state brackets. Feel free to contact your state’s TD to see if they need any help running the state bracket.
What is required of a State/Province Bracket Tournament Director?
The State/Province Bracket TD will be in charge of contacting local qualifier winners within their state and establishing a bracket format. The State Finals can be a month-long or a single weekend state bracket. Trophy discs will be sent to State TDs to distribute to the players once the bracket has concluded. Once completed, TDs will provide the names and email addresses of the top three finishers in order for them to receive their store credit winnings. The email addresses will be the same email address that the players used to create their Dynamic Discs online accounts.
I won my local/state bracket but am unable to attend the State/Province Bracket or Championship Bracket, what happens next?
If the winner of the local or state bracket is unable to participate, then the second place player from that bracket will be offered the position.
What if there are only 4 or 8 players at the Local Qualifying Bracket level? State/Province Bracket level?
If a full field of 16 cannot be made at any level, a smaller field will be used to determine one champion from the bracket. Local Qualifying and/or State/Province Bracket TDs will work with Dynamic Discs (firstname.lastname@example.org) on these specific cases for the best possible result.
**You must have a full bracket of 8 teams for a doubles Local Qualifying Bracket.
If 1 person from a doubles team that qualifies for Emporia can’t go, does the team forfeit to 2nd place or can he/she find another partner?
If one partner cannot make it to Emporia, then that team may select a player from the second place team to play. If no one can make it from the second place team, a player would be selected from the third place team, and so on. A player can only be selected from the same bracket. Players would only play alone because of an injury or something that causes the partner to leave mid-round.
What happens if my partner is unable to play while still competing in an active bracket?
As per the PDGA Rules “If one team member is absent, late or ceases play, the other team member may play, but no throws are made on behalf of the missing team member. A late team member may join play only between holes.”
Can I compete on two doubles teams?
Yes, you must pay both of your entry fees in full. If your two teams happen to meet in a match, you must compete on both teams simultaneously.
I have a question that is not listed in the FAQ, and I cannot find it within this page?
If you are not getting your question(s) answered or need guidance with the USAMPC, please email email@example.com and we will get your question answered as soon as possible. You might even have a good question that would make for a good FAQ!