Frequently Asked Questions
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What do i get for my $45 entry fee?
- Dynamic Discs Fuzion Burst Raider
- Latitude 64 Retro Moonshine Pure
- Free entry into the state bracket once you win your local bracket
- Free entry into the championship bracket once your win your state bracket
- Of course, local competition, fun and your 1st steps towards winning an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course!
What can i win?
The size of your 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)
The overall player in a bracket is awarded if there are 4 players in a bracket.
(1st = $100 and a trophy disc)
Brackets with 3 or less players are not awarded any additional prizes.
In addition, if you win your local bracket, you will receive a free invitation to participate in your state bracket (Awards for state bracket are the same as local bracket).
When you win your state bracket, you receive a free invitation to participate in the championship bracket held in Emporia, Kansas. Upon arrival of Emporia, you will receive a $250 Cash and a $500 store credit, just for making the trip. You will also be eligible to participate in the Bonus PDGA B Tier for those eligible players who get eliminated from the consolation bracket.
The top 8 players of 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?
Once you login then you will click “My Account” and then under Other Features, click “My Rewards.” This will show you your points and then you’ll decide how many points you want to redeem. Once you redeem it then it will show in the gift certificate balance (On the same page as Other Features but right column).
What is the best way to manage/organize a month long bracket?
Brackets can be as casual or structured as you see fit. Meaning, 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.
This is really dependent on the TD, but i usually encourage 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, i would recommend allowing the players the freedom to choose the course, date and time, but if a 100% decision cannot be made by both players, the default course, date and time is preset prior to the competition week. I would 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 or province bracket.
Do you have to be a resident of the state in which you play the Local Qualifying Bracket?
When do my local brackets have to be played and completed by?
Local brackets must be completed based on the guidelines set forth by the local bracket director, during the months of March and April. All brackets must be completed absolutely no later than the start of your state bracket qualifier.
When is my state bracket and where is it located at?
At the top of this page is a link titled “Brackets”. Select that link, select Singles or Doubles (Upper left corner) and find your state. TD’s are encouraged to fill out the top portion with the state 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 one time at the beginning.
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 first, 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. The individual would have to find a replacement in order to get their money back.
Do I need to sanction my local Match Play with the PDGA?
Based on the fact that we are just looking at 8 head-to-head matches, followed by 4, then 2, and finally 1 match, PDGA sanctioning is not necessary.
Do I need to play all matches on the same course?
While we suggest playing them all on the same course to make it easier on the players, you can play on multiple courses.
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, we will more than likely approve multiple brackets.
How can I promote my Local Bracket?
Click here to visit the Singles TD info page. You will find a downloadable banner for Facebook or any other social media platform you would like to promote your event on.
When will the discs be shipped to the TDs?
Player pack discs will be shipped the week after the deadline to accommodate any drop-outs, or changes made to brackets. 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 Final bracket tournament director?
The state 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 emails 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 account online.
I won my local/state bracket but unable to attend the state/championship bracket, what happens next?
If the winner of the local or state bracket is unable to participate, then the next place position will be offered the winning spot moving forward.
What if there are only 4 or 8 players at the local qualifier level? State level?
If a full field of 16 cannot be made at any level, a smaller field may be used that still results in one champion from the bracket. Local Qualifying and/or State 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 you are allowed to get a player from the second place team. If no one can make it from there then you would go to 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.
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