Player Info – Singles


NEW for 2019!

Competitors who win their local bracket but do not win their state bracket will have the opportunity to come to Emporia! We will have a stroke play tournament on Thursday, June 20 for all these competitors to qualify for any available empty slots in the national bracket that begins Friday, June 21. For example, if there are 58 state winners, that leaves 6 open slots in our bracket of 64. The top six scores will determine who will make the national bracket. Ties will be played off if necessary.

Also new for 2019, state bracket winners will receive $1,000 in store credit at the Dynamic Discs retail store, instead of the $500 cash provided last year.

In addition to the B-Tier scheduled on Saturday, there will also be a flex start C-Tier scheduled for both Friday and Sunday for competitors not moving through the bracket.

This year, we will offer up to 16 unreleased Latitude 64 Opto Moonshine Keystones per bracket at $10 each for local and state TDs. TDs are free to do as they please with these.

Who?

Current PDGA member guidelines – Disc golfers rated 969 or below as of January 1, 2019. All amateur disc golfers can play regardless of their rating (even if it is above 969). New members who do not have a current PDGA rating are also eligible to compete.

Non-current PDGA members – Disc golfers who have never been rated 970 or above.
Non-PDGA members – Disc golfers who are not current PDGA members or are so new to the PDGA that they do not have a rating are eligible to play in the event.

What?

Local USAMPC singles qualifier match play brackets will be held throughout the United States and Canada in April. A list of these events can be found on the UDisc app. Players that meet the qualifications described above can pay $45 to compete in one of these brackets. Please contact the TD to get more information on local details. The Local Qualifying Bracket may be conducted over a few days or over the period of a few weeks. The Local Qualifying Bracket TD will determine the timing of when the brackets need to be played. The $45 entry fee is a one time cost. Note: There are no refunds when registering through UDisc and players will check a box confirming they understand the refund policy.

Players will receive a Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Escape and Latitude 64 Zero Medium Keystone in their player pack. If a player advances to the next levels, there are not additional entry fees. Winners of Local Qualifying Brackets will move on to the State/Province Bracket. Local Qualifier winners are eligible to travel to Emporia the day before the National bracket to compete for the remaining spots to get a full 64 player bracket. Winners of the State/Province Bracket will move on to the Championship Bracket in Emporia, Kansas (June 20-23, 2019).

When?

Local Qualifying Brackets – March/April 2019
State/Province Brackets – May 2019
Championship Bracket in Emporia, Kansas – June 20-23, 2019

Where?

Bracket TDs will establish the locations for the Local Qualifying Brackets matches.
State or Provincial Coordinators (or a designee) will establish a date and location prior to Local Qualifying Bracket matches.
The Championship Bracket will be hosted in Emporia, Kansas.

Why?

Match play is an exciting way to compete as a disc golfer. Match play has grown in popularity and the unique format provides an opportunity for using a different strategy than what disc golfers typically employ playing traditional stroke play. The event also allows amateurs another opportunity to experience tournament disc golf at the highest level.

How?

Look for a bracket near you and sign up to play!  Players can sign up for brackets on February 15th! Registration for players will conclude on April 1st. Sign up here! You can now pay through UDisc once you register! You will have 10 minutes to pay for your spot. Until then, your spot will be pending and will be removed after the time frame ends. This will help alleviate any stress of making your payment physically.

If you are interested in running a local qualifying bracket yourself, please click here.

Prizes

Awards for Local Qualifying Bracket and State/Province Bracket

First Place – DyeMax Trophy Disc + $100 dynamicdiscs.com credit
Second Place – DyeMax Trophy Junior Disc + $50 dynamicdiscs.com credit
Third place – DyeMax Trophy Mini + $25 dynamicdiscs.com store credit

Players that win their State/Province Championship Bracket will be provided the following:

  • $1000 store credit upon arrival
  • Free entry into a two round stroke play B-Tier on Saturday, June 22 for the 54 players that will not advance to play on Saturday.

Visit UDisc for up to date bracket results from all over North America!

Awards for Championship Bracket in Emporia

First Place – $14K Value

18 Veteran baskets and 18 tee signs to be used wherever the champion wants! ($8K value)
Dynamic Discs will ship 18 portable or permanent Veteran baskets and 18 tee sign frames to the champion. These baskets could be donated to a local park that needs new baskets, they could go towards a new course (public or private), or any other creative place the champion chooses!

Discs for Life ($6K value) – Life sounds better than 10 years. It is really 10 years.
Dynamic Discs will provide the champion with a $1,000 credit at dynamicdiscs.com. On the first of each year (from 2020-2029), $500 will be added to the champion’s dynamicdiscs.com account to be used on discs and merchandise.

Second Place – $5K Value

9 Veteran baskets and 9 tee signs to be used wherever the champion wants! ($4K value)
Dynamic Discs will ship 9 portable or permanent Veteran baskets and 9 tee sign frames to the champion. These baskets could be donated to a local park that needs new baskets, they could go towards a new course (public or private), or any other creative place the champion chooses!
Dynamic Discs store credit ($1K value)
Dynamic Discs will provide the champion with a $1,000 credit at dynamicdiscs.com.

Third Place – $1K Value

1 portable Veteran basket ($400 value)
Dynamic Discs store credit ($600 value)
Dynamic Discs will provide the champion with a $600 credit at dynamicdiscs.com.

Fourth Place – $600 Value

1 portable Patriot basket ($300 value)
Dynamic Discs store credit ($300 value)
Dynamic Discs will provide the champion with a $300 credit at dynamicdiscs.com.


Championship Weekend in Emporia

Thursday, June 20

10AM – 6:00PM
Check-in at the Dynamic Discs Retail Store (912 Commercial Street)
Note: State bracket champions will receive $1,000 in store credit when checking in.

Thursday Qualifier

1:00PM – 1:30PM
Check-in at Jones West (meet at pavilion by hole 1 tee box)

1:45PM
Player meeting followed by 2:00PM start

All local bracket champions that did not win their state championship can qualify for any open spots in the 64-person bracket. The top scores will qualify for the number of openings that are available in the match play bracket. Ties for last spot(s) will be determined by most number of birdies. If this also results in a tie, the scorecard will be reviewed like a sudden death playoff had been played starting with hole 1. As soon as a player scores better than the other on the scorecard, they will be determined the winner. If this also fails to yield a winner, a coin flip will take place.


Friday, June 21

7:00AM – 7:30AM
Late Check-in at the Dynamic Discs Retail Store (912 Commercial Street)

If a player does not check-in, they will not be included in the Championship bracket.
Note: State bracket champions will receive $1,000 in store credit when checking in.

Setting the Bracket
8:30AM at Peter Pan (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by practice basket/hole 1 tee box)

8:30AM
Player meeting followed by 9:00AM start
First Round matches at Peter Pan Park (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by practice basket/hole 1 tee box)
For those players that win their first-round match, they will move on to a second-round match at 11:30AM @ Peter Pan.

11:30AM
Player meeting
Second Round matches at Peter Pan Park (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by practice basket/hole 1 tee box)
For those players that win their second-round match, they will move on to a third-round match at 3:00PM @ Peter Pan.

3:00PM
Player meeting Third Round matches at Peter Pan Park (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by practice basket/hole 1 tee box)

Flex Start XC Tier at Hammond Park
Flex Start between 11:30AM and 5:00PM @ Hammond Park (meet in large pavilion in center of park)

This one round C-Tier event allows you to play the Hammond Park 9-hole disc golf course and play a PDGA rated round.

You might ask, how can rounds on a 9-hole course get a PDGA rating when the requirement is at least 13 holes? We have received permission to have players throw two drives at each tee box and then finish each shot all the way to the basket and record two scores for each hole they play. After walking and playing the nine-hole course, each player will have completed 18 holes of disc golf.

Click here to pre-register.

USAMPC Player Reception
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Radius Brewing (610 Merchant Street)
Free hors d’oeuvre and open bar for players.


Saturday, June 22

USAMPC Bonus B-Tier Check-in
7:30AM – 8:30AM (Player meeting – 8:40AM)
Jones East Park (eliminated players will automatically be registered for this B-Tier – meet at Dynamic Discs RV by Jones East Hole 8 Basket)

USAMPC Bonus B-Tier Round 1
9:00AM
Jones East Park (shotgun start)

Fourth-Round Matches
10:00AM (Player meeting)
Jones West Park (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by Jones East Hole 8 Basket)
For those players that won their third-round match, they will move onto a fourth-round match at 10AM at Jones West.

USAMPC Bonus B-Tier Round 2
1:00PM (On holes ready to start)
Jones West (hole assignments to be posted at Dynamic Discs RV by Jones East Hole 8 Basket)

Semi-Final Matches
2:00PM
Jones East Park (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by Jones East Hole 8 Basket)
For those players that won their fourth-round match, they will move into a semi-final match at 2PM at Jones East

USAMPC Bonus B-Tier Awards
Approximately 5:00PM
Jones East Park (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by Jones East Hole 8 Basket)


Sunday, June 23

Finals and Consolation Match
10:00AM
Peter Pan (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by practice basket/hole 1 tee box)

Awards
Noon
Peter Pan (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by practice basket/hole 1 tee box)

Flex Start C Tier at Peter Pan
Flex Start between 8:00AM and 1:00PM
Peter Pan (meet at Dynamic Discs RV by practice basket/hole 1 tee box)

Click here to pre-register.

Bonus B-Tier Additional Info
There will be limited spots in the bonus B-tier for folks who have not qualified for the USAMPC finals USAMPC competitors do not have to register for the B-tier – they will automatically be registered if they lose a match play match on Friday.

If you are traveling with someone who is not competing in match play, and who wants to play in the B-tier, they can register here.

Course Maps
Maps and OB Descriptions for all courses are attached Printed copies of maps and OB notes will also be provided when checking in to the event.

Hotels
There are several great hotels in Emporia. Any hotel in Emporia will be 10 minutes or less to any site used for the tournament or special events.