Applications to TD a Local Singles Qualifying Bracket will be accepted starting on February 1, 2019. Applications will be approved within one week of receipt. Payment for Local Qualifying Bracket player packs and trophies must be made by March 21st. Applications for Local Qualifying Brackets will be accepted until March 14th. This will give you a minimum of two weeks to promote and get 16 players signed up to compete.
Dynamic Discs will award no more than 16 Local Qualifying Brackets that make the most sense based on geography and population centers in that particular state or province. Individuals may run more than one Local Qualifying Bracket in their state.
TD Packages will be delivered by March 29, 2019.
NEW for 2019!
Local Qualifiers who win their bracket will have the opportunity to come to Emporia! We will have a stroke play tournament on Thursday for all the winners of local qualifiers that lost in the state bracket to compete for the empty slots in the national bracket that begins Friday. For example, if there are 58 state winners, that leaves 6 open slots. The top six scores will determine who will make the national bracket. Upon arrival, players will also receive $1,000 in store credit. On Friday and Saturday, there will be a B-Tier and a flex C-Tier for those who do not make the national bracket or lose any of their matches on Friday.
This year, we will offer up to 16 unreleased Latitude 64 Moonshine Keystones per bracket at $10 each for local and state TDs. This will be the only chance to get your hands on these until they are released later on in the year.
What comes in the TD package?
- A Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Escape (16 total)
- A Latitude 64 Retro Keystone (16 total)
- Trophy Disc for 1st place, Trophy Junior Disc for 2nd place, and a Trophy Mini Disc for third place
- Login information for the bracket manager powered by UDisc.
Package Cost: 16 player packs and trophy discs = $640 (includes shipping)
Note: Registration fees for individual players is $45. $45 x 16 players equals $720. The excess entry fees should cover any costs that are associated with running the event. Additionally, it is Dynamic Discs way of thanking you for running a bracket.
Singles Local Qualifying Brackets should be completed during the month of April.
TDs will need to enter the names of their 16 participants into the UDisc app. The UDisc app will randomly generate a bracket that the sixteen players will follow. Local Qualifying Bracket TDs will update their bracket using the UDisc app at the conclusion of each match.
More info on the UDisc app coming soon!
An entire 16 person match play bracket could be completed over the course of two days or over the course of an entire month. Local Qualifying Bracket TDs can choose to implement the play in the bracket as they see fit, just as long as a single champion results before the end of April 2019.
DO NOT create Bracket until day of your local qualifying bracket.
One Weekend Model
Saturday Morning – 8 matches take place (16 players)
Saturday Afternoon – 4 matches take place (8 players)
Sunday Morning – 2 matches take place (4 players)
Sunday Afternoon – Final match takes place (2 players)
One Month Model
First week of the month – 8 matches take place (16 players)
Second week of the month – 4 matches take place (8 players)
Third week of the month – 2 matches take place (4 players)
Fourth week of the month – Final match takes place (2 players)
The One Month Model can take place over a shorter time span as well.
A single course or multiple courses can be used throughout bracket play.
The schedule and courses should be determined ahead of time and must be posted on the Local Qualifying Bracket UDisc scoring page.
PDGA State Coordinators will be given the first option to run the State or Province Championship Bracket during the month of May. If the State/Province Coordinator is not available to run the State/Province Championship Bracket, Dynamic Discs will recruit someone to do this.