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Dynamic Discs Flex Start Friday @ Alex Clark

View Full Payout and Results here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WhcHs3Fi7EkeX6-S1Cz9bD7xk_ya96EZuL1MCgnfuc0/edit?usp=sharing Dynamic Discs Flex Start Friday Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DDFlexStartFridays Ace pot plays for $1000!!! PDGA Live scoring passcode is ALEX $8 from each entry goes to payout. The additional $7 goes back to the PDGA, TD fees, and costs associated with using the course for organized events. 2024 Dynamic Discs Flex Start Fridays Tour Standards This document is meant to provide you with all of the information needed involving Dynamic Discs Carrollton (henceforth mentioned as DDC) and its Flex Start Friday Tour Standards for the 2024 tournament season (January-December 2024). This document will cover DDC events sanctioned as C tiers by the Professional Disc Golf Association. We at Dynamic Discs Carrollton want to provide the best tournament experience possible to all competitors involved. We pledge to follow all PDGA rules and regulations as well as enforce them to the best of our abilities. Creating the best possible atmosphere for fair competition is our number one priority. If you have questions regarding any of the tour standards we have put into place, please email [email redacted]. We appreciate our patrons, our supporters, our competitors, our sponsors, and the entire Disc Golf family. Dynamic Discs Lewisville, LLC. Non-Liability waiver Participants hereby hold blameless and fully release Dynamic Discs Lewisville, LLC., Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Westside Discs, the Professional Disc Golf Association, the tournament directors, local and state park services, and all tournament partners/sponsors and individuals or parties associated with Dynamic Discs from all liability of personal damage or injury which I may incur before, during, or after my participation in this event. I accept full and sole responsibility for any damage I may cause through negligence and/or malice, including damages or injuries caused by my own throws in practice or competition. I also recognize that Dynamic Discs Carrollton, Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Westside Discs, event staff, the PDGA, and any other media outlets covering the event have the right and responsibility to record the event and participants via video and still photography. Such photography and/or video may be used for event publicity, public information or any other promotional use that falls within event activities. Dynamic Discs Flex Start C Tier Template Dynamic Discs Flex Start C tiers are built to accommodate players who want to play competitively without the expense, stress, scheduling conflicts or intimidation of larger tournaments. These events allow you to play at your own convenience between the times allotted for each event. Flex Start C tiers consist of only one round. In most cases these events are on an 18-hole course/layout and all divisions play the same layout unless otherwise specified. The hours vary, but most events allow competitors to tee off anytime from 8AM-3PM during the winter months and 9AM-6PM during the majority of Daylight Savings Time. Location, course difficulty, and time of year are the deciding factors in the planning process and are subject to change from week to week. The cost per player is $15.00 if the participant is a current PDGA member. An optional Ace Pot is available for $5.00 more. The ace pot which accompanies each event rolls over to the next flex start C Tier event if an eligible hole-in-one is not hit. Once the ace pot grows to $1,000.00, it is capped and a back-up ace pot begins. Only participants who paid the optional $5.00 are eligible for ace payout in the instance they hit a hole-in-one. If paid in, the optional $5.00 allows for any participant to collect the total ace pot if a hole-in-one is carded. Dynamic Discs Flex Start C Tier Template (Cont’d) Any person may compete in a sanctioned DDC Flex Start event. Competitors must be current PDGA members or pay an additional $10.00 fee to become a temporary member for each event sanctioned by the PDGA. Participants are then eligible to compete in any division for which they qualify based on age, rating, gender and class (professional or amateur). The $10.00 PDGA fee for non-members is waived for youth competitors in any Junior division for C Tier events. Dynamic Discs Flex Start C Tier events do not award trophies nor do they offer a player’s package. *New breakdown of tournament costs for 2024* The following info pertains to Amateur and Pro Entry fees for C tiers Initial cost - $15.00/player (Am or Pro) Payout guaranteed on $8.00/player Remaining $7/player is allocated in the following way: $2.00/player goes back to PDGA $5.00/player goes to green fees. Green fees include the cost of TD fees, permits, additional insurance documentation, and costs associated with running events (restrooms, etc.) according to the local municipal stipulations/rentals on public properties and necessities for the safety and security of the players. Although these fees are set for the 2024 calendar year, they are subject to change for specific events Scores and registration are uploaded to PDGA.com periodically throughout each sanctioned Flex Start event so competitors and the general public alike may follow ratings, participation, and final results. II. Tournament Registration Registration for Dynamic Discs Carrollton Flex Start C Tier sanctioned events can be done onsite the day of the event with CASH ONLY or online through DiscGolfScene.com. The event capacity is 250 competitors. Flex Start Friday events do not provide player packs to amateur players. There is no waitlist and no minimum participation for any division. The cost of the event is the same for all divisions unless specified otherwise for a specific event. Players may only register onsite on the day of the event if they are paying CASH or register online at DiscGolfScene.com. We will not accept paypal, venmo, cash app, or apple pay or credit cards for tournament registrations onsite or in person. III. Withdrawals and Refunds Once a player begins his/her round, there will be no refunds given for any reason. If a player has to quit due to injury, illness, or an emergency during their round, a score of 999 will be assessed for not finishing the event as long as the Tournament Director is notified. If a player walks off the course in the middle of their round and fails to tell the Tournament Director or any of the tournament staff, the player will receive an 888. Communication is key so DDC can better serve you. IV. Event Check-In Check-in for a Flex Start C tier is complete once a competitor registers onsite or verifies their pre-registration on DiscGolfScene.com with the Dynamic Discs staff onsite. V. Grouping and Sectioning of Divisions Dynamic Discs Flex Start C Tiers do not have a set minimum of participation for any division. Players may set their own groups, or they may ask the Tournament Director onsite to help form a group to play with. Players in different divisions may compete on the same card. This will happen often, especially when competitors are waiting to be placed in a group to begin play. The minimum number of players needed to start a round is THREE (3) and the maximum is FOUR (4) unless otherwise specified by the Tournament Director before the group officially starts their round. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS IN ONE GROUP. VI. Rules of Disc Golf/Competition Please refer to the Professional Disc Golf Association’s Competition Manual and the Official Rules of Disc Golf for all sanctioned events hosted by DDC. These rules will be enforced to the fullest extent at each sanctioned event. For the safety, fairness, and integrity of the sport, it is necessary that all competitors are accountable for their own actions. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. PDGA Official Rules of Disc Golf: https://www.pdga.com/rules/official-rules-disc-golf PDGA Competition Manual for Disc Golf Events: https://www.pdga.com/rules/competition-manual-disc-golf-events PDGA Tour Standards: https://www.pdga.com/pdga-documents/tour-documents/pdga-tour-standards As a tournament player it is your responsibility to know the rules of disc golf before competing in a sanctioned event. Please be responsible and know the formats/layouts and daily schedule before arriving at the event. If you arrive without this knowledge, please see the tournament staff so they can answer any questions you may have in order to play the event without issue. As tournament/competitive/recreational players it is our responsibility to adhere to park rules, COVID-19 standards and precautions, and to the welfare of others. Please keep sidewalks and paths clear of bags/carts. Pedestrians always have the right-of-way. Even though these events are official, and we have exclusive use of the courses, these are public parks. We DO NOT kick people out or tell them they cannot play the course. We DO tell them what is going on and give them all of the information needed to make sure there is little or no issue. In all cases these situations tend to work themselves out. As tournament players I feel it is our duty to be positive and informative towards others regardless of being a part of a paid tournament. All in all, we should be respectful and kind to everyone we come in contact with. VII. Ties Broken Ties for first place in any division will be broken with sudden-death play involving the players affected by the tie as long as all parties are present. Sudden-death play will begin on hole one unless otherwise stated by the Tournament Director. If all parties are not present for a tie breaker, all parties involved in first place ties will receive first place. Winnings for first place ties at Flex Start events will always be split evenly between all finishers with the same score. In the event the tournament is called due to dangerous conditions, first place ties will not be broken and all competitors currently tied for first place will be considered co-champions assuming there is no option to continue/complete play. VIII. Distribution of Tournament Winnings Tournament reports will be submitted on Monday following any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday event. CASH winnings for Professionals will be sent out on Monday before 6PM CDT (as long as it does not fall on a holiday, federal or otherwise) following any Friday, Saturday or Sunday event. This will be handled via PayPal. If the recipient does not have a paypal account, DDC will hold winnings until the individual can receive payment. Winnings not redeemed within 6 months will be relinquished by the player. Merchandise winnings of any sort shall be claimed within six (6) months of the tournament date. Any winnings not redeemed inside of six months will be relinquished by the player. DDC offers payout onsite during each event and anytime during business hours at Dynamic Discs Carrollton. If a competitor wishes to use payout online, 35% of the total amount of payout will be deducted for this service. Trophies - Trophies are not awarded at Flex Start C Tiers IX. Dynamic Discs Texas COVID Policies, Course Etiquette, and Waiver In order for events to take place and proceed in the safest manner possible, participants need to consider and follow these safety measures: Social distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others is encouraged. Do not touch anyone or anyone else's property (discs included). Do not crowd the tournament staff at any point. We ask anyone who shows any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or other sickness not to participate or attend any event. This is for your own safety, the safety of volunteers, the Dynamic Discs staff, and everyone else involved. Event Participant COVID-19 Waiver Participants understand that participation in this event carries with it risk of injury or death and I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, administrators, executors, and assigns expressly release, forever discharge, and hold harmless any 2024 event hosted by Dynamic Discs Lewisville, LLC., Steven Storrie, Cody Jenkins, Dynamic Discs Lewisville, LLC. and its staff, Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Westside Discs, all municipalities and organizations in relation to the event including their officers, agents, and employees, and the Professional Disc Golf Association from all personal injury, loss, damage to property, or death in connection with my participation in this event. Further, I understand and acknowledge that I am participating in this event at my own risk, that any safety precautions designed to protect against the spread of COVID-19 undertaken by the Releasees does not guarantee I will not contract COVID-19, and that, the foregoing notwithstanding, it is my specific intent to affirm my foregoing release of the Releases with respect to any personal injury, loss, damage to property, or death I may experience from COVID-19 in connection with my participation in this event. XI. PDGA Scoring and Digital Scorecard for 2024 Please research and follow the links below for a better understanding of the scoring rules that have changed for 2024: How to Keep Score in 2024: Player & TD Guidance https://www.pdga.com/news/how-score-2024-player-td-guidance?fbclid=IwAR3W7QQvuCxyPyGACYV6naFUeENczfl-32EXywY9aRx2F6NLO2lWoSg_WXs Get Ready for the Season with the PDGA Live App https://www.pdga.com/pdga-live-app Learn How to Use the Digital Scorecard https://www.pdga.com/apps/tournament/score/help PDGA Rule 808 https://www.pdga.com/rules/official-rules-disc-golf/808 Detailed Explanation Here: In 2024, all players must keep their own official score in all sanctioned rounds, and all players must submit their own official scorecard. This is a significant change from previous years. This document aims to provide guidance for TDs and players on how to navigate the new rule. Generally, this document addresses a sanctioned round in a singles playing format. Keeping Score All players must keep score. If a player has a designated caddie for the round, that caddie may keep score for the player they are caddying for. No one besides the player or the caddie may keep score. The TD should tell the players what scoring options are available (digital and paper or just paper) prior to the event, and players should plan for which one they intend to use. If players intend to use paper, they should make sure they have one or more writing implements. If players intend to use digital, they should take care to charge their phones the night before and place their phone in do not disturb mode (iOS, Android) to save battery and minimize distractions. Players (or caddies) must start their scorecard at the beginning of their round and keep score throughout the round as dictated by 808.C. The recording of scores should be done in a location that does not prohibit other playing groups from continuing their round as required by Competition Manual 3.02.D. It's a good idea to have a small notebook and pencil or pen in your bag, just in case something goes wrong with your primary scoring method. If all else fails, you can write scores and ruling notes in there. Reconciling and Submitting Scorecards Reconciling scores means that a group compares their scorecards to one another in order to ensure each player's hole and round scores match. This reconciliation process is mandated by 808.F. This is required because if all players submit 4 identical scorecards, the likelihood of a scoring error decreases dramatically. If all players in a group used the PDGA Digital Scorecard to keep score, hole-by-hole reconciliation is not necessary, as discrepancies are already flagged immediately. If discrepancies exist, they must be fixed before the players submit their Digital Scorecards. Players will know that their Digital Scorecard has been successfully submitted if they see the scorecard submitted screen. If a player submits their scorecard and does not see a score/round rating, they should contact the TD or Tournament Official immediately. If any players used a paper scorecard or third-party app to keep score, hole-by-hole reconciliation is crucial, as it is the final chance to catch mismatches before scorecards have been officially submitted. At the completion of a round, for the benefit of all players, the hole-by-hole scores of each player should be read off one by one to ensure accuracy. This task should be performed by players, not by caddies. Make sure that your whole group checks with the TD when submitting reconciled scorecards to make sure there are no errors. Make sure that you turn in your scorecards within 30 minutes of completing your round per 808.F Paper scorecards are recommended and will be available anytime at tournament central for people to pick up as a backup scorecard for easier group verification. Players are encouraged to keep as many backups as they need in order to make the scoring process easier to avoid miscalculations resulting in penalty strokes. A Course Rule Sheet will also be provided at each event. This will be in the form of a digital copy on live scoring as well as a physical copy to take a picture of or have for yourself during the tournament.

Dynamic Discs Flex Start Friday @ Alex Clark


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