Competitor Info – Singles
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.
Current PDGA member guidelines – Disc golfers rated 969 or below as of January 1, 2019 or have not taken cash as payout. New members who do not have a current PDGA rating are 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.
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 (coming soon!). 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. Players will receive a Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Escape and Latitude 64 Retro 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. Winners of the State/Province Bracket will move on to the Championship Bracket in Emporia, Kansas (June 20-23, 2019).
Local Qualifying Brackets –
State/Province Brackets – May 2019
Championship Bracket in Emporia, Kansas – June 20-23, 2019
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.
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.
Click the Local Qualifying Bracket tab to find a Local Qualifying Bracket near you. Contact the TD and find out how you can get signed up. If you are interested in running a local qualifying bracket yourself, please click here.
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.
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Match Play Rules
The USAMPC – Singles will adopt the match play rules as set forth by the PDGA (which includes following all standard PDGA rules of play unless superseded by the specific match play rules):
There are two exceptions/clarifications to these rules:
A pair of opponents plays in a group with at least one other pair, or an Official.
Exception: During USAMPC matches, another pair or official is not required.
If a pair of players is all square at the end of the round, the match is tied. The Director decides if and how ties are to be broken.
Breaking Ties: USAMPC matches that end up all square after 18 holes will begin a sudden death play-off starting on the first hole that they had began their round on.
The USAMPC – Doubles event will also adopt the doubles play rules as set forth by the PDGA (which includes following all standard PDGA rules of play unless superseded by the Match Play rules described above or the Doubles Play rules).
There are two exceptions/clarifications to these rules:
Any throw which cannot possibly improve a team’s score is an extra throw. A team whose member has made an extra throw receives a warning for the first violation, and a penalty throw for each subsequent violation by any member of the team.
Exception: Once a hole has been completed, teams will not be penalized for throwing additional practice putts.
The rules for Best Throw (B.05.a) will be used. All other rules in section B.05 can be ignored.