Dynamic Discs Flex Start Friday @ Towne Lake

PDGA logoFriday, July 10, 2020 at Towne Lake in McKinney, Texas
C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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About this tournament

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 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 and are subject to change from week to week.

The cost per player is $20.00 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 $1000.00, it is capped and a back-up ace pot begins. Only participants who paid the optional $5.00 at each event are eligible for ace payout in the instance they hit a hole-in-one.

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. Flex Start events do not award trophies nor do they offer a player’s package. Flex Start C Tiers events offer 100% Payout to all divisions.

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 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.

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 makes sure

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 choose the individuals they 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 and the maximum is five unless otherwise specified by the Tournament Director before the event begins.



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.


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

Cash winnings for Professionals will be sent out on Monday before 5PM CDT 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, 30% of the total amount of payout will be deducted for this service.

Trophies - Trophies are not awarded at Flex Start C Tiers

COVID-19 updates via Governor Abbot:

https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-takes-executive-action-to-contain-spread-of-covid-19

Important changes to our safety protocol:

- Players may sign up for singles or doubles online before they get to the course. Links below

Singles:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Dynamic_Discs_Flex_Start_Friday_at_Towne_Lake_2020

Doubles:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Dynamic_Discs_BYOP_Doubles_at_Towne_Lake_2020

All players will begin their rounds on hole one, no exceptions. All players will have no less than three players per card and no more than four. No exceptions. Yes, a singles player may play with a doubles team, but make sure singles and doubles play the tee pads according to the rules. Doubles play from the long tees, singles play from the short tees.

If you signed up online, you may go straight to hole one to tee off as long as you have at least 3 people in a group and no more than four.

- Our tables will be roped off. No more than three people at any time in the designated area to browse through merchandise or sign up/check-in onsite.
- Flags will be placed on the ground to show where people may stand while in line. Social distancing is key
- Cash and credit cards will be accepted. You may also pay through Venmo or PayPal. If you cannot pay via the friends and family option through PayPal, then please choose a different option.
- All patrons must sanitize their hands before and after touching any merchandise. Before and after!!!! We will provide sanitizer
- DO NOT congregate around, in front of, or behind the RV at any time. DO NOT congregate on any other areas of the property. Please maintain social distancing at all times. If you cannot honor these requests, please do not show up to play. We will provide a safe environment for everyone. We will also not hesitate to disqualify anyone who chooses not to honor our rules, protocol, and requests.
- You MUST wear a mask anytime you are at the tables, registering, or cannot maintain social distancing. You may remove your mask as long as you are on the course AND practicing social distancing. (We will provide face masks IF players do not have one of their own. left it in your car? Go get it) Gloves will be provided if asked of the staff.
- DO NOT TOUCH ANYONE OR THEIR PROPERTY FOR ANY REASON. GET USED TO IT, THIS STUFF IS NOT GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON.
- Players must use their own pens, pencils, sharpes to sign the COVID-19 waiver. Signing the waiver is required to play. If a player signed up online they do not need to sign the waiver again. We will provide you a pencil if you have no writing utensil, but please bring one.
- PLEASE SUPPLY YOUR OWN WATER. FILL YOUR WATER BOTTLES BEFORE YOU GET TO THE COURSE. Water will be at the Dynamic Discs RV only. Please ask if you need water or if someone is in need of water. We do not want anyone flirting with life-threatening situations because of dehydration, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, etc.
- We will not be handing out physical scorecards. We will have live scoring set up through the tournament manager. Here are the details:

PDGA DIGITAL SCORECARD FOR FSF @ Towne Lake
We will be using digital scorecards for this event. if you would like to review and research this method, please follow this link: https://www.pdga.com/…/tournament-man…/official-hole-scoring
The ACCESS CODE for the event scoring is OB. It is not case sensitive. To start your round with digital scoring you will need to go to the following link: www.pdga.com/score.
1. You will be prompted to enter the Access Code and press the Submit button.
2. Search for your name. You can search by typing in part of your name or PDGA Number. Once your name appears, you select it and confirm. This person is now the “scorekeeper”.
3. You will be prompted to select the round for which you are currently playing.
4. The scoring screen will load with your name. The default starting hole is hole 1, so be sure to choose the correct starting hole if for some reason hole 1 is not where the group is starting (e.g. shotgun start).
5. Scores for each player will be automatically defaulted to whatever the par is for the hole that is being scored. The player can use the plus or minus buttons to add or remove strokes. When all players have the correct scores, clicking Save & Continue will upload the scores and the page will automatically reload on the hole that follows.
6. The teeing order is indicated by a number presented to the left of each player's name.
If players are having issues with live scoring, they are welcome to use UDisc. It is encouraged as a backup anyway. Players need to make sure they verify all scores with the entire group before showing the TD onsite!
Please make sure you are setting a good example for everyone. Singles ace pot starts at $0. Doubles ace pot starts at $0. Good Luck and have fun!

Refund policy

Dynamic Discs Carrollton is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.