2004 QUALIFYING PROCEDURES
Section 1. Regional Qualifying Events
All current dues-paid members of the Professional Disc Golf Association are eligible to qualify for the Championship by attending any of the designated Regional Qualifiers.
The top five (5) overall scores in the Open Division will earn the right to compete in the 2004 US Championship. Any player finishing in the top five who has qualified at an earlier event, or who has received an exemption, will be excluded. Players shooting the next best scores will become eligible. Any players tied for the last qualifying positon will each become eligible for entry.
Other divisions may be eligible to qualify if they are competing during the same days and on the same course layouts as those playing in the Open Division. This is to be determined by each tournament director at his or her respective qualifying event.
Players earning eligibility at USDGC Regional Qualifiers have 30 days to submit an application for entry along with full payment to guarantee their spot in the field. This time period begins immediately following the completion of each respective event. Incomplete applications, or those sent without full payment will not be accepted.
Section 2. Global Qualifying Events
The top 5 finishers from each event will become eligible for the 2004 Championship. Positions are guaranteed for 30 days following the completion of each qualifying event.
Section 3. State Representatives
PDGA State Coordinators may select one competitor to represent their state in the 2004 U.S. Championship. State Representative positions are guaranteed through August 1. Please contact your state coordinator for more information.
Section 4. Monday Qualifying
Individual qualifying rounds will be held at Winthrop on Monday, October 11. These rounds are open to the public.
Each of the five lowest rounds will earn a right to compete in 2004 US Championship. The fee per round is $50.00 per player. Players may play as many rounds as they choose. There is a $25.00 fee for each additional round. Those who qualify on Monday will be required to pay the full tournament entry fee of $225.00 immediately upon confirmation of eligibility. Only five spots will be available. In the case of a tie, a Monday evening, sudden death playoff will be held to determine the final position.
Section 5. Players Exempt from Regional Qualifying
The following players are exempt from regional qualifying. Exempt positions are guaranteed until March 30, 2004.
Top 20 at US Championship (2003 Season)
Former US Champions
Former World Champions
Regional Qualifier Tournament Directors:
To be determined
*Director exemptions can be assigned to a co-tournament director if approved by both the listed tournament director and the USDGC Organizing committee.
Section 6. Special Invitations
The following champions will become eligible for entry following the completion of each respective event. Special invitation positions are guaranteed for 30 days after the event.
Section 7. Sponsor Exemptions
Select sponsors may be eligible to earn a position in the tournament field. All sponsorship inquiries and questions regarding sponsor exempt positions should be directed to the tournament office.
Section 8. Special Circumstances
Section 9. Entry Fees
An entry fee of $225.00 shall be paid by every player. Players earning eligibility through USDGC Regional Qualifiers have 30 days to submit an Application for Entry following the completion of their qualifying event. Entry fees may be charged to a VISA/MasterCard account through our online registration page or by calling the tournament office. There will be no refunds after October 13, 2004.
Section 10. Registration
Eligible participants may register by either of the following methods:
US Disc Golf Championship
2850 Commerce Drive
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
Section 11. Field Size
The estimated field size is 160 competitors.
Section 12. Important Dates
Regional Qualifying Begins February 27, 2004
State Rep. Positions Guaranteed Through August 1, 2004
National Rep. Positions Guaranteed Through August 1, 2004
Registration Closes October 5, 2004
Regional Qualifying Positions Guaranteed Through These Dates