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.

  Event    Location Date
1 The Memorial Phoenix, Arizona February 27-29, 2004
2 Waco Charity Open Waco, Texas March 6 & 7, 2004
3 Melbourne Open Melbourne, Florida March 27 & 28, 2004
4 Bowling Green Open Bowling Green, Kentucky April 24 & 25, 2004
5 Dogwood Crosstown Classic Raleigh, North Carolina May 1 & 2, 2004
6 Santa Cruz Masters Cup Santa Cruz, California May 14-16, 2004
7 Golden State Classic La Mirada, California May 21-23, 2004
8 High Plains Challenge Fort Morgan, Colorado May 29-31, 2004
9 Kansas City Wide Open Kansas City, Missouri June 4-6, 2004
10 Great Lakes Open Ann Arbor, Michigan June 19 & 20, 2004
11 Fort Steilacoom Open Tacoma, Washington July 3 & 4, 2004
12 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open Columbus, Ohio July 10 & 11, 2004
13 Minnesota Majestic Twin Cities, Minnesota July 24 & 25, 2004
14 Mad City Open Madison, Wisconsin August 21 & 22, 2004
15  Dam Pyramids Leicester/Barre, Massachusetts August 28 & 29, 2004
16 Southern National Championships Poplarville, Mississippi September 4 & 5, 2004
17 West Virginia Open Paw Paw, West Virginia September 4 & 5, 2004
 
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.

  Event    Location Date
1 Finnish Open Finland July 3 & 4, 2004
2 Stockholm Disc Golf Open Stockholm July 31 & August 1, 2004
3 PDGA Pro World Championships Des Moines, Iowa August 9 – 14, 2004
4 British Open Whitcombe Farm, UK April 17 & 18, 2004
5 Japan Open Tokyo, Japan September 9 & 11, 2004

 

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)

Barry Schultz Walter Haney
Ken Climo Ron Russell
Scott Martin Dean Tannock
Cameron Todd Mike Moser
Craig Leyva Jesper Lundmark
Steve Rico Darrell Nodland
Mike Randolph Josh Anthon
Micah Dorius Brian Schweberger
Timo Pursio Larry Bledsoe
Nolan Grider Stan McDaniel

 

Former US Champions 

Barry Schultz Ken Climo

 

Former World Champions

Ken Climo Gregg Hosfeld
Cameron Todd Johnny Sias
Ron Russell Sam Ferrans
Steve Wisecup Jeff Watson
John Ahart Harold Duvall
Barry Schultz  

 

Top 10 PDGA Tour Money (2003 )
Barry Schultz Brian Schweberger
Brad Hammock Kevin McCoy
Cameron Todd David Feldberg
Ron Russell Brian McRee
Steve Rico Walter Haney

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.

 

2004 United States Amateur Champion 
2004 United States Womens Champion 
2004 Women’s Open Division World Champion  
 
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

The USDGC Organizing Committee reserves the right to select players based on his/her playing record and/or their contribution to the game.

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:

 

Online: www.usdgc.com  
By Phone: 800.476.3968  
By Mail: Send complete entry form and full payment to 

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

Regional Qualifying Closes                                                September 5, 2004

State Rep. Positions Guaranteed Through                      August 1, 2004

National Rep. Positions Guaranteed Through                August 1, 2004

Registration Opens                                                              March 1, 2004

Registration Closes                                                             October 5, 2004

 

Regional Qualifying Positions Guaranteed Through These Dates

  Event    Location Date
1 The Memorial Phoenix, Arizona March 30, 2004
2 Waco Charity Open Waco, Texas April 6, 2004
3 Melbourne Open Melbourne, Florida April 27, 2004
4 Bowling Green Open Bowling Green, Kentucky May 25, 2004
5 Dogwood Crosstown Classic Raleigh, North Carolina June 1, 2004
6 Santa Cruz Masters Cup Santa Cruz, California June 15, 2004
7 Golden State Classic La Mirada, California June 22, 2004
8 High Plains Challenge Fort Morgan, Colorado June 30, 2004
9 Kansas City Wide Open Kansas City, Missouri July 6, 2004
10 Great Lakes Open Ann Arbor, Michigan July 20, 2004
11 Fort Steilacoom Open Tacoma, Washington August 3, 2004
12 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open Columbus, Ohio August 10, 2004
13 Minnesota Majestic Twin Cities, Minnesota August 24, 2004
14 Mad City Open Madison, Wisconsin September 21, 2004
15  Dam Pyramids Leicester/Barre, Massachusetts September 28, 2004
16 Southern National Championships Poplarville, Mississippi October 5, 2004
17 West Virginia Open Paw Paw, West Virginia October 5, 2004