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Old 11-30-2015, 05:28 AM
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Well it looks like the race to click the mouse is soon gonna be a thing of the past...

Tiered Registration Schedule

Nov 25, 2015 - 11:00am EST
•Open (MPO) - PDGA Player Rating of 1020 or higher
•Open Women (FPO) - PDGA Player Rating of 925 or higher
•Master (MPM) - PDGA Player Rating of 1020 or higher
•Grandmaster (MPG) - PDGA Player Rating of 1020 or higher
•Senior Grandmaster (MPS) - PDGA Player Rating of 1020 or higher

Dec 2, 2015 - 11:00am EST
•Open (MPO) - PDGA Player Rating of 1000 or higher
•Open Women (FPO) - No minimum ratings requirement
•Master (MPM) - PDGA Player Rating of 1000 or higher
•Grandmaster (MPG) - PDGA Player Rating of 1000 or higher
•Senior Grandmaster (MPS) - PDGA Player Rating of 1000 or higher

Dec 9, 2015 - 11:00am EST
•Open (MPO) - PDGA Player Rating of 970 or higher
•Open Women (FPO) - No minimum ratings requirement
•Master (MPM) - PDGA Player Rating of 970 or higher
•Grandmaster (MPG) - PDGA Player Rating of 970 or higher
•Senior Grandmaster (MPS) - PDGA Player Rating of 970 or higher

Dec 16, 2015 - 11:00am EST
•All Divisions - No minimum ratings requirement
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:20 AM
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This is a really smart and fair way to do this. I am happy to see some structure being implemented into the registration process for NT events. I think all events should be this way. If you want the first crack at getting in then you have to play better and get a higher rating to play. It's smart especially since this is the PROFESSIONAL Disc Golf Association. True pros should have the chance to register first. Good job to whoever set this up.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:45 PM
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Good idea for Tiered Registration, however I'm going to guess that at least one top Pro doesn't register in time.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:16 AM
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Also, how many MPG or MPS players are 1020 are higher rated?
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Also, how many MPG or MPS players are 1020 are higher rated?
Among players that played at least one event in 2015...none. There are only four 40+ players rated 1020 or higher (Climo, Schultz, McCrae, and Nodlund).

The highest rated MPG players (again, that played at least one event in 2015) are Joe Mela and Ron Convers (1004). The highest rated MPS player is Stan McDaniel (986).

The player statistics page at PDGA.com is sortable by all kinds of criteria.
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This is a really smart and fair way to do this. I am happy to see some structure being implemented into the registration process for NT events. I think all events should be this way. If you want the first crack at getting in then you have to play better and get a higher rating to play. It's smart especially since this is the PROFESSIONAL Disc Golf Association. True pros should have the chance to register first. Good job to whoever set this up.
That would be the volunteers on the PDGA Worlds/Majors/NT Committee. The committee made a recommendation to the PDGA Board of Directors for a tiered registration system based on ratings for the National Tour in 2016 and the BoD approved. The tiered system was included in the NT agreement to the NT TDs. National Tours could also be approved to use an alternate method of qualification/registration (such as the Vibram Open at Maple Hill which uses qualifying events.)

2016 GBO used the same tiered registration.
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Can someone who's attended the Memorial (Am A tier specifically) before help me understand some things? I'm attending for the first time and this will be far bigger than any tournament I've attended; I've only ever done shotgun starts in B/C tiers before.

Understanding there'll be people playing the course when I arrive:
- I assume there's a practice basket to warm up putting?
- How does one warm up their arm for driving, or can they? Would it be wise to stop in a field before I arrive to a tee time and warm up off site?
- Is parking a problem at these courses? I've played them all before outside a tournament, but they all had limited parking, but not sure how crowded A-tier courses will be. Should I plan to park off site and walk the last bit?


Any other advice for an A-tier noob is appreciated. Don't worry, I will poop before I come!

TIA.
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Can someone who's attended the Memorial (Am A tier specifically) before help me understand some things? I'm attending for the first time and this will be far bigger than any tournament I've attended; I've only ever done shotgun starts in B/C tiers before.

Understanding there'll be people playing the course when I arrive:
- I assume there's a practice basket to warm up putting?
- How does one warm up their arm for driving, or can they? Would it be wise to stop in a field before I arrive to a tee time and warm up off site?
- Is parking a problem at these courses? I've played them all before outside a tournament, but they all had limited parking, but not sure how crowded A-tier courses will be. Should I plan to park off site and walk the last bit?


Any other advice for an A-tier noob is appreciated. Don't worry, I will poop before I come!

TIA.
At Fiesta Lakes there is a driving range where you can warm up
Plenty of parking there

Vista there is some space on the other side of the bridge where you can throw
Parking is tight in the Duke's parking lot. Many people park on the street by basket 17

Fountain there is a park with some soccer fields less than a mile from the course.
Usually plenty of parking near the course
All courses have practice buckets.
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At Fiesta Lakes there is a driving range where you can warm up
Plenty of parking there

Vista there is some space on the other side of the bridge where you can throw
Parking is tight in the Duke's parking lot. Many people park on the street by basket 17

Fountain there is a park with some soccer fields less than a mile from the course.
Usually plenty of parking near the course
All courses have practice buckets.
Thank you very much. So the driving range closes to ball golfers during the tournament? Perfect.
 

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I don't think you can park in the lot by Vista anymore?

Or was that just for Shelly Sharpe?
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