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Old 06-02-2018, 12:36 AM
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Default Tone Poles PDGA legal?

Can you have a PDGA tourney on a tone pole (or object) course? Or would it be like an X-tier? Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:09 AM
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Per the Tour Standards document (Table 2), when using approved object targets B and C tiers become XB & XC,
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:36 AM
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Can you have a PDGA tourney on a tone pole (or object) course? Or would it be like an X-tier? Thanks.
Yes, you can. Do not fear the X-tier. You can still get rated rounds. Although not required, ideally it would be better if the objects were mostly the same design.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:22 PM
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Yes, you can. Do not fear the X-tier. You can still get rated rounds. Although not required, ideally it would be better if the objects were mostly the same design.
Say you had a course where the long pins were baskets but the short pins were uniform tone poles, how would that affect the tourney classification? Say if one field played baskets only, could/would they be non-X-tier or would the fact that other divisions played the tone poles lump everybody in the X-tier?
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Most likely an X-tier. Not sure why X-tier designation makes TDs nervous. The "X" simply lets players know there's something different than "normal". Most X-tiers still get ratings if the game rules for singles play will be followed.

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Old 06-02-2018, 06:26 PM
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Thanks Chuck, I didn't know that X-tiers could still contribute to ratings. I have no idea how players around here feel about X-tiers, I very rarely see them.

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Thanks Chuck, I didn't know that X-tiers could still contribute to ratings. I have no idea how players around here feel about X-tiers, I very rarely see them.
We just ran our first XC tier a month ago, it was doubles format, no ratings, but it was done for players to earn some more points for Am Worlds next year. Actually was our second biggest turnout. Got another one in 4 weeks.

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Most likely an X-tier. Not sure why X-tier designation makes TDs nervous. The "X" simply lets players know there's something different than "normal". Most X-tiers still get ratings if the game rules for singles play will be followed.
X tier is mostly used for doubles events all the time, events where they play either mixed M/F or F/F M/M on them. I would try to play that with my dad if they ever had one close enough to play it. Next after that is for Super Class events.
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Yea Casey, you should try to tell him things he already knows more often...
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