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Old 07-02-2019, 08:47 AM
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I think there was an occurrence this year that was unexpected. And that was the number of age-protected players whose "home division" was MA55 and they ONLY qualified for MA55. It was probably speculated in the beginning that mot players would be qualified for either MA50 or MA55 and there'd be enough spots to accommodate. But when the smoke cleared after the first 24 hours there were still spots left in MA50, while Ma55 PLUS its waitlist was more than MA50. Looking insight my friends and I wondered why those guys didn't just take the spots in MA50, then we looked at the invite list and were surprised to see how many were only qualified in MA55. We figured out they must live in a area of the country where MA50 rarely makes, so they are stuck playing MA1 or MA2 or MA3 or MA40.. none of which helps them get enough points to be in MA50. Thankfully, the PDGA noticed and took care of those players.

As far as the quality of the MA55 field, there are 5 Am Grandmasters championships in that field already, and over 20 top ten finishes; it's gonna be no cakewalk for whoever wins it, so good luck.
This is not accurate. AM points are AM points, whether you earn them in AM1 or MA55. You needed 500 points to qualify for MA50 and MA55. Every player had a home division in the age protected crowd. They were only initially allowed to sign up for their home division. So, as a 56 year old guy with over 500 points, I was not allowed to sign up for MA50 initially. Despite the fact that I did qualify. My invite was only for my home division. A bit of this is nomenclature.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:05 AM
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This is not accurate. AM points are AM points, whether you earn them in AM1 or MA55. You needed 500 points to qualify for MA50 and MA55. Every player had a home division in the age protected crowd. They were only initially allowed to sign up for their home division. So, as a 56 year old guy with over 500 points, I was not allowed to sign up for MA50 initially. Despite the fact that I did qualify. My invite was only for my home division. A bit of this is nomenclature.
This isn't quite accurate or perhaps needs clarification.

Yes, all am points are applied to your "home division" as you called it. If you are under 40, this is MA1. If you are 40 - 49, this is MA40. 50 - 54, MA50, 55 - 59, MA55 and so on.

However, if you are 54 and earned enough points from MA40 play to qualify for MA40, you would also qualify for MA40. However, the points earned in MA2, MA1, etc would not apply to MA40.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:28 AM
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This isn't quite accurate or perhaps needs clarification.

Yes, all am points are applied to your "home division" as you called it. If you are under 40, this is MA1. If you are 40 - 49, this is MA40. 50 - 54, MA50, 55 - 59, MA55 and so on.

However, if you are 54 and earned enough points from MA40 play to qualify for MA40, you would also qualify for MA40. However, the points earned in MA2, MA1, etc would not apply to MA40.
All true. The bottom line that I think ru4por was going for is that those that qualified for MA55 most likely did so due to being aged 55-59 rather than earning 500 points playing in MA55. It is highly doubtful that MA55 as a division was contested in enough tournaments in 2018 for anyone to qualify on points earned exclusively in that division. That there were more players invited to MA55 than MA50 indicates only one thing...that there were more 55-59 year olds that earned the minimum number of points than there were 50-54 year olds. Nothing to do with where they're from or what divisions they may have played over the course of the 2018 season.

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Old 07-02-2019, 10:52 AM
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This isn't quite accurate or perhaps needs clarification.

Yes, all am points are applied to your "home division" as you called it. If you are under 40, this is MA1. If you are 40 - 49, this is MA40. 50 - 54, MA50, 55 - 59, MA55 and so on.

However, if you are 54 and earned enough points from MA40 play to qualify for MA40, you would also qualify for MA40. However, the points earned in MA2, MA1, etc would not apply to MA40.
Thanks for the clarification MTL. You are, of course, correct.

I had earned over 500 points, which would qualify me for my home division, MA55, regardless of where the point were earned. I had not earned 500 in MA50, therefore I initially could not sign up for MA50, even though the point requirement is still 500 points. Using myself as an example.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:27 PM
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Sorry for the thead jack but it seemed silly to make a new thread just to ask a question...


Does anybody know if anyone is filming at Jr Worlds?
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:36 AM
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Sorry for the thead jack but it seemed silly to make a new thread just to ask a question...


Does anybody know if anyone is filming at Jr Worlds?
Terry Miller is there. Have to think DD will have some cameras on the courses as well.

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Old 07-16-2019, 10:51 AM
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I am trying not to jinx it but the weather for next week is looking like it taking a turn for the better.

This Saturday is looking awful.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:56 AM
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I am trying not to jinx it but the weather for next week is looking like it taking a turn for the better.

This Saturday is looking awful.
Man, I hope so. It has been freaking brutally hot and humid in Michigan. Getting tired of it.
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:40 PM
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Does anybody know if anyone is filming at Jr Worlds?
I have heard of another small crew heading out for Friday and Saturday, but I am not certain of their plans.
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