conroy_01 wrote:anyone know where the guidelines are for who can play in the am worlds?
Common sense says check the PDGA site. Im sure everything your looking for will be there.
For those without any .....
A. Players are not allowed to enter a division for which they are ineligible. Please see The Table of PDGA Tour Player Divisions for specifics.
I. A player registered as a Professional may only compete in Amateur divisions in select cases. (See Section 2.4 for specifics)
B. Amateur to Professional
(2) An Am player is automatically re-classified as Pro when the player has accepted cash while competing in a Pro division. Accepting prizes in lieu of cash or accepting money for winning an ancillary contest such as an ace pool does not cause a player to relinquish his or her amateur status.
2.4 Pros Playing Am
A. Pros rated less than 970 may now compete in Amateur divisions offered at PDGA A, B, and C Tier events, for which they qualify based on player rating, age, and sex.
(1) Pro Men and Women
< 970 can play Advanced (MA1)
< 935 can play Intermediate (MA2)
< 900 can play Recreational (MA3)
< 850 can play Novice (MA4)
< 935 can also play Advanced Master (MM1) if they are of Masters age
< 900 can also play Advanced Grandmaster (MG1) if they are of Grandmasters age
(2) Pro Women only
< 850 can play Advanced Women (FW1)
< 800 can play Intermediate Women (FW2)
< 750 can play Recreational Women (FW3)
B. Players are awarded Amateur points for their performance but these points are not eligible for year-end awards or Worlds invitations.
Cliff Notes: If you accept cash (in a sanctioned event) you are automatically re-classified as a Pro (regardless of rating). If rated less than 970 you may compete in AM Divisions in A, B, and C tiers only (World is a Major so you may not compete as an AM).
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