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Postby desertstormvet » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:16 pm

I'm new to the disc golf seen, could you explain to me more about the tier levels? I was looking at tournaments and some have b tier and c tier levels and I dont know what that means.
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Postby 10up » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:04 pm

C = Farm League
B = AA
A = AAA
NT = MLB



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Re: Tier levels

Postby hyzerman16234 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:04 pm

desertstormvet wrote:I'm new to the disc golf seen, could you explain to me more about the tier levels? I was looking at tournaments and some have b tier and c tier levels and I dont know what that means.


The tiers have different quidelines/requirements for minmum prize/cash payouts. They also score points differently. Costs also go up as the tier progresses to the NT level. Most local tourneys are B or C tiers and the A and NT are more for the players who tour either nationally or regionally.
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Postby IHearChains » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:06 pm

10up's post is not exactly right....There are divisions for all skill levels so anyone is free to enter tournaments in all the various tiers. There are only a few that are pro only.
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Postby Dale Jordal » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:26 pm

desertstormvet Welcome to the site!
If you can wade thru the banter and a few frivolous opinions there is some good stuff on here. :lol:
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Postby Grimm » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:05 pm

10up wrote:C = Farm League


Legion of Doom is far from a Farm League.
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Postby Single L » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:48 am

PDGA Tour Standards

There are 5 main area's of differentiation between the levels: Tier Standards, Target Requirements, Points Factors, Recommended Entry Fees, and Distance Requirements.

See tables on Pages 3-5
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Postby 10up » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:55 am

Grimm wrote:
10up wrote:C = Farm League


Legion of Doom is far from a Farm League.


Don't you mean "not far" from a Farm League? And which one? There's about a billion farms out there.
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Postby CalebP » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:48 pm

Tier C doesnt generally have alot of cash added to payout to players, However check out Legion of Doom an awesome event and the payouts to players maximized just because its a C class. Tier B and A would proobably be trying to attract a larger pro field.

Just because its a C Tier....doesnt mean its a farm league event. At least its sanctioned? You could look at that both ways.

Any of the Tiers have divisions for each level of player.
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Postby AO » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:43 am

A tournament has advertised $500 added cash and is a B tier. It is required that $500 be added. The day of the tourney 8 pros show and there are no other cash paying divisions in the tournament. The td decides to add $20 a person which is a total of $160..340 short. Is this worth contacting the pdga or a waste of time? Also considering not being welcome there again if I do contact the pdga. But guidelines are guidelines. Entry was $75 and payouts for top 4 were...285..181..132 and 96=$696.
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Postby cgkdisc » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:25 am

The TD could have just added $25 per pro for $200 added under current guidelines. So, yes, you could contact the PDGA about the TD coming up $40 short. In 2013, they are going back to the full $500 must be added even if only one pro shows at your B-tier.
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:42 am

I think it is.

75*8 = 600 (entries)
added = 160 ($340 less what's required for B-tier)
deduct = 24 ($3 per player for pdga fees)
mystery deduction = 42 (maybe part trophy and part of sanctioning fee)
comes down to 694, what your stated payout equals.

Yeah I'd report it. If you want to run a B-tier, you sign a contract to follow the guidelines, and that includes having the cheddar.....IMO.
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Postby diskey river » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:46 am

There were a lot of Bush League moves that day. Maybe thats why he gets real poor turnouts, and why even some of that towns local pro's were in Des Moines that day. Maybe you should ...

AO wrote:A tournament has advertised $500 added cash and is a B tier. It is required that $500 be added. The day of the tourney 8 pros show and there are no other cash paying divisions in the tournament. The td decides to add $20 a person which is a total of $160..340 short. Is this worth contacting the pdga or a waste of time? Also considering not being welcome there again if I do contact the pdga. But guidelines are guidelines. Entry was $75 and payouts for top 4 were...285..181..132 and 96=$696.
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:02 pm

ah, call to arms.....???? I was trying to figure out which event. Has to be this one, ya?
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Postby AO » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:24 pm

Scratch my original question/post.

Just learned that this year and this year only if there are less than 20 cash paying participants that the TD has the option to add $20 to 25 a person.

And yes, Jay. It was A Call to Arms. Also, no trophies from what I saw. But on a positive note, Hummel Park is the shit! Fantastic amount of elevation, options and shots. Great job, Aaron and crew.
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