Points Series

Charter 2020 Edition
          The NEFA Points Series strives to combine excellent disc golf tournaments at courses in and around New England into a tournament series. The NEFA Points season starts on January 1 and will end on September 27th, with the Series culminating in the New England Disc Golf Championship (NEDGC) to be held October 10, 2020. During the
season each course can host up to two NEFA Points events.


Funding
Points TDs are required to pay a $25 application fee to be added to the Points Series schedule. TDs must also pay $1 for each player attending their tournament, before tournament results can be published. NEFA then matches the $1 player fees, and all of it goes toward player awards for the Season Ending Standings and New England Disc Golf Championship. Sixty percent goes toward the Season Ending Standings winners, and the remaining forty percent goes toward the New England Disc Golf Championship payout. Season Ending Payout, New England Disc Golf Championship Payout, and all
NEFA events will payout in the following manner:
Pros receive their winnings in cash, while Ams receive the cash equivalent
through funny money, trophies, player’s packs etc. Please contact NEFA for
information about providing merchandise for the AM payout if needed.


Scheduling
Points events are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. TDs are encouraged to respect the dates of events that have a long history of being on that day/weekend. Single-day Points events on the same day must be at least 100 miles apart (as per Google Maps) unless the TDs agree to share the date. With the popularity of the sport, date availability can be scarce. It is expected that TDs will work together to find the best solution for the benefit of the players. If the TDs do not agree, the tournament date will be awarded to the first TD to complete his/her signed application and payment to the
NEFA Schedule Coordinator.


Multiple-day NEFA Points events that secure their dates on the schedule first will receive no such exclusivity. The 100-mile distance restriction still applies. TDs running multiple-day Points events may opt to hold the Pro and AM parts of their
tournaments on separate days. All other scenarios not addressed in this Charter will be decided by the Points Committee on a case-by-case basis.

 

Points Event Requirements
Points events must offer the following 15 divisions, regardless of turnout (See Exceptions section below)

  • Pro Open (MPO)

  • Pro Masters 40+ (MP40)

  • Pro Masters 50+ (MP50)

  • Pro Masters 60+ (MP60)

  • Pro Women (FPO)

  • Pro Masters Women 40+ (FP40)

  • Advanced Masters 40+ (MA40)

  • Advanced Masters 50+ (MA50)

  • Advanced Masters 60+ (MA60)

  • Advanced (MA1)

  • Intermediate (MA2)

  • Advanced Women (FA1)

  • Advanced Masters Women 40+ (FA40)

  • Intermediate Women (FA2)

  • Recreational (MA3)

  • Junior under 18 (MJ18) - The junior division is encouraged to be offered, but NOT

  • required.

Only the following divisions will earn season ending payouts:

  • Pro Open (MPO)

  • Pro Masters 40+ (MP40)

  • Pro Masters 50+ (MP50)

  • Pro Masters 60+ (MP60)

  • Pro Women (FPO)

  • Pro Masters Women 40+ (FP40)

  • Advanced Masters 40+ (MA40)

  • Advanced Masters 50+ (MA50)

  • Advanced Masters 60+ (MA60)

  • Advanced (MA1)

  • Intermediate (MA2)

  • Advanced Women (FA1)

  • Advanced Masters Women 40+ (FA40)

  • Intermediate Women (FA2)

  • MA3 and MJ18 will still earn a trophy and compete for an invite to finals. Money raised in the MA3 and MJ18 divisions shall be used to purchase the trophies and then allocated as the Points Committee sees fit.

● Each Points event must have a restroom or portable toilet.
● TDs must adhere to PDGA rules, or communicate any deviations to all players as part of the event announcement.

● TDs must use the PDGA payout table for all divisions, or communicate any deviations to all players prior to the event.
● Each course may host up to two Points events per season. A course is defined as a group of 18 or more holes on a specified area of land. Different layouts on the same course do not constitute separate courses.
● Points events need to be at least two rounds of play. If weather arises and the two rounds cannot be completed, the event will still count.
● When submitting results, TDs must use the NEFA Points Event Report on the website (Points Series Homepage) and email the completed form to Danny White (dwhite.awana@gmail.com)


TD payments for the per player fee need to be paid to NEFA before the tournament results can be posted. The payment can be made in person to Rick Williams at the event if available, sent electronically to paypal@nefa.com (sent as a friends & family), or a check mailed to the Treasurer.

 

Send checks payable to NEFA at:
NEFA, PO BOX 440046,
Somerville, MA 02144.

 

Event Exceptions
Exceptions for Points Event Requirements will be considered in 2020. The following requirements are subject to exception:

  1. Points events must offer the full 15 divisions, regardless of turnout. While offering the junior MJ18 division is encouraged, it is not required and therefore, no exception need be sought if a TD wishes to eliminate that division offering.

  2. Each course may host up to two Points events per season. A course is defined as a group of 18 or more holes on a specified area of land. Different layouts on the same course do not constitute separate courses.

 

The New England Women Point Series is already granted these exceptions and does not need NEFA Board of Directors review and approval for their events. Further exceptions will be considered, with the following reasons more likely to be considered:
● Events that are held on multiple courses (e.g. 1 round each on courses that already have regular NEFA events scheduled)
● Special events that are limited to a dedicated subset of divisions (e.g. Junior, AM, Pro, Masters, Women) or who have already had certain division offerings waived under PDGA sanctioning requirements.


A third event in the season that is nearly identical to another NEFA event on the same course will most likely not be approved. These special events will not be granted the 100-mile exclusivity clause (but they will be held to it for honoring normal events, unless other TD approves). To submit your request for exception to the standard NEFA Points
Charter, please complete the NEFA Points Event Exception form, at least 60 days prior to event date.


Player Requirements
To receive NEFA Points, players must be current NEFA members before the event starts, and they have to finish the event without being disqualified. Players who do not finish or are disqualified will have their attendance count toward their divisions’ NEFA Points, however, they will not receive points.


New England Disc Golf Championship (NEDGC)
The New England Disc Golf Championship will include added cash from the NEFA Point Series, making the event one of the richest of the NEFA season. Invites are determined by committee based on attendance at NEFA events. Any unused invites will be filled as per the discretion of the committee. A player may choose to compete in any division for
which they qualify and receive an invite for. This may include a split AM/PRO day NEDGC.


NEFA understands and appreciates that running a tournament is a huge commitment. As such, TDs of NEFA Points events will receive an automatic invite to participate as a player in the NEDGC regardless of how many NEFA events that they play in. The NEDGC will have a committee each year appointed by NEFA to run and oversee the New England Disc Golf Championship. At a minimum, the committee will consist of the NEFA officers and may also include the NEFA state reps and Points Chair. Other committee members will be appointed as needed.

 

Division Minimum Number of Events

The minimum number of events used to calculate the season standings and end of season payouts will be 3 events for all divisions. The maximum number of events used to calculate the season standings and end of season payouts will be 5 events. Once a player has competed in more than 5 events, their lowest points event will be dropped from their  calculation.

NEFA Points Event TD Requirements
The NEFA Points Event TD must be a current NEFA Member before their event is added as a confirmed event to the calendar. The NEFA Points TD must fill out and sign the Points Event Application (last page of this document), along with their $25 (per event) check made out to “NEFA,” to the Schedule Coordinator.


As noted above, NEFA understands and appreciates that running a tournament is a huge time commitment. As such, TDs of NEFA Points events will receive an automatic invite to participate as a player in the NEDGC regardless of how many NEFA events that they play in.

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