Next Gen Qualifier

NOTE: You must be registered 2 weeks before Next Gen Qualifier to guarantee you receive player pack!

Overview

The Next Gen Qualifiers are fun entry level tournaments for all levels of Disc Golf. They are all PDGA sanctioned, however, you don’t need to be a registered PDGA member to participate (PDGA fee is waived). There are 3 ratings based divisions creating a competitive environment for beginners all the way up to amateurs aspiring to become professionals. The top finishers in each division are invited to compete in the Next Gen Regional championships.

Ratings Based divisions

Gladiators [Blue] 935+ Rating
Knights [White] 935–900 Rating
Saints [Red] < 900 Rating

Next Gen Virtual Challenge

The Next Gen Virtual Challenge will be ratings based for males, and one division for female competitors. Learn More Here

Awards

Prize payouts for top 5 in each division for Qualifiers prior to the Premier Event in their region:

  • 1st: Trophy Disc + entry into Premier Event ($150)
  • 2nd: Trophy Disc + $50 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 3rd: Trophy Disc +  $40 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 4th: $20 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 5th: $10 L64 Customs Voucher

Prize payouts for top 5 in each division for Qualifiers after the Premier Event in their region:

  • 1st: Trophy Disc  + $50 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 2nd: Trophy Disc + $40 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 3rd: Trophy Disc  + $30 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 4th: $20 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 5th: $10 L64 Customs Voucher

 

Player Package

  • Exclusive Sarek Gold Burst Glow White $18
  • Exclusive first run Ballista Pro Gold Burst: $18
  • L64 Customs Voucher- $10

Details

Description: PDGA Sanctioned C-Tier tournaments identified as Next Generation Tour Qualifiers in each of the 8 regions as defined by Next Generation Disc Golf. Tournaments are open to all qualifying competitors of any age, skill or gender. Competitors may compete in multiple qualifiers within and across different regions. For non-PDGA members, the $10 PDGA non-member fee is waived for all Qualifier Tournaments. Qualifier Tournaments may be scheduled up until October 28, 2018 in all regions.

Field: Up to 72 competitors unless otherwise noted

Format: 2 rounds of 18 holes.

Registration and Fees: Standard Next Generation Qualifier Entry Fee: $48

  • Qualifier host sites may have extra greens fees, local club per person fees, or park entry fees.
  • These fees, at the discretion of the Tournament Director,  are extra to the Next Generation Entry fees listed above.
  • Any on-site usage fees and the collection thereof will be noted on the Disc Golf Scene tournament detail page.

Rescheduling and/or Relocating: In the event a qualifier tournament has less than 20 competitors registered 15 days prior to the event, the Tournament Director, reserves the right to reschedule and/or relocate the qualifier tournament.  In the event a tournament is rescheduled and/or relocated, all registered competitors will be offered the option of a full refund if they choose.

Players Package: All  Qualifier competitors receive a players package valued at $50 consisting of an exclusive Latitude 64 driver, midrange/putter, and a $10 voucher to the Latitude 64 Customs store. In the event a competitor registers the day-of and a player package is not available at the time, the competitor may receive a $25 voucher to the Latitude 64 Customs store. Competitors are to coordinate the voucher with the Tournament Director and the respective Regional Director after the event.

Prizes:

Prize payouts for top 5 in each division for Qualifiers prior to the Premier Event in their region:

  • 1st: Trophy Disc + entry into Premier Event ($150)
  • 2nd: Trophy Disc + $50 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 3rd: Trophy Disc +  $40 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 4th: $20 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 5th: $10 L64 Customs Voucher

Prize payouts for top 5 in each division for Qualifiers after the Premier Event in their region:

  • 1st: Trophy Disc  + $50 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 2nd: Trophy Disc + $40 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 3rd: Trophy Disc  + $30 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 4th: $20 L64 Customs Voucher
  • 5th: $10 L64 Customs Voucher

In the event the first place finisher declines the entry into the Premier Event, the paid entry fee will be forfeited.

Next Gen Divisions must have at least  four players to award the Premier Event paid entry first prize. If less than 4 players in a division, competitors may still compete for regional payouts and other “day of” prizes.

Results and Ties: For the purpose of clearly awarding the trophy discs and vouchers, all ties for 1st, 2nd, 3rd,4th  and 5th place will be broken by sudden death play or by any related disc golf skill event determined by the Tournament Director. Per PDGA Guidelines for C-Tiers, all tournament results are intended to be posted within 24 hours of the event.

Invitations to Premier Events: All qualifier competitors and tournament directors will be added to the invitation page for their Premier Event after the tournament. NG Staff will seek to complete all invitations within 2 weeks of the qualifier tournament whenever possible. Invited players are able to register for the Premier Event at a significantly discounted rate.

All Qualifier competitors will receive an email once they have been added to the Disc Golf Scene invitation page with registration instructions and tournament information.

If you are planning to attend your Premier Event, it is best to register early.

US Virtual Divisional Challenge:  For each standard qualifier played, competitors may elect to enter the US Virtual Divisional Challenge for an additional $12 when registering. There are two options competitors can choose from; ‘men’s’, who will automatically be entered into the respective division in which they have registered, or ‘womens’, who will all be grouped into one encompassing division. Competitors who compete in more than one qualifier may opt for the US Virtual Divisional Challenge when registering for each, and each entry is treated as a separate entry. All Qualifier rounds will receive a PDGA rating, the ratings average of both rounds will be ranked against all other US Virtual Divisional Challenge competitors in that division on a national basis using the competitor’s most recent rated round to break any ties. If a players rating increases after the event it will not affect previously played qualifier tournaments and challenge entries.

Unofficial US Virtual Divisional Challenge standings for the Gladiator, Knight and Saint divisions (men’s) will be hosted by PDGA.com throughout the season;  

Note: these standings are unofficial as they will include female competitors.  The Women’s division and results will be compiled and first reported with the ‘official’ US Virtual Divisional Challenge results posted on the nextgendiscgolf.com page.

The official results and a 100% value prize payout to the top 25% of each division will be posted at nextgendiscgolf.com with instructions for winners to collect their prizes – all competitors will be notified by email when the information is posted. The Next Gen staff will make every effort to complete this within 2 weeks of the last Qualifier tournament. Winners receive credit equal to their winnings at discgolfcenter.com. Scale will be based on the lowest payout amount equaling $15.5.