Next Gen Premier Events

North East: Sept 8–9 | Codorus PA
South East: Sept 22–23 | Huntsville AL
Midwest: Aug 4–5 | Lemon Lake IN
Central: Sept 1–2 | Emporia KS
Mtn-East: Aug 25–26 | Denver CO
Mtn-West: July 27–28 | Pocatello ID
Southwest: Oct 27–28 | Flagstaff AZ
Northwest: July 21–22 | Estacada OR

Description: 8 Premier Event tournaments run by David Feldberg and Next Gen staff.  All are PDGA Sanctioned B-Tiers held between July 15 and October 31, 2018. All three NG divisions will be hosted. Top 3 competitors qualify for invitations to the National Championship.  The finals for the Gladiator division will be filmed and edited for posting after the event.

Field: up to 216 competitors in all regions outside of the Mountain-West and Mountain-East regions which are up to 144 competitors each.;

Format: 2 day tournament with multiple pools and courses (2 minimum) based on participation level.

3 Rounds for all competitors in each division.

Registration and Fees: Next Generation Premier Event Entry: $100 for all Next Generation Qualifier competitors invited through www.discgolfscene.com.  Active PDGA members that have not competed in a qualifier prior to the Premier Event may register for $150.

  • Premier Event 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 in addition to the Next Generation Entry fees above. and the responsibility of the competitor.
  • Any on-site usage fees and the collection thereof will be noted on the Disc Golf Scene tournament detail page.

Players Package: All Next Generation Premier Event competitors will receive a players package valued greater than  $150 with lunch provided both days. The Players Package includes:

  • Custom Stamped Exclusive Driver from Latitude 64
  • Custom Stamped Exclusive Midrange from Latitude64
  • $10 Voucher to L64 Customs
  • Next Gen Premier Event Flat-billed Snapback Hat
  • One Pair of Shady Rays Signature Series Sunglasses with custom Next Gen case
  • One tube of Zanfel – the only stuff that works on poison ivy

Prizes: Each Premier Event division will offer the following prize payouts to the top 12 spots:

Gladiator Division:

  • 1st: Synergy Art Trophy, National Championship Entry ($200) plus $750 travel stipend, ZUCA backpack cart, DGNomad Nite Chains, Keen half-off shoe card, Keen Towel,  2019 Next Gen Disc Golf team bid;

Knight and Saint Divisions:

  • 1st: Synergy Art Trophy, Dynamic Discs Marksman Basket ($180 shipped), ZUCA Backpack Cart, DGNomad Nite Chains, Keen half-off shoe card, Keen towel, Dynamic Discs custom Ricky Wysocki signed 2-disc set ($50), $450 in prizes from Premier Event onsite store, 2019 Next Gen Disc Golf team bid;

All Divisions:

  • 2nd: Trophy, ZUCA backpack cart, DGNomad Nite Chains,Keen half-off shoe card, Keen towel, Dynamic Discs custom Ricky Wysocki signed 2-disc set ($50), $200 in prizes from Premier Event onsite store, 2019 Next Gen Disc Golf team bid;
  • 3rd: Trophy, ZUCA backpack cart, DGNomad Nite Chains, Keen half-off shoe card, Keen towel, Dynamic Discs custom Ricky Wysocki signed 2-disc set ($50), $200 in prizes from Premier Event onsite store, 2019 Next Gen Disc Golf team bid;
  • 4th: ZUCA backpack cart, DGNomad Nite Chains, Keen half-off shoe card, Keen Towel, $250 in prizes from Premier Event onsite store, 2019 Next Gen Disc Golf team bid;
  • 5th: ZUCA backpack cart, DGNomad Nite Chains, Keen half-off shoe card, Keen Towel, $50  in prizes from Premier Event onsite store;
  • 6th: ZUCA backpack cart, DGNomad Nite Chains, Keen half-off shoe card, Keen Towel, $50  in prizes from Premier Event onsite store;
  • 7th: ZUCA backpack cart, DGNomad Nite Chains, Keen half-off shoe card, Keen Towel, $50  in prizes from Premier Event onsite store;
  • 8th: ZUCA backpack cart, DGNomad Nite Chains, Keen half-off shoe card, Keen Towel, $50  in prizes from Premier Event onsite store;
  • 9th: ZUCA backpack cart;$20 in prizes from Premier Event onsite store.
  • 10th: ZUCA backpack cart; $20 in prizes from Premier Event onsite store.
  • 11th: ZUCA backpack cart
  • 12th:ZUCA backpack cart

Notes:

  • For Mountain-West and Mountain-East regions the Premier Event onsite store prize amount are 50% of advertised prize value, all other prizes remain the same.
  • For prizes from Premier Event onsite store, amounts may be a combination of NG-selected and winner-selected merchandise.

National Championship Entry: The winner of the Gladiator division earns a paid entry fee to the National Championship worth $200 plus a travel stipend worth $750 to attend. In the event the winner declines the prize, the invitation will be offered to the next qualifying competitor and the paid entry fee and travel stipend will be forfeited. In the event any invited competitor declines the invitation, the next qualifying competitor will be offered the invitation. NG staff may, at their discretion, set deadlines for decisions to ensure fairness to all involved. An invitation is considered accepted once the competitor registers for the tournament at www.discgolfscene.com.

Invitations to National Championship: The 3 competitors with the lowest score at Premier Events, regardless of division, earn an invitation to the National Championship.  

Forfeited or declined invitations will be offered to the next finishing competitor by score in the respective Premier Event until all available invitations are accepted. An invitation is considered accepted once the competitor registers for the tournament at www.discgolfscene.com.

Results and Ties: All ties for 1st, 4th/5th, 8th/9th, and 12th will be broken by sudden death play or by any related disc golf skill event determined by the Tournament Director.

US Virtual Divisional Challenge: Competitors in Premier Events 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 in the US Virtual Divisional Challenge. All qualifier rounds will receive a PDGA rating, the ratings average of all three Premier Event rounds will be ranked against all US Virtual Divisional Challenge competitors in that division on a national basis using the competitor’s most recent rated round to break any ties and thereafter, if necessary, . If a players rating increases after the event it will not affect previously played qualifier tournaments and challenge entries.

REGIONAL RANKINGS, INVITATIONS AND PAYOUTS

The Next Generation Tour is organized into 8 regions:

Northeast:  Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia.

Southeast: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi.

Midwest: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota

Central:  Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Mountain – East: Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska (west), North Dakota, South Dakota

Mountain – West: Utah, Idaho, Montana

Southwest: New Mexico, SoCal, Arizona, Nevada

Northwest: Washington, Oregon, NorCal, Alaska, Hawaii, British Columbia

Throughout the tour, Next Generation Disc Golf will display rankings average rating performance per Qualifier or Premier Event, for all divisions and competitors, by region.

Invitations to National Championship: For the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Central, Northwest and Southwest regions: after the end of the Qualifier season (no later than October 28, 2018), the top 7 competitors ranked by their average rating performance per qualifier will be invited to compete in the National Championship.

For the Mountain regions: after the end of the Qualifier season, the top 5 competitors ranked by their average rating performance per qualifier will be invited to compete in the National Championship.

Competitors may enter multiple Qualifiers or Premier Events, with each entry treated as a separate entry (as with the US Virtual Divisional Challenge).

Should a competitor already be invited to the National Championship, the invitation will be extended to the next qualifying competitor.

All ties will be broken by the higher of the most recent rated round and thereafter, if necessary, the next preceding round until the tie is broken. In the event any invited competitor declines the invitation, the next qualifying competitor will be offered the invitation. NG staff may, at their discretion, set deadlines for decisions to ensure fairness to all involved. An invitation is considered accepted once the competitor registers for the tournament at www.discgolfscene.com.

Regional Payouts:  After the end of the Qualifier season, which ends October 28, 2018, Next Gen Regional Rankings will be finalized with $21,000 in prizes, sponsored by the Disc Golf Center, paid nationally to the top 12 ranked competitors in each division. All ties will be broken by the higher of the most recent rated round and thereafter, if necessary, the next preceding round until the tie is broken.

Payouts for Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Central, Northwest and Southwest regions: $1,000 per each division (Gladiators, Knights and Saints)

Place: Payout:

  • 1st:    $200
  • 2nd:   $150
  • 3rd:    $125
  • 4th:    $100
  • 5th:      $90
  • 6th:      $80
  • 7th:      $70
  • 8th:      $60
  • 9th:      $45
  • 10th:    $35
  • 11th:    $25
  • 12th:    $20

Payouts for Mountain-East and Mountain-West divisions: $500 per each division (Gladiators, Knights and Saints)

Place: Payout:

  • 1st:    $100
  • 2nd:   $70
  • 3rd:    $60
  • 4th:    $50
  • 5th:      $45
  • 6th:      $40
  • 7th:      $35
  • 8th:      $30
  • 9th:      $25
  • 10th:    $20
  • 11th:    $15
  • 12th:    $10

Disc Golf Scene

Region 1: Northeast

Region 2: Southeast

Region 3: Midwest

Region 4: Central

Region 5: Mountain East

Region 6: Mountain West

Region 7: Southwest

Region 8: Northwest