|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on May 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Pre-Season Tournament Director Information
The NCDGU has already invited back the top 16 finishers and the top First Flight team from the 2013 National Championships to the 2014 event and will host a field of 60 teams in the Championship division for our 2014 event. That leaves 43 spots to award through our rankings, invitations, and qualifying events to be hosted throughout the year.
There will be two types of qualifiers in the 2013-2014 season, Premier and Select. Premier events will award two Bye Seeds each to the highest two teams that haven’t yet earned a Bye Seed. Select Events will award one or two 1st Round Seeds to the highest team(s) that haven’t yet qualified. If a team wins a Bye Seed at a Premier and had earned a 1st Round Seed, that 1st Round Seed will be awarded to the highest-finishing team at that event that hasn’t yet qualified.
12 Bye Seeds will be awarded at six Premier Qualifiers. The Premier Qualifier status will be given to the same six events as last year if the Tournament Directors and locations submit the necessary forms and agree to some new qualifications. (Please note that it is the goal for the best event in each region to have the Premier Qualifier. As we grow, we will look to rotate the Premiers among the NCDGC’s best events within each region.)
28 1st Round Seeds will be awarded at the Select Events. Depending on the number applications, we may award two 1st Round Seeds to some events and one to others. Several factors will be weighed if we’re in a position to award two spots to some Select events: new event v. established event, previous event size, saturation of events in region, and saturation of teams in region.
ALL Tournament directors interested in hosting a 2013-2014 NCDGC Qualifier should contact us immediately to let us know your intentions. Following that, please fill out the Event Application below and submit it to us no later than June 21, 2013.
Great news!!! The NCDGC and the PDGA have partnered up for the 2013-2014 season. All NCDGC Premier events this season will be PDGA Sanctioned and all Select events are strongly encouraged to be.
In support of collegiate disc golf, the PDGA will be providing some great incentives to all PDGA sanctioned qualifiers. The details of all the incentives are being worked on now and will be provided as soon as possible. Some of the things that can already be expected are:
· The NCDGC will aid you in getting your provided event articles published to the PDGA website
· INSURANCE to cover your event
· PDGA ratings for singles rounds
Events will be required to follow all PDGA tournament and competition standards with exception to team format rules. That includes all financial obligations to the PDGA (sanctioning fee, non-member fees, player fees).
All events are also required to follow all of the same eligibility requirements of the NCDGC. All Premier events shall have at least 54 holes of competition.
Premier events will be given first choice for event dates. There will not be any overlapping event dates of events in the same or bordering regions. All events must be held within the specified season and semester dates: Fall 2013: August 21st – November 20th; Spring 2014: January 15th – March 19th.
The 2014 National Championships will be held on April 16th – 20th, 2014.
Qualifier Event Application
Please fill out application as accurately as possible and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by June, 21st, 2013.
Prospective Event date(s) please include a prime date and two alternates:
Preferred TD email:
Tournament City, State:
Proposed Tournament Format (Include total number of rounds, number of doubles and singles rounds. If you plan on using any playing format other than Team Doubles and or Team Singles, please specify.):
Tournament Support (Please provide information on any club, organization, or institution that will be offering support for the tournament. This could be your volunteer base, the local disc golf club, a school student organization, any major financial supporters, or any other form of support that will aid your event.):
# of Teams at previous events (please provide year and number of teams, i.e. 2012 -> 8; 2013 -> 13):
Host experience (please briefly summarize your experience as a tournament director and/or host club):
As always, please feel free contact us at email@example.com to ask any questions you have. Thank you for your help in taking our sport to the next level and making disc golf history!!
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Several discs have been returned to us since the tournament. We have listed the ones that have names on them. We have created a return service item in our NCDGC Store, so we can arrange getting it back to you. The return service is just $3.99 and just covers our shipping costs. Any additional discs found will be added to this list and the store item.
There is only one that was unmarked. If you think that is yours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the model, color, plastic and stamp color. If it isn't the one we have found, we'll keep an eye out for it. If it is, we'll arrange to get it shipped back to you.
Brett Wishon - Star Destroyer
Josh Beste - DX Roc
Billy Plant - Champion Boss
Jake Lazzo - Champion Ape
Katelyn Cooley - R-Pro Dart
Aaron Wilkins - Champion Wraith
Jake Lapotka - Champion Krait
Harrison Nickels - Champion Katana
Brian Bartlett - Champion Wraith
Dakota Mincey - Champion XCaliber
Stephen Mattingly - Champion Valkyrie
Stephen Mattigly - Ti Nuke
Manny Deleon - PDGA personalized Mini
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
The University of Cailifornia at Santa Barbara had already qualified for the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships, but they still had another feat ahead of them. The NCDGC is hosted in North Augusta, South Carolina. They needed to help raise money so they could make the trip. Team Captain, Mike Sale, had an idea to help the Gauchos. There was a world record out there that he had been thinking about, the most disc golf holes played in one day. What better way accomplish this great feat than doing it to help get your team to the crowning event of collegiate disc golf. There was a lot more involved than he initially thought, but he kept at it and organized the event and his attempt. Sale captured the experience in this first hand account of one amazing day playing this sport we all love.
The event helped raise the necessary funding and the UCSB Gauchos made it to the National Championships. The team finished tied for 15th and Mike finished 2nd in the Individual Competition, earning First-Team All-American honors.
First Hand World Record Attempt
by Mike Sale
The day before the event, I spent the entire day...continue reading the full article at PDGA.com.
Watch video coverage of the event here:
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to the top competitors on their outstanding achievement at the 2013 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.
The 2013 All-Americans are:
First Team All-America
Brett Wishon - Kennesaw State
Mike Sale - California-Santa Barbara
Tyler Liebman - Colorado State
Brennan Billow - Ferris State
Connor Thompson - Clemson
Joey Lane - Iowa State
Matt Norris - Mississippi State
Michael Hoffman - Tennessee Tech
Mason Carruth - Kennesaw State
Jason Lynn - Georgia Regents-Augusta
Second Team All-America
Billy Plant - Purdue
Andrew Fish - Georgia Tech
Bryan Hoffman - Narth Carolina-Charlotte
◦Eric McBurney - California State University-Monterey Bay
Brent Whitehead - Tennessee Tech
Nicholas Gross - Massachusets-Amherst
Walton Satcher - South Carolina-Aiken
Nicholas Easterbrook - Humboldt State
Graham White - South Carolina
Aaron Konichek - Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Women's First Team All-America
Colleen Thompson - Illinois State
Krystin Nowicki - Mississippi State
Camille Skweir - Humboldt State
Any ties for a final spot on any All-American team were broken by Finals round score.
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
As you know, the National Championships is the first chance for teams to qualify for the next year's Championships. The winner of the First Flight division at the NCDGC is awarded the very first spot for the following year. Here is a breakdown of what teams qualified for the 2014 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.
First Flight Championships
Finish - Team - 2014 Qualification
1st - Texas State - 1st Round Seed
Finish - Team - 2014 Qualification
*Tied for 15th - Clemson - 1st Round Seed
*Tied for 15th - Arkansas - 1st Round Seed
14th - North Carolina State - 1st Round Seed
13th - Wisconsin-Stevens Point - 1st Round Seed
12th - Kansas - 1st Round Seed
Tied for 10th - Kennesaw State - 1st Round Seed
Tied for 10th - South Alabama - 1st Round Seed
9th - California State University-Monterey Bay - 1st Round Seed
Tied for 7th - Ferris State - Bye Seed
Tied for 7th - South Carolina - Bye Seed
6th - Georgia Regents-Augusta - Bye Seed
5th - Alabama-Huntsville - Bye Seed
4th - Purdue - Bye Seed
Tied for 2nd - Colorado State - Bye Seed
Tied for 2nd - Mississippi State - Bye Seed
1st - Tennessee Tech - Bye Seed
*The three-way tie for 15th was broken via Finals round score.
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
The National Collegiate GUTS Championship is recognized by the United States GUTS Players Association (USGPA) as the crowning collegiate championship event. is played in a single-elimination bracket format. Teams are made up of three players. All matches except for the Finals are won by the first team to reach nine points. We play in an indoor arena with a soft, clay dirt floor. We couple the GUTS championship with our Player Party so the energy is high and the players are all in a good mood. The arena was set up with four courts, one for each section of the 64 team bracket. All 41 teams were placed in the bracket. Some schools fielded two teams. To keep it fair, those teams had to play against each other in the first round to see which one would represent their school. They were also rewarded for fielding the two teams by being placed in a seed that resulted in a bye. Each court had an official to keep score and make any calls that the competing teams could not agree on. The annual Collegiate GUTS Championship Director, Walter Clay, went through a brief overview of the format and rules and then announced each of the brackets and the first round matchups.
The first slate of matches is always interesting as some of the players have never seen the game played before, but there was music playing on the loudspeakers and everyone was ready for a great night. Once we were into the tournament a few matches, the cheers and jeers started roaring from the crowd. Court 1 was our feature court and was outlined by bleachers full of tournament volunteers and teams waiting for their matches. The first two rounds usually separate the teams that have attended the event for a few years from the somewhat timid new teams, who may have still felt awkward launching discs at the row of players across from them.
The sweet 16 round had a lot of great, closely-contested matches and the Elite 8 round was even better. It was hard for the teams on courts two, three, and four to stay focused as they could hear the crowd noise from court one. When it came down to it, we had narrowed it down to our Final Four. The University of North Carolina - Charlotte, North Carolina State University, first-time participants and comeback masters Liberty University, and the defending champions Purdue University had outlasted the field. Liberty had advanced by scoring 4 straight points after being down 5-8 to a talented Georgia Tech team. They had also won their sweet 16 match 9-8.
For the Final Four, we moved all the matches to court one and the offiicial called the match over the PA system. In the first match, Liberty let UNCC jump out to an early 5-3 lead, but they had been down before and knew what they had to do. A couple catches later, along with scoring each time on their throws and they were right back in it. They outlasted the 49'ers and advanced to the finals with a 9-7 win. Then we had the match of the night, the North Carolina State Wolfpack versus the Purdue Boilermakers. Both of these teams had three quality competitors toeing the line. The score was back and forth the whole match. They were catching some of the hardest throws, especially NC State. Purdue had Jeremy Johns, the current collegiate disc golf distance record holder, lined up at center. It was the longest lasting match of the night, as both teams were making catches and keeping the scoring at a minmum. The Boilermakers were able to get enough big haymakers past the Wolfpack, though and they advanced to continue their title defense.
The Finals were set, upstart newcomers Liberty would take on the veteran defending champions Purdue. The crowd had thinned a little, but the Purdue and Liberty cheering sections made up for any lack of noise. The Liberty team seemed ready for the big arms as they caught three of the first four throws. The problem was on their throwing side. They also had three illegal throws in that stretch and instead of taking a big lead of their own, had let Purdue keep it tied at 2-2. Mor poor throws form the flames and scoring throws by Purdue led the boilermaker on a 5 point steak and they lead 8-2. They had taken note of the first weak throw by Liberty's right side player, and kept at him. The rest of the match was a little back and forth with a a couple of catches, but Purdue's lead was too much. The Purdue University Boilermakers won their second straight National Collegiate GUTS Championship, 11-6.
Watch the Finals match coverage provided by DiscGolfPlanet.tv!!
Congratulations to Purdue University. Along with their trophy, the USGPA is also awarding them with a trip to one of their national tournaments to compete against some of the country's top teams.
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 9, 2013 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
As you may have heard, Grip Equipment already pledged to donate up to $3,000 to collegiate disc golf next season, based on the number of bags sold from April 4th to 18th. Well, it sounds like things have been going well over there, because they've decided to extend the promotion for another week and increase their maximum pledge to $7,500! That's up to $7,500 of support to put right back into collegiate disc golf. The program funds will go towards supporting the 2013-2014 regular season and its qualifiers, adding to the already amazing competitor experience at the National Championships for the 2014 event, and most importantly for a series of small grants that will be made available to the teams themselves. But, this is all tied to the number of bags they sell, so we need your help!
The best way for you to help the NCDGC maximize this promotion is to let as many people as you can know about it. Here are some easy-to-do suggestions to do just that.
Of course, you can support the program directly by getting your own GripEQ Tour bag. You can't go wrong by getting a Grip. They've proven to be the creme of the crop of tour bags and you'll know $15 is going to support the wonderfulness that is Collegiate Disc Golf. PLUS, all students can also get a $15 discount just by registering with a valid ".edu" email address at http://grip-eq.com/students.
Information regarding how your teams may be eligible to receive grants will be released following the closing date of the promotion.
To find out more about Support Your Back, Support Collegiate Disc Golf, visit www.grip-eq.com/students.
Thank you in advance for helping us reach the goal of getting the whole $7,500!!
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 7, 2013 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
Tennessee Tech leads defending Champs, Colorado State going into tomorrow's finals. The Mississippi State Women have all but locked up their second consecutive National Championship.
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Finals Day Tee Times:
1 Tennessee Tech 11:00 AM
2 Colorado State 11:00 AM
3 Alabama-Huntsville 10:50 AM
4 Mississippi State 10:50 AM
5 Ferris State 10:40 AM
6 Purdue 10:40 AM
7 Georgia Regents-Augusta 10:30 AM
8 South Carolina 10:30 AM
9 California-Monterey Bay 10:20 AM
10 Kennesaw State 10:20 AM
11 South Alabama 10:10 AM
11 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 10:10 AM
13 California-Santa Barbara 10:00 AM
13 Kansas 10:00 AM
15 North Carolina State 9:50 AM
16 Clemson 9:50 AM
17 Iowa State 9:40 AM
18 Georgia Tech 9:40 AM
18 Oregon State 9:30 AM
18 Arkansas 9:30 AM
Women's National Championship
1 Mississippi State 8:50 AM
2 Oregon State 8:50 AM
1 Texas State 1 8:40 AM
2 California-Monterey Bay 1 8:40 AM
3 Alabama 8:30 AM
3 Georgia Regents-Augusta 8:30 AM
|Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 6, 2013 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
Mississppi State is leading the women's National Championship field by two over Oregon State after Day 2.
Alabama-Huntsville also is in the lead by two in the National Championship over Ferris State.