Here's a copy of last year's rules for new people who are interested:
1.1. Team Disc Golf 07-08 will consist of 10 teams in 2 divisions: East & West. Each team will compete in Match Play against each of the other teams once.
1.1.1. Each team must consist of 7 players. Any 7 players can make up a team, but players on the starting roster are the only ones eligible to compete for your team all year long.
1.1.2. There are no substitutes or replacement players allowed, even due to injury.
1.2. Division assignment will be by random draw.
1.2.1. The East division champion will play the West Division champion one match for the Team Disc Golf Championship. At the same Championship match all of the other teams will play off for 3rd through 10th place finishes.
184.108.40.206. The team in each division with the most Match Points will be the division champion.
220.127.116.11.1. First Tie Breaker will be Head-to-Head Match Points.
18.104.22.168.2. Second Tie Breaker will be Total Head-to-Head strokes.
22.214.171.124.3. Third Tie Breaker will be higher Team rating total.
126.96.36.199.4. Fourth Tie Breaker will be coin flip.
2. Player Ratings
2.1. Each team member has a Player Rating. That player rating will be determined by the PDGA Rating of the player to begin the Team Disc Golf season.
2.1.1. For any player who does not have a current PDGA player rating the TDG committee shall come to a consensus using experience and personal knowledge, as to the rating the player will play under.
2.1.2. Player ratings will be modified during the season based on play. Players who compete in singles matches will have their ratings adjusted for the following event.
2.1.3. When the PDGA player rating update happens in November, those ratings will be used at the next event replacing the modified ratings from the previous event for PDGA members.
2.2. Handicap: When a player with a higher rating plays against a player with a lower rating the higher rated player has a handicap based on the difference between the ratings during their singles match.
2.2.1. Based on the SSA of the course being played the number of rating points per stroke are determined:
SSA of 42-43 = 14 ratings points per stroke
SSA of 44-45 = 13 ratings points per stroke
SSA of 46-47 = 12 ratings points per stroke
SSA of 48-49 = 11 ratings points per stroke
SSA of 50-54 = 10 ratings points per stroke
SSA of 55-59 = 9 ratings points per stroke
SSA of 60-64 = 8 ratings points per stroke
SSA of 65-67 = 7 ratings points per stroke
SSA of 68-71 = 6 ratings points per stroke
2.3. In the doubles rounds the ratings are added together and divided in half rounded down. THIS RULE WILL CHANGE!!!!
2.3.1. Team 1 fields a 940 rated player and a 903 rated player for a doubles rating of 921 ( 940+903/2=921.5) while Team 2 fields a 975 rated player and a 797 rated player for a doubles rating of 886 (975+797/2=886). On a course with a 50 SSA Team 1 has a 3 stroke handicap (921-886/10=3.5).
3. Match Play
3.1. We will follow the PDGA Rule Book for Singles and Best Shot Doubles competition with regard to actual play. If it's in their rule book then that's how we'll deal with it. 804.05 A(4) is not used during Team Disc Golf.
3.2. A match consists of two rounds, a doubles round and a singles round. In each round a team can use any four players on its roster.
3.3. Each match will have a “Home Team” for the purposes of selecting the match-ups only; there is no other use for the “Home Team” designation.
3.3.1. In Round One the Visiting Team selects the players who will compete in the doubles round first. Then the Home Team selects the players who compete against them.
3.3.2. In Round Two the Home Team selects the players who will compete in the singles round first. Then the Visiting Team selects the players who compete against them.
3.4. In both rounds the Visiting Team throws first until they lose the tee.
3.5. All tied doubles matches will not play to a decision using sudden death. The 2 Match Points shall be split evenly.
3.6. All singles matches must play to a decision using sudden death if necessary, starting on the next logical hole from where you ended the match. Do not return to central, just play on to finish it.
3.7. The only exception to this rule is in case of darkness. The match can be called due to darkness as a tie with the point being split evenly between the teams.
4.1. Each doubles match is worth 2 points and each singles match is worth 1 point for a total of 4 points possible per round.
4.1.1. If less than 4 players are available, you can field what you have and forfeit the match points for matches you don’t have players to compete. All forfeited matches count as 108 strokes towards any tie breaker.
188.8.131.52. In Doubles: One person can play California, picking the better of two drives on each hole, playing the hole out normally from there. THIS RULE MAY CHANGE
184.108.40.206. The most a single player can win is 3 match points (2 in doubles (1 Cali) and 1 in singles match).
220.127.116.11. 2 players can win as many as 7 match points (4 in doubles (2 Cali) and 2 in singles plus match point).
18.104.22.168. 3 players can win as many as 8 match points (4 in doubles (1 Cali) and 3 in singles plus match point).
4.2. Match Point: The team with the most points earns 1 extra point for winning the match.
4.2.1. Ties: In the event of a 4-4 tie, all strokes, including handicap strokes, from the round are added up by each team and the team with the lowest number of total strokes wins the match point.
22.214.171.124. If that is tied then lower total team rating wins the match point.
4.3. GBP Team Bonus: One (1) bonus point is awarded to any team that plays all 7 of its team members in a match. In other words, if your team has seven people and all seven of them play in at least one round during a match, your team receives one bonus point. The Team bonus point is not awarded until after the Match Point is decided.
5.1. All teams will play 9 matches over the course of the Team Disc Golf season from October to February. All teams will play their matches on the same day at the same course. The 7 courses to be used in Team Disc Golf this year are: Riverbend, Timber, Dabney, Pier, Rooster Rock, Sorosis and Trojan.
5.2. The start time for the first round of doubles is usually 10 am. In the months with shorter daylight that can be as early as 9 am. The start time of the second round of singles is 1 pm allowing for a lunch break.
5.2.1. Optionally the second round can start immediately after the first round with the approval of the two team captains.
5.3. Team Disc Golf matches will be held on Sundays:
5.3.1. Week 1 - Sunday October 21st: Trojan Park – Doubles/Singles 18 holes
126.96.36.199. Match-up: W5-BWvE1-TN, W1-CWSvE2-VT, E3-GBPvE5-VBD, W3-WSvW2-PT, E4-GBSvDH
5.3.2. Week 2 - Sunday November 4th: Sorosis Park – Doubles/Singles 18 holes
188.8.131.52. Match-up: E2-VTvE3-GBP, E5-VBDvW1-CWS, E1-TNvW2-PT, W3-WSvW4-DH, E4-GBSvW5-BW
5.3.3. Week 3 - Sunday November 18th: Dabney State Park – Doubles/Singles 18 holes
184.108.40.206. Match-up: E4-GBSvE1-TN, W2-PTvE2-VT, W1-CWSvE3-GBP, W4-DHvE5-VBD, W5-BWvW3-WS
5.3.4. Week 4 - Sunday December 2nd: Rooster Rock State Park – Doubles: East 9 twice, Singles: West 9 twice
220.127.116.11. Match-up: E2-VTvE1-TN, E3-GBPvE4-GBS, W3-WSvW1-CWS, W4-DHvW2-PT, E5-VBDvW5-BW
5.3.5. Week 5 - Sunday December 16th: Riverbend @ Milo McIver State Park – Doubles: 18 holes TBD, Singles 18 holes TBD
18.104.22.168. Match-up: E5-VBDvE1-TN, W3-WSvE2-VT, W4-DHvE3-GBP, W2-PTvE4-GBS, W5-BWvW1-CWS
5.3.6. Week 6 - Sunday January 13th: Timber Park - Doubles/Singles 18 holes
22.214.171.124. Match-up: W1-CWSvE4-GBS, E3-GBPvw2-PT, E5-VBDvW3-WS, E1-TNvW4-DH, E2-VTvW5-BW
5.3.7. Week 7 - Sunday January 27th: Pier Park - Doubles/Singles 18 holes
126.96.36.199. Match-up: W1-CWSvE1-TN, E4-GBSvE5-VBD, W5-BWvW2-PT, E3-GBPvW3-WS, E2-VT-W4-DH
5.3.8. Week 8 - Sunday February 10th: Adair County Park – Doubles/Singles 18 holes
188.8.131.52. Match-up: E2-VTvE4-GBS, W2-PTvE5-VBD, W4-DHvW1-CWS, E1-TNvW3-WS, E3-GBPvW5-BW
5.3.9. Week 9 - Sunday February 24th: Course TBD – Doubles: 18 holes TBD, Singles 18 holes TBD
184.108.40.206. Match-up: E5-VBDvE2-VT, E1-TNvE3-GBP, W2-PTvW1-CWS, E4-GBSvW3-WS, W5-BWvW4-DH
5.4. The 2 teams that win their divisions will play one match to decide the Team Disc Golf Championship. The second place teams play off for third, the third place teams play off for fifth, etc.
5.4.1. Championship Week - Saturday March 15th: Championships: Riverbend @ Milo McIver State Park – Doubles: 18 holes TBD, Singles 18 holes TBD
6. Late Penalty:
6.1. After 30 minutes a team is considered late and you may begin your round. Score each hole of the opposing team with 7's until they arrive at the tee of whatever hole you are next playing
6.2. If the opposing team member has not arrived by the time you have reached the 18th hole of the Doubles round they forfeit the opportunity to play in the Singles round.
Please let me know if you have any ideas about changes we should make. I know that I am doing doubles different but still not keen on a better way to do it. A suggestion to increase the Cali to one extra shot per hole instead of 2 drives also has been made. Any opinions?