European Amateur Match Play 2019 presented by London Disc Golf Community #EAMP
This event is capped at 16 players, on a first come first serve basis. There will be a waiting list, also capped at 16 players, but these player can only play if the waiting list fills up to create 2x 16 player brackets.
Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc or Frisbee.
The sport was formalised in the 1970's and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws.
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole an elevated metal basket.
What is Match Play?
In match play, a pair of players competes against each other in an effort to win each hole during the round. The player with the fewest throws to complete the hole, wins the hole. The player who wins the most number of holes wins the match.
What is EAMP?
The European Amateur Match Play 2019 presented by London Disc Golf Community #EAMP is a local bracket conducted over 1 day. A local winner will be chosen by the end of the day.
All players can of course use their own discs during the event.
What is the cost?
£40 entry fee = (£12 green fee, £25 player pack & £3.00 LDGC) Longest Putt, CTP (Closest to the Pin) & Longest drive prizes included too thanks to Ace Disc Golf.
Optional extras include:
PDGA Flex C-Tier: this gives you 2 extra rounds of 9 holes of disc golf with a PDGA rated round. Winner takes home a JoMez Camera Tee-Shirt or a JoMez Course Maintenance Tee-Shirt thanks to AceDiscGolf
Ace Pot: Cash split between all aces at the end of the day.
Merchandise: Visit the Facebook Shop for details. Order before the event and get the items hand delivered free of charge at the event.
Who can play in this event?
This event is open to the public. New disc golfers, disc golfers playing their first tournament, MA4/MA3/MA2 division players and disc golf enthusiasts are all invited to participate.
Current PDGA member guidelines – Disc golfers rated 969 or below as of January 1, 2019. All amateur disc golfers can play regardless of their rating (even if it is above 969). New members who do not have a current PDGA rating are also eligible to compete.
Non-current PDGA members – Disc golfers who have never been rated 970 or above. Non-PDGA members – Disc golfers who are not current PDGA members or are so new to the PDGA that they do not have a rating are eligible to play in the event.
When is the event?
Saturday 28th September 2019 - All Day
Where is the event held?
The event will be held at Horsenden Hill, London. Other people will also be using the facility on the same day as us, so please be courteous to other users and remember that this is shared space. Please remember to follow the Disc Golf Code at all times.
Horsenden Hill Golf, Disc Golf & FootGolf Centre
Woodland Rise, Horsenden, Greenford UB6 0RD
020 3609 9449
Why Play Disc Golf?
It’s probably more fun than you thought.
A great way to meet new people and make friends all over the world.
Low intensity exercise making it easy for almost anyone to join in.
It is really easy to learn.
Disc Golf is relatively inexpensive compared with many other sports.
Why Match Play?
Match play is an exciting way to compete as a disc golfer. Match play has grown in popularity and the unique format provides an opportunity for using a different strategy than what disc golfers typically employ playing traditional stroke play. The event also allows amateurs another opportunity to experience tournament disc golf at a higher level.
The EAMP – Singles will adopt the match play rules as set forth by the PDGA (which includes following all standard PDGA rules of play unless superseded by the specific match play rules): https://www.pdga.com/rules/official-rules-disc-golf/appendix-a
There are two exceptions/clarifications to these rules:
A pair of opponents plays in a group with at least one other pair, or an Official.
Exception: During this event, another pair or official is not required.
If a pair of players is all square at the end of the round, the match is tied. The Director decides if and how ties are to be broken.
Breaking Ties: TBC...
Format of Play
4 rounds of 9 easy beginner friendly holes. Each round of 9 holes you win, will promote you to the next level within the tournament. More than ever, every shot counts! The play that won their round will proceed to play another player that won and vice versa. Everyone will play 4 rounds or matches.
Players will be ranked based on their PDGA rating. 1 is highest and 16 is lowest. Players with no PDGA rating will be places after the lowest PDGA member.
Player pack included in the entry fee:
1 Dynamic Discs Fuzion Raider (13/5/-0.5/3),
1 Latitude 64° Zero Medium Keystone (2/5/-1/1).
1 Pencil & 1 Scorecard.
Match Play Awards for winners
First Place – Decodye Trophy Disc + 50€ Gift card to Latitude 64° Factory Store
Second Place – Decodye Trophy Disc + 30€ Gift card to Latitude 64° Factory Store
Third place – Decodye Trophy Disc + 20€ Gift card to Latitude 64° Factory Store
Ninth Place - Dynamic Discs Classic Soft Pink Burst Deputy Putter (3|4|-1.5|0) or Dynamic Discs Classic Blend Blue Burst Deputy Putter (3|4|-1.5|0)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I play in more than one local bracket?
Yes, you can participate as many times as you want.
Does the winner qualify for a bigger event?
No, this is a local bracket where a winner will be chosen at the end of the event.
Do you have to be a resident of the area in which you play the local bracket?
Can a bracket TD play in the bracket they are directing?
How is 3rd place decided?
3rd place will be decided by a match between the losers from the semifinal round.
Can multiple events be hosted in the same area?
Yes. A PDGA Flex-C Tier event will also be held on the same day
Is their a prize for 9th place?
Yes, if you loose your first match and win the remaining 3, you will end up in 9th place.
Any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.