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As its name implies, disc golf is golf with a flying disc, rather than a ball. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws).

Like many of the events at the GoPro Mountain Games, there's a twist. Competitors must survive three skills challenges and 2  nine hole rounds of disc golf before earning your place in the finals on Sunday.

The top 50 players with the best skills in qualifying will step up to play in the final round of golf on our one-of-a-kind disc golf championship course. There are divisions and payouts for both men & women.

 

START LIST - FRIDAY, JUNE 10

 

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Friday - Sunday
June 9-11, 2017

TIME & CATEGORIES:
June 9, 9am - (Qualifying Day 1)
June 10, 7:30am - (Qualifying Day 2)
June 11, 3:30pm - (Awards Ceremony at Ford Ampitheater)
June 11, 9:30am - (Finals)

PRICE:

Early Bird Price (Feb. 15 - March 15, 2016) - $55

Standard Price (March 16 - May 31, 2016) - $60

Procrastinator Price (June 1 - 8, 2016) - $65

Event Price (June 9 - 12, 2016) - $70

DOCUMENTATION:

START LIST - FRIDAY, JUNE 10

PRIZES:

U.S. Competitors: In order to be eligible to claim prize money, you will be required to complete a current W9 form. Checks will be mailed within 45 days of receipt of a completed W9.

International Competitors: Please note that all international athletes who are eligible to win prize money should be prepared to supply bank information, including a swift code, as well a passport or copy of passport.  All international payouts will be wired within 45 days of receipt of proper account and wire information.

Total prize purse = $7,500. Payout schedule to be determined

NOTES:

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION:

- Players may use their own discs for all phases of the competition

- Tee times for Friday, day one of qualification, will be announced about a month in advance. Registrants will be notified by email and a start list will be posted to the Mountain Games website.

- Tee times for Saturday, day two of qualification, will be determined using Friday's scores

- Players will be notified of tee times via email along with updates on the Mountain Games web site

- Top 28% cumulative scores in each division (men & women) after both qualifying days are finished will advance to the Sunday finals

- Scores are reset for qualifiers going into the Sunday finals and each player starts again at zero

- Maximum field capacity of 180 players

- This event is not PDGA sanctioned

- Competition details, including but not limited to format and scoring, are subject to change

The Mountain Games Mountain Masters Disc Golf is capped at 180 athletes. This competition will sell out, so early registration is recommended. Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications network or equipment or computer software or hardware. NO REFUNDS & NO TRANSFERING OF REGISTRATION.

 

CATEGORIES: Men's & Women's

 

COMPETITION:

180 maximum players.

Friday and Saturday are qualifying 9-hole rounds during which players earn scores..

The top 28% from each division (50 total) will make the cut and play in the finals on Sunday.

Scores reset on Sunday.  Prizes payouts are TBD.

Tee times for Friday, day one of qualification, will be announced about a month in advance. Registrants will be notified by email and a start list will be posted to the Mountain Games website.

Saturday tee times will be dictated by Friday's results.

 


FRIDAY, JUNE 10th - QUALIFYING DAY 1

- Tee times from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm

- Each player to complete one round of 9 holes on a temp course

- During that round, each player will complete two skills challenges: PUTTING and ACCURACY

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11th - QUALIFYING DAY 2

- Tee times from 7:30 am to 2:50 pm

- Each player to complete one round of 9 holes on a temp course

- During that round, each player will complete one skills challenge: MPH

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12th - FINALS

- Top cumulative scorers from qualifying advance to Sunday final

- Two rounds of 9 holes on a temp course

- 9:30 AM Player's Meeting- 10:00 AM Round one start (9 holes)

- 12:00 PM Lunch

- 1:00 PM Round two start (9 holes)

- 3:00 PM Awards

 

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SKILLS CHALLENGES AND SCORING

PUTTING:

Players attempt to make putts at a basket from various distances

- Four (4) putts at the 20' target - each made putt is worth 6 points

- Four (4) putts at the 25' target - each made putt is worth 8 points

- Four (4) putts at the 30' target - each made putt is worth 10 points

 

ACCURACY:

Players attempt to throw discs through two different targets, each 5 feet off the ground, 5 feet by 5 feet wide, 10 feet apart and 70 feet away, from different locations

- Four (4) throws from the left station - each target is worth 5 points

- Four (4) throws from the center station - each target is worth 3 points

- Four (4) throws from the right station - each target is worth 5 points

 

MPH:

Players throw discs at a basket with as much speed as possible with potential score multipliers in play

- Each player takes three throws

- Highest score of the three counts toward qualifying

- 1 point awarded per MPH

- 10% score bonus for sticking a throw in the basket

- 50% score bonus for the "mail slot", a small rectangular opening below the basket

 

SCORING AND POINT ACCUMULATION

Each player's score for the 9 hole round will be subtracted from their skills challenge point totals

 

EXAMPLE

Day 1 Qualifying Score:

- 58 points were earned in the PUTTING challenge

- 24 points were earned in the ACCURACY challenge

- The player shot a 30 in round 1

- Their day one score would be: 58+24-30=52

The same formula will be used for day 2 of qualifying. Both day 1 and day 2 scores are added together to determine player's overall qualifying score. Failure to complete a skills challenge will result in a score of 0 for that discipline. Failure to complete a 9 hole round will result in a DNF.

The Sunday finals will consist solely of stroke play disc golf competition with places determined by round score.

 

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ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:
The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.

PARTICIPATION:
Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.

ORGANIZERS:
The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.

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Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1 - Soccer Fields
7:30 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Qualifying Day 2
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Start
8:00 EverBank Half Marathon - Start
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Ultimate River Challenge - Kayak Sprint - Start
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Costa Fly Fishing Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 7
9:00 Gear Town - Opens
9:00 Jam in the Van - Time to Rock
9:00 Onewheel Demo Course - Opens
9:30 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
9:30 Ultimate River Challenge - SUP Sprint - Start
10:00 Climbing World Cup - Semi-Finals M+W
10:00 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:00 The Yoga Girl Experience - The Yoga Girl Experience - The Art of Letting Go
10:15 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
11:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 8
11:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Start
11:00 Ultimate River Challenge - R2 Sprint - Start
11:45 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
PM
12:00 Slackline Invitational - Round 2 - Heat 1
12:30 SUP Skills Invitational - Start
1:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 9
1:30 Volvo Mountain Mud Run - Kids and Family Start
2:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2
2:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 EverBank Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
2:30 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
2:30 Volvo Mountain Mud Run - All Mountain Madness Division Start
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Onewheel Demo Course - Race for the Rail
3:30 Slackline Invitational - Round 2 - Heat 2
3:45 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
4:00 GoPro Daily Giveaway
4:00 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Climbing World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
5:00 SUP Skills Invitational - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
5:45 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2 Awards Ceremony
6:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 Climbing World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
7:30 Flashflight Disc Nite - Start
7:30 Ultimate River Challenge - Awards Ceremony at Ford Ampitheater
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