2014 National Tour Elite Series – “The Drive for the Championship”

The 2014 National Tour Elite Series will feature the top players in the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions as they compete in the sixth annual Drive for the Championship. The point series will consist of the first seven National Tour Elite Series events plus the series finale, the Rochester Flying Disc Open.  Players will accumulate points throughout the season as they compete for trophies, cash bonuses, and the title of 2014 PDGA National Tour Series Champion.

The 2014 PDGA National Tour will consist of eight events held across the country starting with the Memorial Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 26 - March 1 and ending with the Rochester Flying Disc Open in Rochester, New York on September 5-7. Points will be awarded based on a competitor’s order of finish in an individual event per the table below.

Date Event Location
Feb 26-Mar 1 The Memorial Championship Fountain Hills & Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 21-23 Texas States Championships Round Rock, TX
May 16-18 "Steady" Ed Memorial Masters Cup Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 20-22 Kansas City Wide Open Kansas City, MO
Jul 3-6 Vibram presents the Maple Hill Open Leicester, MA
Aug 1-3 Fort Steilacoom Open Fort Steilacoom, WA
Aug 30-31 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open Columbus, OH
Sep 5-7 Rochester Flying Disc Open Rochester, NY

Series points from a player’s top five National Tour finishes from the first seven events plus the points from the Rochester Flying Disc Open will determine the 2014 PDGA Tour Series Champion.

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 100 11 72 21 52 31 33
2 95 12 70 22 50 32 32
3 91 13 68 23 48 33 31
4 88 14 66 24 46 34 30
5 85 15 64 25 44 35 29
6 82 16 62 26 42 36 28
7 80 17 60 27 40 37 27
8 78 18 58 28 38 38 26
9 76 19 56 29 36 39 25
10 74 20 54 30 34 40 24

Points are split across tied places.  With the exception of the Men’s and Women’s Series Champions, the bonuses for all ties will be divided evenly. 

Open Women
1 $2000 1 $1000
2 $1500 2 $600
3 $1000 3 $400
4 $750 4 $250
5 $600 5 $100
6 $500 Total $2350
7 $400    
8 $350    
9 $300    
10 $250    
Total $7650    

In the case of a tie for the Series Champion the following tie-breakers will be utilized:

  1. Sum of points at all National Tour events.
  2. Head-to-head record in all National Tour events.
  3. Head-to-head record at the Rochester Flying Disc Open.
  4. Sudden death playoff