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2020 PDGA Amateur Worlds Invitation to Register Criteria

2020 PDGA Amateur Worlds Invitation to Register Criteria

Last updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 11:06

All Amateurs participating in the 2020 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships must be current 2020 PDGA Amateur members and a Certified Official through the end of the event before they can register for the event. Players must also maintain their amateur status by declining pro cash at PDGA Tour Events until after the 2020 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships or they will no longer be eligible.

In order to receive an invite, players must have been a 2019 current member prior to December 15, 2019.

Qualification Criteria

  1. United States Top Amateur Points earners of the 2019 PDGA Tour year. Minimum Amateur Points Required are:
    • MA1 - 1,500 Points
    • MA40 - 750 Points
    • MA50 - 500 Points
    • MA55 - 500 Points
    • MA60 - 100 Points
    • MA65 - 100 Points
    • MA70 - 20 Points
    • FA1 - 90 Points
    • FA40 - 50 Points
    • FA50 - 40 Points
    • FA55 - 40 Points
    • FA60 - 10 Points
    • FA65 - 10 Points
  2. Female Amateur Legends:
    All 2019 current female Amateur members whose 2020 Primary Worlds Division is FA70 that completed any PDGA sanctioned tournament (not league) in any Amateur division during the 2019 PDGA tour year.

  3. Additional US State Invites:
    Any US State that did not have at least 10% of it's 2019 current amateur members who were 2019 Tour participants (across all divisions) qualify through criteria #1-2 above, will have additional invites provided to the top points earners (age 19 and older in 2020) across all divisions (by highest % of their Primary Worlds Division points requirement) to reach 10%.

  4. International:
    All 2019 current International (country other than USA or Canada) Amateur members (age 19 and older in 2020) who completed a PDGA sanctioned tournament (not league) in any Amateur or Professional divison during the 2019 tour year.

  5. Canadian:
    All 2019 current Canadian Amateur members (age 19 or older in 2020) who completed three (3) PDGA sanctioned tournaments (not leagues) in either an Amateur or Professional division during the 2019 tour year.

Primary Worlds Division

A member's Primary Worlds Division is based on their class, gender, and age and is the divison they will be invited to play in at Worlds if they meet one of the above criteria. Examples of Primary Worlds Divisions for Amateurs at Amateur Worlds are:
Ages 19-39 in 2020 = MA1 or FA1; Ages 40-49 in 2020 = MA40 or FA40; Ages 50-54 in 2020 = MA50 or FA50; etc.

Important: Only Amateur members at least 19 years of age in 2020 have a Primary Worlds Division held at Amateur Worlds. Amateur members less than 19 years of age in 2020 have their Primary Worlds Division held at Junior Worlds.
Pro class members at least 40 years of age in 2020 have their Primary Worlds Division held at Master Worlds.
Pro class players of any age in 2020 may have Pro Worlds invites for MPO or FPO based on their player rating.

Primary Worlds Division Invite Process

A player's Primary Worlds Division Invite uses ALL of their 2019 earned Amateur points (regardless of the amateur division they earned the points in) to meet the points requirement for the player's 2020 Primary Worlds Division. This process allows for members to still receive an invite for Worlds even if they had aged into a new age bracket for which they could not have earned points in the previous year.

IMPORTANT: This primary invite process ONLY applies to current 2019 amateur members at least 19 years of age in 2020. An amateur junior-aged player (age 8-18 in 2020) will have their invite processed for their Primary Worlds Division at 2020 Junior Worlds. (See the "2020 Junior Worlds - Invitation to Register Criteria" document.)

Secondary Worlds Invite Process:

The process for an invite to any division other than the member's Primary Worlds Division, uses only those 2019 points earned while actually playing in the specific division to meet that division's points requirement.

IMPORTANT: This Secondary Worlds Invite Process is the ONLY way a current 2019 amateur member below the age of 19 in 2020 can earn an invite to Amateur Worlds. To do so, they MUST earn 1500 points from actually playing in MA1 or 90 points from actually playing in FA1.

Example of the overall Worlds invite process:

A 2019 member who is male and age 52 had earned 350 points playing MA50, 765 points playing MA40, and 1,000 points playing MA1

  1.  Since his Primary Worlds Division is MA50, he receives a Primary Worlds Invite for MA50 because ALL of his Amateur points (2,115) equaled at least the 500 point requirement for MA50 (even though he had less than 500 playing in MA50.)
  2. He also receives an Additional Invite for the MA40 division because he had 765 points actually playing in the MA40 division which met the requirement of 750 points for that division.
  3. He does NOT receive an Additional Invite for the MA1 division as he only had 1,000 points playing in the MA1 division and the requirement was 1,500 points.

Additional Important Notes:

An invitation to register for Worlds, does NOT guarantee a spot at Worlds. Timely registration is still required to get in.

ONLY 2019 CURRENT Amateur members (prior to 12/15/2019) earn 2019 Amateur points towards World invites.

ONLY 2019 Amateur points count towards an Amateur Worlds invite, Pro points earned in Pro divisions don't count.

ONLY 2019 current Amateur members (prior to 12/15/2019) can earn an invite to register for the 2020 Amateur Worlds

Please direct any questions regarding the Worlds invitation process to the PDGA Tour Manager.