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2020 PDGA Junior Worlds Invitation to Register Criteria

2020 PDGA Junior Worlds Invitation to Register Criteria

Last updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:59

All Junior participants in the 2020 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships must be current 2020 PDGA Amateur members and Certified Officials through the end of the event before they can register for for the event. Players must also maintain their amateur status by declining pro cash at PDGA Tour Events until after the 2020 PDGA Junior 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 and must turn at least 8 years old on their birthday in 2020.

Qualification Criteria

  1. United States Top Amateur Points earners of the 2019 PDGA Tour year. Minimum Amateur Points Required are:
    • MJ18 - 200 Points
    • MJ15 - 100 Points
    • MJ12 - 10 Points
    • MJ10 - 2 Points
    • FJ18 - 10 Points
    • FJ15 - 10 Points
    • FJ12 - 6 Points
  2. Other Junior Divisions:
    All 2019 current male junior amateur members eligible for the MJ08 division in 2020 (who will turn at least 8 years old in 2020) and had completed any PDGA sanctioned tournament (not league) in an Amateur division during the 2019 PDGA tour year.

    All 2019 current female junior amateur members eligible for the FJ10 or FJ08 division in 2020 (who will turn at least 8 years old in 2020) and had completed a PDGA sanctioned tournament (not league) in an Amateur division during the 2019 PDGA tour year.

  3. International:
    All 2019 current International (country other than USA or Canada) Junior Amateur members who will turn at least 8 years old in 2020 and had completed a PDGA sanctioned tournament (not league) in either an Am or Pro divison during the 2019 tour year.

  4. Canadian:
    All 2019 current Canadian Junior Amateur members who wil turn at least 8 years old and had completed three (3) PDGA sanctioned tournaments (not leagues) in either an Amateur or Professional division during the 2018 tour year.

Note: In all cases these criteria only apply to those members who will be 8 to 18 years old on their birthday in 2020. Members younger than 8 or older than 18 on their birthday in 2020 are not eligible for Junior Worlds.

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 Junior Worlds are:
Ages 16-18 in 2020 = MJ18 or FJ18; Ages 13-15 in 2020 = MJ15 or FJ15; Ages 11-12 in 2020 = MJ12 or FJ12; etc.

Important: Only Amateur members aged 8-18 in 2020 have a Primary Worlds Division held at Junior Worlds.
Amateur members greater than 18 years of age in 2020 have their Primary Worlds Division held at Amateur 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 under 19 years of age in 2020 for Junior Worlds divisions. Any amateur junior-aged player (age 8-18 in 2020) wishing to earn an invite to 2020 Amateur Worlds in MA1 or FA1 will need to meet the requirements of a Secondary Worlds Invite by earning the required number of MA1 or FA1 points while actually playing in the MA1 or FA1 division. (See the "2020 Amateur 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 Worlds invite process:

A 2019 member who is male and age 11 had earned 110 points playing MJ18, 130 points playing MJ15, and 6 points playing in MJ12.

  1. Since he is a MJ12-age player (11-12) in 2020, he receives a Primary Invite for MJ12 because ALL of his Amateur points (246) equaled at least the 10 point requirement for an MJ12 Primary Invite (even though he had less than 10 points playing in MJ12.)
  2. He also receives an Additional Invite for the MJ15 division because he had 130 points actually playing in the MJ15 division which met the requirement of 100 points.
  3. He does NOT receive an Additional Invite for the MJ18 division as he only had 110 points playing in the MJ18 division and the requirement was 200 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 2020 Junior Worlds invites.

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

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

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