Yes. However, the deadline to switch events is April 2, 2018. Please, contact all Tournament Directors involved in your event switching and note that individual tournaments may have a deadline for pulling out of their event.
April 22, 2018 - Last Day to Register Your Tournament as a WGE
May 14, 2018 at 11:59pm EST – Deadline to Submit WGE Scores to qualify in the overall standings. TDs must submit and upload scores from the first two rounds of your event via the PDGA Tournament Manager page by this deadline.
We recommend that you pre-register for your local WGE as soon as possible to help the tournament director prepare for the event and your arrival. However, each local WGE has their own process and day of registration may NOT be available, so please check with your local WGE Tournament Director to find out.
Note: If you register for the WGE day-of you will miss out on special prize packages leading up to May 12 through Facebook Contests and Sponsored Sweepstakes Giveaways. The Virtual Player’s Pack will still be available to players registering on May 12 with the link provided by the local WGE Tournament Director.
As a TD of a WGE Only event, you will need to submit the sanctioning fee ($50 for a C-tier), proof of insurance fee (if needed) and certified official’s exam fee (if needed, fee is $10). The PDGA per player fees are waived in addition to the non-member fees for this event.
Note: If you are running a regular tournament and are including your female divisions in the WGE, the per player fees and non-member fees are only waived for those female participants in Women's Global Event.
Yes. Along with complying to all the current PDGA Tour Standards, there are a few more requirement we ask of WGE Tournament Directors.
We encourage all registered WGE to use DiscGolfScene.com for their online player registration pages. Through this, the WGE staff can streamline our communication to both the players and tournaments directors.
To sanction a Women’s Global Event, please, visit the PDGA Event Sanctioning Agreement online and submit your event. But before registering your WGE, be sure that you are willing to meet all mandatory requirements in your tournament as listed below in the FAQ titled “As a TD, are there any additional requirements for the WGE?”
If you are sanctioning a standalone WGE tournament please indicate “WGE - ” before your tournament name. If you are sanctioning a regular tournament and will be including your female divisions in the overall WGE please indicate “ + WGE” after your tournament name. (See examples below).
For 2018, we have transitioned to an all Virtual Player’s Pack which will be available to all competitors of the WGE. Link to the Virtual Player’s Pack will be sent to all competitors via emails on or before April 30, 2018. If you have not received an email including your Virtual Player’s Pack link; First, please check your Spam folder, then contact your individual WGE tournament director for assistance.
The last day to register as a WGE is April 22, 2018.
Note: If you wait to register your WGE until April 22, you will miss out on the opportunity to receive “Event Donations” from our sponsors. Please, register your event by March 22 to be eligible for these possible donations.
Please note that you must fulfill all of the requirements below for your tournament to show on the online event calendar. If you believe you have fulfilled all these requirements, but still don’t see your event on the schedule, please contact the WGE staff.
You must have submitted an event sanctioning agreement.
All you need to do is upload your local player registration list via the PDGA Tournament Manager like you normally would. You can review your current registration on your individual results page while the Women's Global Event results page will be updated automatically with the current list of global participants.
No. The division you register for and play in at your local tournament will be the division you compete in for the WGE. You must play all tournament rounds in the same division at your local event including rounds that will not be included in the WGE.
Scores will automatically be updated on the overall WGE results page. Deadline for Tournament Directors to submit their scores is May 14, 2018 11:59pm EST. PDGA Women’s Global Events will be announced on May 15th in an article featured on the front page of PDGA.com and throughout the WGE social media pages.
You will need a minimum of 1 woman playing in a women's division and a minimum of 3 players (women or men) who are ratings propagators playing on the same course layout during each round. For the rounds to qualify, they must be the first two rounds of the event and played on the same course and layout each round. Propagators are PDGA Members rated 700+ with a minimum of 8 officially rated rounds. Ratings propagators are required to calculate the ratings for the 2 rounds included in the WGE.
Yes, all WGE tournaments must be officially sanctioned by the PDGA. To sanction your tournament please visit http://www.pdga.com/online-sanctioning-agreement and submit a sanctioning agreement. Please be sure to specify in the Event Notes that you would like your tournament to be included in the Women's Global Event.
Yes, if there are no local tournaments, you might consider sanctioning and running your own WGE tournament. You will need to complete a sanctioning agreement and meet all sanctioning requirements (current membership, certified official, fee payment) and all WGE tournament requirements (3 propagators playing on the same layout, upload scores, submission of TD Report. etc.).
Yes! Non-member fees have been waived by the PDGA for the WGE. However, there is one exception. If your local tournament is classified as an A-Tier event, then a PDGA membership is required.
Also, it is important to note that while your round ratings for this event will be calculated for the purposes of determining a winner in each division, to acquire a PDGA player rating you do need to be a PDGA member. To become a new member, you can visit http://www.pdga.com/join.
All you have to do is sign up to participate in one of your local tournaments that have been registered as a 2018 PDGA Women's Global Event. There will be no need to register separately for the Women's Global Event since there will be no additional fee to participate, other than your local tournament registration fee.
All registered WGE tournaments will be listed on the PDGA Event Schedule for May 2018 and highlighted in pink. Keep checking back for tournaments in your area as they are continually added to the schedule or get a hold of your local tournament directors and kindly ask them to consider registering their tournament as a WGE event.
Scores from the first two rounds of each participating tournament will be submitted by the individual Tournament Directors and rated by the PDGA. These round ratings will be totaled and averaged to determine the player's "Global Score." For the rounds to qualify, the event must include two rounds and have at least 3 ratings propagators (players with a PDGA rating of 700+) playing on the same course layout during each round for ratings to be calculated as accurately as possible. The Global Scores will be updated throughout the day with our Women’s Global Event Champions being officially announced on May 15, 2018 via PDGA.com.