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Addendum to the 2020 PDGA Tour Standards and International Program Guide

Addendum to the 2020 PDGA Tour Standards and International Program Guide

Last updated: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 15:53

With the reduction of the available scheduling time remaining in 2020, the PDGA has made the following changes to the PDGA Tour Standards effective immediately for the remainder of the 2020 year.

Reduced Mileage Restrictions

As events have been attempting to reschedule into the latter half of 2020, it has become increasingly clear that the normal mileage restrictions between tier levels is hampering the ability for events to compress into the shorter period. In response, the PDGA has reduced the mileage restrictions by roughly 50% (see the chart below) for both those events in jurisdictions receiving a sanctioning exemption during the sanctioning suspension period, as well as those events scheduled during 2020 once sanctioning is re-opened worldwide at a future date.

Tier NT A B C League
Major n/a 625 150 100 0
National Tour n/a 375 125 90 0
A 375 150 75 40 0
B 125 75 40 20 0
C 90 40 20 0 0

Reduced Payout Requirements (USA and Canada)

Many event directors across different tier levels have noted to the PDGA on how difficult it has been to effectively raise sponsorship money for their events due to COVID-19. They have inquired if we will reduce payout requirements, as many TDs feel that if we do not they will have no choice but to reduce the tier level of their event. Since events with reduced tier levels would cause a large reduction in event payouts, as well as reduced points, for our members, the PDGA has reduced the required payouts for tier levels in an effort to help TDs to maintain the tier level of their events, thereby causing less impact on both player payouts and player points.

Tier Pro% +Pro Added Am% min Am PP
Major 100% 20% 120% n/a
Elite Series 100% $7,000 n/a n/a
A 100% $2,000 100% $25
B 100% $500 90% $10
C 85% n/a 80% n/a

Reduced Sanctioning Agreement Deadline Requirements

To make it easier for event directors to sanction events immediately following a particular geographic jurisdiction receiving a sanctioning exemption during the sanctioning suspension period, as well as once sanctioning opens worldwide, the PDGA has reduced the deadlines for events to be sanctioned prior to their start.

  A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier League
Any jurisdiction with a sanctioning exemption approved during the sanctioning suspesion period. 14 days 7 days 7 days 7 days
Once sanctioning is open worldwide for 2020        
United States & Canada 30 days 21 days 14 days 7 days
International 30 days 15 days 7 days 7 days

Reduced Trophy and Medal Requirements (Worldwide)

In an effort to prevent the need for physical objects to change hands, the PDGA has suspended any trophy and medal requirements for all events. This removes the trophy and medal requirements for True Amateur events around the world, as well as at A- and B-Tier events in international (non-North American) countries.