Northern Waters Disc Golf Series
2017 Northern Waters Series








2017 Northern Waters Points Series Format & Rules

Available Divisions

1. Pro Open division (MPO)

2. Pro Masters Pool (MPM, MPG, MPS)

3. Advanced division (MA1)

4. Intermediate division (MA2)

5. Recreational division (MA3)

6. Am Masters Pool (MM1, MG1, MS1)

7. Am Women Pool (FA1, FA2, FA3, FA4)

8. Juniors Pool (ALL Junior Boys and Junior Girls)

How to qualify

Must play in at least three (3) qualifying events.

Must play in our series finals: Northern Michigan Championship presented by JenTees

Top four (4) qualified players in each division get into the skins match.

All ties for "Top 4" will be broken by a playoff. No exceptions.

Qualifying Events

1. Cadillac Classic (April 8)

2. Hanson Hills Open presented by Short's Brewing (April 22)

3. Flip City Open (May 6 & May 7)

4. Avalanche Mountain Open presented by GT Vapor (June 10)

5. Hickory Hills Open presented by Tilley's (June 24 & June 25)

6. Battle of Yetisburg presented by GT Vapor (July 15)

7. Sleeping Bear Summit (August 12)

Series Finals (Double Points)

Northern Michigan Championship presented by JenTees (September 23-24)

How Points are Awarded:

1 Point for yourself

1 Point for every player you beat or tie

Your Final Point Total Will Include:

All points earned in any of our seven qualifying events

Only 3 events are required to qualify, but you may include all events played.

Your Finals point total (Double Points)

 Skins Qualifying for Age– & Gender–Protected Divisions:

Pro Masters Pool will combine all age-protected Pro divisions into one skins match

Players earn points based on where they place in their division.

Those points are earned for the "Pro Masters Pool" Skins match.

Playing any Pro age-protected division will count toward the 3-event min.

Am Masters Pool will combine all age-protected Am divisions into one skins match

Players earn points based on where they place in their division.

Those points are earned for the "Am Masters Pool" Skins match

Playing any Am age-protected division will count toward the 3-event min.

Am Women Pool will combine all Am Women divisions into one skins match

Players earn points based on where they place in their division.

Those points are earned for the "Women's Pool" Skins match

Playing any gender-protected division will count toward the 3-event min.

Juniors Pool will combine all Junior divisions (boys and girls) into one skins match

Players earn points based on where they place in their division.

Those points are earned for the "Juniors Pool" Skins match

Playing any junior division will count toward the 3-event minimum.

Additional Information:

· Except for the four age– and gender–protected divisions listed above, points can not be carried from one division to another.

Your PDGA rating may force you to move up by the end of year, so choose your division wisely.

· Must register & pay for Northern Michigan Championship to qualify for Skins match.

You may pay and not play if you choose.

· Skins match is not sanctioned by PDGA, so it is possible to get bumped up to a higher division, yet still be able to play in the lower division.

Example: you still finish in the top 4 of the lower division after taking a "0" at finals.

· Anyone who qualifies (and finishes in the top 4) in more than one division must play the higher division's skins match.

Order of divisions are listed 1-8 above. (highest to lowest)

· Each skin will be part cash, part funny money.

Exact value of each skin is "To Be Determined" based on attendance.

· Skins matches will play a 9 hole "safari" layout at Hickory Hills.

One layout for MPO, MPM, MA1 divisions

One layout for MM1, MA2, MA3, FA1, JRS divisions

· Skins matches begin shortly after 3rd round of Northern Michigan Championship.

· Current Northern Waters Series Points Standings can be found here: www.discgolfscene.com/series/1017/northern-waters-series-2017/leaderboards