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martin
06-06-2012, 01:47 PM
http://www.pdgausmasters.com/index.php?pag=home

MarcusGresham
06-12-2012, 09:39 AM
When do we learn the schedule?

Judge
06-12-2012, 03:44 PM
tentative schedule is advanced masters SL CV SL other advanced SL CV ? Pro Masters CV SL CV

MarcusGresham
06-12-2012, 04:51 PM
tentative schedule is advanced masters SL CV SL other advanced SL CV ? Pro Masters CV SL CV

That's good because it means less driving for me if I get to go to Seviren two days and only one to Vettiner. Plus, that Sunday (final round) is Ivy's birthday and that would get me home quicker.) My only rub now is the other thing I have going on that weekend. The guys I play music with generally do one or two "gigs" a year, and one of them is the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. If we don't get a late slot I won't be able to play in the tournament.

Highlander
07-11-2012, 05:48 AM
Is there an official forum thread for this event? Does anyone expect this tourny to fill? I've never been to Kentucky/Indiana and am looking foward to meeting you all and playing your courses.

DavidHood
07-15-2012, 05:19 PM
I live really close to Charlie Vettiner park. That is my home course and I can hold my own there. I shot a 62 (902 rating), a 63 (892 rating), and a 66 (863 rating) in the 2012 CVO. My current rating is 885. I really want to play in the US Masters but fear I might embarrass myself (and hold up my group) at Seviren Lang. Am I good enough to play in the US Masters?

I understand that I need to take the PDGA Certified Officials Exam? Is there anything else I need to do to qualify to play in the US Masters? Also, I have a couple of friends that don't have a PDGA # and have never played in a PDGA sanctioned tournament. Would they need to play in at least one tournament to qualify or can they just get a PDGA #, take the exam, and pre-register?

Now a couple of questions about pre-registration. Which division should I pre-register for? I played as an "Intermediate" in the 2011 CVO, got smoked, and stepped back down to the REC division where I placed 7th in 2012. Looking at the website (http://www.pdgausmasters.com/index.php?pag=home), I gather my choices (at 43 years of age) are Pro Master Men $160 and Advanced Master Men $100. I am obviously going to select the lower of the two divisions which is Advanced Master Men. Now, how does that translate on the DiscGolfU WebSite (http://www.discgolfunited.com/disc-golf-tournaments/tournament-dashboard.cfm/tourn_id/426)? Am I an MM1? Of the 18 people in that division, I recognize a few names from the REC division of the 2012 CVO. I think I am an MM1 but if one of you could verify, I could get on with my pre-registration. Thanks!

mdwamp
07-15-2012, 05:40 PM
David, you are correct; mm1 is advanced masters. I haven't heard anything about being required to test before playing. I've registered and I have not tested. My scores are about the same at sl. I don't think you'll embarrass yourself. In fact, anyone who can ride that "bike" I see you ride is already ahead of the pack when it comes to extraordinary feats. Who cares what you score....you can ride the one wheeled giant.

jamesmcc
07-15-2012, 09:03 PM
He is also correct in the fact that you must take to officials exam before this tourney.

MarcusGresham
07-16-2012, 12:55 AM
He is also correct in the fact that you must take to officials exam before this tourney.

Do you have to pay to take the test?

G1nked
07-16-2012, 01:07 PM
10 bucks yes

MarcusGresham
07-16-2012, 02:36 PM
That's crap. Is the PDGA not making enough of a cut off the tournament already?

DavidHood
07-16-2012, 09:16 PM
mm1 is advanced masters.The word "advanced" is what frightened me. As I said, I generally play in the REC division. I figured MM1 was probably the lowest (which is where I need to be) division as the majority of the people (18 the last time I checked) who pre-registered selected that division. The REC players (myself included) are going to have to step up their (our) game!


I haven't heard anything about being required to test before playing. I've registered and I have not tested.It's true! The test can be purchased on the PDGA site. Click on Pro Shop then on PDGA store. I think (someone correct me if I'm wrong) this (http://www.pdgastore.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=009&DEPT=1293690362&BACK=A0001A1) is the link.


I have a couple of friends that don't have a PDGA # and have never played in a PDGA sanctioned tournament. Would they need to play in at least one tournament to qualify or can they just get a PDGA #, take the exam, and pre-register? Does anyone have any insight on this? Do they have to play in at least one tournament to qualify for the US Masters? I'm not sure which one of them started that rumor but it's got all of them spooked.

Thanks for all your replies! I want to have all my ducks in a row before I start a FB group to try and get my Northern Kentucky mates to come down here to play. It's tough to drag them away (and rightfully so) from Idlewild.

martin
07-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Dave - There is nothing that requires you to have played a tourney to qualify for the US Masters.

The only requirements are you must have turned 40 years old during the calendar year, you are a current PDGA member, and you have passed the TD test (which is required for all National Tour Events)

You mention "advanced" being a scary word - Masters divisions are only divided in two parts Professional and Amateur - then these two are broken down in age based divisions.

Playing Advanced Masters (MM1) - is a combination of amateurs who might play novice, recreational, intermediate, or advanced - but are instead playing a division with an age restriction and that division is MM1

DavidHood
07-18-2012, 05:35 PM
I want to have all my ducks in a row before I start a FB group to try and get my Northern Kentucky mates to come down here to play. It's tough to drag them away (and rightfully so) from Idlewild.
I have created a new event in FaceBook for this. You are all invited. Please feel free to join. Let's show those Northern boys what it's all about! Here is the link. http://www.facebook.com/events/261607217277522/

G1nked
07-19-2012, 03:12 PM
I paid for my registration but not listed on the pdga registration website? I guess DLG is at Worlds that may be the delay

mdwamp
07-19-2012, 03:49 PM
G1nked, you are listed on the discgolfu site in the advanced masters division. I don't think DLG notifies PDGA each time someone signs up for the tourney. I expect there is communication between dgu and pdga that happens at regular intervals. I think it should show up shortly.

G1nked
07-19-2012, 05:04 PM
gotcha thanks

braxton85
08-03-2012, 12:48 PM
Not sure who to address this to.

I was getting ready to register but have a scheduling problem with the Players Meeting/Check-In on Thursday night, I'm trying to work it out but looks like 900pm-930pm is the soonest I can be in Louisville. Is it possible to have someone check in for me? I will be at the correct course Friday morning and understand that anything I may miss during the Player's meeting is my responsibility.

Jerry D

mdwamp
08-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Jerry, I'll check with Dave and get back to you.

mdwamp
08-03-2012, 02:52 PM
Jerry, I sent you a PM.

braxton85
08-03-2012, 03:43 PM
Got it and sent e-mail, Thanks for the info.

G1nked
08-04-2012, 02:06 AM
I am still not listed on pdga registration. emailed TD waiting on reply

Adam
08-15-2012, 03:41 PM
So far there are 26 states and one Canadian province represented at the Masters!

klhall222
08-25-2012, 11:49 PM
I never saw the word "Mandatory" for the palyers meeting. I have searched EVERYTHING.
While it is nice to attend it is an extra trip just to check in. The onus falls on me for rules, etc.


So, missing should be ok, right!? Anyone help on this

Adam
08-28-2012, 02:29 PM
It looks like the schedule has been updated with some clarification about the players meeting.

http://www.pdgausmasters.com/index.php?pag=schedule