2020 CDGNC – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
March 11, 2020
We are disappointed to announce the 2020 College Disc Golf National Championship is postponed indefinitely due to the potential risks involving the Coronavirus.
College Disc Golf is in a unique situation where teams travel from colleges and universities across the country and will travel back to their large communities following the event. From discussions with teams, event partners and Winthrop University, we believe the best choice is to postpone.
- Please cancel all travel plans for this event as soon as possible.
- Entry fees for the College Disc Golf National Championship will be refunded in full.
- Teams with any questions should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We want to hear from the collegiate disc golf community as we work through this unprecedented situation together.
We are currently exploring all options on how to make the National Championship happen at a later date. We know the teams have put in an incredible amount of work to get to play on this stage, and we can only imagine their disappointment. We feel especially pained for the seniors who are competing in college disc golf in their final season. Our team is also disappointed. We have been working hard to build an incredible championship experience for teams to showcase their abilities. The well-being of all the teams and communities will continue to be our number one priority.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide an update as soon as we can regarding future plans.
Teams are generally comprised of four players. Teams may compete with fewer players but will be at a disadvantage.
Team doubles is played with two sets of teammates, one ODD pair, one EVEN pair. The ODD set will tee off on every odd-numbered hole, while the EVEN set tees off on every even-numbered holes. After the tee shots, the team chooses which of the two lies to play. From there, the set that did not tee throws their two shots. Again, the whole team decides which lie to play from and the set that teed off would throw. That alternating process continues until the hole is complete. On the next hole, the corresponding set of teammates according to the hole number, ODD or EVEN, would tee off no matter which set putted out on the previous hole. This format allows for each player to tee off the same amount of times and for teams to play as whole. Each hole has two teams playing together as an eight-some.
All singles rounds will count toward the team score in First Flight and the National Championship Flight. The team’s singles round scores from each player will be averaged and will count toward the team score.
For the Women’s Championship, the lowest 2 singles scores per round, per school, count toward the cumulative team score. Each hole should have no more than two teammates competing to prevent conflicts when making rules calls.
- At the National Championships, we allow teams to substitute players between rounds if they wish.
- Teams are limited to using a maximum of 6 players.
- Those 6 players may be substituted as many times as the team desires.
- Any player who participates in the National Championship Flight will no longer be eligible to play in the First or Second Flight.
- There shall be no substitutions during any round of play except for in the case of injury during team play. An injured player cannot reenter the tournament.
- Once a player is substituted out of individual play, by default, that player will not be eligible for any individual awards.
First and Second Flight
The First Flight Championships is a high-caliber event focused on adding to the great experience of the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. The First Flight Championship provides an opportunity for many schools to compete against teams of the same level for the title of First Flight Champion. In addition to teams that may not qualify for the Championship, we also invite schools with more than one team to compete.
The First Flight Championship will crown a champion as well as trophy for the 1st runner-up. The First Flight Champion’s school will also receive a bid to the following year’s National Championships.
Due to the high demand for schools to bring additional teams, we have created the Second Flight Championships.
The Second Flight Championships is a division within the National Championships for schools with large disc golf clubs and bring multiple teams. Schools will only be allowed to have two teams in the First Flight, but can also have two more in the Second Flight.
The Second Flight Championship will crown a champion and award a trophy for the 1st runner-up.