2021 CDGNC – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
November 1, 2020
The 2021 College Disc Golf National Championship will be April 7-10, 2021. Plan to bring your two person teams to Rock Hill, SC to compete for the National Championship.
There is no requirement for conference participation and College Disc Golf membership fees have been waived for this season. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Championship and delay the start of the 2020-2021 Season.
We held out hope for opening back up competition in the Spring semester but we have to face the reality of our current situation. Not all of our student athletes are on campus and travel is being severely hindered for this season. With team members potentially spread out all across the US, and a lack of funding, we have determined the best way to host a fairly represented field is to reduce as many barriers to entry as possible. We have decided not to require qualification for the 2021 CDGNC.
A 72 team field will be open for registration to one (two person) team per school February 1st, at 4 pm EST. Registration will open to more than one team per school shortly after that and then a final field of 72 teams in a separate division will open lastly. The Women’s Championship field will open on February 1st with no team limit.
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.