2021 College Disc Golf National Championship Update:

          Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are sad to announce Winthrop University will not be available to host the 2021 National Championship. We have worked through potential alternative sites for the championship with the PDGA to find an acceptable venue. We have worked to select a venue that allows us to implement Covid safety measures for the staff and players. We have worked to select a venue that is in the same region to lessen the amount of rescheduling conflicts for teams. Finally, we have worked to select a venue that allows for College Disc Golf athletes to showcase their disc golf abilities on courses worthy of their hard work and talents. 

          We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the newly founded North Cove Disc Golf and Social Club in Marion, NC to host the 2021 CDGNC. The venue is on private property in the mountains of North Carolina, and is completely dedicated to disc golf. Players will navigate rolling hills, open and wooded fairways, and beautiful stone work and creeks as they compete for the National Championship. We are thrilled to showcase this venue for a PDGA Major Championship in April. 

Important Details: 

Questions: We understand this is a major update for the event. We want to help get you the answers you need as quickly as possible. Please email all questions to info@collegediscgolf.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to prepare for the College Disc Golf National Championship. We are excited for the event and looking forward to seeing all the teams compete as we crown national champions in April.

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2021 Playing Formats

Team Competition

Teams are generally comprised of four players. This year, to reduce the number of players per hole, and to more strictly follow the requirements and best practices for PDGA sanctioned play during COVID-19 we have decided to reduce the number of players per team from 4 to 2.

Doubles

Typically, teams have competed in out four player team doubles format. For this year, teams will compete in formats more closely associated with traditional disc golf “doubles”. The following two formats will be used for play at the 2021 CDGNC.

  • Captain’s Choice – both players play from the best lie on each shot.  
  • Best Disc – each player plays their own lie on each shot and the better of the two scores is recorded on each hole.  

Singles 

  • Before the round of singles, players will be sorted based upon their individual best disc scores. The best disc scores used for sorting will not count towards the team score, your singles scores, or rating.
  • One round of tee time stroke play singles will be contested for all singles awards.
  • The average of your two singles rounds will count towards the team total. .5 decimals for strokes will roundup before the next round and will not carry over

Substitution Rules

  1. At the National Championships, we allow teams to substitute players between rounds if they wish.
  2. Teams are limited to using a maximum of 3 players.
  3. During doubles play, those 3 players may be substituted as many times as the team desires.
  4. Any player who participates in the National Championship Flight will no longer be eligible to play in the First or Second Flight.
  5. 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.
  6. Singles rosters must be set at check-in.

Championship and First Flight

Starting on Day 1, teams will be combined in one pool for First Flight and the Championship Flight. After the first round of play, the top 36 teams, including a maximum of two teams from each school, will compete for the National Championship. The other teams will compete for the First Flight National Championship. The First Flight Championships is a high-caliber event focused on adding to the great experience of the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. Teams who are not competitive in our top division, are just starting, or schools that field more than one team will now have an opportunity to compete in their own field. 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.

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 three teams in the First Flight, but can also have as many more in the Second Flight as they’d like.

The Second Flight Championship will crown a champion and award a trophy for the 1st runner-up.

2021- 2022 Season and 2022 CDGNC Playing Formats

Team Competition

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.

Singles Play

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.

Substitution Rules

  1. At the National Championships, we allow teams to substitute players between rounds if they wish.
  2. Teams are limited to using a maximum of 6 players.
  3. Those 6 players may be substituted as many times as the team desires.
  4. Any player who participates in the National Championship Flight will no longer be eligible to play in the First or Second Flight.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.