Match Play League
The Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club Match Play League is back for 2021!
We will be playing on Thursday nights for 8 weeks, starting on 5/13.
Playoffs will be 7/7-7/8 … THE BRACKET IS BACK!
- 5/13 – Parma
- 5/20 – Basil
- 5/27 – Riverton
- 6/3 – Chili
- 6/10 – Pfrommer Woods
- 6/17 – Parma
- 6/24 – Apple Farm (tentative)
- 7/1 – Basil
- 7/7 & 7/8 (Playoffs) – Temp course TBD
The format is traditional match play. We’ll be playing 9-hole matches against 2 random draw opponents on a card each week. A scoring system is set-up for any 3 player cards. You and your opponent are welcome to wager extra cash on individual matches if you both desire.
This year there will be two divisions, Pro and Am. There is a 900 PDGA rating cap for the Am division, but the Pro division is open to anyone (875+ is recommended to be competitive).
- Pro: $10 ($4/match + $1/club +$1/finals) + $1 optional ace + $1 optional cash CTP.
- Am: $6 ($2/match + $1/club +$1/finals) + $1 optional ace + $1 optional cash CTP.
For any week at the Riv, it’s an additional $2 for the greens fee (normally, the greens fee is $5). If you have a Riv membership, you can waive the Riv fee.
6pm. Your tee assignment will be determined ahead of time, so meet your cardmates at the tee.
Signup & Payment
Pre-registration and digital payments are required by 4pm on Thursdays. This’ll allow me to set the cards up beforehand so we can tee off earlier. Payouts will be digital as well.
Payment options (in order of preference):
- Gpay: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Venmo: @jeffcarson1
- Paypal (Friends & Family, leave comments blank): email@example.com
- Cashapp: $jeffcarson1
Traditional match play rules apply, as well as the following additions:
All regular season matches are played to 9 holes. Matches can end in a tie.
Ties result in splitting the winnings (essentially getting that match’s entry fee back). Players can decide to play tie-breakers for the winnings, however a tie will still be the official scoring for points.
Competitors are allowed to concede a hole at any time. A player may tell their opponent to pick up their disc at any time, in which the shot counts automatically. A player may finish the hole after a concession during the regular season. A concession cannot be refused or withdrawn.
Each hole won (Hole Win) must be recorded for tie-breaking purposes in the standings (i.e. a player wins a match 4-2, not “2-up”)
Tiebreaker hierarchy: Points > Hole wins > Hole losses > # of weeks attended
Both players may agree to end a match before all 9 holes are completed, sacrificing any additional Hole Wins they may earn. If one player decides to end the round early, the other player earns hole wins for the remaining holes.
Players may agree before the match to play for additional cash.
Finals: The champion for each division will be determined by a 16 player, single elimination tournament.
- Playoff participants must pay $1 for each week missed in order to participate
- Rounds consist of 9-hole matches
- If a match ends in a tie after 9 holes, there will be up to 2 sudden death playoff holes. If there is still a tie after 2 sudden death holes, then there will be a sudden death putt-off from circle’s edge. Exception: Final match will continue playing sudden death playoff holes until there is a winner
- Competitors are allowed to concede a hole at any time. A player may pick up their opponent’s disc at any time, in which the shot counts automatically. A concession cannot be refused or withdrawn.
- Players may NOT finish a hole after a concession.
The highest 4 players in point standings in attendance for the league night will play together on the “Lead Card”.
Players 5-8 in point standings in attendance for the league night will play together on the “Chase Card”.
All other players will be randomly assigned to 3 or 4 player cards.
Players earn points towards final standings as follows:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie
Bernie beats Aaron 3-2 and Cathy beats Derrick 8-0 on the front nine.
Cathy beats Aaron 1-0 and Bernie & Derrick tie on the back nine.
Aaron gets 0 pts, Bernie gets 4 pts, Cathy gets 6 pts, Derrick gets 1 pt.
3 player card special scoring:
Scoring for 3 player cards is, unfortunately, confusing. Worst case scenario, write down the scores for each hole as if you were playing a 3-way match and I will determine the winners and losers of each match for scoring/payout purposes.
On the front nine, Player A counts their score against Player B, Player B counts their score against Player C, and Player C counts their score against Player A. The order reverses for the back nine.
On hole 1, Aaron shoots a par, Bernie and Cathy both bogey.
Aaron beats Bernie, Bernie ties Cathy, and Cathy loses to Aaron.
On hole 2, Aaron shoots a birdie, Bernie a par, and Cathy a bogey.
Aaron beats Bernie, Bernie beats Cathy, and Cathy loses to Aaron.
Front 9: Aaron beats Bernie 2-1, Bernie beats Cathy 1-0, Cathy loses to Aaron 0-2.
Back 9: Cathy beats Bernie 4-1, Bernie beats Aaron 1-0, Aaron loses to Cathy 0-4.
Please feel free to contact Jeff Carson with any questions via Facebook Messenger or Discord.