Points Race 2009
The new Maine Points Race is a means of linking all Maine events together in an
effort to increase interest and overall attendance at all involved tournaments.
The Maine Points Race is designed to reward disc golfers for attendance and good
performance over a series of many events.
How a tournament becomes a part of the Points Race
Recognition Awards will be awarded to the Top Finisher in each of the 10 divisions there will also be awards for Most Dedicated Tournament Player** and Rookie of the Year**, these awards will be presented at Santaís Dubs & Christmas Party December 12th.
The Maine Points Race Season runs from January 1st Ė November 30th.
** Most Dedicated Tournament Player: this award will be given to the Player who attends the most tournaments. In case of a tie points will be given to each tournament by point value of each event if a second tie breaker is needed it will be the total number of PDGA and NEFA events attended during the season.
*** Rookie of the Year: this award will be given to a new Pro player. A new pro player will be someone who is officially turning pro in the current season; they may have tested the waters in the previous season but were essentially an Amateur for 2008.
How does the Maine Points Race work?
Each Points Race tournament will be assigned a point factor value based on the amount of regional and national sanctioning they secure. Unsanctioned events will be worth 1 point, for each sanctioning 1 point will be added.
Players will accumulate points based upon their event attendance and how well they play at those events. Just for entering a tournament, a player will receive the minimum points available based on the tournamentís Points Value. The top four finishers in each division will receive extra points, the amount of which rises incrementally from fourth to first place.
The breakdown of the 2009 Point Factors is below:
How can the Points Race benefit an individual tournament?
Based on anecdotal evidence during and after the season, the 2008 Points Race was a great drawing point at many Maine disc golf events. Players of all skill levels eagerly kept tabs on their divisionís standings all year long and attended Race events hoping to earn more points and move up the ranks. It's a great way to attract players to any event.