MN Doubles Series (MDS)

2016 MDS Schedule_Draft5

2016 MDS Results and Standings

 

Welcome to the home page of the 2016 Minnesota Doubles Series (MDS). Important updates will be posted to this site. Please also visit the Minnesota Doubles Series Facebook page for important details!

We will be teeing off at 9:00am for all events. Please register by 8:15am. There will be a players’ meeting at 8:45am prior to a shotgun start. Directions to the courses can be found online at the PDGA Course Directory.

Everyday Disc Golf will be providing all merchandise payouts to all amateur divisions. Pro divisions will receive cash payouts.

Entry Fees (does not include any applicable course fees):

  • $80 per Open Division team ($40/player)
  • $60 per Advanced Division team ($30/player)
  • $40 per Intermediate Division team ($20/player)
  • $40 per Women’s Division team ($20/player)

From each entry fee, $5/person or $10/team will be taken out for expenses prior to payouts. Of this $5/person taken out:

  • $3 will go to the MFA for sanctioning fees, season payouts, and administration.
  • $1 will go to a cash CTP contest which will conclude after the second round. 
  • $1 will be allocated as added cash and prizes at the championship event.

There will be an optional $5 ace pool (per player) that will roll over from event to event, if no one gets an ace. If there is a remaining balance after the completion of the Championship Event, a throw off will take place via a CTP contest.

Important: You must be a current MFA member to participate in the Championship event worth double points!

The Minnesota Doubles Series is a series of disc golf doubles tournaments organized by the Minnesota Frisbee Association.  Enjoy the spirit of competition in a doubles format with an emphasis on having fun.  These events land on Sundays.  We will play 2 rounds with a break for lunch in between.  The format is Bring Your Own Partner.  There will be no “Wolf” or “Cali” option for individuals.  Find a doubles partner!  The format will be “Best Shot” for all divisions.  These events are Open to everyone.  In addition to the event payouts, MFA Members compete for overall standings and year end cash payouts!  MFA Memberships will be available at these events.  Individuals statistics will be tracked regardless of your doubles partner.  So you can change partners at any point in the season and still be in the running for year end cash payouts.

*ALL MDS EVENTS ARE NON-SANCTIONED *

WHAT FORMAT WILL BE USED?

  • Best shot doubles
  • Two rounds, 18 holes per round
  • Signup at by 8:15am (will not accept entries after 8:15am)
  • Players meeting 8:45am
  • Tee off 9:00am sharp
  • One hour lunch break, after last card is turned in
  • Awards no more than 30 min after final card is returned

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE MINNESOTA DOUBLES SERIES (MDS)?

The Minnesota Doubles Series (MDS) started in the early 1990s as a fun way to play with a partner as well as test your teams unique abilities.

HOW CAN A MFA MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT ME WHEN COMPETING IN MDS EVENTS?
By being a MFA member on (prior to the round) or before the day you compete in an MDS event allows you to accumulate MDS points. The top qualified finishers in both Pro and Am divisions receive CASH payouts at the end-of-the-year awards that are held at the MFA Fall membership Meeting in November of each year.  A minimum of $1 from the per player MDS sanctioning fees shall be used towards year end payouts; this does not include the cost of trophies.

HOW IS THE POINT SYSTEM CALCULATED?
This is a point system invented by Joe Feidt, and later updated by Chuck Kennedy, for the Minnesota Frisbee Association.

Players earn points by competing in MDS events. Once a player has competed in at least three MDS tournaments, he or she is eligible for year- end prizes. A player’s top four scores (in terms
of points) are what count for the final year-end total.

Points are calculated as follows:

* 1st Place: 100 + (0.1 points per player in the division)
* Everyone else: 100 – ((place – 1) X 24 / total players)

Example: Assume a division with 38 players.

First place would receive 100 + (0.1 X 38) = 103.8 points.
Fourth place would receive 100 – ((4 – 1) X 24 / 38) = 98.1 points.
Last place would receive 100 – ((38 – 1) X 24 / 38) = 76.6 points.

HOW MANY EVENTS DO I HAVE TO PLAY TO QUALIFY TO BE IN THE RUNNING FOR MDS PAYOUTS?
One, to compete for the division championship but a minimum of three (regardless of zone) to compete for year end payouts.  However, the more events you play the better your chances are of finishing higher in the overall standings as we use your top seven event scores to tally your year end total.

IF I CONTINUE TO CHANGE PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON DOES THAT IMPACT MY TOUR STANDINGS?
No it will not.  We keep track of scores per individual, not at the team level.  If your team finished second in an event both players will receive the same number of points.  If the following event you were to have a different partner your previous scores would continue with you throughout the season.  It is due to this that at the end of the year the top two point leaders are deemed our series champions.  At times these two individuals may have never played as single event together.

HOW CAN I TRACK MY RESULTS?
Via this site.  Go to MST & MDS Points Standings.

WHERE CAN I SPEND MY AMATEUR PAYOUT CERTIFICATES?

Everyday Disc Golf will be the sole vendor for the 2016 Minnesota Doubles Series. Merchandise will be present at each event for amateur payouts.

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