MN Doubles Series (MDS)

MDS-Tour-Schedule-2014 *ALL MDS EVENTS ARE NON-SANCTIONED *

WHAT FORMAT WILL BE USED?

  • Best shot doubles
  • Two rounds, 18 holes per round
  • Signup at 8:00‐8:45am (will not accept entries after 8:45am)
  • 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 DIVISIONS ARE OFFERED AND WHAT ARE THE ENTRY FEES?

  • Open ‐ $25/player, $50/team
  • Advanced ‐ $20/player, $40/team
  • Intermediate ‐ $15/player, $30/team
  • Women’s (if enough interest) ‐ $15/player, $30/team

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 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 MANY OF THE EVENTS ARE THE MST JUDGED ON?
The Top 7 scores, per player, per division are totaled.

CAN THERE BE MORE THAN ONE MDS EVENT ON A GIVEN DAY?
The MFA hasn’t done so up to this point and does not plan to going forward.

HOW CAN I TRACK MY RESULTS?
Via this site.  Go to Membership then Points/Rankings to view the current standings.

WHERE CAN I SPEND MY AMATEUR PAYOUT CERTIFICATES?
This season we have teamed up with four different vendors that will accept your certificates.
Disc Life, Fairway Flyerz, Gotta Go Gotta Throw and the Minnesota Frisbee Association.  Certificates must be spent in their entirety at one vendor, at one time.  Certificates must be spent on-site at the events or in store.  Each vendor also has some restrictions which are listed below.

Disc Life
Cannot be used on Event Registration Fees, Grip Eq Bags or Baskets.

Fairway Flyerz
Cannot be used on Event Registration Fees.

Gotta Go Gotta Throw
Cannot be used on Event Registration Fees, Grip Eq Bags, Baskets or Carts.

Minnesota Frisbee Association
Cannot be used on Memberships or Event Registration Fees.

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