Frequently Asked Questions - Women's Global Event
Simply register in any local tournament that has been sanctioned as a 2021 PDGA Women's Global Event. There will be no need to register separately for the Women's Global Event and no additional fee to participate, other than your local tournament registration fee.
All registered WGE tournaments will be listed on the PDGA Event Schedule for May 2021 and will be identified with “WGE” somewhere in the tournament name. Female-only events will be highlighted in pink. Keep checking back for tournaments in your area as they are continually added to the schedule or contact Tournament Directors of local events on May 8 or 9 and ask them to consider registering their tournament as a PDGA WGE event.
Yes. If there are no local tournaments, you might consider sanctioning and running your own WGE tournament. You will need to complete a sanctioning agreement and meet all sanctioning requirements (current membership, certified official, fee payment) and all WGE tournament requirements (three propagators playing on the same layout for both rounds, upload scores, submission of TD Report. etc.).
Check out the PDGA Tour Event Planning & Management resources for more information on running a tournament.
Yes! Non-member fees have been waived by the PDGA for the WGE participants. However, there is one exception: If your local tournament is classified as an A-Tier event, then a PDGA membership is required.
Also, it is important to note that, while your round ratings for this event will be calculated for the purposes of determining a winner in each division, to acquire a PDGA player rating you do need to be a PDGA member. To become a new member, you can visit http://www.pdga.com/join.
We recommend that you pre-register for your local WGE as soon as possible to help the Tournament Director prepare for the event and to secure your player pack (if offered). Each local WGE has its own process and day-of registration may NOT be available, so please check with your local WGE Tournament Director for more info.
The WGE Players’ Packs will be made available for WGE Tournament Directors to purchase. Check with your local WGE TD to confirm whether this players’ pack will be offered at your event. There will be a registration deadline determined by your local WGE TD for receipt of the players’ pack. If your local WGE TD is not offering the WGE Players’ Pack, you can purchase one at the PDGA Store. While supplies last, the WGE Players’ Pack is available to everyone after April 15, 2021.
Scores will automatically be updated on the overall WGE results page. The deadline for Tournament Directors to submit the scores is May 12, 2020. PDGA Women's Global Event winners will be announced on May 18 in an article featured on the front page of PDGA.com and throughout the WGE social media pages.
For all divisions except 12 and under, the scores from the first two rounds of each participating tournament will be submitted by the individual Tournament Directors and rated by the PDGA. These round ratings will be totaled and averaged to determine a player's "Global Score." For the rounds to qualify, the event must include two rounds and have at least three ratings propagators (eight officially rated rounds of 700+) playing on the same course layout during each round. The Global Scores will be updated throughout the day with our Women's Global Event Champions being officially announced on May 18, 2020, via PDGA.com.
- For one-day, two-round events falling on either May 8 or May 9, 2021, both rounds on the day of the event will be included.
- For a two-day, two-round event on May 8 - 9, 2021, both rounds will be included.
- For events of three or more days on the weekend including May 8-9, 2021, the round(s) on May 8 will be included. If only one round was played on May 8, then the first round on May 9 will be included.
For Junior divisions under 12, the score of the first round on May 8 or 9, will be submitted by the Tournament Director and rated by the PDGA. Note that the layout played by Juniors under 12 must have at least three propagators (with eight officially rated rounds of 700+) playing that same layout to get an accurate rating for the PDGA Women's Global Event.
No. The division you register for and play in at your local tournament will be the division you compete in for the WGE and you must play all tournament rounds in the same division at your local event including rounds that will not be included in the WGE.
Yes. However, the deadline to switch events is March 31, 2021. Please contact the Tournament Directors involved in the event and keep in mind that individual tournaments may have other event deadlines.
Note: If you register for the WGE day-of, you will miss out on special prize packages leading up to May 9 through Facebook Contests and Sponsored Sweepstakes Giveaways.
Only one WGE event will count towards a player's results in the global standings, however, since WGE is taking place over Saturday and Sunday, players are welcome to participate in multiple WGEs. If a player does participate in multiple events, only the first WGE that they play during the weekend will count towards the global standings and any subsequent results by that player will be removed.
The major change for 2021 is the addition of special 2021 WGE Player’s Packs available for TDs to purchase from the Official PDGA Store. These player’s packs are an exceptional value and are available at a wholesale discount through the special link to the Official PDGA Store. While supplies last, TDs in the USA and Canada are encouraged to order the WGE Player's Pack by 4/15/2021. TDs in other countries should order the WGE Player's Pack by 3/31/2021 so that they arrive in time for your WGE.
Check with your local WGE Tournament Director for deadlines. There may be a deadline for registration and/or a deadline in order to obtain a WGE Players’ Pack. For events in the United States, the last day of ordering to guarantee that a WGE Players’ Pack arrives in time for the event is April 15. Events outside of the USA should order the WGE Players’ Pack by the end of March.
To sanction a Women's Global Event, review the PDGA Event Sanctioning Agreement online and submit your event. Before registering your WGE, be sure that you are willing to meet all mandatory requirements in your tournament as listed in the FAQ titled, "As a TD, what are the mandatory requirements for the WGE?"
March 31. 2021
Note: If you wait to register your WGE until March 31, you will miss out on the opportunity to receive any "Event Donations" from 2021 WGE Gold Sponsors dgNOMAD, Prodigy, Innova, and Throw Pink, and you might miss the opportunity to provide 2021 WGE Players’ Packs to your event participants. Please register your event by March 31, 2021, to be eligible for these benefits.
You will need a minimum of one female playing in a female division and a minimum of three players (female or male) who are ratings propagators playing on the same course layout during both rounds. For the rounds to qualify for the WGE, the rounds must be the first two rounds of the event on May 8 or 9 and must be played on the same course and layout each round. Propagators are PDGA Members rated 700+ with a minimum of eight officially rated rounds. Ratings propagators are required to calculate the ratings for the two rounds included in the WGE.
- You must comply with all the current PDGA Tour Standards.
- It is recommended that WGE tournaments use DiscGolfScene.com for their online player registration pages. This allows WGE staff to streamline our communication to both the players and tournament directors.
- You must offer all 23 female divisions, even if there is only one player in a division. Participants are competing against women around the globe via round rating so these players are not actually playing alone.
- All WGE tournaments must be officially sanctioned by the PDGA. To sanction your tournament please visit http://www.pdga.com/online-sanctioning-agreement and submit a sanctioning agreement. Please be sure to specify in the Event Notes that you would like your tournament to be included in the Women's Global Event.
- For Junior divisions under 12, the score of the first round, will be submitted by the Tournament Director and rated by the PDGA. Note that the layout played by Juniors under 12 must have at least three propagators (with eight officially rated rounds of 700+) playing that same layout to get an accurate rating for the PDGA Women's Global Event. For all other divisions, scores from the first two rounds of each participating tournament will be submitted by the individual Tournament Directors and rated by the PDGA. These round ratings will be totaled and averaged to determine a player's "Global Score." For the rounds to qualify, the event must include two rounds and have at least three ratings propagators (players with a PDGA rating of 700+ and a minimum of eight officially rated rounds) playing on the same course layout during each round for ratings to be calculated as accurately as possible. Global Scores will be updated throughout the day with our Women's Global Event Champions being officially announced on May 18, 2021, via PDGA.com.
- If you are sanctioning a standalone WGE tournament with only female competitors, please name your event as “WGE - XX” where XX is the name of your event. (For example “WGE – Springfield Disc Gals”). This will allow the WGE event staff to identify that you are holding a female-only event and we will color code the event in pink.
- If there will be male and female participants add “+ WGE” to the end of the tournament title (For example “Springfield Sizzler + WGE").
As a TD of a WGE-Only event, you will need to submit the sanctioning fee (for example, $50 for a C-tier), optional $50 non-refundable proof of insurance fee (if needed by park, city, etc.) and certified official's exam fee (if needed, fee is $10). The PDGA per-player fees and non-member fees are waived for WGE for female divisions.
Note: If you are running a regular tournament and are including your female divisions in the WGE, the per-player fees and non-member fees are only waived for those female participants in Women's Global Event.
By 7 AM EST on May 12, 2021
TDs must submit and publish the unofficial results from the WGE rounds via the PDGA Tournament Manager page by 7 a.m. (EST) on May 12, 2021.
No. However, we strongly encourage all WGE Tournament Directors to purchase the players’ packs since they are an exceptional value and will add to the visibility and impact of your event. WGE players’ packs can only be purchased through the Official PDGA Store.
Individual players’ packs will be available for purchase through the Official PDGA Store beginning April 15, 2020. The pre-order wholesale pricing schedule of the WGE Players’ Pack items are below and are non-refundable.
- Order 5 or more WGE Player's’ Packs with free shipping for $23/each
- Order 10 or more WGE Player's’ Packs with free shipping for $22/each
- Order 15 or more WGE Player's Packs with free shipping for $21/each
- Order 20 or more WGE Player's Packs with free shipping for $20/each
- Order 25 or more WGE Player's’ Packs with free shipping for $18/each
After April 15, 2020
While supplies last, $30 for a single WGE Players’ Pack plus shipping.
The WGE Players’ Pack items are:
Two discs –
- Innova Disc with the WGE logo
- Dynamic Discs Judge with the WGE logo
- WGE Disc Golf Pin
- PDGA Canvas bag
- PDGA Towel
- PDGA Disc Golfer's Code reusable scorecard and PDGA pencil.
Additional WGE items may be for sale on the Official PDGA Store. For events in the United States, the last day of ordering to guarantee that a WGE Players’ Pack arrives in time for the event is by April 15. Events outside of the USA should order the WGE Players’ Pack by the end of March. All WGE items are scheduled to arrive by May 7.
No. While supplies last, the wholesale option for the WGE Player’s Pack is only for the WGE participants until April 14th. On April 15th, anyone may purchase a WGE Player’s Pack for $30 plus shipping.
Please note that you must fulfill all of the requirements below for your tournament to show on the online event calendar. You have submitted an event sanctioning agreement.
- You have paid all sanctioning fees.
- You are a current PDGA member.
- You are a PDGA certified official.
If you believe you have fulfilled all these requirements, but still don't see your event on the schedule, please contact the PDGA Tour Assistant. To ensure that your event is highlighted on the schedule as a WGE event, please write “WGE” in the Event Notes field of the sanctioning agreement and include “WGE” in the title of your event.
If it is a women-only WGE and you don’t have enough female propagators, consider asking some male propagators to help out by playing the exact same layout as the women for both rounds that count for the WGE. You would not need to charge them an entry fee or provide them with player packs or prizes (but if providing food to the women it would certainly be nice to feed the guys too.) You MUST report the male propagators in a division they are eligible for (example: MPO or MA1) and be sure to have those divisions assigned to the exact same layout as the female-only divisions in Tournament Manager. Up to five (5) male propagators may be used in this fashion at women-only WGE tournaments without the need to pay post-event fees for them.
No. The complete WGE Player’s pack should go to the WGE participants.