2018 National Tour Elite Series – “The Drive for the Championship”
The 2018 National Tour Elite Series will feature the top players in the Open and Open Women’s divisions as they compete in the 2018 Drive for the Championship. The point series will consist of the first five National Tour Elite Series events plus the series finale, the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, GA, USA. Players will accumulate points throughout the season as they compete for cash bonuses and the title of 2018 PDGA National Tour Series Champion.
2018 PDGA National Tour Events
|Feb 22-25||Las Vegas Challenge presented by Innova Champion Discs||Henderson, Nevada||Register Now|
|Apr 26-28||Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open||Emporia, Kansas||Register Now|
|May 18-20||Santa Cruz Masters Cup presented by Innova Champion Discs||Santa Cruz, California||Feb 20, 2018|
|Jun 8-10||Beaver State Fling Presented by KEEN||Estacada, Oregon||-|
|Sep 14-16||Delaware Disc Golf Challenge Presented by Innova||Newark, Delaware||-|
|Oct 12-14||The Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic||Appling, Georgia||-|
Beginning in 2016, the National Tour has implemented a tiered registration requirement for all NTs. This decision was made due to the overwhelming popularity of these events in recent history,causing a “race to click” scenario during registration for our biggest events. We want to ensure that our premier competitions play host to the best talent in the world, not just those that were quick to register. Therefore, the registration process will provide a week for each of the following ratings breaks, followed by open registration (remainder and age-protected divisions):
|3rd||Open to All||Open to All|
Series points from a player’s top four National Tour finishes from the first five events plus the points from the Ed Headrick Hall of Fame Classic will determine the 2018 PDGA National Tour Elite Series Champion.
Points are split across tied places. With the exception of the Men’s and Women’s Series Champions, the bonuses for all ties will be divided evenly.
In the case of a tie for the Series Champion the following tie-breakers will be utilized:
- Sum of points at all National Tour events.
- Head-to-head record in all National Tour events.
- Head-to-head record at the Hall of Fame Classic.
- Sudden death playoff
*The payout structure has not yet been finalized for 2018. The information below applies only to the 2017 National Tour.
|Open - $25,000||Open Women - $10,000|