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Competition Manual for Disc Golf Events

3.08 Tournament Director Rights and Responsibilities

Last updated: Monday, May 20, 2024 - 11:46

The PDGA recognizes that the strength of the organization and the sustainability of tournament disc golf are reliant on the partnership between the PDGA and the Tournament Director. In order to help the Tournament Director to better perform their job, the PDGA has endowed them with certain rights. The Tournament Director also has responsibilities to the PDGA and its players, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Any qualified, current PDGA member age 18 or over who is interested in running a PDGA-sanctioned event may be required to take and pass an online tournament procedures assessment test before being able to direct that event. That test will be based upon the Official Rules of Disc Golf and the Competition Manual. PDGA members under the age of 18 may not be Tournament Directors.
  2. Tournament Directors agree to follow PDGA Tour Standards and the terms of the PDGA Sanctioning Agreement or event agreement for the event’s designated Tier level.
  3. Tournament Directors may be required to sign a statement acknowledging that they have read the Official Rules of Disc Golf and the Competition Manual, and agree to abide by and enforce their contents before being able to direct any PDGA-sanctioned event.
  4. Tournament Directors must disclose the financial information for their tournaments as listed in the PDGA Sanctioning Agreement or event agreement. However, beyond the PDGA-required disclosures, any additional release of tournament-related financial information is solely at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
  5. Per Section II.D of the PDGA Bylaws, Tournament Directors may not refuse service to anyone based on their race, age, religion, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, or ancestry
  6. Tournament Directors must abide by active PDGA player disciplinary actions.
  7. Any issues that may arise during a tournament, whether or not covered in any existing PDGA document, including allegations of abuse of responsibilities by a Tournament Director, may be brought to the attention of the PDGA through the PDGA Disciplinary Process.
  8. Where an event does not meet the criteria or a Tournament Director does not meet the responsibilities set forth in the PDGA Sanctioning Agreement or event agreement, Tour Standards, PDGA Privacy Policy, and Competition Manual, the PDGA reserves the right to demote the event in the future, or to suspend the Tournament Director from running future events. See the International Program Guide for policies outside the United States and Canada.
  9. Failure to properly report the results of an event or to meet the financial obligations of the event may lead to further disciplinary action including the suspension of the Tournament Director’s PDGA membership and privileges.