We are officially two weeks away from the opening of registration to sponsors. That means three weeks until registration for all women’s divisions opens and exactly one month until registration opens for all competitors.
Early registration opening on February 15 at 8am is for any division provided the player pays a $20 sponsorship in addition to their entry fee. This is limited to just 36 total spots, 18 for Saturday and 18 for Sunday. It will still be first come, first served so if you want to sponsor the event to ensure your spot, be ready to sign up on that Wednesday morning.
Early registration opening on February 22 at 8am is for all women’s divisions. Regarding women’s divisions, we are presently offering FPO, FA1, FA2, and FA3. If there is enough interest for age protected divisions (FP40, FA50, etc), we will add any division that has at least 4 competitors. If you want one of these divisions, SIGN UP for one of the available divisions to ensure your spot then contact us to let us know which division you’d move to if it was added. If there are four players for a division, we’ll move everyone over to it.
On March 1 at 8am, the doors open for everyone. Spots will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Once we fill, the waitlist will be open. Players are encouraged to jump on the waitlist if they want to play because there is always a ton of movement in the lead up to the event.
The 2023 DDGC is officially sanctioned and scheduled for June 3-4.
Early sponsor registration will open on February 15, 2023 at 8am.
Early registration for women’s divisions will open on February 22, 2023 at 8am.
Registration for all divisions will open on March 1, 2023 at 8am.
Mark the dates, set your alarms, you don’t want to miss out on the longest-running PDGA event in Maine.
The preliminary Player Program and Caddy Notes is now posted. Players are encouraged to look it over and ask for clarifications if anything isn’t clear.
The final version will be posted and sent to all players via email by Tuesday, May 31.
All players should take note of the layout they will be playing on Talon so they can be sure they are practicing the correct tees before the event. Saturday divisions will be playing the “Short Odds” layout, which is comprised of short tees on the odd-numbered holes and long tees on the even-numbered holes. Sunday divisions will be playing all long tees.
Registration opened this morning and Sunday’s field is already full. So it seems an appropriate time to address the waitlist and how it works.
The waitlist will require a $5 down payment. For players who get into the tournament, the $5 will be applied to their entry fee when they pay it. If there are any players who remain on the waitlist after registration closes and the tournament field locks on June 3, their $5 will be refunded. Also, players can request to be removed from the list for a refund as well.
Players that get into the tournament from the waitlist will be notified by email (the one they used on DiscGolfScene) and given a link to pay the remainder of their entry. Those players will have a limited amount of time (see below) from when the email is sent to register or they will be removed from the tournament and replaced with the next player on the waitlist. No contact at all will result in forfeiture of the $5 fee.
Deadlines for elevated waitlisters to pay before losing their place:
- Before May 21, players have two weeks to register from first contact
- May 21-May 25, players have one week to register from first contact
- May 26-May 31, players have 48 hours to register from first contact
- June 1-June 2, players have until registration closes (June 2 at 5pm)
Historically the waitlist has been free to sign up for, so why the change? In past years, there have always been a number of people signing up for the waitlist that then seemingly forgot they were on it. To the point where a number of players have been elevated from the list into the tournament, only to fail to respond to repeated attempts at contact for payment. This makes more work and leaves too much up in the air, especially as the event gets closer. The hope is that the fee and the deadlines will weed out some of those folks.
We’ve added a new wrinkle to our registration procedure: early registration for sponsors. Limited to 18 spots per tournament day (36 total spots), players will be allowed to register a week early by paying a $20 tee sponsorship in addition to their entry fee. When those 36 spots go, there won’t be any more available until open registration starts on Tuesday, March 1. So mark your calendars and set your alarms.
Early registration for sponsors opens 8am on Tuesday, February 22.
Open registration for all players opens 8am on Tuesday, March 1.