home‎ > ‎

League Info and Rules

E-Mail all results/Questions/Complaints/concerns etc to: ontregmpl@hotmail.com

The official start and end to each month is:

April:
April 1st-->April 30

May:
May 1st -->June 2nd

June:
June 3rd--->July 1st

July:
July 2nd --> July 31

August:
August 1st-->September 2nd

Playoffs Start September 3rd..


The Rules in Short:

This is a summary of the rules in point form.  This level of detail should answer most questions.  The other set of rules after this section are the rules in more detail.

 

A match is 18 holes of disc golf-match play format.  If its 9-0 with 8 holes left-finish the remaining holes. 

 The home player gets to select: The course the match will be played at in the home players region,   Which Tee Pads to use, Which hole will be played first, If the 2m rule is in play, and who    shoots First on the first hole.

. A match can be played anywhere in the world if both players agree to playing the match out of region.  Home rules still apply.

You must play the match at a designated disc golf course. 

 Its ok to move a tee pad/basket so you don’t hit people during the match.

 Send results, questions, complaints, etc to:

ontregmpl@hotmail.com

 

You should play your matches on time.  If a match is  not played on time for no good reason it can be made up so it counts in full.  If you have a good excuse that you did not get your match done on time there will be forgiveness.  Shit happens.  Dogs die, girlfriends go crazy, kids have to go to the hospital etc..  To qualify for the playoffs you must finish 4/6 of your regular season matches. 

 

League standings tie breakers are:

Table Tiebreakers: (after Pts)
1.Games Played <<---Know this because this is not normal in sports.  There is a reason for this..sounds strange I know...
2. Holes Won - Holes Lost
3.Season Head to Head Result.
4. Total Holes won
5. Result against best player in Standings both players played in the season
(Win or Loss against that player, Holes won- holes lost, total holes won.) If still tied move to the next best player both players have played) This tiebreaker is only applied at end of season.

 

Regular Season is April to August, playoffs in September.


Final Standings:
Losers in 1st round will make up ranks 8th-5th. Highest seeded number to loose takes 8th, 2nd Highest to loose takes 7th and so on to 4th.
Losers in 2nd round will make up ranks 4th-3rd. Highest seed to loose takes 4thth, 2nd highest to loses takes 3rd
Final determines 1st and 2nd,

 

At the end of each season there will be promotion and relegation between divisions.  Each division that has a full division below it of 8 people will have 2 spots for relegation and promotion between the two.  The players that finish 7th and 8th in div 1 will be relegated to div 2, and the players in div 2 that finish 1st and 2nd get promoted to div 1.  If there is a division below another that does not have a full 8 people in it then there will be 1 spot for promotion and relegation.

 

Entry fee is $40. 5$ goes to your local clubs, 5$ goes to a Match Play Cup event in the Ottawa area (payout portion to be specific) , and 30$ to the payout of your local league.  There is a 10$ penalty for paying after Aug 31.  This 10$ is for what ever your local rep wants to do with it.

Payout is 50%  of each division.  Cash

 

Don’t cheat, or be a dumb ass.

Rules of the League detailed version:

Definitions:
Match: A complete round of eighteen (18 ) runs played according to match play rules. 

LD: League Director


Match play rules: Players keep track of their score for individual holes only. Players compare their respective scores after finishing a hole. The player with the lower score (# of strokes) wins the run and is awarded one (1) point. If both players tie, zero (0) points are awarded for that hole. The total number of points awarded to a player becomes their score. Highest score of the two players wins the match after 18 holes.  If a tie, then it remains a tie.  Always play the entire 18 holes.  The match does not end when its mathematically over.

Disc Golf Course: Any course designated as a disc golf course having established pads and targets consisting of baskets or tonal poles. Object targets are not acceptable no matter how well marked.


A disc golf course is: any course designated as a disc golf course(by its owner in most cases) having 9 to 18 established individual pads and 9-18 individual targets consisting of baskets or tonal poles that are in a permanent fixture before and during the entire match until the match's end. (If your on hole 12 and someone moves 2 when you played it 10 holes ago, thats fine). See "soccer players in the course rule" for unplayable holes due to the public.

Home Player: The player designated as "the home player" in the schedule (PlayerA @ Player B)

Table Points: Points awarded as the result of winning or tying a match.


Guidelines for Competition: 

Rules of Play:
The game is Match play, and the rules of disc golf, as defined by the Professional Disc Golf Association, shall govern the rules of play except where these rules are specific to a format other than match play.

 

 

Selection of Course:
The home player shall select a course and designate which pads shall be used for the match prior to the first throw of the match. The Home player chooses:-

-The course to be played within their region

-Which Tee Pads to use

-Which hole will be played first

-If the 2m rule is in play

- and who shoots First on the first hole.

The same tee pads should be used for all 18 holes. Certain situations will arise so be flexible.  For example if a hole is unplayable play the first hole a 2nd time, make the match a 17 hole match or change the T pad location to make it playable.  The most important thing is that you don’t hurt someone else who is not a disc golfer or hurt yourself.  Use common sense,

 Note: The final will be held at a course selected by random draw. This will also include which t-pads are to be used. The draw will consist of courses that are playable for the final. All other perks of home advantage apply to the better seed. A redraw of which course the final is to be played at might be needed if the course becomes unplayable.


 

Courses of play:
Matches can be most often played at any public course in your region.  Home player decides which course to play the match on at any public course in your region.  Where both players agree the match can be played at any course in the world.

 

 Any course designated as a disc golf course having 9 to 18 established individual pads and 9-18 individual targets consisting of baskets or tonal poles that are in a permanent fixture before and during the entire match until the match's end. (If your on hole 12 and someone moves 2 when you played it 10 holes ago, thats fine).
Mountain DGC (Ottawa area) is exempt from this rule and is a course that is acceptable for play.


 

Continuation of Play:
Where for reasons not anticipated it becomes necessary to postpone a round after it has already started, players shall be allowed to do so. On resuming a match already started, the holes already played shall be considered completed, and the round shall resume at the next hole as though the match were never postponed.
A match counts as a completed game played(GP in the standings) once the match is fully completed. An extension may be given if it is warranted under the rules of “player in default”

Where for reasons not anticipated it becomes impossible to play certain holes on a course, and where both players agree, other holes may be repeated until 18 runs have been played.
If players inadvertently play from an incorrect pad or into an incorrect basket, and the match is not yet completed, the hole shall be considered to have never been played, and the players shall replay the respective hole in the correct configuration.
Where, after completing the round and submitting a score, the players realize that they played a hole from an incorrect pad or into an incorrect basket, the score submitted shall stand.
Under no circumstance shall play proceed when there is risk of lightning.

 



 

 

Reporting Results:
The Winning Player shall report the result of their match to the OntMPL Director in a timely manner.  There are 3 parts to rep There are 3 parts to reporting the score.  They are the Home score, away score and the location of the match.  The Home and away scores are the number of holes won by each player, the location is what course and what pads.


The results shall be reported as follows:
Home Player Name: Score
Away Player Name: Score

 


The preferred method for the reporting of results is through email to this addy:

ontregmpl@hotmail.com

Where the winning player fails to provide the score in a timely manner, the tournament director may, at their discretion, penalize the home player by denying them one or more points, but will not otherwise alter who won the match.

 

Players in default:
Where a match has not been completed prior to the end of the grace period, the match shall be considered in default, and the players who were to have completed that match shall be considered in default.
Players in default may appeal to the OMPL director for an extension to play their match with the understanding that the OMPL director need not entertain such an appeal.
The OMPL director may, at their discretion, penalize players in default by denying them any points for the respective match.
The OMPL Director may, at their discretion, award a win to one player in default for the respective match in default. The award of a win according to this rule will only be made where it is clear to the OMPL director that one of the defaulting players was purposely avoiding a match, while the other was making every effort to arrange for the match The avoiding player will also start the next season with -4 pts, and receive a -4pts penalty for the current season.
Players found to be in default repeatedly may be disqualified, or barred from participating in future match play leagues. Disqualification may result in the removal of points awarded to the disqualified player, and points lost by the disqualified player.

 



Table Rules:
Players are ranked in the OMPL Table according to the number of table points they accumulate. The more table points accumulated, the higher a player's rank.
A match won is worth two (2) table points. (Thanks Dean)
A match tied is worth one (1) table point.
A match lost is worth zero (0) table points.

Table Tiebreakers: (after Pts)
1.Games Played <<---
Know this because this is not normal in sports.  There is a reason for this..Long Story...
2. Holes Won - Holes Lost
3.Season Head to Head Result.
4. Total Holes won
5. Result against best player in Standings both players played in the season
(Win or Loss against that player, Holes won- holes lost, total holes won.) If still tied move to the next best player both players have played) This tiebreaker is only applied at end of season.

 

 

 

Schedule:
The local league regular season schedule begins April 1, and finishes August. Playoffs in Sept.  Players will be scheduled one match a month from April to August and an additional match to be played at anytime from April to August.   Go to this page for this year’s Specific dates for when months begin and end:

https://sites.google.com/site/ontariomatchplay/home/leagueinfo



All matches must be completed prior to the last day of the schedule.
All players will have the opportunity to play 6 regular season matches and playoffs. (8 person divisions only)
Matches shall be designated to be played according to a specific month during the schedule. There is one match for each month of April to August (5 total) and one match designated to be played anytime during the season April to August. This is known as the “anytime” match. The anytime match must be played before the end of the regular season.


If a player misses a game due to a good excuse (dog dying, almost cut finger off, wife gives birth, kid is sick), etc that's cool. Make it up when you can. If a player misses a match due to laziness or something along those lines, they have to play the game late, finish the schedule, then the points will count. The LD must be notified ahead of the month’s end if the match is to be missed due to a reasonable excuse. The LD will determine if the excuse is reasonable. If the LD is not notified don’t expect a extension of the missed match.

Players may elect to play matches for which the designated month has not yet begun.
Players may play their matches in any order as long as they are also finishing their matches on time within each month. Example: If its currently April, you may play your July match if you and your opponent wish to do so. 

Playoff Schedule:

Round 1 of Playoffs is September 1st to 10th
Round 2 is September 10th to 17th
Round 3 is September 17th to 24th. 

These dates are estimates, flexibility is granted as things get down to the final 2,


Games not played on time: HOW TO MAKE UP A GAME THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN PLAYED WITHIN THE PROPER MONTH!!!
Games which are not played during the specific month they are supposed to be played can be made up-or played late.
To make the missed game count towards points totals in the standings the player must have their schedule completed to the point in time the league is currently at in the schedule. Games finished for future months can’t be substituted to past months.

Example1:
Player misses May Match, Its currently June 9th
April: Played
May: Missed
June Played.
At this point since its currently June if the player plays the May match within the month of June, the missed match once completed will count in the standings. This will count because at that point in time the players schedule is complete up to that point as it’s the month of June.

Example 2 current month is July 7th:
April: Played
May: Missed
June: Played
July: Missed

At this point if the player made up their May match it would not count towards the standings until the July match is completed also (within month of July). Once the July match is complete the May match is eligible to count.

 

Playoffs:
Eligibility:
To participate in the playoffs each player must play and complete 4/6 matches in their schedule (this refers to the games played stat in the standings). Players that don’t complete the 4/6 games in the schedule will be shuffled down to seeds starting with 8, then 7, then 6 and so on (depending on #’s). Normal tiebreaking procedures happen within the group that is moved down. These seeds are used in the final result calculation.
On or near September 1, a single elimination playoff tournament will be used to establish the top eight finishing positions. The following rounds WILL NOT BE RE-SEEDED.

8vs1

4vs5

 3vs6

2vs7

Seeding:
Eligible players will be seeded according to where they rank in the standings. This seeding has importance in determining a player's finishing position.

Format:
Playoffs shall consist of a three (3) round, single elimination bracket.If there are 8 players in a div.  If there are 4, then its a 2 round, etc.
Playoffs matches should be played within the given schedule.
The Division Final will be held at a location chosen by random draw of disc courses in a given region. Courses deemed unplayable will not be included. If a course becomes unavailable, a redraw will take place. 

Overtime:  After 18 holes go back to the 1st hole played and restart the same course played (same T's etc).  Sudden death wins it.


 

 

 

Final Standings:
Losers in 1st round will make up ranks 8th-5th. Lowest seeded number to loose takes 8th, 2nd lowest to loose takes 7th and so on to 4th.
Losers in 2nd round will make up ranks 4th-3rd. Lowest seed to loose takes 4th, Other takes 3rd
Final determines 1st and 2nd,

Promotion/Relegation
To accommodate growth the league has different levels. Players considered new join the league at the lowest level. At the end of the year specific players will be promoted or relegated in or out of a division depending on where they finished in the table that season. Players have spots reserved in the next season depending on where they finished the previous season.


Before the season begins, promotion and relegation positions will be indentified.
At the end of each season there will be promotion and relegation between divisions.  Each division that has a full division below it of 8 people will have 2 spots for relegation and promotion between the two.  The players that finish 7th and 8th in div 1 will be relegated to div 2, and the players in div 2 that finish 1st and 2nd get promoted to div 1.  If there is a division below another that does not have a full 8 people in it then there will be 1 spot for promotion and relegation.

Example

Div 1: 8 people

Div 2: 8 People

Div 3: 4 People

Div 1 will have 2 spots of relegation (7th-8th)

Div 2 will have 2 spots for promotion (1st-2nd) and 1 spot for relegation (8th)

Div 3 will have 1 spot for promotion (1st)

Promotion and relegation takes effect in the next year.  So if a person finishes 8th in div 1, the next year they will be in div 2. 



 


 

Divisions/Groups—Schedule Creation:

Divisions of 8:  Players will play 6 matches 3 home 3 away vs 6 of the 7 players in their Division.  Each player will not play randomly one person in their division.  Who is home and who is away vs what opponents is all selected randomly.

 

 

Off Season Schedule
The off season schedule is made up of these steps:
1. Season ends, Promoted/Relegated players are identified, and players spots are reserved for the next season
2. Reserved Registration: Registration is open for all returning players (and new players also of course) to claim there reserved spot from the previous year. For example if a player was in div 1, and did not get relegated, then the following season they have a spot reserved in div 1. This must be claimed before step 3.
3. Reserved Registration ends, and registration for all opens. All reserved spots at the beginning of this step are no longer saved for returning players.
4. Spots once reserved for returning players that are not filled by the deadline will be filled by an event in late march (no matter the conditions), So for example, if in Div 1, there are 2 open spots, and 8 people competing in the event, the top 2 finishers will be positioned in div 1. Players with a spot reserved in div 2 from the previous year can play in this event to gain promotion to div 1.
5. Once spots are filled from the early season event promotion/relegation positions for all divisions are identified for the upcoming season.
6. Season Starts.


Fees:
Entry fee is $40. 5$ goes to your local clubs, 5$ goes to a Match Play Cup event in the Ottawa area (payout portion to be specific) , and 30$ to the payout of your local league.  There is a 10$ penalty for paying after Aug 31.


Payout:
Payout will consist of 100% of the payout pot (30$ a person) collected and will be distributed according to PDGA guidelines for  eight (8) professional payout positions. Upon receiving added cash this will change.  This applies to 8 personleagues only.  Other leagues with other #’s we will aim for 50% but locals can decide this.
Additional prizes donated will be distributed accordingly. Donations are welcome.

 

Disqualification: Players can be disqualified for infractions under the PDGA rules and for actions that merit disqualification out side of the rules. Depending on the length of the disqualification, when the player returns to the league they return to the lowest possible division and are not eligible for the play-in event. Disqualifications can be for multiple seasons.
If it is in question a player might be DQ’d the process is this:
1. 3 players from the league (not including the TD) are randomly drawn. Names are not given out, and the 3 people drawn wont even know who the others are that have also been drawn.
2. The Td explains what happened to the 3 jurors. If possible names are left out of who the offender is, and who the complainant is.
3. The Td and the 3 jurors decide if the offence warrants DQ, and vote on the DQ. A vote of 2/4 is all that is needed for a DQ, but does not necessarily mean a DQ will happen. If the vote is ¾ or 4/4 , then there is more likely a chance of DQ. A 2/4 vote might result in a DQ, but for a short period of time. (end of season).
4. The TD will hear from the jury its opinions on the length of the DQ, but not necessarily go with the jury’s opinions.

All people have the opportunity to play in a league, but all have the right to lose the opportunity of playing in the league for being a dumbass.
Suspensions can be any length of time.
If a player is DQ’d mid season, previous results that have already happened don’t change. All matches not played are forefitted, and the player as far as playoffs is concerned is treated as if they have played less then 4 games. Missing a few games will not get you DQ’d, but cheating, unsportsmanlike conduct, and bad behavior will.

Comments