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2007 PDGA EuroTour

Post by Tim » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:08 am

For those interested,

The PDGA have published the guidelines to European PDGA sanctioned events, you can find the guide by following the link and downloading it.

http://www.pdga.com/org/international.php

On a quick scan the only glaring error is that it lists the British Open as a B-Tier event, we are actually a sanctioned A-Tier event 8)

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Post by madfrolfer » Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:16 pm

The EuroTour Guidelines say that each country will submit a list of events that they wish to be part of the Euro Challenge schedule. It also states these events must meet the Euor Challenge standards which involve payouts. Are there any plans to make any of the BDGA Tour events part of the Euro Challenge Schedule? If not, does the BDGA have something worked out to ensure that our non-PDGA events will be rated? Clearly none of the BDGA Tour events last year would qualify for sanctioning unless changes are made to the structure of our tour events. I know in the past there were no requirements to meet, so we called our events C-Tiers, and they were submitted for ratings. But this document says all the Euro Tour and Euro Challenge will consist of "All" European PDGA events. It also says that all events that are to be sanctioned must meet the certain requirements of the level you are applying for. I think as a our whole new BDGA Membership packages revolves around our events being PDGA Sanctioned, and our BDGA Tour events being rated, that some clarification needs to be made to us "the members" regarding all of this. :?
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Post by bruce » Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:13 pm

madfrolfer wrote:The EuroTour Guidelines say that each country will submit a list of events that they wish to be part of the Euro Challenge schedule. It also states these events must meet the Euor Challenge standards which involve payouts. Are there any plans to make any of the BDGA Tour events part of the Euro Challenge Schedule? If not, does the BDGA have something worked out to ensure that our non-PDGA events will be rated? Clearly none of the BDGA Tour events last year would qualify for sanctioning unless changes are made to the structure of our tour events. I know in the past there were no requirements to meet, so we called our events C-Tiers, and they were submitted for ratings. But this document says all the Euro Tour and Euro Challenge will consist of "All" European PDGA events. It also says that all events that are to be sanctioned must meet the certain requirements of the level you are applying for. I think as a our whole new BDGA Membership packages revolves around our events being PDGA Sanctioned, and our BDGA Tour events being rated, that some clarification needs to be made to us "the members" regarding all of this. :?
In short, we must pay out a percentage (70%? can't be bothered to check) of the entry fees after deductions. It just so happens that our deductions are exactly equal to our entry fees, so we pay out 70% of zero...
This is agreed with the PDGA board, and is likely to be adopted by the Dutch tour and other Euro countries as way of getting rated events.
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Post by Tim » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:18 am

bruce wrote:
madfrolfer wrote:The EuroTour Guidelines say that each country will submit a list of events that they wish to be part of the Euro Challenge schedule. It also states these events must meet the Euor Challenge standards which involve payouts. Are there any plans to make any of the BDGA Tour events part of the Euro Challenge Schedule? If not, does the BDGA have something worked out to ensure that our non-PDGA events will be rated? Clearly none of the BDGA Tour events last year would qualify for sanctioning unless changes are made to the structure of our tour events. I know in the past there were no requirements to meet, so we called our events C-Tiers, and they were submitted for ratings. But this document says all the Euro Tour and Euro Challenge will consist of "All" European PDGA events. It also says that all events that are to be sanctioned must meet the certain requirements of the level you are applying for. I think as a our whole new BDGA Membership packages revolves around our events being PDGA Sanctioned, and our BDGA Tour events being rated, that some clarification needs to be made to us "the members" regarding all of this. :?
In short, we must pay out a percentage (70%? can't be bothered to check) of the entry fees after deductions. It just so happens that our deductions are exactly equal to our entry fees, so we pay out 70% of zero...
This is agreed with the PDGA board, and is likely to be adopted by the Dutch tour and other Euro countries as way of getting rated events.
Surely the sanctioning fee still applies and i very much doubt that the "deductions" you mention always works out that way at every event, but hey i suppose what people don't know doesn't hurt them...

Anyone for fudge :roll:

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Post by bruce » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:08 am

Tim Tom wrote:Surely the sanctioning fee still applies and i very much doubt that the "deductions" you mention always works out that way at every event, but hey i suppose what people don't know doesn't hurt them...

Anyone for fudge :roll:

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As I said on the other thread, the only difference between this year and last is the sanctioning fee. I suppose it's possible that the extra £16 in the budget will bankrupt some events, but I doubt it...

It's called creative accounting :wink:
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Post by Tim » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:41 am

bruce wrote:
Tim Tom wrote:Surely the sanctioning fee still applies and i very much doubt that the "deductions" you mention always works out that way at every event, but hey i suppose what people don't know doesn't hurt them...

Anyone for fudge :roll:

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As I said on the other thread, the only difference between this year and last is the sanctioning fee. I suppose it's possible that the extra £16 in the budget will bankrupt some events, but I doubt it...

It's called creative accounting :wink:
Thought we should keep this on the BDGA Tour thread, as what we are really talking about is the BDGA Tour and not the PDGA EuroTour.

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Post by bruce » Thu May 10, 2007 4:27 pm

You may already have noticed that the PDGA EuroTour Standings (3 of 10 events) have been posted today, as well as a short story on the Copenhagen Open.

Here is the direct link to the point-ranking page
http://www.pdga-europe.com/points.htm
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