EUROPEAN PRO TOUR | RULES 2023
1. TOUR STRUCTURE
European Pro Tour (EPT) consists of seven three-day events.
European Pro Tour schedule 2023:
- 5.-7.5.2023 | EPT #1 – Copenhagen Open
- 19.-21.5.2023 | EPT #2 – Belgian Open
- 2.-4.6.2023 | EPT #3 – Estonian Open
- 9.-11.6.2023 | EPT #4 – Nokia Open
- 30.6.-2.7.2023 | EPT #5 – Tyyni Open
- 13.-15.7.2023 | EPT #6 – Turku Open
- 28.-30.7.2023 | EPT #7 – Järva Open
These rules are valid in EPT All-Stars event, even it is not part of the actual tour. No tour points will be shared from EPT All-Stars.
These rules are not valid in EPT-X events. Each EPT-X has got its own rules and guidelines to follow.
All dates and venues are decided by the European Pro Tour organization and local organizing crews. Any changes to schedule, dates or venues, must be recognized by the European Pro Tour organization.
2. GENERAL RULES
European Pro Tour and it’s events are played according to the current PDGA rules. All events are organized as PDGA International A-tier competitions. Refer PDGA International Guide.
European Pro Tour adheres to anti-doping principles.
PDGA membership and CO-test
All players must have a valid PDGA membership. PDGA Certified Official -test must be valid through competition.
PDGA rules 3.04 D is applied in each European Pro Tour event.
The use of all tobacco products (tobacco, cigars, pipe, snuff, chewing tobacco, e-tobacco) is prohibited in the tournament center and during the round from the 2 minutes notification until the return of the scorecard.
Protests about the competition must be made within one day of the publication of the results of the competition. The protest must be submitted by email to Tour manager and event’s Tournament director. Incorrectly reported events results or tour points will be corrected.
Event’s Tournament director has got the final decision-making power concerning competition related issues. European Pro Tour’s Tour Manager has got the decision-making power concerning tour related issues.
Divisions available on European Pro Tour events are MPO and FPO. No other divisions are available at EPT events.
MPO is open to all current PDGA members. FPO is open to all current female PDGA members.
4. SPOTS AND WILD CARDS
Available player spots in each EPT event:
- With 120 spots available > MPO 100 spots, FPO 20 spots
- With 144 spots available > MPO 120 spots, FPO 24 spots
Eight (6 MPO, 2 FPO) of the available spots are reserved for wild cards.
- Two wild cards for Qualifier event winners (if organized)
- Two wild cards for local organization
- Two wild cards for European Pro Tour organization
- Two wild cards for event main partner
All wild cards must be approved by the European Pro Tour tour manager.
EPT Tour Pass holders are added to events before registration begins.
Registration to EPT events is staged to multiple phases, based on minimum PDGA ratings.
- PHASE 1: MPO, minimum rating 1000, FPO minimum rating 920
- PHASE 2: MPO minimum rating 980, FPO minimum rating 900
- PHASE 3: MPO minimum rating 960, FPO minimum rating 880
- PHASE 4: MPO minimum rating 940, FPO minimum rating 860
- PHASE 5: MPO minimum rating 920, FPO minimum rating 840 (if needed)
- PHASE 6: MPO minimum rating 900, FPO minimum rating 820 (if needed)
- FINAL PHASE: No rating requirements
Local organization may decide the detailed schedule for registration. It is suggested that registration opens at the latest three months before the event and each registration phase runs at least one week.
6. TOUR POINTS
Tour winner in each division will be the player with the most points. European Pro Tour total points will count towards each player for a maximum of five (5) events. If a player has participated in more than five events, their total points will be calculated from the five events, they have received the most points.
Each division is won by the player with the most points. Maximum points are 500.
- 100 p
- 93 p
- 87 p
- 82 p
- 78 p
- 75 p
- 72 p
- 69 p
- 66 p
- 63 p
- 60 p
- 57 p
- 54 p
- 51 p
- 48 p
- 45 p
- 42 p
- 39 p
- 36 p
- 33 p
- 30 p
- 27 p
- 24 p
- 21 p
- 18 p
- 15 p
- 12 p
- 9 p
- 6 p
- 3 p
- 100 p
- 75 p
- 55 p
- 40 p
- 30 p
- 25 p
If two or more players reach a tie in the tournament, each of these players will receive the total points of the rankings they jointly cover divided by the number of players in the tie. The points obtained from the split places are calculated to one decimal place, if necessary, rounded according to the usual rounding rules.
Player who wins sudden-death receives the full 100 points. The points of the other sudden-death player(s) will be determined according to the (shared) 2nd place.
No points will be awarded to those who do not finish the competition.
If two or more players end up in a tie for total points from 1st to 3rd place, the players’ positions in the events from which they score points will be compared. A player with more event wins will achieve a better finish. If there is still a tie, second places, then third places, etc. are compared. If all positions are exactly the same, the final position will be shared.
If two or more players end up in the tie for 4th place or less in the total points of the tour, the position and tour prize will be split.
Links to tour standings will be added when the season begins.
7. ENTRY FEES AND PRIZE POOLS
Basic entry fee for each event is 150 EUR in each division. There might be some exceptions, for example if there are course fees or taxes added to the fee.
Distribution of the entry fees (possible extra fees not included)
- 110 EUR to event prize pool
- 10 EUR to tour prize pool
- 10 EUR to EPT All-Stars prize pool
- 20 EUR to local organization
Minimum of 5000 EUR added to prize pool in each event.
Total prize payout including event prize pool, tour prize pool, EPT All-Stars prize pool and added cash is over 110%.
TOP 30% in each division will be awarded.
8. TOUR BONUS PAYOUT
Tour bonus is paid based final tour standings.
Tour bonus payout consists of 10 € from each entry fee from all seven EPT events.
Tour bonus payout, MPO
Tour bonus payout, FPO
9. MEDIA REQUIREMENTS
If invited, players are required to give interviews to authorized media/press before their round and/or after returning the scorecard. Interviews are preferred to be timed before players go to fan meetings to sign autographs.
If separately invited, players are required to attend the press conference on practice day (1 day before first round). Press conference will be held at the course or close by. Invited player can withdraw from press conference only with a acceptable reason (flight schedules etc.).
10. EPT ALL-STARS
EPT All-Stars is a special event related to the European Pro Tour. There will be no open registration. All the spots are shared by the results of European Pro Tour and EPT-X events, added with special invitations by the European Pro Tour organization.
Invitations to the EPT All-Stars from European Pro Tour event
- MPO: TOP 6 + equal positions
- FPO: TOP 3 + equal positions
If a player already has got a spot to EPT All-Stars event from another event, the spot will be moved to the next available position.
Prize pool for EPT All-Stars includes 10 EUR from every European Pro Tour entry fee added to prize money from partners.
No tour points are shared from EPT All-Stars.
11. COMMERCIAL AND MEDIA RIGHTS
European Pro Tour, Disc Golf Stream and Disc Golf Company Oy own the commercial and media rights for the tour and it’s events. European Pro Tour and Disc Golf Stream are registered trademarks.
Commercial rights include the main partnership, the exclusive right to sell at competition venues and advertising space. The organizers of the events can acquire their own partners, but these must be recognized by the European Pro Tour organization.
Any use of media or transfer of media rights must be agreed separately by the European Pro Tour media manager.
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