Please read the registration guidelines carefully.
Eligibility for divisions
Professional and amateur players can play in a professional division in so far as they meet the specific age and gender requirements:
Men Pro Open (MPO): no limitations.
Female Pro Open (FPO): women only.
10 spots are limited and reserved until the end of stage 4, ie. day 28 of registration to women (FPO division).
After this date, any reserved spots which have not been taken will be assigned to registered players in the MPO division on a first come, first serve basis.
During stage 5, ie. day 29 through day 35 of registration, up to 20% of the players field, with an absolute maximum of 25 spots are being given to registered players by the Tournament Director the way they seems fit.
Payment for any assigned wildcards needs to be made before the end of stage 5, ie. day 35 of registration. Any wildcards not assigned by that date, will be re-assigned as wildcards to registered players, on a first come, first serve basis.
Upon opening registration, anyone can register, but only those meeting the all requirements (and spots availability) for the current stage will be placed on the players list. Players registering while players field ( = confirmed + registered + reserved spots) is filled, will be placed on waiting list (ordered by registration date), and should not make payment until advised to do so.
Registration start date
The first day of registration shall not be less than twelve (12) weeks prior to first tournament date. Total registration procedure, however, will only take seven (7) weeks.
The last day of registration is two (2) weeks prior to first tournament date. After this date you need to contact the Tournament Director for inquiries about a possible late registration. In case you get a place, you need to pay an additional late registration fee of 10 EUR (or equivalent in event’s local currency) on top of the normal division entry fee.
Spots are reserved by submitting the online registration form.
The spots in all divisions and stages will be assigned according to registration order.
Registration will be done in phases. Your current PDGA rating will decide from what date onward you can register; see table below for minimum rating requirements per division.
Provided a player is on the registered players list (not the waiting list), and payment is made before end of the stage said registration was made in, a reserved spot can be confirmed.
Withdrawals and refunds
PDGA rules on how to handle withdrawals and refunds can be found here: PDGA competition manual section 1.3.
To avoid confusion, here’s an example of how to read the table.
Three MPO players: X with rating 990, Y with rating 945, and Z with rating 930
During Stage 1 player X is allowed to register, players Y and Z are not.
During Stage 2 player X and Y are allowed to register, player Z is not.
During Stage 3 player X and Y and Z are allowed to register.
Stage 1 = Registration week 1 (Day 1 through 7), to begin on a date announced by the TD. Only Stage 1 players who qualify for Stage 1 in the table above may register. Payments for all players registering during Stage 1 must be received by the tournament by the end of Stage 1. Any registering players whose payment is not received by the end of Stage 1 will be removed from the list of registered players. If the event is filled before the end of Stage 1 all players registering after this time will be put on a waiting list in the order in which they registered and will not pay their entry fees.
Stage 2 = Registration week 2 (Day 8 though 14), only Stage 2 players who qualify for Stage 2 in the table above may register. Payments for all players registering during Stage 2 must be received by the tournament by the end of Stage 2. Any registering players whose payment is not received by the end of Stage 2 will be removed from the list of registered players. If the event is filled before the end of Stage 2 all players registering after this time will be put on a waiting list in the order in which they registered and will not pay their entry fees.
Stage 3 = Registration week 3 (Day 15 through 21), only Stage 3 players who qualify for Stage 3 in the table above may register. Payments for all players registering during Stage 3 must be received by the tournament by the end of Stage 3. Any registering players whose payment is not received by the end of Stage 3 will be removed from the list of registered players. If the event is filled before the end of Stage 3 all players registering after this time will be put on a waiting list in the order in which they registered and will not pay their entry fees.
Stage 4 = Registration week 4 (Day 22 through 28), open to Pro and Amateur Women only. The first ten (10) registered (including on the waiting list) women total are guaranteed a spot until the end of this stage. Any registering Women whose payment is not received by the end of Stage 4 will be removed from the list of registered players.
Stage 5 = Registration weeks 5 (Day 29 through 35) During this Stage the Wildcard places will be assigned. Entry fee payments from players receiving Wildcards must be received by the end of this stage.
Stage 6 = Registration week 6 (Day 36 though 42) If there are remaining spots available they will be offered to players on the waiting list in the order in which said players registered. It is up to the TD how to handle this, but the recommendation is to send an e-mail on day 36 to x number of players on the waiting list and to give them until day 42 to pay.
Stage 7 = Registration week 7 (Day 43 through 49, extended until event start date) Any players who withdraw are replaced by the players who are now at the top of the waiting list. Refunds of entry fees for players who withdraw from an event after paying are at the TD’s discretion.
Below is an example of a EuroProTour event player registration sequence.
Event capacity: 90 players including 18 wildcards.
Stage 1: 34 players register, including 3 women. 2 payments are not received by the Stage 1 deadline. Players accepted = 32.
Stage 2: 28 players register and pay, including 2 women. 3 payments are not received by the Stage 2 deadline. Players accepted = 25.
Stage 3: 24 players register, including 1 woman. The first 11 players including the 1 woman are accepted, all of whom pay by the Stage 3 deadline. The event now has 68 players, including 6 women.
Stage 4: 2 more women register and pay.
Stage 5: The TD then assigns the 18 Wildcards all of whom pay within 1 week. The event now has 88 players.
Stage 6: The remaining 2 spots are awarded to the 2 players at the top of the waiting list. The event is now full at 90 players.
Stage 7: Of these 90 players, 3 withdraw. Their entry fees are refunded and their places are awarded to first 3 remaining players on the waiting list who pay immediately. The event field is now complete.