2016 NDG Open

2016 Nantucket Disc Golf Open
Sat, September 10 (Pros) & Sun, September 11 (Ams)

PDGA B-Tier
NEFA-Sanctioned Points Event
2 rounds of 18 holes each day
$5,000 Added Cash to the Men's Pro Divisions (MPO/MPM/MPG)
$1,000 Added Cash to the Women's Pro Division (FPO)
$1,000 3-Hole Top 4 Pro Cowbell Razz Round to follow Pro Tournament
Tournament Directors: Todd Rainwater & Mike Harter
Official Tournament Thread: http://forums.nefa.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12892

Nantucket Disc Golf Course
21 Lovers Lane
Nantucket, MA 0255

Registration begins June 1, 2016 at 8pm ET
Click HERE to register for the PRO Tournament (Saturday)
Click HERE to register for the AMATEUR Tournament (Sunday)

Players must pre-register online (no day-of registration)
Total field size: 144 players (64 Pros + 8 "TD Picks" Pros + 72 Ams)

Player Divisions & Entry Fees
(Free BBQ lunch included in registration!)
Open (MPO): $80
Open Women (FPO): $55
Masters (MPM): $55
Grandmasters (MPG): $55
Advanced (MA1): $30
Advanced Women (FA1): $30
Advanced Masters (MM1): $30
Advanced Grandmasters (MG1): $30
Intermediate (MA2): $30
Intermediate Women (FA2): $30
Recreational (MA3): $30
18 & Under Boys (MJ1): $15 
18 & Under Girls (FJ1): $15

A $10 fee will be added for non-PDGA members and this money goes directly to the PDGA
Ace pot ($2) signup available during online registration

Schedule
Thursday, September 8
5:15pm Disc Golf Clinic at the Nobadeer Farm Turf Field (next door to 9 Nobadeer Farm Road). Free to the public and open to anyone from beginners to pros!

Friday, September 9
5:15pm $2000 8-Hole Touring Pro Mixed Doubles Skins Match
(Note: The Skins Match will be taking place on holes #1,2,3,4,5,16,17 & 18...for those wishing to get in some practice during this time, you are welcome to play around the skins match and/or play on the other holes of the course.)

Saturday, September 10 (PRO TOURNAMENT)
7:45-8:30am Player check-in (at teepad #16)
8:35-8:50am Mandatory Players Meeting
9:00am Round 1
~12:30pm Barbecue Lunch (included in your registration - hamburgers & hot dogs grilled on site, potato salad, watermelon, brownies, soda & water)
~1:30pm Round 2
~5:30pm 3-Hole Cowbell Razz Round Playoff between Top 4 Pros (holes 16, 17 & 18)
~6pm Awards

MPO, FPO & MPM will play from the long tees in the morning and in the afternoon
MPG will play from the long tees in the morning & the short tees in the afternoon

Note: If you win cash or a prize and need to leave before the awards, you may see a TD to collect it at the end of the 2nd round

Sunday, September 11 (AMATEUR TOURNAMENT)
7:45-8:30am Player check-in (at teepad #16)
8:35-8:50am Mandatory Players Meeting
9:00am Round 1
~12:30pm Barbecue Lunch (included in your registration - hamburgers & hot dogs grilled on site, potato salad, watermelon, brownies, soda & water)
~1:30pm Round 2
~5:30pm Awards

MA1 will play from the long tees in the morning and in the afternoon
MM1, MG1 & MA2 play from the long tees in the morning & the short tees in the afternoon
FA1, FA2, MA3 & Juniors will play from the short tees in both rounds

Player Packs
All Ams will get a pretty sweet player pack at check-in:
- 2016 NDG Open Disc (choice of EMAC Truth or Defender)
- 2016 NDG Open S'well Water Bottle

Payouts
Pros: 100% cash payout within each division + $6,000 added cash to overall Pro purse
Ams: Merchandise &/or gift certificates
Payouts will be based on current PDGA recommendations

3-Hole Cowbell Razz Round Playoff
Following the Pro tournament on Saturday, we will, as always, be holding the infamous and exciting winner-take-all 3-Hole Cowbell Razz Round Playoff.

The Top 4 Pros in the tournament will participate in the Razz Round and will select their caddies from the Pros who finish 5th-8th in the tournament. The player/caddie teams will be designated as the Red Team, the Blue Team, the Green Team and the Yellow Team and each caddy will be given a colored vest that will correspond with his/her team's designated color.

The Razz Round participants will play holes 16, 17 and 18 (and as many sudden death holes as possible to break any potential ties). The winner of the Razz Round will collect $1000 and the caddie for the winner will receive $100.

Before the Razz Round begins, spectators will choose which colored team they want to support and will be given a red, blue, green or yellow wristband and cowbell that will correspond with the team they are supporting. Spectators of the winning team can turn in their wristband after the round is over to collect a free disc as a prize!

Spectators will have an opportunity, DURING PLAY, to yell, ring their cowbell and distract, to their heart's content, those players who they are not rooting for. The only rule here is that spectators may not place themselves in line of sight of a shot and may not physically distract players in any way. Other than that, anything and everything goes.

Needless to say, you need to stick around for this exciting playoff if you can, if for no other reason than to try to win yourself the free disc!

2017 USADGC Qualifier
The 2016 Nantucket Disc Golf Open is a 2017 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship Qualifying Event.

Who is eligible?
- All Advanced (MA1) players in the 2016 NDG Open will be automatically entered into qualifying for the 2017 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, held in Milford, Michigan in the early summer of 2017 (specific date tbd).

How it works:
- Players finishing in the top 15% (rounded up) of the MA1 division will receive invitations to play in the 2016 USADGC, a PDGA Major event.
- If there is a tie for the final spot, all tied players will receive an invite to the USADGC.
- If a player has already qualified for the USADGC, he is used as a "spoiler" and his final position counts as one of the qualifiers in your event.

For more information on the USADGC, check out http://www.usadgc.com

Ferries to/from Nantucket
All major ferries to Nantucket from the mainland leave from Hyannis, MA. Though ferry seats are almost always available for purchase at the dock, reservations are recommended. The two ferry companies that provide this service are: 

Hy-Line Cruises Ferries - 220 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 (800-492-8082)
High Speed (1 hour): $41 one-way, $77 round-trip; bicycles $7 each way

Steamship Authority Ferries - 69 South Street, Hyannis, MA, 02601 (508-477-8600)
High Speed (1 hour): $36.50 one-way, $69 round-trip; bicycles $7 each way
Traditional (2 hours & 15 minutes): $18.50 one-way, $37 round-trip; bicycles $7 each way

High Speed Ferries Schedule  (Sep 8-11)
Hyannis→Nantucket
6:15am8:15am8:30am*, 9:30am11am11:15am12:35pm2pm3:45pm5pm5:40pm7:30pm8pm**
Nantucket→Hyannis
9:30am9:55am*, 11am12:30pm12:45pm2:15pm3:30pm4:15pm5:15pm6:15pm7pm8:45pm9:20pm**

Traditional Ferries Schedule  (Sep 8-11)
Hyannis→Nantucket
9:15am, 2:45pm, 8pm

Nantucket→Hyannis
 6:30am, 12pm, 5:30pm

*Operates Saturday and Sunday only
**Operates Friday only


For those coming over to Nantucket the morning of the tournament, please be aware that the ONLY ferry that will get you to the island in time for the tournament on either day is the 6:15 AM Hy-Line High-Speed Ferry. Free transportation to the course via private vehicles will be provided to those arriving on Nantucket on this ferry at 7:15 AM on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

For those wishing to bring their vehicle with them to Nantucket, please be aware that this is, unfortunately, very costly and difficult to do. To start, the Steamship Authority traditional ferry is the only ferry that can accommodate passengers with vehicles. The cost to bring a vehicle to the island on this ferry is $400 round-trip during September and vehicle availability for weekends in September is usually very limited, unless booked well in advance. All this said, we encourage those coming over to the tournament to leave their vehicles at the ferry lots in Hyannis and take either public transportation to the course/James Williams Compound/campsite or the tournament-provided free transportation from the Hy-Line ferry terminal to the course on Saturday and Sunday mornings. 

Flights to Nantucket
There are scheduled non-stop flights to Nantucket on Cape Air, Nantucket Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, America Airlines & United from Boston, Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, New Bedford, New York, Newark, Providence, and Washington D.C..

Nantucket Airport to the Nantucket Disc Golf Course (1.1 miles)
Taxi: $10+$2 per passenger/5 min
UberX: ~$8/5 min
Walk/bike: 20 min/7 min
 Bus: $2/5 min - Walk to the Airport/Macy's Lane bus stop and take the Sconset via Old South Road Route to the Lovers Lane stop. To get to hole #1 from the Lovers Lane stop, walk 1/4 mile southwest on a small path, just inside the State Forest, that parallels Lovers Lane. Download the Transloc Rider app (iOS & Android) to locate the real-time location of the WAVE buses so you can accurately plan your arrival at the bus stops.

Transportation from the ferry terminals to the NDGC
Hy-Line Cruises Ferry Terminal to the Nantucket Disc Golf Course (2.2 miles)
Taxi: $10+$2 per passenger/12 min
UberX: ~$12/12 min
Walk/Bike: 40 min/15 min
 Bus: $2/20 min - Walk to the Greenhound Bus Stop at 10 Washington St and take the Sconset via Old South Road Route to the Lovers Lane stop. To get to hole #1 from the Lovers Lane stop, walk 1/4 mile southwest on a small footpath, just inside the State Forest, that parallels Lovers Lane. Download the Transloc Rider app (iOS & Android) to locate the real-time location of the WAVE buses so you can accurately plan your arrival at the bus stops.

Steamship Authority Ferry Terminal to the Nantucket Disc Golf Course (2.3 miles)
Taxi: $10+$2 per passenger/12 min
UberX: ~$12/12 min
Walk/Bike: 40 min/15 min
 Bus: $2/20 min - Walk to the Greenhound Bus Stop at 10 Washington St and take the Sconset via Old South Road Route to the Lovers Lane stop. To get to hole #1 from the Lovers Lane stop, walk 1/4 mile southwest on a small footpath, just inside the State Forest, that parallels Lovers Lane. Download the Transloc Rider app (iOS & Android) to locate the real-time location of the WAVE buses so you can accurately plan your arrival at the bus stops.

James William Coumpound & Camping
1) James William Compound ($30/bed/night)  SOLD OUT!
- 6 1st Way, Nantucket, MA, 02554
- Reserve & pay for a bed when registering for the tournament or Paypal $30/bed/night to todd@nantucketdiscgolf.org and specify which night(s) you want the bed for
- Beds are first-come, first served; unfilled beds will be released for purchase by players' guests 2 weeks before the tournament
- Just a short 1.2-mile walk to the course

Hy-Line Cruises Ferry Terminal to the James William Compound (1.5 miles)
Taxi: $10+$2 per passenger/8 min 
UberX: ~$14/8 min 
Walk/bike: 30 min/10 min
 Bus: $1/20 min - Walk to the Greenhound Bus Stop at 10 Washington St and take the Mid-Island Loop to the Anna Drive stop. From the Anna Drive stop, walk .4 miles southeast on 1st Way to get to the James William Compound. Download the Transloc Rider app (iOS & Android) to locate the real-time location of the WAVE buses so you can accurately plan your arrival at the bus stops.

Steamship Authority Ferry Terminal to the James William Compound (1.6 miles)
Taxi: $10+$2 per passenger/8min
UberX: ~14/8min
Walk/bike: 30min/10m
 Bus: $1/20 min - Walk to the Greenhound Bus Stop at 10 Washington St and take the Mid-Island Loop to the Anna Drive stop. From the Anna Drive stop, walk .4 miles southeast on 1st Way to get to the James William Compound. Download the Translocl Rider app (iOS & Android) to locate the real-time location of the WAVE buses so you can accurately plan your arrival at the bus stops.

James William Compound to the Nantucket Disc Golf Course (1.2 miles)
Walk/bike: 20 min/7 min

2)  Camping  ($10/person/night)
- Campsite is at the same location as it has been in the past
- Reserve & pay for camping when registering for the tournament or Paypal $10/night to todd@nantucketdiscgolf.org and specify which night(s) you want camping for
- Camping spots are limited and are first come, first served; unfilled camping spots will be released for purchase by players' guests 2 weeks before the tournament
- Camping details, including a map to the campsite with WAVE bus route information, will be emailed out to all campers 2 weeks prior to the tournament
- Only a 5-10 minute walk from hole #1

Other Lodging
For those wishing to booking a hotel on your own, rooms in September on Nantucket are incredibly expensive (they start at around $300/night) however Nantucket Visitor Services (508-228-0925) might be able to help you locate a lower-cost option at a Bed & Breakfast. You can also check on prices and availability for many Bed & Breakfasts at http://nantucketlodging.org. Finally, booking a home on VRBO for a group might also be a relatively economical option.

Withdrawals & Refunds
Per the PDGA Competition Manual:
- No refunds will be issued 0-7 days prior to the event, but Amateurs shall be sent a players package
- Withdrawals made 7-13 days prior to the start of the event shall receive a 50% refund
- Withdrawals made 14 days or more prior to the start of the event shall be refunded 100%

Refunds for the James William Compound and camping are available until two weeks before the tournament and may only be made via Paypal

Nantucket Disc Golf Information
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