Players' Briefing Book

PBB version July 10th

Dear WTDGC Players, Captains & Team Managers,

On the road to WTDGC in Croatia, please read the following information carefully and ensure that all vital documents are reviewed, signed and returned to the WTDGC registration at the event prior to
play.

IMPORTANT: Should you not meet the requirements listed you will not be eligible to play.

We kindly request that you as Team Administrator- pass this Players’ Briefing Book (PBB) on to all members of your team and ensure they read and understand it. It is of paramount importance that you follow these guidelines and make sure that all players and teams fulfil all eligibility criteria when registering and before starting at the WTDGC in Croatia.

NOTE: There are action points throughout the book highlighted in red
Please pay particular attention to these.


For any questions relating to the information presented in this PBB, please contact WFDF via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for general event related topics (accommodation, transport, food etc) please email the LOC directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
When sending emails, please be sure to include in the subject line your country code, and issue (E.g. “WTDGC-CRO-Registration”).
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation, wishing you all the best for the final few weeks of training and preparations and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon in Croatia.

PROCESS

To take part in the WFDF 2022 World Team Disc Golf Championship, your team of players MUST be fully registered and anyone not meeting all registration requirements will not be permitted on the Course. Only players that registered and paid their fees are permitted to play.

Registration is a simple process and must be done in two (2) parts;
i) online player registration; and,
ii) handing over signed documents at Event Registration in Croatia prior to WTDGC 2022

Step 1
READ THIS DOCUMENT COMPLETELY! Teams not meeting all eligibility requirements will forfeit their first match and each round there-after until you comply. READ the information, and if you have any questions please ASK!

Step 2
Ensure that ALL your Players register by capturing their data on the online PLAYER REGISTRATION LIST.
Each player will use an online form to load the information.

Rosters will be locked CET 20:00 Friday 29th July 2022.

Step 3
Team Captain should collect ALL the documentation indicated in section 3 from all players in your team.
NOTE: ORIGINAL SIGNED DOCUMENTS - no photocopies or print outs.

Step 4
Bring all the ORIGINAL SIGNED DOCUMENTS with you to event registration.
See the Event Registration Section for more information.


STEP 2 - PLAYER REGISTRATION

NOTE: Registration for players is done online and completed by each individual player on the team.

IMPORTANT: MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE CET 20:00 (8pm) Friday 29th July, 2022,
BEFORE THE ROSTERS ARE LOCKED.

PLAYER ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE

The online PLAYER REGISTRATION FORM is easy to fill out.

We suggest each Player collects the following information before filling out all details on-line.

Fields you need to answer are:

• Confirm you have read in full this Players Briefing Book
• Confirm you have read and signed the Event Participant Agreement (Waiver of liability)
• Confirm you have read and understood the Anti-Doping Information and have signed the Anti-Doping Acknowledgement & Agreement
• Confirm you have taken and passed the PDGA Officials Rules Test
• Country Name
• First Name & Last Name
• Email
• Mobile Phone *if you are not travelling with a cell phone - please write “unknown”
• Gender
• Nationality
• Birthdate (DD-MM,YYYY)
• Player Category (MPO, FPO or MPM)
• PDGA membership number
• PDGA rating for division (use 12th July published results)
• Role in Team (Captain or Player)
• Emergency contact (Name, relationship, phone number, email) *optional
• Immunisation & Covid information (if you have been vaccinated against Covid)
• Airport shuttle requests *optional for Zagreb - Varazdin pre-booked shuttles *LOC will provide assistance to teams directly.


PLAYER REGISTRATION Cont..

Please note – All teams have already supplied their player numbers and have been invoiced. WFDF will conduct a final reconciliation and will adjust the fees due based on the information you provided in the registration list. Teams must pay any fees outstanding before WTDGC. Eg: if you paid for 6 players, but now want to bring 7 simply add them to the team roster online. WFDF will then charge you for the additional player at event registration.

There is no chance to add players after the roster lock date of Friday 29th July EXCEPT in circumstances of medical/injury changes , illness or trauma (with medical certificate). Should you require a change, please refer to the WFDF Disc Golf Committee notes & guidance on page 18 (player replacements).

Note about fees.
For any teams that have outstanding monies (Eg: bank fees to pay or additional team members) you will have to pay CASH (Euro) or (USDollars) at the event registration. Do NOT give any money to anyone besides the WFDF Managing Director of Events & Operations (Karina Woldt) who will issue a RECEIPT. Any team who has fees to pay will be sent an email one week prior to the event. We kindly ask you to bring the exact amount payable in cash.

Repeating again!!! – ONLINE REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED
PRIOR TO 8pm Central World Time Friday 29th July
BEFORE THE ROSTERS ARE LOCKED.

STEP 3 - DOCUMENTS

Documentation is simple and explained below. Players will be officially rostered and allowed to play at WTDGC. Spectators who are not playing with your team DO NOT have to fill anything out.

Four (4) documents are required per player and an extra fifth (5) document is required for anyone who did not select “Yes I am fully vaccinated” on the player registration form. It is critical that each person from the WHOLE TEAM supply the right documents. Registration will not be complete if the ORIGINAL SIGNED document is not supplied during registration.

Requirements
1. WFDF Event Participant Agreement (waiver of liability)
○ • Signed by EVERY event participant
○ • MUST be original
○ • ONLY the signature sheet is required (it is a 2 page doc) print double sided if possible
○ • Minors will need to have a parent or custodian SIGN the document for it to be valid
○ • This Event Participant Agreement Form can be found in ANNEX 1

2. WFDF Anti-Doping – Acknowledgement and Agreement
○ • Signed by PLAYERS
○ • MUST be original
○ • Minors will need to have a parent or custodian SIGN the document for it to be valid
○ • Ensure all players have read the information on Anti-Doping and the use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE’s). Information on Anti-Doping can be found on page 11 of this book
○ • This Anti-Doping Declaration can be found in ANNEX 2

3. WFDF Covid-19 - Acknowledgement and Agreement
○ • Signed by PLAYERS
○ • MUST be original
○ • Minors will need to have a parent or custodian SIGN the document for it to be valid
○ • The Covid-19 Acknowledgement will be presented to all captains at the Captains’ meeting and will be required to be signed by each player and returned prior to the first round on Wednesday 18th August

4. Proof of WADA ADEL training diploma for every player - print certificate and bring with you

5. Proof of Negative Covid-19 test (within 48 hours prior to WTDGC)
○ • EU Digital COVID Certificate
○ • or Negative PCR Test
○ • or Rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2)
    (testing at your own expense) carried out within 48 hours prior to the start of play
    (48 hours prior to 8am Wednesday 17th August)

WFDF strongly recommends that each and every event participant self tests before travelling to Croatia and then again on arrival to your destination regardless of your vaccination status.

COLLECT all paperwork from your team.
Please order/sort the paperwork for all PLAYERS alphabetically A-Z by LAST NAME
and bring with you to Croatia to the CAPTAINS MEETING.

STEP 4 - ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Event Registration will take place in Croatia at the Event Information Desk. We kindly ask only two (2) representatives from each team to come to registration. Please allow at least 30 minutes for this meeting. Each team must complete registration prior to playing.

WTDGC players packs will be issued during registration, along with any updates to the schedule or covid hygiene plan.

Where:
WTDGC Disc Golf Course
City Sports Hall (google maps location)
Šetalište Franje Tudmana 1
4200 Varaždin
Registration Desk (Event Information) near the 18th Basket (Course A)

When:
Monday 15th August 12noon - 16:00 (4pm)
Tuesday 16th August 10:00 - 14:00 (2pm)
Wednesday 17th August From 8:00 (8am) *only for those how are not arriving earlier

BRING WITH YOU TO REGISTRATION all the documents for your whole team.

We recommend you come early and double check you have ALL your team's documents.

CAPTAINS’ MEETING
The Team Captains’ Meeting will be an opportunity to meet and discuss all questions and final competitive matters with the teams before you play.

We kindly ask only two (2) representatives (captain or player) from each team to come to Captains’ meeting. Please allow at least 45 minutes for this meeting.

For teams who have not arrived in Varaždin for the meeting, you will receive an email with the topics and questions discussed - IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE MEETING, please inform Charlie Mead asap.

Where:
Tournament center
City Sports Hall (google maps location)
Šetalište Franje Tudmana 1
4200 Varaždin

When:
Tuesday 16th August 16:00 (4pm)

WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA

We encourage each player to utilise the official WTDGC event website and Facebook page and use our social network channels. You will find information and event related articles. Please feel free to update with posts and photos as you have them and to share this with your family and friends. We encourage you to RSVP as “going” on the FB page for instant updates.

If you will be posting to Instagram please use all, or some, of the following:
- tag @wtdgc_wfdf (WTDGC)
- tag @worldflyingdisc (WFDF)
- tag @lagoda_disc_golf (Local Organising Committee)
- tag @volim.varazdin (Varaždin city Tourist board)
- tag @croatiafulloflife (Croatian National Tourist Board)
- hastags #discgolf #wfdf #wtdgc #eventbylagoda #varazdin #croatia

If you want to use all, just copy and paste the following into your post:
@wtdgc_wfdf @worldflyingdisc @lagoda_disc_golf @volim.varazdin @croatiafulloflife #discgolf #wfdf #wtdgc #eventbylagoda #varazdin #croatia

WTDGC Facebook
WTDGC Instagram

AIRPORT SHUTTLES

The LOC will provide assistance to teams for booking airport shuttles from the Zagreb International Airport on request. Costs range from €80 / US$ 91 for a car-ride (up to 3 passengers) or €130 / US$ 148 for a van of up to 8 passengers. In case that for some dates and times there will be a bigger demand for a shuttle, there is also the option to organize a 20, 30 or 50-person bus that would reduce a cost per person.

The shuttle takes 50-60 minutes, and there should not be any larger traffic issues and delays on your arrival and departure from Zagreb airport.

Other airports that could be used for your arrival are Ljubljana, Slovenia (2:30 by car), Rijeka, Croatia (3:00), Budapest, Hungary (3:15), Vienna, Austria (3:30), Osijek, Croatia (3:30) and Zadar, Croatia (3:30), but all this might have heavy traffic on some times of the day, and the duration of a ride could be extended by up to 2 hours.

If you want to book a shuttle for your arrival and / or departure, please get in touch with the LOC via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and in case that you do not get confirmation in 24 hours, feel free to contact TD Dinko Šimenc via WhatsApp or Viber at +385981936437.

We suggest you collect the following information before reaching out to the LOC.

● Arrival date & time into Zagreb airport with your arrival flight number
● Names of other team members on the same flight (if known)
● Departure date & Time with your departure flight number

ABOUT SPIRIT OF THE GAME

Disc Golf relies upon a Spirit of the Game that places the responsibility for fair play on every player. Spirit of the Game (SOTG) is the mindful behaviour practiced by players prior to, during and after a game. It encompasses attitudes and skills such as good knowledge and application of the rules, fair-mindedness, safe play and spatial awareness, clear and calm communication, and a positive and respectful attitude towards teammates, fans, and opponents, in a mutual effort to protect the basic joy of play.

WFDF’s Disc Golf Committee has been working on a Spirit of the Game (SOTG) system to be implemented at WFDF World Team Disc Golf Championships in Croatia in 2022.

SOTG is at the core of all WFDF policy and practice and is evident in all events. In some disciplines such as Ultimate it is a formal system requiring players to acknowledge both positive and negative attitudes towards SOTG by their opponents. In other events such as Freestyle, it is an acknowledgement of the origins of the game through fair play and appreciation of skill. In Disc Golf ithas been neither of these and through some exceptional examples of SOTG at previous WTDGC events, WFDF feels it is time to start the process of allowing teams to recognise positive SOTG in matches with their opponents.

During WTDGC each match will require a SOTG score for the country they have played. This will be a score from 1-10 and will reflect the main elements of SOTG. This will be explained in a separate post to teams in the coming weeks. There will also be a chance for any team to nominate individuals who have shown positive SOTG throughout their match. All nominations will be calculated and SOTG Awards will be announced at the end of the WTDGC Tournament.

It is each player’s responsibility to work with their team and all opposition players to ensure that the highest standard of the Spirit of the Game is maintained throughout the competition (both on and off the course).

Good luck to all players. You have the opportunity to demonstrate the highest value of sports competition through the Spirit of the Game at the WFDF 2021 World Team Disc Golf Championships.

ANTI-DOPING INFORMATION

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) requires ALL athletes competing in the WFDF 2022 World Team Disc Golf Championships (WTDGC) in Croatia to ensure that you review the Anti-Doping information carefully and to complete the ADEL anti-doping education course prior to the event. If you have any questions, please ask.

The “ADEL” educational anti-doping online tool can be accessed under the following link:-
https://adel.wada-ama.org/learn

Step 1 – Go to WADA ADEL

Step 2 - Click on the link “Register” (top right corner of screen) – this will take you to a registration page

Step 3 – Enter your USER PROFILE
● email address
● first and last name
● Password
● Language
● city, country
● Read and understand Privacy Policy and Terms of use and check both boxes with a green tick.
● Click NEXT

Step 4 – Enter your ADDITIONAL FIELDS
● Sport (FLYING DISC - WFDF)
● Level in Sport (INTERNATIONAL level player)
● Your Country
● Discipline (DISC GOLF)
● Gender
● Age
● Resource Course Language
● Click REGISTER HERE (bottom right corner of screen)

Step 5 - Upon clicking REGISTER HERE your registration will become active, you will receive a confirmation email where you need to click the confirmation link in the email and then the tool will open.

Step 6 - Complete the ADEL education. The program consists of an introduction, “Fact” sections, “Decision” sections for multiple modules and then a final quiz.
ADEL is an internet-based tool which WFDF has used for the past several years. This is an educational exercise and test to enhance the knowledge of Anti-Doping matters for elite athletes and their support personnel concerning subjects such as doping control procedures,

the WADA Prohibited List, athletes’ whereabouts reporting and Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE). The program is available in ENGLISH, FRENCH OR SPANISH ONLY.
https://adel-help.wada-ama.org/hc/en-us/articles/360018433300-I-am-a-new-user-how-can-I-register-to-ADEL

Important:
You MUST include a copy of the WADA ADEL training diploma for every player
on the team as part of the document submission during registration.
The Anti-Doping information is updated each year on the 1st of January,
only certificates obtained in 2022 will be valid and accepted.

WFDF ANTI-DOPING DOCUMENTS can be found online: http://wfdf.org/anti-doping

The documents you should make yourself familiar with are:
● WADA PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES & METHODS LIST 2022
● WFDF Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
● WADA 2022 Code and Standards Documents
● The WADA International Standards on TESTING, TUEs and Protection of Privacy and Personal

Information:
For any questions on WADA or Anti-Doping, please email:
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COVID-19 RISK MITIGATION

Over the past 24 months, the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic have created uncertainty on sports events and created travel restrictions globally. The WFDF Covid-19 Working Group have been monitoring the situation and have also worked with the LOC to ensure that national and local governmental and health agency advice and criteria for the event are met in full. WFDF also has a social responsibility to each and every participant, to ensure you are able to attend the event and play so that world champions can be crowned and to get you all back home safe and healthy. Every participant attending WTDGC, must make specific inquiries about cross border travel and fully comply with any restrictions or requirements that are in place at the time you arrive in Croatia. It is important to note that event restrictions and countermeasures might differ from the requirements you are asked to fulfil when travelling to Croatia or back home to your own country again. You are responsible to understand all imposed mandates and to follow the rules for both border crossing and for WTDGC.
The following countermeasures are intended to help keep all event participants safe and informed while at the event. Attending teams and players are responsible for taking necessary health and safety precautions to minimise the spread of the virus making it possible for teams to play throughout the tournament;

● Avoid transmission of Covid-19 by reducing your physical contact to an absolute minimum.
● Avoid enclosed spaces and crowds where possible - this includes during travel to and from WTDGC.
● Players are encouraged to keep their distance off the field and to avoid high fives/handshakes.
● Anyone displaying symptoms of active Covid-19 must self isolate immediately and get yourself tested.
● Anyone with a positive test result must self isolate immediately and not return to the venue until you are officially cleared with a negative test result.
● Anyone living with a person who is displaying symptoms or has been diagnosed with a positive test must self test for the next 3 days. (Living with is regarded as a close contact and encompasses sharing a hotel or dorm room, or sharing a full house if booked at an AirBnB or private home
● WFDF will be monitoring a register for all people who either present symptoms, have a positive test or who are living as a close contact with a positive case. Anyone in this category must immediately inform WFDF via the online Covid-19 Status Form
● Wear a face mask while indoors to protect you and everyone around you.
● Wash your hands regularly with soap and use hand sanitiser where available.
● Use proper hygiene techniques for sneezing and coughing such as coughing into the elbow.

WFDF and the LOC are also requiring all participants (over 18 years) to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative status prior to the event. All participants must either (copy of certificate handed in during registration):
● a) Provide proof of Full vaccination (14 days after the last dose) *Boosters are not required.
● b) Proof of Negative Status through an official RAT or PCR test administered and certified by a local authority no more than 48 hours prior to the Opening Ceremony
● Anyone unvaccinated, will be required to show proof of a 2nd negative test on day 4 of the tournament - supplied to WFDF event office prior to your first game that day.
Covid-19 rapid antigen testing can be done in the Varaždin hospital from Monday to Saturday (7am-10am). At the moment (July 2022) you don’t need to pre-book your testing, but in case that circumstances change by the event their contacts are phone +385 99 4480 368 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RAT costs are 100 Croatian kuna (approximately €14), and with a negative result, you immediately receive a EU Digital COVID Certificate.
In case of larger number of players who will need to do it before the event there is a possibility to organize testing at the Tournament center on Tuesday, August 16, so if your team would like to do that, please get in touch with LOC ( Dinko, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Additional information on arrivals into Croatia can be found at the website of Croatian Ministry of the Interior
We trust that the measures laid out will mitigate the risks and impacts involved with participating at WTDGC, and we fully count on your support to comply with them. However, despite all care taken, risks and impacts may not be fully eliminated, and therefore you agree to attend the WTDGC at your own risk.
If you experience any symptoms of Covid-19 in the 14 days before your arrival at WTDGC or have been identified as a close contact from someone who has tested positive - DO NOT TRAVEL TO CROATIA or SELF ISOLATE IMMEDIATELY and seek medical advice and testing.
Most common symptoms are: Fever, Dry Cough, Tiredness, Loss of Smell/Taste.
You are not permitted to play at WTDGC if you are presenting with any of the above symptoms. If you have arrived in Croatia and any time during the WTDGC competition (including warm up days) if you need to self isolate, you are required to immediately inform the WFDF Tournament Technical Director (Charlie Mead) and WFDF Events Team (Karina Woldt) via email.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Training & Warm Up
Practice Sessions: From Sunday to Tuesday all practice sessions must be booked for both courses.
Practice start times will be from 07.00 to 18.00 each day. There will be 10 minutes between each practice group. There should be no more than 4 players on each hole at any time. Each player may only throw 2 x Drives and 2 X approach shots per hole. There should be no putting practice on any holes - this can be done at the practice putting baskets. Please book your practice slots on the form that will be sent to you from the LOC in the coming weeks.
During Practice, please respect all people using the area and keep things safe. You must bring your own water and remove all rubbish each day. All teams and players who undertake practice do so at their own risk.

Lightning Plan
Should bad weather and lightning cause need for evacuation, please follow the instructions given at the Captains meeting and make your team aware of the lightning protocol.

Medical and First Aid facilities on site
First aid facilities will be provided to all registered players. More information will be given at the Captains meeting.

Health and Medical care in Croatia
The Health Care system in Croatia is based on individual's carrying personal insurance. WFDF & the LOC does not provide health or travel insurance for participants. There are always risks associated with playing Disc Golf. Although WTDGC will have medical kits on site to deal with basic first aid, there may be injuries/illness in which players need medical attention that requires emergency visits to local hospitals. WTDGC requests that all players acknowledge these risks and understand that WFDF and the LOC cannot be held liable for any risk or cost associated with injury or bad health at WTDGC. All event participants should alleviate some personal financial liability by purchasing your own traveller’s insurance to make sure you are covered for any medical issues that arise. LOC encourages everyone to bring your World health insurance card with you.

Tournament Rules Group (TRG)
The Tournament Rules Group (TRG) will arbitrate on-course and off-course disputes between players and to adjudicate any rule infringements and apply appropriate sanctions where applicable. At WTDGC the TRG is chaired by the WFDF Tournament Technical Delegate (Chair) or his delegated representative.

WFDF Tournament Technical Director Charlie Mead (GBR) - Chair
WTDGC Event Director Dinko Simenc (CRO)
WFDF Managing Director Events & Operations Karina Woldt (AUS)

The TRG will meet to discuss any issues arising at the event when such infringements are brought to our attention by the Team Captains.

Official Ceremonies
The opening ceremony will consist of a Parade of Nations in the town center and the last evening will be a night to celebrate. All information about ceremonies will be emailed to teams closer to the event.
Teams are reminded that for the Official Medal Ceremony, all athletes must be wearing shoes and team uniform to access the podium. No bags, or flags (other than your country flag) can be carried.

DG COMMITTEE NOTES/GUIDANCE

These are guidance and notes from the WFDF DG Committee for Captains and managers to help WTDGC 2022 run as smoothly as possible. We would like to pre-empt as many questions and situations as possible so that we can allow you to focus on your teams and your game.

Please follow the following guidance:
All Players must be PDGA members and have passed the PDGA Rules Official Test.

Format and Schedule
Make sure that all your players know the Format and Schedule for the whole event in detail. This includes the different formats for each game, the points system, the tie-break system and doubles rules for modified alternate shot.

Spirit of the Game and Event Discipline
The DG Committee holds a very strong view on the need for all players to take responsibility for their own behaviour both on and off the course in this event. The determining factor in all situations will be the guidance given through the rules and impact of Spirit of the Game on all decisions made by players and by LOC and WFDF. We encourage all Captains to reinforce this message to all their players. You will all be representing your country and while disputes may happen on the course there is a well established system for settling these within the WFDF and PDGA Rules and within SOTG. The disciplinary procedures for settling disputes for this event are published at the end of this section.

Team Uniforms
It is a requirement that all players involved actively in a match shall wear their country uniform. This shall be a minimum of their national shirt which identifies which country they are from. Players not wearing their Team Uniform shall be disqualified.
If teams have different colour uniforms - say a white and a blue shirt - then players shall wear the same colour shirt for all doubles matches. This is for recognition purposes for the public and for media coverage.

Timings
All games will start on time except in extreme weather conditions. Please make sure that all your players are aware of this and are on their allocated tee in time

Rosters
Captains must enter their team Rosters for each match 30 minutes before the start of each round of matches. They will then be handed the Score cards for that round for all players. Blank Roster forms will be sent to you all before the event so that you can complete them in advance for Round 1 if you only have a team of 6. Please bring the Roster sheets with you to Croatia on phone/PC/Mac etc. A limited supply of Paper versions will also be available for all Captains and given to you at Registration should you not have the digital version but where possible please deliver electronically to the LOC address.
Extreme Weather: Should we have extreme weather conditions - especially lightening and thunder storms - play will be suspended by the sound of a horn. Players should mark their lies and immediately leave the course. Play will resume when safe to do so.
Player replacements - We have been asked to clarify the situation for teams and players should there be any unforeseen circumstances before or during the event.
All teams will be able to replace any registered player with a substitute should that player be injured or unable to play due to medical, emotional or other traumatic events that prevent them from attending or playing during the week. All substitute players must meet the registration qualifications (passport or residency) to enable the team to continue to play without dispensation.
Teams may add players before the event starts should any of their players be injured. Again, all substitute players must meet the registration qualifications (passport or residency) to enable the team to continue to play without dispensation.
Registered players who are injured before or during the event may remain on their Team Roster until the end of the event in case they make a recovery and are able to play.
Should a player become injured or has to retire for other reasons during a singles match then the team will forfeit that match. Players cannot be substituted once a match has started.

Should a player become injured or has to retire for other reasons in a doubles match then the team will forfeit the match.Players cannot be substituted once a match has started.

Doubles Rules - Please check the event and PDGA website to be sure that your team understands the Rules. Please make clear to them the difference between Team and Individual warnings:
“Warnings and penalty throws for the following violations shall apply to the team as a whole: courtesy, practice throw, interference, late scorecard, and incorrect scorecard. All other warnings and penalty throws shall apply to the offending player only. Any call that requires confirmation must be confirmed by players on other teams.”
Please note the revision of Doubles rules from PDGA from 2019 to 2022. Since the change of rules on foot-faults and a misplay there is now no warning as previously stated in PDGA Rules but a one stroke penalty. See the official rules on the PDGA website as well as below and at the end of this section.

Clarification of Rules - also see the end of this section.

B.01 General
A doubles team consists of two players.
The PDGA Rules of Play are to be used except where superseded by these rules.

B.02 Order of Play
The throwing order for the first hole is decided by the order of teams listed on the scorecard.
Throwing order on all subsequent tees is determined by the scores on the previous hole, so that the team with the lowest score throws first, and so on. Ties do not change the throwing order.
After all teams have a lie other than the teeing area, the team whose lie is farthest from the target is next in the throwing order.
Members of a team who are throwing from the same lie may throw in either order.

B.03 Penalties
Penalties incurred by a throw apply only to the team member who made the throw. All other warnings and penalties are incurred by the team as a whole and are scored against the team regardless of format.
Any throw which cannot possibly improve a team's score is an extra throw. A team whose member has made an extra throw receives a warning for the first violation, and a penalty throw for each subsequent violation by any member of the team.

B.04 Lie
In formats where both team members throw from the same lie, a team member who throws from a lie other than the lie played by the first member to throw receives one penalty throw for misplay.
A lie being played by both team members must be marked using the same marker disc. Failure to do so is a marking violation.
If a lie being played by both team members is relocated for any reason, both members must play from the relocated lie.

Teams have asked WFDF and LOC to clarify these rules around scoring should penalties be imposed on a singles player, doubles player or doubles team during or after a round.

During a round: If a penalty stroke is awarded to a team or player it shall be applied immediately for that hole. The score for that hole will then be adjusted according to the final score on that hole.

After a round: If one or more penalty strokes are added to a team after a round has been completed (Incorrect scorecard, delay in handing in the scorecard for example) then the number of strokes will be applied as a hole loss per penalty. In Matchplay this means that a player or team who has won by one hole and then get a two stroke penalty will lose the match by one hole as they will get a two hole penalty.
Also make clear the modified alternate shot rules. As in European TDGC players shall nominate which holes they tee from before the start of play - With 9 hole matches the split is 5/4; with 18 hole matches it is 9/9. No more than 3 tee offs in a row for any one player.

Match Protocol
There are a number of rules that are particular to WTDGC and must be followed. All matches except the Medal Matches have two doubles teams and two singles players. There will be 6 players on each hole for each match. In particular situations all players must take responsibility for the following:

Spotting
Should spotting on a hole be needed by players then the players in the doubles teams who are NOT teeing off shall spot together. This will leave an equal number of players from each team on the tee to ensure fair play and enforce the rules if needed.

Completion of a match
If a doubles or singles match is completed before the other match on the same hole then the players who have finished their match MUST stay with the remaining players until that match is also finished. All players will remain active and must follow all rules and etiquettes until the match is finally over.

Caddies
Caddies can only be used by players from their own country and if they have been registered with the event. They may use other players from their team who are not selected for that match.

Scorecards
It is the responsibility of the Team named first in the Schedule of Play to collect the scorecards from the scorekeeper or from their Captain at least 15 minutes before the tee time for that match. AND then to hand the scorecards in within 20 minutes of the end of play - if not sooner. Failure to collect the scorecards on time or hand in scorecards will cost the team a two hole penalty.

Captains Meeting
There will be a Captains Meeting before the Official Opening of WTDGC. This will be on Tuesday 16th August at approximately 16.00. The location will be sent to you in the coming weeks.
There should only be 2 people representing each team at this meeting. Please ask all questions that you have before you arrive - please do not store up any queries. Ask now or at Registration.

PDGA Rules
Match Play
A.01 General
In match play, a pair of players competes against each other in an effort to win each hole during the round. The player who wins more holes wins the match.
The Official Rules of Disc Golf (which describe medal play) are to be used except where superseded by these rules.
A pair of opponents plays in a group with at least one other pair, or an Official.

A.02 Order of Play
The teeing order for pairs of opponents in the same group follows the order on the scorecard.
Within each pair of opponents, the player listed first on the scorecard throws first on the first hole.
On all subsequent holes, the player who won the previous hole throws first. Ties do not change the throwing order.

A.03 Penalties
Only a player's opponent may call a violation on or warn a player. Any player in the group or an official may confirm the call.
Penalties and warnings assessed between holes apply to the next hole.

A.04 Scoring
Scoring in match play is recorded in terms of which player has won more holes at any given point. The match starts with the pair tied, or all square. As the match progresses, the player who has won more holes is up that many holes; their opponent is down that many holes.
A player wins a hole by completing the hole in fewer throws than their opponent. The player who won the hole receives a score of 1. The other player receives no score, which can be indicated by a dash. If the two players complete the hole with the same number of throws, the hole is halved, and neither player receives a score.
A player may ask their opponent how many throws they have made on the current hole. A player who falsely reports that number loses the hole.

A.05 Conceding
A player may concede a match at any time before the conclusion of the match. The opponent wins the match.
A player may concede a hole at any time before both players have completed the hole. The opponent wins the hole.
A player may concede their opponent's next throw. The throw is considered to have completed the hole.
A pair of players may agree to halve the hole being played.
A concession may not be declined or withdrawn.

A.06 Winning the Match
When a player is up more holes than there are holes remaining to be played, that player has won the match.
If a pair of players is all square at the end of the round, the match is tied. The Director decides if and how ties are to be broken.

B.01 General
A doubles team consists of two players. Alternative formats with different team sizes are possible and can be extrapolated from these rules.
The Official Rules of Disc Golf are to be used except where superseded by these rules.

B.02 Order of Play
The throwing order for the first hole is the order in which the teams are listed on the scorecard(s).
Throwing order on all subsequent tees is determined by the scores on the previous hole, so that the team with the lowest score throws first, and so on. Ties do not change the throwing order.
After all teams have a lie other than the teeing area, the team whose lie is farthest from the target is next in the throwing order.
Members of a team who are throwing from the same lie may throw in either order.

B.03 Penalties
Penalties incurred by a throw apply only to the team member who made the throw. All other warnings and penalties are incurred by the team as a whole and are scored against the team regardless of format.
Any throw which cannot possibly improve a team's score is an extra throw. A team whose member has made an extra throw receives a warning for the first violation, and a penalty throw for each subsequent violation by any member of the team.

B.04 Lie
In formats where both team members throw from the same lie, a team member who throws from a lie other than the lie played by the first member to throw receives one penalty throw for misplay.
A lie being played by both team members must be marked using the same marker disc. Failure to do so is a marking violation. If a lie being played by both team members is relocated for any reason, both members must play from the relocated lie.

Alternate Shot
The team chooses which member makes the first throw on the first hole. Each team member then throws from the lie resulting from the previous team member's throw, and so forth.
A team completes a hole when either team member completes the hole.
The score for a team on a hole is the number of throws by that team, plus any penalty throws.
A throw by the incorrect team member is a misplay and incurs one penalty throw. The throw is disregarded, and the correct team member throws. If an additional throw has been made after the incorrect team member has thrown, the team receives two penalty throws, and play continues.
For any re-throw from the same lie, the same player makes the re-throw.
The team receives a score of par plus four for any hole missed by a late or absent team member. If either team member withdraws or is disqualified, the team is disqualified.

Modified Alternate Shot
Modified Alternate Throw is the same as Alternate Throw, with the following variation: The Director may designate which team member makes the first throw on each hole. This is the case at WTDGC where players chose which tees they will tee from before each match starts and where no player may tee more than 3 times in sequence.

Disciplinary Procedures
The Disciplinary Policy is outlined in the WFDF Code of Conduct to which all WFDF athletes are asked to adhere. This is further supported by their signing of the Player Waiver form which contracts them to follow the Code of Conduct and to have procedures apply to them should there be any issues.

Particular reference to the following should be made in all deliberations in this matter:
1. PDGA Rule Book and Competition manual 2021/2022
2. Player Waiver Form which will be signed by all competitors for this event
3. WFDF Conduct Policy ( http://www.wfdf.org/about/rules-a-policies/doc_download/
30-conduct-policy-of-the-world-flying-disc-federation )
4. Use of common sense, experience and judgement.

Notes and Further Information specifically in relation to Disc Golf and the WFDF Conduct Policy and Disciplinary Code:
WFDF expects all Members and their Constituents to treat one another with respect, and to be truthful and considerate in their dealings within the organisation and the disc community. These standards of conduct are maintained by the strong tradition of etiquette and sportsmanship within the flying disc community, and by good-faith resolutions of disputes among the parties involved.