Season Standings


Whew, that’s a lot of data!

So to break it down... we have


Yeah, that’s right, two sets of trophies at the Finals

OK, so how do I interpret the tables?


   The tables are using a points system based on 100 points per event.  1st place at an event gets 100 points, 2nd place gets 99, etc.  all the way down to 50 points.  Placing lower than 50th still receives 50 points.  Empty areas of the tables are for events not attended.  The column at the right is the most important as it will represent the points for your best four finishes.  The point score generated by your top four performances will determine the trophy positions for the series performance trophies.  Ties for the series standings trophies are broken by total points from ALL the event rounds.

The yellow column represents the “Players Handicap”.  (for experienced players, this is your club assessed player rating as discussed above)  This value seen in the yellow column will likely change after each event to some degree.   This is the column that will become important for trophies awarded for play achieved during the final event, the West Sound Championships.  Your yellow column value is not what will determine trophies, but will serve as a “handicap”.  Therefore, keep in mind that for a “handicap” event, anyone from the highest skilled to the “still improving” has an equal chance to win - which is the great thing about handicapped events!

NOTE :  *****Additional details on WSDGA Challenge handicaps and their use can be found here.

Note: This final table shows the handicap as a “final handicap”: Meaning the handicap that includes all your play during the WS Challenge 2012, including the final event rounds.  In part 3 of the wrap up, your handicap that was used for the final is listed.

**Notes about divisions:

The goal of divisions used in any competitive sport is to foster more competitive play across a wide spectrum of skills.  In disc golf they can often be by skill, gender, or by age.  Keep in mind that any skill based divisions have to have division lines, and can sometimes seem arbitrary.  However, we also know that the way to deal with this issue is to do our best to make our divisions clear as we can.  We feel that offering skill divisions is more beneficial to more players than only having one “open” division.  

For the West Sound Challenge Series 2012
Open = Open to all (intended for experienced players with above average skill base)
Amateur = “Players Handicap” at 900 or less (players with average skill base) **exception: players with a “players handicap” higher than 900 and only two rated rounds in the 900-930 range (no higher) will be allowed to compete for trophies in the amateur division.
Grandmaster / Women = Special protected divisions upon request to Event Director Sam Huff
Additional questions about divisions and division assignments can be discussed with series coordinator Sam Huff    swhuff@hotmail.commailto:swhuff@hotmail.comshapeimage_4_link_0

NOTE: The Season points data and tables are below, but first read the break down so you can understand them well...

For the Freshest Info!

Season Final Scoring Tables 2012

Season series standing tables first

Final event Handicapped or “Ratings adjusted” tables to follow

Event scoring Table for Final Event Handicapped Performance Awards

    The columns read left to right as:  Handicap rating used for player going into final, then the lavender column is how the player performed compared to the starting handicap in the morning round, then the Beige column is how the player played the afternoon round compared to the same starting handicap in the afternoon round.  The green column is those two values added together.  The scoring here is in “Ratings Points”.  Negative numbers represents playing at a performance level below their personal starting handicap, and positive numbers represent playing better than the starting handicap.  Thus, the highest scoring total equals the highest level of performance above the established player rating.

  Therefore, one can appreciate how well many of the players listed performed above what one would expect.  Those at the top of this table truly had the “Best Rounds” and “Best Performances” of the day.


General information about Player handicap ratings:

So what are these ratings numbers? And what do they mean?

It’s a great question.  Ratings in disc golf are in many ways best thought of as a performance rating.  They can be for a single event - or ratings can be combined over time to assess the performance trends of a player.  For example a score of 65 may mean different levels of performance when gained at two different courses, and are thus non-comparable.  However a round rating from each could be fairly compared and contrasted.

Personally, for most they can be used to gauge your progress over time, and are used many times for special events that make adjustments after scores are entered to provide a more even playing field in “handicapped” or “ratings based” events. 

The real short answer is that a higher rating is better than a lower one.   A number of 1005, for example, is very very good, and rarely achieved.  1000 is not an upper limit as there is no set limit on performance levels that are achievable. 

If you are really interested in ratings and their use, the PDGA website (Professional Disc Golf Association) has all the details about how ratings work listed here

Event Final Results:  WS Championships: “Whiners in the Woods III”

Since the event was a PDGA “C” tier sanctioned charity event, PDGA event standings can be found


This listing is for scoring at the final day event only, and do not involve handicaps or season standings. It will be listing player and round ratings that are “PDGA player ratings” and “PDGA round ratings” that may be different than the West Sound Challenge series ratings.

Finals Wrap Up

Final results will be in three sections

1. PDGA results from final day event

2. Season Points standings for all events combined

3. Handicapped scoring feature at Final day event