Central Oregon Disc Golf Club Bag Tag Series

Preamble:

This is supposed to be for FUN. This is a symbol of your involvement and support for disc golf in the Central Oregon area. If you find yourself becoming very serious about Tags, please take a moment to remember what you are getting upset over. The Tag series can be a great way to add some friendly competition and identity to our group. Please, please, please don’t ruin the enjoyment by being too serious. In order to win anything, you must defeat a number of other golfers in a tournament at the end of the season. What happens in the meantime is nearly irrelevant.

Conduct:

  1. Everyone is on their honor to conduct themselves according to the rules and within the spirit of competition. Have fun. It’s only a tag. The purpose of the Bag Tag Series is to encourage friendly competition among Central Oregon Disc Golf Club (CODGC) members.
  2. In order for the Bag Tag Series to work, all reasonable CHALLENGES must be accepted.
  3. Players MUST have their Bag Tag at all times. Bag Tags must be plainly visible and cannot be hidden.
  4. Challenges are to be made by choosing times and courses that are reasonable.

CHALLENGES in Casual Play:

  1. CHALLENGES will run from MARCH 15th, 2016 until the BAG TAG FINALE. You may play for tags after that time, but the rules will not be enforced.
  2. The higher Bag Tag number challenges the lower Bag Tag number. Challenges may be made by phone, computer, or in person. Preferred method is the CODGC Facebook page.
  3. The challenged player must give the challenger two (2) times to meet in the next two (2) weeks or they must forfeit the tag. If the challenger cannot meet that timeline, the challenge is void. Not showing up for a match results in a forfeit. (Reasonable leeway if late.)
  4. If the challenged player cannot meet a reasonable CHALLENGE within two (2) weeks, the challenged player forfeits their tag to the tag league and the lowest tag from the next league will be returned to the forfeiting player.
  5. Attending a weekly tag league constitutes fulfillment of a CHALLENGE.
  6. The challenged player picks the course, tees and format. Format choices include: stroke play or match play but no doubles/triples etc. of any kind. PDGA rules apply.
  7. If the challenger wins the round, the tags are exchanged.
  8. Ties are won by the holder of the lower bag tag at the beginning of the round. However, if all players agree before the round starts; a play-off hole(s) can be used as a tiebreaker using sudden death rules.
  9. You don’t have to play back-to-back challenge rounds against the same player or in a multi-player match with the exact same opponents. A player can’t challenge you, lose to you, and immediately challenge you again for another round. However, if ALL parties agree, consecutive round challenges are allowed. Challenges MUST be verbally agreed upon at the beginning of EACH round.
  10. Incomplete round: If a player does not complete a bag tag challenge round, the exiting player should trade tags with the player with the highest tag number. If all players agree to stop play before the round is complete, no tags are exchanged. This could be due to hazardous weather, physical emergency or mutual agreement.
  11. Multiple people at the same course at the same time can have a group challenge with 5 or less playing in the group. If more than 5 are present the group must split into cards of at least 3 and play proceeds as if it were a TAG DUMP CHALLENGE.

CHALLENGES in Tournaments, Leagues and Events:

  1. CHALLENGES at events not sponsored by the CODGC should be conducted under the CHALLENGES in Casual Play guidelines.
  2. CODGC members can call for a TAG DUMP CHALLENGE at any outside event. Only members agreeing to the CHALLENGE and playing the same course at the same time need participate.
  3. At CODGC sponsored Tournaments, Leagues and Events, the Tournament or Event Director can call for a TAG DUMP CHALLENGE. All tag holders are required to participate.
  4. TAG DUMP CHALLENGES
    1. When announced by the TD/ED before hand, a tournament can be a tag dump.
    2. A Tag Dump can only be for ONE ROUND of play, not an entire tournament.
    3. A Tag Dump can only occur when all players will play the same format and layout.
    4. In a Tag Dump, all players holding a valid CODGC tag will surrender their tag to the TD/ED before beginning the round.
    5. The TD/ED shall record each players name and corresponding number at the time he receives the tags.
    6. The TD/ED will distribute tags after the round, lowest number to the lowest score and so on.
    7. Any ties will result in the lower tag going to the player who started with a lower number.
    8. The tag holder is responsible for retrieving their tag from the TD/ED.

Lost Tags

  1. When a tag is lost, the holder of the lost tag shall report it immediately in writing (digital is sufficient) to any officer of the CODGC.
  2. Members can purchase a new tag for $10.00 and will receive the lowest numbered tag available.

Disclaimer:

Rules are subject to change, modification, addition, interpretation, or otherwise in order to protect the spirit of the Tag Series. Any complaint regarding the rules, enforcement, or actions of the person in charge of the Tag Series should be addressed to the Board of Directors for the CODGC. They shall resolve the dispute in line with their regular dispute resolution practices.