Registration for the amateur side of this event has proven to be quite the undertaking in the past. Historically, the event has filled so quickly that registration felt more like a case of who has the best internet connection, or who can race home to get registered in time. In an attempt to make this as fair as possible for everyone, and with the support of our sponsors, we will again be holding a lottery for amateur registration.
NOTE: You MUST be a current PDGA member in order to enter the BSF lottery.
We will open BSF lottery pre-registration at 6:00 PM on 03/08/2017 and it will remain open until 3/21/2017. During that time period, anyone who would like to play in the event can pre-register for the lottery at no cost. At the end of the pre-registration window, we will sort all prospective players by division and begin randomly pulling names. We will then send an email to those people containing an email link where they can formally register for the event. Players who are selected will have 2 weeks to register for the event, after which time their slot is forfeited and it goes back into the pool.
Once the event has filled, all remaining names from the initial two-week pre-registration window will be placed on the waiting list in order. If a slot opens we will pull names from the waiting list in order.
- We will have division size caps in place to ensure non-MA1 divisions remain viable.
- We require at least 4 players to create a division.
Amateur Division Sizes:
(Note: these may change slightly based on registration trends.)
Division - Initial # of Slots
MA1 - 72
FA1 - 16
MM1 - 32
MG1 - 16
This leaves 8 slots available for "other" amateur divisions provided the division meets the four players per division requirement.
We understand some people may not approve of our lottery system, but after much deliberation, we decided this method of registration was as fair as we could possibly make it. We hope people understand the dilemma we face when putting on an event with far greater demand than available spots.