The 18 hole Bangor-Wallace Championship Course located in Oberlin College Oberlin,
Ohio will be used for this tournament. Designed by Benjamin Garthwait and David
Wallace in the Fall of 1994. (see course description
and map for more details)
This tournament is one of the majors, and thus the major tournament rules will
be in effect. For the this tournament The Drinking Rule (rule 7) will
be used, and Option 1 of rule 5 (Hitting People) will be used.
- Disc- Any Frisbee may be used, as long as it is considered
acceptable to all the players. However, it is highly recommended that no Frisbee heavier
than 165 grams be used.
- Tee-off- The play of each hole begins at the target (or
"hole") of the last hole. Each player must place their pivot foot at point on
the ground while they are maintaining contact with the last target. (It is acceptable to
use the Frisbee as an extension of ones arm.) They may then throw off while maintaining
their pivot foot. (Note: travelling is allowed, but a run up is not.) The order teeing off
should be in order of lowest to highest score on the previous hole.
- Throwing- Each player throws from where their previous throw has
come to a complete stop. They must place their pivot foot on the spot where their previous
throw has come to a complete stop (if this is not possible see "Unplayable
Disc"). Normally the player farthest from the target throws first, but if a player
must throw because of oncoming traffic or other emergencies, that is acceptable. Players
are allowed to remove there Frisbees from the street as long as they mark where the disc
was and throw from there once they are able to.
- Unplayable Disc- If a disc lands in a
unplayable position (i.e. tree), then the player must take a penalty stroke and play their
disc from a spot as close as possible the where the disc was.
- Hitting People-
- Option 1: If a person is hit with the Frisbee on the head, or if they are
hurt by the throw (i.e.- they are pissed), then the penalties described in option 1 apply.
However, if they are unhurt and not seriously pissed, then that throw does not count as a
stroke as long as the thrower does not make any attempt to apologize for hitting the
person. If they make an attempt to apologize then the throw counts as a stroke, but there
is not penalty stroke. (Note: This rule will be used in the B. Rady Memorial
Tournament, and in most other majors.)
- Option 2: If a person is hit with a throw, then the thrower must apologize to
the person they hit. They must also play the disc wherever it lands (or wherever the hitee
may throw it) and add a penalty stoke to their score. (Note: This rule should be used
for most competitions, other than the B. Rady Memorial Tournament.)
- Silence Rule- If a non-player attempts
to pick up or catch a disc in play, or attempts to throw a disc in play, this rule is in
effect. The player whose disc is affected cannot talk to the non-player or gesture to them
and must walk towards them. They must allow the non-player to throw the disc or to move
it. After the disc is thrown by the non-player, they must play it from wherever it lands
or from wherever they catch it. Any violation of the silence rule is a two stroke
- Drinking- (Note: This rule is optional for most
play, but will be used for this tournament) The beer of choice for drinking
is Little Kings, which come in cases of 7 oz. bottles and can
be purchased for a reasonable price at Johnny's on North Main Street. Generally
the two or three players with the worst score on a hole are required to finish
one bottle of beer each before play can proceed to the next hole. The number
of players who drink per hole, and what to do in case of ties should be decided
by the tournament director at the start of the tournament based on the number
of players and the amount of beer available. All drinking must be done discreetly
and the bottles should be disposed of properly.
- Unplayable Hole- If in the opinion of
the majority of the players in a group, there is too much traffic on a hole (either cars
or people). The hole may be declared unplayable, and the players should walk to the next
hole and continue play.
- Breaking Something- In the event that a
player breaks something on the course. Play on that hole may be immediately terminated,
and the players may move as quickly and as quietly to the next hole. If the item broken
was exceptionally expensive or loud, then the players should terminate play on the course
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