In 2008 the ODSA Disc Golf Committee conceived and created a series of Ontario tournaments which would embrace the disc golf community and build upon the current slate of historical tournaments within Ontario and hopefully add to the number of attendees at these tournaments.
The emphasis was to create a point based scoring system that would reflect regional requirements (i.e. travelling to certain areas in order to meet certain qualifications), attend a set number of tournaments while meeting the regional prerequisites and earn the most number of points available in order to qualify for year end payouts of prizes and merchandise.
The Open division winner would receive the holy grail of Disc Golf a coveted spot in the USDGC (United States Disc Golf Championship), literally the masters equivalent in Disc Golf. This spot was awarded to Ontario in perpetuity by the USDGC.
In January of 2008 representatives from the Ontario Disc Golf community met in Toronto for an historic scheduling meeting to set the slate for the 2008 season by working together to truly make a schedule that was amenable to everyone including competing interests. This meeting was a great success and set the stage for annual meetings of this sort moving forward.
Throughout theses pages you will see the evolution of the points system as it was tinkered with in 2009 and again in 2010, in order to create the best possible system that everyone was comfortable with. The trophies and prizing has evolved over the years along with the payouts. In 2009 a series commemorative disc was added to those who qualified by meeting all the prerequisits...a task and commitment in itself. Additional divisional opportunities were awarded, such as spots in the US Amateur Championship's, the Women's Championships and the Masters Championships.
Why was this done you may ask. By providing an organized series the ODSA is able to meet required government criteria which in turn allows the ODSA to be able to report on the provinces top athletes for Disc Golf, and to which what higher levels of competition they are competing at representing the province and the country. Simply put we are putting our best athletes forward as our ambassadors of Disc Golf.