Info for players
2019 AcE Race Players Pack
In honor of our 40th Anniversary we've decided to do something special. We'll be bringing back three of our original discs that is no longer in production and remaking them for the first time in a premium plastic, specifically for the Ace Race. 2019 is the Race of the Classics! ♠️🏁
General Player Info
August, September and October.
Check the calendar for the Ace Race in your area... or run your own Ace Race!
To run an event, see TD Info page.
Two rounds of 18 holes, one throw per hole per player.
Holes are generally between 180 and 250 feet (55 to 75 meters).
Entry fee: $30 (US), $30 up to $45 (non-US)
The 2018 player pack is still being finalized,check back later for more info.
Grand prize for each event is a Discraft merchandise package, including a bag and new discs, plus a trophy disc. Large events (150+ players, ask your TD!) will also receive a CHAINSTAR BASKET as their grand prize! Events are also encouraged to offer an optional cash side pot for those who wish to participate, which is divided proportionally among the number of aces and/or metal hits.
To sign up:
Contact your local Ace Race Tournament Director from the calendar page.
Rules of play:
Players are required to use the player package discs, and only these discs. If a disc is lost, the player has the option of using the second disc from the package. Only one throw per player per hole. Groups of up to eight players are generally acceptable, depending on course, time of day and TD discretion. All players should have their own scorecards and mark "A" for aces and "M" for holes on which they hit metal. Scoring formats may vary slightly at TD discretion.
After all players in the group have thrown, discs are picked up and the group moves directly to the next tee. Players keep their scorecards for round two, using the next line on the card to record the round.
The player with the most aces after 36 holes is declared the winner. In case of ties, the number of metal hits is used as a tie breaker. If a tie persists, an approach-length closest to the pin contest is then used to determine the event winner. Scoring formats may vary slightly at TD discretion.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find my local Ace Race and sign up to play?
Events happen August, September and October. Check the calendar for the Ace Race in your area and click the name of the event director to contact him or her for sign up information. No local event? Run your own Ace Race! To run an event, see TD Info page.
I am new to disc golf. Should I be worried about being able to throw the Ace Race prototype disc?
No, in fact just the opposite. Ace Race discs are created specifically for this event, and are suitable for all skill levels to throw. And remember that the event is about fun, not competing against players with more experience. Every player's chances are virtually equal.
Do I need to be a PDGA member to compete at an Ace Race?
PDGA membership is not required. Anyone can participate, and anyone can win! Ace Race is about fun, not competition.
Will my Ace Race discs be legal to throw in a PDGA tournament?
Probably not right away, but eventually, yes. The Ace Race disc is designed to conform to PDGA specifications, and when that organization approves it, we will spread the word.
I want to bring my family to the local Ace Race. Will there be separate divisions for my wife and kids?
Possibly. Breaking players into separate divisions is left up to the discretion of the individual tournament directors. Contact yours for more info.
Ace Race is a huge event with many thousands of participants. I am interested in being a sponsor.
You have two options: as a global sponsor, or a local sponsor. Please contact us for information on global sponsorship, or see the event calendar to contact local tournament directors about opportunities on a local level. Tournament directors have complete autonomy over local sponsorships.
The Ace Race entry fee is less than half the total value of the player package that all players receive. How is that possible?
Ace Race is an annual global event with the goals of generating fun and increasing awareness of disc golf. It is about making friends and growing the sport... not making money. Bring some friends, and have a great time!