By Cory Wiebusch ~
The 2021 PDGA Junior Worlds wrapped up in Emporia, Kansas earlier this month, and nine juniors were crowned World Champions. However, there could have been a tenth, my daughter Hayden who represented Team Throw Pink in the junior girls ≤8 division (FJ08).
She was one of two girls invited to compete in this division and the sole entrant in the field when registration closed on July 2.
Since Hayden was the only registered player in her division, the PDGA sent us an email prior to the event stating, “We don’t run divisions of one at the PDGA World Championships,” and that she was required to “play up” at the main event if there was not a second entrant in her division.Continue reading “Playing Up Can Be a Downer: Rethinking Tournament Division Rules May Help Grow the Sport”