|Local Event Guidelines
Local Tournaments must adhere to the UFO General Rules and Guidelines. Local contest organizers may use any competition format they wish provided the rules are thoroughly described and explained to contestants prior to the competition. Local Tournament organizers are given this freedom with the guidelines in order to encourage dog/thrower teams to be more versatile and to encourage experimentation with new rules and formats that may be used in Major competitions in the future. The organization responsible for running a Local Tournament may choose to utilize the UFO Freestyle and Throw and Catch Guidelines as well. The UFO board of representatives will approve rules of individual Local Tournaments prior to the competition date on a case by case basis. It is advised that the rules for the local be published in some form prior to the contest. UFO Local events are open to all competitors, regardless of their ability, race, sex, enthicity, nationality, club or group affiliation. There are no limits to the number of locals a competitor may attend, however, only their two highest finishes will count towards their World Cup Series total.
Local Tournaments are generally lower profile events than Majors. The points available at a Local Tournament are enough to give teams the edge over close competitors in the World Cup series, but the Local Tournaments are not worth enough to allow someone to win the World Cup title without placing well in Major Tournaments. If Local Tournaments include more than one division, only the results of the Open Division (or highest division) will contribute to World Cup standings. Points at Local Tournaments are awarded to competitors in the Open Division Overall Category as follows:
Please note-there are no direct finals qualifications or club points at a UFO Local.