UFO Majors

Major Tournaments are high profile competitions that are more highly attended and more tightly organized than Local Tournaments.

Format
These events follow the UFO General Rules and Guidelines, and feature the following format:
The Open division consists of 3 events: Open Freestyle, Open Throw & Catch, and Open Combined. Open Combined is a computed division, and not contested directly on the field. The scores for Open Combined come from Open Freestyle and Open Throw & Catch. Teams can register for Open Combined, but they actually compete in Open Freestyle and Open Throw & Catch.
Teams can elect to enter only Open Freestyle or Only Open Throw & Catch, if they wish.
During the competition, all teams entered in Open Freestyle will do one round of Freestyle. The top 10 teams will do a second round of freestyle.
Similarly, all teams entered in Open Throw & Catch will do one round of Throw & Catch. The top 10 teams will do a second round of Throw & Catch.

World Cup Points
To be eligible for World Cup points at a Major, a team must enter Open Combined, thus earning an "overall" score at the event. During the course of the season, only a team's top two finishes at Major Tournaments in the Open Combined division count toward a team's standing in the World Cup Series. Points at Major Tournaments are awarded to competitors as follows:

Place
Points
1
100
2
95
3
90
4
85
5
80
6
75
7
70
8
65
9
60
10
55
11
50
12
45
13
40
14
35
15
30
16
25
17
20
18
15
19+
10

Scoring at Majors
Scoring at UFO Majors is as follows:

The Final score for Open Throw & Catch is the sum of all Open Throw & Catch rounds.
T&C1 + T&C2 = Total
The top 3 finishers in the Open Throw & Catch event at each UFO Major qualify directly for the UFO World Cup Throw & Catch Championship, which is held at the UFO World Cup Finals.


The Final score for Open Freestyle is the sum of all Open Freestyle rounds.
FS1 + FS2 = Total
The top 3 finishers in the Open Freestyle event at each UFO Major qualify directly for the UFO World Cup Freestyle Championship, which is held at the UFO World Cup Finals.


The Final score for Open Combined (overall) is as follows:
The first round of Freestyle will be doubled, and added to the first round of T&C. The final round of Freestyle is also doubled and added to this score as well, for those teams that make the cut in to the final round of Freestyle.
(FS1 x 2) + T&C1 + (FS2 x 2) = Total

The Final score for Intermediate Throw & Catch is the sum of all Intermediate Throw & Catch rounds.
T&C1 + T&C2 = Total

The Final score for Novice Throw & Catch is the sum of all Novice Throw & Catch rounds.
T&C1 + T&C2 = Total

Ties for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place

Open Combined -
Ties are broken using the following criteria:
1) highest combined Catch Ratio from both Freestyle Rounds,
2) highest score from Throw & Catch Round 1.

Open Freestyle -
Ties are broken using the following criteria:
1) highest combined Catch Ratio from both Freestyle Rounds,
2) highest combined Comprehensive score from both Freestyle Rounds.

Throw & Catch (All Divisions)-
Ties are broken using the following criteria:
1) highest score in a single Throw & Catch round,
2) highest number of Bonus Zone completions.

Throw & Catch Shootout -
If the above criteria are not sufficient to break the tie, then the tied competitors will break the tie in a Throw & Catch Shootout. A coin toss determines which team goes first, and each team will be allowed one throw in each round of the shootout. The team that scores higher wins the shootout and is awarded the higher finish.
Shootout rounds continue until one team outscores the other. Competitors will be allowed to rest their dogs as necessary.