December 1, 2022

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DGPT Announces 2023 Event Schedule

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DGPT Announces 2023 Event Schedule

For Immediate Release: 

DGPT Announces 2023 Event Schedule

September 30th, 2022: The Disc Golf Pro Tour is pleased to release its 2023 schedule in unison with next year’s PDGA Pro Major schedule. In total, the Tour will represent twenty-eight tournaments (including the 2022-2023 wrap around schedule) across five event designations. All events will earn points towards the 2023 Tour Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Schedule Breakdown By Designation

 

“As our staff, players, and fans gear up for the 2022 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship, we’re excited to share a first look at our 2023 Tour schedule,” said DGPT CEO & Tour Director Jeff Spring. “The 2023 season will be another big step forward for the Tour, building on the rock-solid foundation that we’ve grown with this incredible group of touring professionals and our fantastic event teams and partners. Next season’s schedule is designed with the goals of sustainability and professionalism for players and the creation of compelling storylines and action for fans both onsite and online. We aim to continue to usher in a new age of pro disc golf for the players and fans that have made this growth possible. As always, the collaboration with the PDGA is crucial in finalizing a schedule that works well to serve all stakeholders. We thank them for their help in this complicated process, especially in regards to their flexibility on a date adjustment for amateur and junior worlds!” 

The most significant portion of the 2023 schedule is dedicated to thirteen Elite Events. In addition to eleven returning events, the Pro Tour heads to Austin, TX, to add The Open at Austin (formerly the Silver Series event, The Open at Belton) and promotes the Music City Open to Elite Status. 

Two of the thirteen returning Elite events from the 2022 schedule will carry a new designation of Elite+. While not a new PDGA-sanctioning tier, Elite+ events will feature bigger purses, additional media focus, and elevated spectator experiences. Similar to the playoffs, Elite+ events will be four-round tournaments, with a cut after round three, and will deliver more DGPT Points. The first-ever Elite+ events are the Portland Open and the Ledgestone Open. “We look to continue to grow our slate of Elite+ events in the future,” said Spring. “We’re excited to use these events as an opportunity put more external eyes on our players, the Tour, and most importantly, the sport as a whole.”

After its inaugural year, the DGPT playoffs will return, with Discraft’s Great Lakes Open and the MVP Open at Maple hill carrying the playoff designation. These events will meet similar added cash standards of Elite+ events and will continue to play a significant role in determining which players qualify for the Tour Championship. The Tour Championship is considered a part of the playoffs but will not award any points. 

“We’ve got another exciting end of the season lined up with the PDGA Pro World Championships at Smugglers’ Notch Resort happening in concert with the 2023 playoff events,” said Spring. “With PDGA Pro Majors maintaining heavyweight status on the 2023 points scale, the last three months of next year’s season will provide ample opportunities for movement around the cut line for the Tour Championship.”

More details on 2023 playoff events will be released in the coming months. 

DGPT Silver Events (formally referred to as the Silver Series) will also return in 2023 and award more tour points than in previous seasons. With two events already on the schedule as 2022-2023 wrap-around season tournaments, 2023 will see the addition of at least five Silver Events, with several events making their debut on the Pro Tour schedule for a total of seven stops so far. The Tour expects to announce additions to the 2023 Silver Event schedule at a later date. 

Before the official start of the 2023 season, the DGPT will host its third annual All-Star event in mid-February. The event will return to Tucson, Arizona. 

The 2023 points system and the details on the 2023 & 2024 Tour Card qualification procedures will be announced in the coming weeks and months. 

2022-2023 Wrap-Around Season Schedule 

(2022 calendar events that earn points for 2023 Tour Championship)

KEY: (S) – Silver | (E) – Elite | (E+) – Elite+ | (P) – Playoffs | (M) – PDGA Pro Major 

  • (S) Lake Marshall Open – October 28th-30, 2022
  • (S) New World Championships – November 11th-13th, 2022

2023 Schedule

KEY: (S) – Silver | (E) – Elite | (E+) – Elite+ | (P) – Playoffs | (M) – PDGA Pro Major 

  • All-Star Weekend – February 17th-19th
  • (E) Las Vegas Challenge – February 23rd-26th
  • (E) Waco Annual Charity Open – March 10th-12th 
  • (E) The Open at Austin – March 17th-19th
  • (S) Texas State Championships – March 24th-26th
  • (E) Music City Open – April 7th-9th 
  • (S) Blue Ridge Championship at North Cove – April 14th-16th 
  • (M) Champions Cup – April 20th-23rd
  • (E) Jonesboro Open – April 28th-30th
  • (E) OTB Open – May 12th-14th 
  • (S) Beaver State Fling – May 19th-21st
  • (E+) Portland Open – May 25th-28th
  • (E) Dynamic Discs Open – June 16th-18th
  • (E) Des Moines Challenge – June 23rd-25th
  • (E) The Preserve Championship – June 30-July 2nd
  • (S) Discmania Open – July 7th-9th
  • (E) PCS Open – July 13th-15th
  • (M) European Open – July 20th-23rd
  • (E+) Ledgestone Open – August 3rd-6th
  • (E) Idlewild Open – August 11th-13th
  • (P) Discraft’s Great Lakes Open – August 17th-20th 
  • (S) Rochester Flying Disc Open – August 25th-27th
  • (M) PDGA Professional World Championships – August 30th-September 3rd
  • (P) MVP Open at Maple Hill – September 14th-17th
  • (M) United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships – September 21st-24th
  • (M) United States Disc Golf Championship – October 5th-8th
  • (P) Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship – October 12th-15th 

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For media inquiries, please get in touch with DGPT Communications Manager Charles McCracken at [email protected]