2022 USDGC Qualifying Information

Overview
All current, dues-paid members in good standing of the Professional Disc Golf Association are eligible to qualify for the 2022 United States Disc Golf Championship (USDGC). The USDGC is a PDGA Major, therefore all competitors must have a current PDGA membership and must have passed the PDGA Official certification exam in order to compete. Those gaining USDGC eligibility should register for the event as quickly as possible.

Exempt from Qualifying and Special Invitations
All previous United States Disc Golf Champions receive an automatic invitation to the 2022 USDGC:

Ken Climo (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007)          Paul McBeth (2015, 2018, 2021)
Barry Schultz (2001, 2003, 2006)                           Jeremy Koling (2016)
Will Schusterick (2010, 2012, 2014)                       Steve Brinster (2013)
Chris Dickerson (2020)                                            Nikko Locastro (2009)
James Conrad (2019)                                               Nate Doss (2008)
Nathan Sexton (2017)                                             David Feldberg (2005)

The top 10 from the 2021 USDGC receive an automatic invitation to the 2022 USDGC:

Paul McBeth (1)                                                        Nate Sexton (5)
Kyle Klein (2)                                                             Chris Dickerson (5)
Ricky Wysocki (3)                                                      Isaac Robinson (8)
Drew Gibson (4)                                                       Eagle McMcMahon (9)
Joel Freeman (5)                                                       Matt Orum (9)

The following tournament champions will receive an automatic invitation to the 2022 USDGC:

2022 United States Masters Champion (MP40)
2022 Masters World Champion (MP40)
2022 United States Amateur Champion (MA1)
2022 Amateur World Champion (MA1)
2022 Deaf National Champion (MPO)
2022 College Disc Golf National Champion (Men’s Singles)

Note: Exempt athletes must register on or before August 31, 2022. Competitors who miss their deadline automatically forfeit their spot and may only re-qualify via USDGC Monday Qualifying rounds.

Official USDGC Qualifying Events

A total of 4 spots will be available at each of the events listed below. Competitors who participate in USDGC qualifying events that are already eligible will be excluded from the qualifying process. In case of a tie for the final qualifying spot, the tournament director should hold a sudden-death playoff to determine the winner. If a playoff is not possible, the final spot should be awarded to the player with the lowest final-round score. 

Divisions other than Open (MPO) may be eligible to qualify if they compete during identical days and on the same course layout(s) as the MPO division. Decisions on whether or not non-MPO divisions are allowed to qualify are up to the tournament director of each event. A player may only qualify once at the official USDGC qualifying events listed below. Earned spots are not transferable.

2022 Qualifying Events Location Dates

Las Vegas Challenge — Henderson, NVFebruary 24-27, 2022
Texas State Disc Golf Championships — Tyler, TX — March 25-27, 2022
Throw Down the Mountain — Brooksville, FL — April 1-3, 2022
PDGA Champions Cup — Appling, GA — April 13-17, 2022
Jonesboro Open — Jonesboro, AR — April 22-24, 2022
303 Open — Fort Collins, CO — May 5-8, 2022
The Challenge at Goat Hill Park — Oceanside, CA — May 6-8, 2022
OTB Open — Stockton, CA — May 20-22, 2022
Portland Open — Portland, OR — June 3-5, 2022
The Preserve Championship — Clearwater, MN — June 24-26, 2022
Baltic Disc Golf Championship — Alutaguse, Estonia — July 1-3, 2022
Idlewild Open — Burlington, KY — July 8-10, 2022
PCS Sula Open — Langevag, Norway — July 13-16, 2022
European Open — Nokia, Finland — July 21-24, 2022
Foxwood Open — Baden, Ontario — July 22-24, 2022
BC Open — Langley, British Columbia — July 22-24, 2022
Discraft’s Ledgestone Insurance Open — Peoria, IL — August 11-14, 2022
Des Moines Challenge — Des Moines, IA — August 19-21, 2022
PDGA Pro World Championships — Emporia, KS — August 30 - September 3, 2022
Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open — Pittsburgh, PA — September 9-11, 2022
Green Mountain Championship — Smugglers Notch, VT — September 16-18, 2022

USDGC Monday Qualifying

Individual qualifying rounds will take place at Winthrop on Monday, October 3, 2022. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ups and re-starts will not be an option due to added safety measures to keep visitors to Winthrop as safe as possible. Registration opens at Disc Golf United on Wednesday, September 1st. 

The entry fee is $75.00 and PDGA membership is not required to participate. Those who qualify for the USDGC on Monday must be current PDGA members and must pass the PDGA Officials Exam prior to Wednesday’s opening round. Both of these steps can be taken in advance of Monday Qualifying at www.pdga.com

Each of the 5 lowest rounds will earn the right to compete in the 2022 USDGC. Only 5 spots are available. A sudden-death playoff will resolve ties if necessary.

Entry Fees, Registration, & Athlete Check-In
Entry Fee Amount:    $300
Note: There will be no refunds after Friday, September 30, 2022
Online Registration
Athlete Check-in

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The easiest way to Winthrop is off of I-77, just south of the North Carolina line, at Exit 82B...
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Check in at the Winthrop Arena Course for the competitors of the USDGC Doubles.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
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Borrowing ideas from the traditional game of golf, Harold Duvall, Jonathan Poole, and Dave Dunipace began planning an event that would quickly shape the future of disc golf’s competitive scene.