2023 USDGC Qualifying Information
All current, dues-paid members in good standing of the Professional Disc Golf Association are eligible to qualify for the 2023 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 2023 USDGC:

Ken Climo (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007)
Paul McBeth (2015, 2018, 2021)
Barry Schultz (2001, 2003, 2006)
Will Schusterick (2010, 2012, 2014)
Gannon Buhr (2022)
Chris Dickerson (2020)
James Conrad (2019)
Nathan Sexton (2017)
Jeremy Koling (2016)
Steve Brinster (2013)
Nikko Locastro (2009)
Nate Doss (2008)
David Feldberg (2005)

2023 Tournament Champions

The following tournament champions will receive an automatic invitation to the 2023 USDGC:

2023 United States Masters Champion (MP40)
2023 Masters World Champion (MP40)
2023 United States Amateur Champion (MA1)
2023 Amateur World Champion (MA1)
2023 Deaf National Champion (MPO)
2023 College Disc Golf National Champion (Men’s Singles)

Top 10 from the 2022 USDGC

The top 10 from the 2022 USDGC receive an automatic invitation to the 2023 USDGC:

Gannon Buhr (1)
Niklas Antila (2)
Calvin Heimburg (3)
Paul McBeth (4)
Matt Orum (5)
Isaac Robinson (6)
Ricky Wysocki (7)
Joel Freeman (7)
Kyle Klein (9)
Nate Sexton (10)
Official USDGC Qualifying Events
A total of 4 spots will be available at each of the events listed below. Competitors who participate in qualifying events that are already USDGC-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.

2023 US Events (4 spots)

Event

Tour

Location

Date

The Challenge at Goat Hill Park
PDGA/A
Oceanside, CA
February 10-12, 2023
Las Vegas Challenge
DGPT
Henderson, NV
February 23-26, 2023
Texas State Championships
DGPT/S
Houston, TX
March 24-26, 2023
Throw Down the Mountain
PDGA/A
Brooksville, FL
March 31-April 2, 2023
Blue Ridge Championship at North Cove
DGPT/S
Marion, NC
April 14-16, 2023
PDGA Champions Cup
PDGA/M
Appling, GA
April 20-23, 2023
Jonesboro Open
DGPT
Jonesboro, AR
April 28-30, 2023
The 303 Open
PDGA/A
Federal Heights, CO
May 5-7, 2022
OTB Open
DGPT
Stockton, CA
May 12-14, 2023
Portland Open
DGPT
Portland, OR
June 1-4, 2023
Dynamic Discs Open
DGPT
Emporia, KS
June 16-18, 2023
Des Moines Challenge
DGPT
Des Moines, IA
June 23-25, 2023
The Preserve Championship
DGPT
Clearwater, MN
June 30- July 2, 2023
Discraft’s Ledgestone Insurance Open
DGPT
Peoria, IL
August 3-6, 2023
Idlewild Open
DGPT
Burlington, KY
August 11-13, 2023
PDGA Pro World Championships
PDGA/M
Smugglers Notch, VT
August 30 - Sept 3, 2023
MVP Open
DGPT
Leicester, MA
September 14-17, 2023

International Events (2 spots)

Event

Tour

Location

Date

Copenhagen Open
EPT
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 5-7, 2023
Foxwood Open
PDGA/A
Baden, Ontario
May 20-22, 2023
Pro Forester
EuroTour
Varazdin, Croatia
June 9-11, 2023
Konopiste Open
EuroTour
Konopiste, Czech Republic
June 16-18, 2023
Krokhol Open
EuroTour
Krokhol, Norway
June 23-25, 2023
Swedish Open
EuroTour
Boras, Sweden
June 30 - July 2, 2023
Skelleftea Open
EuroTour
Skelleftea, Sweden
July 7-9, 2023
PCS Open
EuroTour
More/Romdsal, Norway
July 13-15, 2023
European Open
PDGA/M
Nokia, Finland
July 20-23, 2023
BC Open
PDGA/A
Langley, British Columbia
July 21-23, 2023
Alutaguse Open
EuroTour
Johvi, Estonia
August 10-13, 2023
European Disc Golf Championships
EDGF
Tallinn, Estonia
August 12-20, 2023
Sieravouri Challenge
EuroTour
Eura, Finland
August 25-27, 2023
USDGC Monday Qualifying at Winthrop
Individual qualifying rounds will take place at Winthrop on Monday, October 2, 2023. Each of the 4 lowest rounds will earn the right to compete in the 2023 USDGC. Only 4 spots are available. A sudden-death playoff will resolve ties if necessary.
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 Thursday’s opening round. Both of these steps can be taken in advance of Monday Qualifying at www.pdga.com.
Pre-registration is required. Online registration for USDGC Monday Qualifying will open on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023.

Entry Fees, Registration, & Athlete Check-In

Entry Fee Amount: $300
Note: There will be no refunds after Friday, September 29, 2023
Registration opens February 12, 2023

Questions regarding the USDGC should be directed to:

Jonathan Poole
Event Director 
704.724.1352
jp@usdiscgolf.com
Chad Sullivan
Director of Athlete Experience
978.790.3025
chad@usdiscgolf.com