The MVP Open at Maple Hill returns as an A-Tier in 2020. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

The 2020 PDGA Majors, PDGA National Tour, and Disc Golf Pro Tour schedules have been released. Crafted in collaboration with several clubs, tournament directors, and our partners at the DGPT, it includes 10 PDGA Majors, six PDGA National Tour events, and 11 Pro Tour stops, along with several other notable tournaments.

PDGA staff would like to extend a special thank you to the local organizing committee behind the 2020 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships, who moved up four months from their originally scheduled date to help facilitate a better flow for the professional tours, for their flexibility.

The PDGA is now accepting requests for 2020 A-Tiers via the A-Tier Request Form online. The submission deadline is Monday, October 21, 2019.

The current goal is to finalize and release the 2020 A-Tier schedule by mid-November.

Date Tier Series Class Tournament Location
A   Pro/Am Las Vegas Challenge Henderson, NV
February 27-March 1 DGPT Pro The Memorial Fountain Hills, AZ
March 13-15 DGPT Pro Waco Annual Charity Open Waco, TX
March 27-29 NT National Tour Pro Texas State Disc Golf Championships – NT Tyler, TX
March 27-29 A   Pro/Am Texas State Disc Golf Championships – A-Tier Tyler, TX
April 1-4 XM Major Pro/Am College Disc Golf National Championships Rock Hill, SC
April 17-19 DGPT Pro Jonesboro Open Jonesboro, AR
April 24-26 A   Am Amateur Championships at Bowling Green Bowling Green, KY
April 24-26 A   Am Santa Cruz Masters Cup  Santa Cruz, CA
April 29-May 2 NT National Tour Pro Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open Emporia, KS
April 29-May 1 A   Pro/Am Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open Emporia, KS
May 15-17 NT National Tour Pro Santa Cruz Masters Cup Santa Cruz, CA
May 15-17 A   Pro Santa Cruz Masters Cup Santa Cruz, CA
May 22-24 M Major Pro/Am United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships Placer Valley, CA
May 29-31 DGPT Pro San Francisco Open San Francisco, CA
May 28-31 M Major Pro/Am Tim Selinske United States Masters Disc Golf Championships Columbia, MO
June 5-7 M Major Am United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship Milford, MI
June 13-20 M Major Pro PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championship Ogden, UT
June 26-28 NT National Tour Pro Beaver State Fling Estacada, OR
June 26-28 A   Pro/Am Beaver State Fling Estacada, OR
July 3-5 DGPT Pro Portland Open Portland, OR
July 6-11 M Major Am PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships Emporia, KS
July 16-19 M Major Pro European Open Nokia, Finland
July 24-26 DGPT Pro Great Lakes Open Milford, MI
July 25-August 1 M Major Am PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships Orlando, FL
August 7-9 DGPT Pro Idlewild Open Burlington, KY
August 13-16 DGPT Pro Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open Peoria, IL
August 22-29 M Major Pro PDGA Professional Masters World Disc Golf Championships Johnson City, TN
August 28-30 DGPT Pro MVP Open at Maple Hill Leicester, MA
September 3-6 DGPT Pro Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship Smugglers’ Notch, VT
September 11-13 NT National Tour Pro Delaware Disc Golf Challenge Newark, DE
September 25-27 NT National Tour Pro Music City Open presented by Dynamic Discs – National Tour Finale Nashville, TN
September 25-27 A   Pro/Am Music City Open presented by Dynamic Discs Nashville, TN
October 7-10 M Major Pro United States Disc Golf Championship Rock Hill, SC
October 16-18 DGPT Pro Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship Charlotte, NC

Please note that all parts of the request form must be completed, and that at least three possible dates should be provided in order to create a schedule that works for everyone without conflicts. Due to the growth of the tour—which boasted more than 5,000 events in 2020—a single date or historical timeframe cannot be guaranteed. Flexibility for players and fellow tournament directors is key.

If at least three possible dates are not provided, A-Tier status is less likely to be awarded.

Additionally, the number of A-Tiers will continue to be limited, with no more than 100 tournaments in the United States (beyond the Disc Golf Pro Tour and National Tour companion A-Tiers) being sanctioned at that level. Unfortunately, that means not all events requesting status will receive it—even those that have previously run as A-Tiers. Only select high-profile, successful multi-year B-Tiers will be considered for upgrading to A-Tier status in 2020.

The pro added cash requirement for A-Tiers was increased to $3,000 at the start of the 2018 season. Please see the current Tour Standards for more information.

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