For Immediate Release:
2022 PDGA A-Tier Schedule, Initial DGPT Silver Series Event Schedule Announced
The PDGA A-Tier Schedule has officially been released for the 2022 season and with it the first wave of the Disc Golf Pro Tour Silver Series schedule, which returns for the 2022 season. 2022 will mark the third year of the DGPT Silver Series, a group of events that deliver partial Pro Tour points and often help to connect the geographic travel of the Elite Series.
While there will be a follow-up announcement to confirm the complete DGPT schedule for 2022, including All-Star Weekend, the DGPT Match Play Championship, and the final Silver Series Schedule, the first wave of Silver Series events are as follows:
- The Open at Belton (March 18-20 — Belton, TX)
- Music City Open (April 1-3 — Nashville, TN)
- Open at Tallahassee (April 8-10 — Tallahassee, FL)
- Masters Cup (May 13-15 — Santa Cruz, CA)
- Beaver State Fling (June 10-12 — Estacada, OR)
- PCS Sula Open (July 13-16 — Langevåg; Øverås, Norway)
- Mid America Open (August 5-7 — Columbia, MO)
- Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open (September 9-11 — Pittsburgh, PA)
Additionally, the Disc Golf Pro Tour is excited to announce that while the 2022 season will officially end in Charlotte at the DGPT Championship (October 13-16, 2022), this will be the first year that the 2023 season will wrap around and start in late 2022. The first events on the 2022-23 season schedule are as follows:
- Lake Marshall Open (October 28-30 — Lake Marshall, VA)
- The New World Championship (November 11-13 — Jacksonville, FL)
Silver Series events will again contribute points to the DGPT Standings. The final points structure for 2022 will be released in December. The DGPT standings are crucially important for touring competitors who hope to qualify for the DGPT Championship, among other events.
Other than DGPT points, there are several key differences between Silver and Elite Series events. Incredible effort goes into an Elite Series production, and many Silver Series events may have been Elite in the past or may elevate in the future. The Silver Series is a good solution for events looking to take a break from, or build up to, the rigor of Elite Series standards. Here are some clear differences between the event types:
Differences between Silver and Elite DGPT events:
- Tour Standards: Generally held to A-Tier standards vs. Elite Series standards.
- Media: Different media coverage plans
- In 2021, Silver Series had final day DGN live coverage and FPO1 and MPO1 post-production coverage while Elite Series had all rounds covered live on DGN and FPO1/MPO1 & MPO2.
- The 2022 media coverage plan for Silver Series will be released in December.
- Points: Traditionally, 25% of Elite Series points are awarded.
- 2022 Point Series details will be announced in December.
- Purse Size: Smaller Purses ($10,000 added cash minimum vs $25,000 for 2022)
- Strength of Field: Normally, fields are not as strong due to reduced points and touring pros taking rest during off weeks from the Elite Series.
The Silver Series has several new events debuting on the Disc Golf Pro Tour, while some events from 2021 have left the schedule. “We’ve had to make some very hard decisions in regards to events, not on the schedule. We had great experiences with many of the events that did not return, but we prioritized a schedule that incorporates the PDGA National Tour events of 2021 as we blend the tours together,” said Jeff Spring, DGPT CEO & Director. “We are excited to finish our final preparations for 2022 and get the full schedule and tour details announced in short order.”
The remaining schedule along with the 2022 DGPT points structure, will be released in early December 2021.
For media inquiries, please contact DGPT Marketing & Communications Manager, Baker Helton at email@example.com.