Jeffersonville, VT // December 7, 2020
The Disc Golf Pro Tour is pleased to announce Silver Series events’ return to the tour schedule for 2021 after the series debuted in 2020. DGPT Silver Series events are a part of the Disc Golf Pro Tour but represent events that are smaller in scale than the 12 Elite Series events planned for 2021.
All Silver Series events are PDGA A-Tiers and will factor into the 2021 DGPT Point Series by counting as 25% of the DGPT Points that Elite Series events do. DGPT competitors may keep the top three scores of the Silver Series events they compete at. All Silver Series events are on UDisc Live, and SS points in the DGPT point series are automatically added and calculated.
There are six events designated as Silver Series events in 2021. They fit in with the existing travel path of the planned professional touring schedule based on DGPT events, National Tour Events, and Majors. The DGPT attends each event to assist with event assets, media, and implementation. In 2021, the DGPT will control media rights at each Silver Series event and ensure that shot-by-shot post-production is available the next day at each stop.
2021 Silver Series
- The Open at Belton – March 19-21 | Belton, TX
- Vintage Open – April 8-10 | Russellville, AR
- Mid America Open – April 23-25 | Columbia, MO
- The Challenge at Goat Hill Park – May 7-9 | Oceanside, CA
- Clash at the Canyons – July 2-4 | Lockport, IL
- Stafford Open – August 20-22 | Voorhees, NJ
Due to scheduling challenges several events either on or slated for the 2020 Silver Series were unable to make a return in 2021. “We would love to have events like the Canadian Nationals, Silver Cup and Maine States return to the Silver Series, but with an already jam-packed schedule, we had to make decisions that selected A-tier events that lined up well with the existing touring schedule,” said DGPT CEO & Tour Director Jeff Spring. “I expect the Silver Series to cycle events on and off each season, so I hope some of those events that are off tour this year will jump back on in the future. We have a growing list of venues and events that we look forward to working with.”
Silver Series events are in a tier just below the Elite Series DGPT events. They do not have the same added cash, competition, and media standards as the Elite Series, but they are all held to PDGA A-tier standards, and many plan to add over $5,000 cash to the purses. Many Silver Series events are striving to join the Elite Series tour. The Silver Series also serves as an option for events that need a break from Elite Series standards due to hosting PDGA majors or other reasons.