02/17/2023 – 1:00 PM MT
UPDATE: Ricky Wysocki has withdrawn from All-Star weekend due to a wrist injury.
Gannon Buhr will take over as captain for Team Ricky, but the team name will remain the same on UDisc and Disc Golf Network throughout the weekend.
Corey Ellis will be filling in for Wysocki and will take his place for Friday’s skills and Saturday’s doubles competition. Ellis will also become the new #6 seed for Team Ricky in Sunday’s singles competition and will face off against Kevin Jones. All other players on Team Ricky will now be bumped up one spot in the singles seeding, with Gannon Buhr representing the #1 seed against Paul McBeth.
The Third Annual Disc Golf Pro Tour All-Star Weekend kicks off soon! The 2023 All-Star event is set to take place February 17-19, 2023 at the Pusch Ridge Temp course set up at El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Like last year, the DGPT is taking a team approach following a modified Ryder Cup format where each division will be split into two teams. Each team will have a total of 6 players (including captains), and the team captains responsible for picking their teams will be the #1 and #2 seeds at the event.
Team captains will draft players for their teams via snake draft and then immediately must determine where in the skills competition they will be placed. Therefore, players will be selected based on who the captains want to assign to each specific Skills Competition: Putting, Accuracy/Shot-shaping, and Controlled Distance. In addition to the skills competitions, we will also have doubles and singles matches.
The 2023 All-Star Draft starts on Friday evening (February 10, 2023) and you can watch it LIVE on the Disc Golf Network or on our YouTube Channel. The FPO All-Star Draft starts at 6pm ET and you can watch as Catrina Allen and Ohn Scoggins draft their teams on the Disc Golf Network or on the DGPT YouTube Channel at this link here. The MPO All-Star Draft will begin shortly after at 7pm ET. Find out who Ricky Wysocki and Paul McBeth will draft for All-Star Weekend on the Disc Golf Network or on our YouTube Channel here.
All matches will be won and lost by total score, not via match play. So, players will complete all holes in a round. Teams will compete against each other all weekend across skills comps, singles, and doubles. Each of these portions of the competition will earn points towards each team. At the end of the weekend, the team with the most points will win the weekend.
Schedule of Events (ALL TIMES MT/LOCAL)
The 2023 DGPT All-Star Weekend will start with the Skills Competition (FPO starts at 1pm, MPO at 4pm). Friday’s event will feature the Putting challenge, Shot-Shaping/Accuracy challenge, and the Controlled Distance challenge.
Putting (Winning Team Gets 1 POINT):
Each player gets 3 throws at 6 different stations. Players get points for each throw based on the points system.
Winners are determined by most points when all 6 stations are totaled and for teams, both players’ scores are added.
All players throw their 3 shots and rotate through each station before moving to the next station.
|20 footer (elevated basket)||1 pt||5|
|25 footer||1 pt||5|
|25 footer (obstructed to force straddle)||2 pts||5|
|33 footer||2 pts||5|
|33 footer (obstructed, elevated basket)||3 pts||5|
|45 footer||3 pts||5|
|Bonus Station – 66 footer||5 pts||1|
|5 Throw Types||Points||Throws|
|Mando Right (force RHFH or RHBH anhyzer)||Add totals per point system||3|
|Mando Left (force RHBH or RHFH anyhzer)||Add totals per point system||3|
|Mandos Right and Left (force straight shot)||Add totals per point system||3|
|Mando Low (force overhand shot, grenade, spike hyzer, etc)||Add totals per point system||3|
|Mando High (force roller)||Add totals per point system||3|
|Keep Biggest Throw, per player||Max Distance wins, both teammates add the longest throw together||6|
|Skills Competition||Friday (2/17)||FPO 1 PM MT/3 PM ET||MPO 4 PM MT/6 PM ET|
|Double Competition||Saturday (2/18)||FPO 9 AM MT/11 AM ET||MPO 1 PM MT/3 PM ET|
|Singles Competition||Sunday (2/19)||FPO 9 AM MT/11 AM ET||MPO 1 PM MT/3 PM ET|