Events, Team building, Trainings, Advertising in tournaments
Our tournaments are the best way we have to expand our sport by making it known and bringing it closer to the rest of the world. We take care of registering your tournament with the PDGA, we help you with the player package and with the PDGA finances of the event (the famous payouts).
1) Select a date and a level (C, B, A...) and then ask the PDGA Coordinator of your country to approve it.
- Player packages, number of holes, added cash, and basket types are important factors in determining whether a tournament can be a B-level or C-level (A-levels and above require applications to be submitted to the PDGA one year before, or two years in the case of a Major, and they do not go through the coordinator). See the Level Standards Chart on page 10 and the Basket Requirements on page 11 of the PDGA Tour standards document (we recommend you read the rest of it as well). Do you want to set up a league? PDGA leagues are a great way to grow sanctioned play in your area.
- Make sure the land owner, park manager, or other relevant decision-maker has approved your event! This can be as easy as an email exchange, or you may need to make a more formal request to get permission. Take a look and familiarize yourself with the regulations in your area. Working with local clubs often helps. If the place requires civil liability insurance, talk to the AEDG to see if they can help you with this.
- Next, send the date, location, and proposed level of the tournament to your area coordinator (leagues don't need approval, but it's a good courtesy to let them know about them, too). If you don't know who your Coordinator is or how to contact them, you can use the Contact page by choosing your geographic area from the appropriate Coordinator dropdown menu. Your coordinator is responsible for making sure that events in your state/region, province, or country do not conflict with any restrictions on how close events can be to each other so that events have the best chance of filling and running smoothly. .
2) Complete and submit the application online.
- Complete and submit the PDGA Sanction Application . Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions that you are agreeing to. If you plan an event with several competition days and different divisions each day (for example, Saturday Amateurs and Sunday Pros), be sure to select the option to organize different divisions on separate days on the same course, and remember that each competition day will need an event report.
- Be sure to select the CONTINUE > button at the bottom of the sanction request to access the payment page. The Sanction Agreement may not be submitted without payment of the fee.
- The agreement may also not be submitted if the Event Director (and Assistant Event Director, if any) are not current members of the PDGA ( join or renew here ) and/or are not Certified Officials . To become a Certified Official, you must pass an open multiple choice exam on the Official Disc Golf Rules and the Competition Manual . You can make as many attempts as you want until you approve it. Once you pass, you will be required to pay the $10 fee for your certification, which will be valid for three years.
3) How to make changes to the sanctioned event.
- You can edit your event name (add sponsors, fix typos, etc.) in the Settings tab of the Event Tournament Manager page. Tournament Manager is a tool that allows you to manage event logistics from the palm of your hand. Learn how to use it here .
- All other changes (eg date, location, level, TD, Ass't TD) must be made by the PDGA Event Support Team. It is important that if you want to change this data , do not register or resubmit your event . Instead, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the information you need to change.
4) Additional information.
- How to plan a PDGA event and how to run a PDGA event
- How to use the Disc Golf Scene registration portal
- Other Resources for Tournament Directors
After completing the Event Sanction Agreement, one of the following sanction fees will apply. Fees can be paid online with a debit/credit card or PayPal at the end of the online sanctioning process.
- Level C: €50
- Level B: €75
- A Tier: €100
- National Tour: -
- Major: exempt
NOTE: The fees listed above also apply to PDGA Experimental events (XC-Tier, XB-Tier, XA-Tier).