Road to the Championship – 2024 USDGC Qualifiers

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Major Storylines Down the Leaderboard

An up-and-coming player stares down a 30-foot putt on hole 18 of the final round at one of the only DGPT events he will play this season. If he sinks it, he will move from 15th to 14th place. The difference in payout is nominal, the two placements sound equally impressive, but the player knows this is the most important putt of his career so far. This is his opportunity to qualify for the year’s most prestigious event, the United States Disc Golf Championship.

USDGC qualifying adds a rich storyline beyond the battle for the win to every qualifying event of the season. Similar pressure being felt by the tournament leaders is felt by players along the qualifying cutline. Every shot could make or break your chance to play in a tournament that many players grow up dreaming to be part of. 

Joona Heinänen lines up his drive on the pivotal Hole 7 at Winthrop

In 2024, over 30 events, including DGPT Elites, PDGA Majors, PDGA Euro Tours, and a select few A-tiers will award either 2 or 4 players spots to register for the USDGC. All former USDGC champions are invited to register, as always. The top ten finishers from last year’s USDGC are exempt from qualifying, as well as the winners of six restricted-division tournaments from 2023. USDGC Monday Qualifying will take place the Monday before the tournament, offering a last minute opportunity for players to earn a slot to compete. Below is a list of qualifying events for 2024. Visit for a more detailed explanation of the qualification and registration process. 

USDGC Qualifying Events 2024

US Tour & PDGA Majors / 4 spots each

Event Tour Location Date Invitational DGPT Brooksville, FL Feb 23-25
Texas State Championship DGPT Houston, TX Mar 29-31
Jonesboro Open DGPT Jonesboro, AR Apr 12-14
Music City Open DGPT Nashville, TN Apr 19-21
PDGA Champions Cup PDGA/M Morton, IL Apr 25-28
Dynamic Discs Open DGPT Emporia, KS May 3-5
OTB Open DGPT Stockton, CA May 17-19
Portland Open DGPT+ Portland, OR May 30-June 2
Beaver State Fling DGPT Estacada, OR June 7-9
Preserve Championship DGPT Clearwater, MN June 21-23
Des Moines Challenge DGPT Indianola, IA July 5-7
European Open PDGA/M Nokia, Finland July 17-21
Ledgestone Open DGPT+ Peoria, IL Aug 1-4
Idlewild Open DGPT Burlington, KY Aug 9-11
PDGA Pro World Championships PDGA/M Lynchburg, VA Aug 21-25
Discraft Great Lakes Open DGPT+ Milford, MI Sept 5-8
Green Mountain Open DGPT P/O Jeffersonville, VT Sept 19-22
MVP Open DGPT P/O Leicester, MA Sept 26-29

International & PDGA A-Tier / 2 spots each

Event Tour Location Date
City of Mobile Championships PDGA Semmes, AL Mar 1-3
The Challenge at Goat Hill Park PDGA Oceanside, CA May 3-5
Las Vegas Challenge PDGA Henderson, NV May 9-12
The 303 Open PDGA Federal Heights, CO May 9-11
Copenhagen Open DGPT EU Copenhagen, Denmark May 10-12
Foxwood Open PDGA
Baden, Ontario, Canada
May 18-20
Turku Open DGPT EU Turku, Finland June 14-16
Swedish Open DGPT EU Boras, Sweden June 28-30
BC Open PDGA Aldergrove, BC June 27-30
Krokhol Open DGPT EU Oslo, Norway July 12-14
European Disc Golf Festival DGPT EU Talinn, Estonia July 26-28
Alutaguse Open PDGA Johvi, Estonia Sept 9-11
Diameter Open PDGA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sept 13-15