Bid Deadline for 2015 Majors Approaches


The Professional Disc Golf Association released the Bid Guidelines for PDGA Major Events for events in the years 2014 and 2015 in April of 2012. The PDGA created these bid guideline packages to assist prospective communities in presenting their case for hosting one of disc golf’s showcase events and lays out the guidelines on how to prepare a bid to host a PDGA Major.

PDGA Major Events are the premier national and international competitions for the sport of disc golf each year, featuring the world’s best men and women disc golfers competing for world and national championship titles in multiple age and gender based divisions. These marquee tournaments offer any city or town the chance to host an international sporting event in their community, drawing interest and attention to the location, and generating economic impact for local businesses.

We received competive bids for all of our events and awarded six of the eight following our Fall 2012 Summit. After much consideration, it was decided that reopening the process for the 2015 PDGA Amateur World Championships and the 2015 United States Masters Championships was the best choice for each of those events. We are encouraging the communities that submitted a bid to resubmit as well as any other interested communities to put together a bid.

We will be accepting bids though March 31, 2013. These bids will be reviewed and awarded by the PDGA Board of Directors at the Spring Summit in May 2013.

We look forward to receiving bids from many great communities and can't wait to see where the events will end up next.

The PDGA has conducted these two Major Championship Events in nearly every region of the United States including most recently:

United States Masters Championships

Year City State Players
2003  La Mirada
 CA  67
2004  La Mirada  CA  66
2005  La Mirada  CA  73
2006  La Mirada  CA  76
2007  La Mirada  CA  85
2008  La Mirada  CA  89
2009  La Mirada  CA  98
2010  Appling  GA  163
2011  Huntsville  TX  186

2012

 Louisville  KY  151

PDGA Amateur and Junior World Championships

Year City State Players
2003  Kansas City
 MO  406
2004  Des Moines
 IA  579
2005  Flagstaff
 AZ  379
2006  Tulsa  OK  545
2007  Milwaukee  WI  530
2008  Kalamazoo  MI  482
2009  Kansas City
 MO  595
2010  Marion
 OH  504
2011  Rochester  NY  444
2012  Charlotte  NC  705