The PDGA office is aware that there are many people anxiously waiting to find out if they made it into 2012 Worlds, and if not, where they are on the waitlist. Processing the registrations takes time, so please be patient. The registration lists are being updated as registrants are confirmed. Once all spots are filled, the complete waitlist will be posted as well.
The waitlist for the 2012 PDGA World Championships has been posted.
The waitlist only includes invited players who are both 2012 current PDGA members and Certified Officials, as is required for registration. Many other invalid registrations have been received from players who were either a) not invited, b) not 2012 current members, or c) not Certified Officials, so those registrations are not yet included on the waitlist. Once the necessary registration requirements are met for one of those invalid registrations it will then be added to the end of the waitlist.
With less than a week left in the registration period reserved for invitees to the 2012 PDGA World Championships, it appears that for the first time ever, Pro players invited to Worlds may need to worry about getting in if they procrastinate during the invitation registration period. Invited Pros who have not yet registered may lose their chance to participate in Worlds with Amateur registrations at an all-time high. Many Amateur divisions are already filled and it is quite likely that any remaining spots on the Pro side will be snapped up by Amateurs willing to play up just to experience the largest Worlds ever, which will be held in Charlotte on July 14-21, 2012.
Space has been opened up at the 2012 PDGA World Championships for 33% more Advanced Women as well as an increase in the X Pool that includes Advanced Master Women, Advanced Grandmaster Women, and Female Junior 1 and Junior 2 divisions. As a consequence of these changes there is also more space available for the H Pool that includes both the Female and Male Junior 3 and Junior 4 divisions.
The Minnesota Amateur Disc Golf Chamionships is an all amateur PDGA A-tier event that will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, at Kaposia Park in South St. Paul. In an effort to represent our great disc golf state, Everyday Disc Golf, MyThrow Disc Golf Media, and Ty Dyed Custom Discs have co-organized this event and have created plenty of incentive to participate. We will be sending the highest placing Advanced Minnesota resident to the PDGA Amateur World Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina, including travel and entry fee! This representative will also become the first member of Team Ty Dyed!
MG1 and MS1 divisions increased at 2012 PDGA Worlds in Charlotte!
It seems that the "Graying of America" is also impacting the PDGA World Championships. Since the Amateur Grandmaster and Senior Grandmaster divisions have exploded with early registrants, the PDGA and Host Team from Charlotte have arranged to increase the available spots for those two divisions. The MG1 division will now be able to handle up to 108 players instead of only 72, and the MS1 division will now be able to handle up to 36 players instead of only 20.
The best disc golfers in the world are coming to Charlotte July 14-21 for the 2012 Professional Disc Golf Association Pro/Am World Championships. The tentative course schedule released today shows 14 Mecklenburg County courses will be used by 20 divisions of professional and amateur players. It is anticipated there will be as many as 1,100 participants coming for five days of competition, plus field, skills and doubles events.
“We are excited to have the Pro/Am World Championships here this summer,” said 2012 Worlds Tournament Director Sam Nicholson. “It’s our chance to show people just how much this region has embraced the sport and how much work has been done in making Charlotte a stellar disc golf destination.”
Ready to be a part of the largest World Disc Golf Championships ever? Don't delay.
Start making your plans to be in Charlotte July 14-21 for the first combined Pro/Am Worlds since 2009. Attendance is expected to exceed 1,000 for the first time.
Booking your accommodations at the host hotel, The Blake Hotel, will be a good first step. Its downtown location is in the middle of it all including the 14 courses in play. Make your reservations online or call 704-372-4100.
Charlotte's treasury of courses grows as it prepares for 2012 Worlds.
By Todd Harrell, photos courtesy of Mark Chaney
As if there weren't enough disc golf courses to choose from in Charlotte - more continue to sprout including the city's most recent addition at Eastway Park, the city's 10th, 18-hole course.
Eastway, which became playable earlier this summer, is part of a string of new courses planned in the Queen City as the Charlotte Disc Golf Club prepares to host the combined Amateur and Pro World Championships in 2012.
Eastway designer Stan McDaniel is on a mission to outfit the area with a total of 17, 18-hole courses playable by the Worlds. That's seven more courses to be built between now and 2012.