2023 PDFA Discflect World Championship
SAVE THE DATE:
August 5th, 2023
For over 30 years, there has been a World Championship tournament in the sport of discflect each year. In the early years, this tournament was invitational only, but has been open invite since 1999. The best teams in the sport compete for the coveted golden “Hammer” trophy. Click here for a list of prior World Champions.
Albeit under a different name, PDFA has brought this tournament to life since 2007. In 2021, the sport was rebranded as discflect with PDFA (Professional Discflect Association) as the governing body for the sport. This year, PDFA will host the 23rd annual Discflect World Championship on August 5th, 2023.
What's new in 2022
PDFA is proud to partner with Gatekeeper Media. They produce high quality professional disc golf videos, and will provide video coverage for the 2022 PDFA Discflect World Championship which will be showcased later this year.
This Major tournament will feature:
- A brand new sports facility located 15 minutes from downtown Buffalo, NY: Kevin T. Keane Sports Park
- Two divisions: Pro and Amateur
- Cash payouts for top Pro teams
- Trophies for both divisions
- Friday night meet-up and practice session at Delaware Park
- Post-Tournament get together in downtown Buffalo
For the first time since 2019, Discflect World Champions will be crowned.
ONLINE TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS THIS WEEK!
TEAM REGISTRATIONLast day to register was 8/3/2022
COST GOES UP TO $70 AS OF 7/30
Team entry into tournament
Event T-shirt for each player (guaranteed if registered by July 18th - there will be a few extras available on first-come, first-served basis for those registering after July 18th)
Minimum of at least 7+ pool games guaranteed
Minimum of at least 1 bracket series guaranteed
Chance to win prizes (AM), trophies (AM/PRO), and payouts (PRO)
All players and staff need to complete a quick online waiver. Teams will be fully registered for the tournament once both players have completed a waiver.
Last day to request a refund for any reason is 8/3/2022. For any team changes, please contact us via email: Contact PDFA
For a list of Registered Teams, check out the list at the bottom of this page: Registered Teams
Divisions for 2022 World Championship
Not sure which division to join?
Amateur: 13 or more throws
Professional: 7-12 throws
PDFA has secured room blocks at two hotels; one closer to the After Party venue and another closer to the airport. Rooms are limited, so for those traveling in, please book as soon as possible.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th
6:30 PM to
Practice, Meet-Up & Early Shirt Pickup
We will have some courts set up. Come out to get some practice in and meet some teams.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th
8:00 AM to
Tournament Team Check-In
All teams will need to be checked-in no later than 8:30 AM in order to be placed into pools.
8:30 AM to
Welcome Announcements & Pool Placement
PDFA will go over rules and announce pools. Teams will then separate into pools.
9:00 AM to
Tournament begins! Teams will play every team in their pool.
11:30 AM to
There will be at least one food truck on site for lunch. In addition, there are several restaurants only 2 mins away from venue.
12:30 PM to
All teams will play in at least one bracket “best-of” series. Single-Elimination until one team remains. Each division (AM and PRO) will have their own bracket.
3:30 PM to
The Pro Finals series will be filmed by Gatekeeper Media. Trophies, payouts, and prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of this series.
7:00 PM to
After Party at Buffalo Riverworks
Come join us for drinks and hang out at one of the premiere entertainment venues in Buffalo.
*Exact times subject to change and will be communicated at tournament. All times listed are EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Custom Team Jerseys
PDFA has set up custom team jerseys via Wooter Apparel. Get your own high quality team jerseys for discflect action! Jerseys are moisture-wicking and breathable polyester with sublimated printing that will never fade, crack, or peel. Wooter Apparel has their own design department dedicated to create the exact discflect team jersey you envision.
What to do in Buffalo
Buffalo, NY offers a variety of things to enjoy while visiting, including a redeveloped waterfront, a growing craft beer scene, and famous historic architecture. Enhance your visit with these nearby attractions:
- Canalside and Outer Harbor
- Buffalo Zoo
- Explore & More Children’s Museum
- Buffalo Wing Trail
- Botanical Gardens
- Delaware Park
- Darwin Martin House
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Want to become a sponsor of the 2022 PDFA Discflect World Championship? Click on the buttons below to either contact us or purchase. We’d love to discuss some options. Please note that there is a limited quantity for each sponsor level. Last date for event player T-shirt options is July 18th.
Teams that have paid their entry fee will be listed here. Once both players have completed a waiver, that team will be officially registered for the tournament. *Please note that this list is updated daily, so please be patient while we process the team registration.
|Registration Date||Team Name||Division||Sponsor||P1 Name||City||State/Prov.||Country||P2 Name||City||State/Prov.||Country||Waivers Done|
|08/02/22 10:25 pm||And they were roommates||AM||Level 1: 16 Throws||Nicole Scherer||Lancaster||NY||US||Allison Witkoski||No||M||M|
|08/02/22 10:25 pm||Team Charlotte||AM||Level 1: 16 Throws||Erin Cooper||Jefferson Cooper||No||S||L|
|08/01/22 3:32 pm||Double Deuce||AM||Level 4: 13 Throws||Christopher Cybulski||Angola||NY||US||Kevin Foley||Orchard Park||NY||US||Yes||2XL||XL|
|07/31/22 3:23 pm||2 Bros 20 Toes||AM||Level 3: 14 Throws||Adam Wisely||Clay||NY||US||Tom Kenyon||Syracuse||NY||US||Yes||L||L|
|07/31/22 3:18 pm||Big Disc Energy||AM||Level 3: 14 Throws||Jason Wisely||Cheektowaga||NY||US||Justin Texido||Tonawanda||NY||US||Yes||L||XL|
|07/27/22 12:10 pm||Red Devils||AM||Level 1: 16 Throws||Ryan Kendzierski||East Amherst||NY||US||Aidan Collins||No||XL||L|
|07/24/22 1:03 pm||Buffalo Nightriders||PRO||Level 3: 14 Throws||Adam Williams||Tonawanda||NY||US||Brian Baney||Grand Island||NY||US||Yes||XL||L|
|07/23/22 7:44 pm||Buffalo Backers||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Bryan Irish-Jones||Buffalo||NY||US||Brad Irish-Jones||No||XL||2XL|
|07/19/22 11:53 am||Total Discheads||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Jacob Fairbanks||Alden||NY||US||Micah Fairbanks||P1 Only||XL||3XL|
|07/18/22 10:16 pm||That hit right||AM||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Sam Caquias||Rochester||NY||US||Miriah Horn||Rochester||NY||US||Yes||L||M|
|07/18/22 9:46 pm||Disco Fever||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Joel Rivera||Union Beach||NJ||US||Zachary MacLean||P1 Only||M||XL|
|07/18/22 5:01 pm||Sweaty Bears||PRO||Level 4: 13 Throws||Jevon Cecchini||Palmyra||NY||US||Thomas Webster||Buffalo||NY||US||Yes||3XL||M|
|07/18/22 4:55 pm||Matteson Brothers||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Connor Matteson||North Tonawanda||NY||US||Austin Matteson||North Tonawanda||NY||US||P2 Only||L||XL|
|07/18/22 4:43 pm||Free Jamples||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Kevin Collins||Freehold||NJ||US||Kieran Moyle||Montclair||NJ||US||Yes||L||L|
|07/18/22 1:49 pm||The Benchwarmers||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Marcus Middleton||Caledonia||NY||US||David Morrison||Rochester||NY||US||Yes||L||L|
|07/18/22 1:25 pm||No Big Deal||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Matt Nelson||Cheektowaga||NY||US||Shane Nelson||P1 Only||M||2XL|
|07/18/22 11:27 am||The Zoo||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Sly Fox Brewing Co.||Ed McKeon||Birchrunville||PA||US||Terry Malloy||Collegeville||PA||US||Yes||XL||XL|
|07/17/22 9:41 pm||The Frisbeasts||PRO||Level 4: 13 Throws||James Dunn||Woodbridge||NJ||US||Nick Bradshaw||Woodbridge||NJ||US||Yes||L||2XL|
|07/17/22 7:51 pm||Compound Bee||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Scott Silverman||Hamburg||NY||US||Bob Greenauer||Lawtons||NY||US||No||L||L|
|07/17/22 6:09 pm||Kan Kings||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Zachary Cahill||Hamlin||NY||US||Russell Cahill||Hamlin||NY||US||Yes||M||M|
|07/15/22 9:06 pm||The Showstoppers||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Ezra Nicholson||St Thomas||ON||CA||Kurt Watson||St Thomas||ON||CA||Yes||2XL||3XL|
|07/15/22 9:06 am||What the||AM||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Brian Schultz||Akron||NY||US||Derek Schultz||Buffalo||NY||US||Yes||2XL||2XL|
|07/14/22 9:22 pm||The Jellyfish||AM||Level 1: 16 Throws||Jordan Conroy||Woodbridge||NJ||US||Jenn Ling||Freehold||NJ||US||Yes||L||M|
|07/13/22 1:21 pm||H & H||AM||Level 3: 14 Throws||Mark Heichberger||Springville||NY||US||Gretchen Heichberger||Springville||NY||US||Yes||3XL||L|
|07/13/22 11:02 am||Return of the Giraffe||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Kyle Merrifield||Amherst||NY||US||Adam Moran||Rochester||NY||US||Yes||XL||S|
|07/12/22 4:19 pm||Stallion Survivors||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Eric Klavoon||Niagara Falls||NY||US||Jon Sandino||Wheatfield||NY||US||Yes||M||S|
|07/11/22 10:07 am||The Frisbros||PRO||Level 3: 14 Throws||Shawn Quigg||London||ON||CA||Scott Ross||P1 Only||M||M|
|07/05/22 4:25 pm||732 Boyz||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Kevin Lynch||Freehold||NJ||US||Joe Dunn||Woodbridge||NJ||US||Yes||L||M|
|06/25/22 9:50 pm||Double Trouble||AM||Level 3: 14 Throws||Sara Mills||Fulton||NY||US||Jen Mills||Fulton||NY||US||Yes||M||M|
|06/23/22 12:38 pm||Young Guns||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||NY Marketing||Charles Rizzo III||Eden||NY||US||Ajay Cybulski||Angola||NY||US||Yes||L||XL|
|06/22/22 8:05 pm||Abrajam Lincoln||PRO||Level 4: 13 Throws||Donovan Ersing||Buffalo||NY||US||Sean Burgstahler||Buffalo||NY||US||Yes||L||L|
|06/21/22 9:46 am||Tapparroo||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Sean Nosky||Hornell||NY||US||Chris Nosky||Albany||NY||US||Yes||M||L|
|06/14/22 9:30 am||The Savages||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||Matthew Milgrom||Union Beach||NJ||US||Mike Pettinato||P1 Only||L||L|
|06/12/22 7:04 pm||Chalex||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Alex Reinecke||Buffalo||NY||US||Chad Cowell||Kenmore||NY||US||Yes||L||XL|
|06/10/22 1:56 pm||John A Llama Ding Dong||PRO||Level 5: 11-12 Throws||John Lyng||Phoenixville||PA||US||Robert Sager||Phoenixville||PA||US||Yes||L||L|
|06/08/22 12:19 pm||Tune Squad||AM||Level 2: 15 Throws||Thomas Rees||Harleysville||PA||US||Jake Rees||Harleysville||PA||US||Yes||XL||M|
|06/03/22 8:07 am||PHILorkus||PRO||Level 6: 7-10 Throws||Joshua Greenauer||Lake View||NY||US||Phil Schneider||Cheektowaga||NY||US||Yes||2XL||2XL|
|06/01/22 11:17 am||Ebony & Ivory||AM||Level 3: 14 Throws||Derek Brifu||Angola||NY||US||Laurie Brifu||Angola||NY||US||Yes||3XL||M|