2023 PDFA Discflect World Championships

2023 PDFA Discflect World Championships


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August 5th, 2023

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The PDFA Discflect World Championships is the biggest tournament of the year, following a tradition dating back over 20 years. For the next three years, this tournament will take place on the first Saturday of August. Registration for the 2023 World Championships will begin this May, and will once again feature both Pro and Amateur Divisions. 

2022 PDFA Discflect World Championship - Pool Play


Link to Tournament Results page will be available here on 8/5/2023. In addition, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thePDFA for even more updates, interviews, and check-ins from Championship weekend.

Click on the link below for the official results page for the 2023 PDFA Discflect World Championships. Thanks to all who followed live on 8/5/2023. In addition, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thePDFA for more content.


Following a tradition dating back over 30 years, there has been a World Championship major tournament in the sport of discflect each year. In the early years, this tournament was invitational only, but has been open invite since 1999.

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.

PDFA hosted the 23rd annual Discflect World Championships on AUGUST 5th, 2023 at Flash Fields in Elma, NY.

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.



Last day to register is 8/3/2023
$ 80 per team ($40 per player)
  • Team entry into tournament
  • PDFA rally towel for each player (while supplies last)
  • Minimum of at least 7+ pool games guaranteed
  • Minimum of at least 1 bracket best-of series guaranteed
  • Top teams will be awarded with payouts and trophies
  • Players will receive MAJOR points based on placement for the 2023 Tournament Series season Pro leaderboard
  • Players will have full stats including PPR rating
  • Chance to become official Discflect Pro World Champions and engraved plate added to Pro World Champions "hammer" trophy


Last day to register is 8/3/2023
$ 60 per team ($30 per player)
  • Team entry into tournament
  • PDFA rally towel for each player (while supplies last)
  • Minimum of at least 7+ pool games guaranteed
  • Minimum of at least 1 bracket best-of series guaranteed
  • Top teams will be awarded with prizes and trophies
  • Players will receive MAJOR points based on placement for the 2023 Tournament Series season Amateur leaderboard
  • Players will have full stats including PPR rating
  • Chance to become official Discflect Amateur World Champions
2023 PDFA Discflect World Championships

All players and staff need to complete a quick online waiver after registering. Teams will be fully registered for the tournament once both players have completed a waiver. *Note, if you completed a waiver at any other 2023 Tournament Series event, there is no need to complete another one for Worlds!

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

Team Sponsor and 2023 Shirts

Sponsor a team

For those that would like to have a business sponsor their team, there are two options here:

  • Sponsor team only – $125
  • Sponsor team + 2 event shirts for players – $175

For both options, we will add the business logo to this page along with Team info under Sponsored Teams. This is a win-win for everyone, and we appreciate your support in helping grow the sport of discflect.

2023 event shirts

Shirts can also be purchased separately online, and will be available for pickup at the Friday night meetup or at the tournament. Cutoff for all shirt orders is July 14th.

*UPDATE* – There are a few shirts left in certain sizes for pre-order (choose a size to see what is in stock). Checkout online to pre-order a shirt. Shirts will only be available for pickup at the Friday night meetup on August 4th or at the tournament on August 5th.

Divisions for 2023 World Championships


This division is for consistent and competitive teams. These teams average 3.50 to 6.00 points per round (PPR). This is the equivalent of 7-12 total throws or 4-6 rounds to get to 21 points.


This division is for intermediate teams, but beginners and those new to the sport are welcome to join. These teams average 0 to 3.49 points per round (PPR). This is the equivalent of 13+ total throws or 7+ rounds to get to 21 points.

Not sure which division to join?

Get a partner, set up some goals, and simulate a game to 21 points. Have one person track your points and the other track the number of throws. If a Win Shot is thrown, count it as two points for purposes of this practice. Try multiple times in different weather conditions and see what your team average is for number of throws:

Professional: 7-12 throws
Amateur: 13 or more throws

Trophies and Raffle

2023 trophies and raffle

2023 Trophies

The top three teams in each division will be awarded with custom, handcrafted 2023 PDFA Discflect World Championships trophies! These are some of the best trophies to date, and PDFA looks forward to seeing who will claim them this year.

Igloo Cooler raffle

A custom branded, one-of-kind 2023 PDFA Discflect World Championships Igloo cooler will be given away after the Pro Finals! Tickets will sold at the tournament for $5 (must be present to win). This comes complete with drinks, and features a bottle opener, cup holders, lockable lid, and wire basket.


PDFA has secured a room block for those traveling in. Rooms are limited, so please book as soon as possible. This year, the host hotel for all teams will be Country Inn & Suites in West Seneca, NY.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Buffalo South I-90, NY

Cutoff Date for Room Block: 7/13/2023


  • $100 off normal rate for weekend of Aug 4th-Aug 6th
  • Grass space a short walk next door to hotel for additional practice
  • Free hot breakfast included
  • Check-in is 3 pm, Check-out is 12 pm
  • Any cancellations or modified departure dates can be made up to 24 hours prior to arrival

From Special Rates, select Promotional Code and enter: PDFAWC




6:30 PM to 

8:30 PM

Practice, Meet-Up & Early Shirt Pickup (for those that ordered one)

We will have some courts set up and will be located in the picnic area behind Staybridge Suites Buffalo (right next door to the host hotel). Come out to get some practice in and meet some teams. 


9:00 AM to 

9:30 AM

Tournament Team Check-In

All teams will need to be checked-in no later than 9:30 AM in order to be placed into pools.

9:30 AM to 

10:00 AM

Welcome Announcements & Pool Placement

PDFA will go over rules and announce pools. Teams will then separate into pools.

10:00 AM to 

12:00 PM*

Pool Play

Tournament begins! Teams will play every team in their pool.

12:00 PM to 

1:00 PM*


Flash Fields has their own concession in the building on field’s edge, making it super convenient for players to get lunch. 

1:00 PM to 

4:30 PM*

Bracket Play

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.

4:30 PM to 

5:00 PM*

Pro Finals

The Pro Finals series will be filmed. Trophies, payouts, and prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of this series.

7:00 PM to 

9:00 PM

After Party

Come join us for food and drinks to hang out after the tournament. Less than 1 mile from the host hotel.

*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.

CLICK HERE FOR ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS or click on the referral button below for the best pricing and to get started. *There is a 3-4 week turnaround time for custom jerseys. Please be sure to get an order started as soon as possible to have them in time for the tournament.

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
And America’s largest waterfall, Niagara Falls, is an easy 20 minute drive from Buffalo. For more, check out Visit Buffalo Niagara’s website below:

Food Options

For lunch, House of Munch food truck will be on site, and will feature a menu consisting of hot dogs, cheesey dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries, chicken fingers, and more. For the full menu, click on the button below.


Want to be a sponsor of this year’s tournament? Please email us at [email protected].  


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Team Sponsors

Want to sponsor a team? Click on the link below:

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.

Tournament Series

The 2023 PDFA Discflect World Championships is just one tournament that is part of the PDFA Discflect Tournament Series.

For each tournament, players are awarded points based on final placement. At the end of the season, the top discflect player(s) will be recognized. Worlds is considered a MAJOR, and will get higher points towards the season total, but those that play in multiple tournaments will have a better chance at ranking higher overall.

For more information, schedule, registration, and standings, please click on the link below:

Registered Teams

Teams that have paid their entry fee will be listed here. *Please note that this list is updated daily, so please be patient while we process the team registration.

Registration DateTeam NameDivisionSponsorP1 NameP2 Name
17/10/23 6:16 PMSweaty DiscsPRO5$80.00Evan SardoTRUEWebsterNYUSChad CowellTRUENorth TonawandaNYUSYES
27/11/23 9:55 AMTAPPAROOPRO3$80.00Sean NoskyTRUEHornellNYUSChris NoskyTRUEAverill ParkNYUSYES
37/12/23 10:07 PMTune SquadAM3$0.00Thomas ReesTRUEHarleysvillePAUSJake ReesFALSEPAUSP1 Only
47/19/23 3:45 PMBig Disc EnergyAM3$0.00Jason WiselyTRUECheektowagaNYUSJustin TexidoTRUEBuffaloNYUSYES
57/19/23 7:55 PM21 Flect StreetAM3$60.00Derek BrifuTRUEAngolaNYUSBob GreenauerTRUELawtonsNYUSYES
67/20/23 4:59 PMFlip n JammersAM3$60.00Jen MillsTRUEFultonNYUSSara MillsTRUEFultonNYUSYES
77/21/23 8:21 PMNo Big... DorkusPRO6$80.00Josh GreenauerTRUELawtonsNYUSMatt NelsonTRUECheektowagaNYUSYES
87/24/23 3:51 PMYoung GunsPRO6NY Marketing$125.00Charles RizzoTRUEEdenNYUSAjay CybulskiTRUEAngolaNYUSYES
97/24/23 10:00 PMThe Blue RaysPRO5$80.00Austin MattesonTRUENorth TonawandaNYUSKyle MerrifieldTRUEAmherstNYUSYES
107/24/23 10:51 PMStallion SurvivorsPRO6$80.00Eric KlavoonTRUEWheatfieldNYUSJon SandinoTRUENorth TonawandaNYUSYES
117/26/23 11:16 AMThe ZooPRO5Sly Fox Brewing Co.$200.00Ed MckeonTRUEBirchrunvillePAUSTerry MalloyTRUECollegevillePAUSYES
127/28/23 10:08 AMFlat Ballers UnitedPRO4$80.00Benjamin GoodmanTRUEOrchard ParkNYUSJessie ChielloTRUEWest SenecaNYUSYES
138/2/23 9:51 PMMandalorian FireAM4$60.00Ian DomesTRUEBouckvilleNYUSSteve PhillipsTRUEHamiltonNYUSYES
148/3/23 9:15 PMTotal DischeadsPRO4$80.00Jacob FairbanksTRUENorth TonawandaNYUSMicah FairbanksFALSEAldenNYUSP1 Only