2024 PDFA Discflect World Championship

2024 Discflect World Championship presented by Kan Jam

SAVE THE DATE – AUGUST 24! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! (LIMIT FIRST 48 TEAMS)

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SAVE THE DATE:

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

Results

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.

About

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.


This year will mark the 24th annual Discflect World Championship on AUGUST 24th, 2024 at Buffalo RiverWorks in Buffalo, NY.

Buffalo RiverWorks

PDFA is proud to announce that the 2024 tournament will take place at Buffalo Riverworks in downtown Buffalo, NY. This is a one-of-a-kind brewery, restaurant, sports, adventure, and entertainment complex located along Buffalo’s waterfront.

The tournament will take place in the two covered fields free from rain and heat, and for the first time-ever, it will start in the late afternoon and conclude under the lights! See Schedule.

In addition to the tournament, here are a few things to do at Buffalo RiverWorks:

  • Ferris Wheel
  • Riverland Rides
  • Ales & Axes – Axe throwing
  • Ziplining
  • Rock climbing
  • Urban Air Ropes Course
  • Rent a kayak or paddleboard
  • Buffalo Tiki Tour

We cannot wait to host this year’s Discflect World Championship at this amazing venue.

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.

Registration

There will be a limit of 48 teams total this year – the first 32 teams to register in the PRO Division and the first 16 teams to register in the AMATEUR Division will guarantee a spot. Once filled, no more teams will be admitted. There is no prior qualification, teams of all skill levels and ages are welcome to join, as spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Hurry and lock up your spot by registering your team today!

PRO TEAMS REGISTERED
16
out of 32 teams max
AM TEAMS REGISTERED
14
out of 16 teams max
For a list of Registered Teams, check out the list at the bottom of this page: Registered Teams

Cost and Bonuses

EARLY

Register before July 1st

$70 per team

($35 per player)

Includes $20 food/drink vouchers at Buffalo RiverWorks ($10 per player)

Includes (2) Kan Jam Kanga 12-pack Kase Mates ($80 retail)!

Includes (2) player giveaway items (to be announced soon)

REGULAR

July 1 – Aug. 23rd

$80 per team

($40 per player)

Includes (2) Kan Jam Kanga 12-pack Kase Mates ($80 retail)!

Includes (2) player giveaway items (to be announced soon)

If the tournament is not full on tournament day, we will accept walk-ups at $90 per team on August 24th (no giveaways will be included for day-of registrations).

Registration bonuses for 2024 Discflect World Championship

ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL INCLUDE:

(in addition to the bonuses above)
  • Team entry into tournament
  • 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 (PRO), prizes (AM), and trophies
  • Players will have full stats including PPR rating in Overall Standings
  • Chance to become official Discflect World Champions! In addition, Pro World Champions will get an engraved plate added to Pro World Champions "hammer" trophy.

Participant Waiver

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. 

For any team changes, please contact us via email: Contact PDFA
2023 PDFA Discflect World Championships

Sponsor a Team

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

  • Logo only – $125
  • Logo + link – $175

For both options, we will add the business logo to this page along with Team info under Sponsored Teams, and registered teams will receive both registration bonuses ($20 in food/drink vouchers and 2 Kan Jam Kanga 12-pack Kase Mates). For the Logo + link, we will also include a link to the business page or social media. 

This is a win-win for everyone, and we appreciate your support in helping grow the sport of discflect.

Divisions for 2024 World Championship

PROFESSIONAL (PRO)

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.

AMATEUR (AM)

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, Payouts, & Prizes

Trophies, Payouts, & Prizes

$1,000 Grand Prize for Pro Division!

The top teams in each division will receive custom Discflect World Championship trophies. In addition, the Pro division will be playing for a Grand Prize Payout of $1,000 with Amateurs playing for additional prizes to be determined.

Defending Pro World Champions

Young Guns (Charles Rizzo & Ajay Cybulski) are the defending Pro World Champions, having won the last three World titles. Will anyone take them down in 2024?

Hotel

PDFA has secured room blocks at two hotels; one closer to the airport and another closer to the tournament venue (downtown). Rooms are limited at both locations, so for those traveling in, please book as soon as possible.

Hampton Inn Buffalo-Airport/Galleria Mall

DISCOUNTED RATE: $199/night
Cutoff Date for Room Block: 7/24/2024

  • Indoor pool
  • Complimentary shuttle service to/from Buffalo International Airport
  • Free hot breakfast buffet and free parking
  • Check-in is 3 pm, Check-out is 12 pm – Early Check-In may be available, please call hotel at 716-894-8000 on the day of arrival to inquire
  • Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Nearby: Walden Galleria Mall (1 mile), Chick-fil-A (in parking lot)

OR

Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown

DISCOUNTED RATE: $200/night
Cutoff Date for Room Block: 7/31/2024

  • Located downtown, just over 2 miles from tournament venue
  • Shuttle service to/from Buffalo International Airport at $27 per way + tax
  • Parking: Valet only at $21 per day, per vehicle +tax
  • Check-in is 3 pm, Check-out is 12 pm – Early Check-In not guaranteed, but hotel will try to accommodate all early requests
  • Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours prior to arrival by calling 716-845-0112

OR

Use Group ID: 082324PDF

Buffalo Marriott at LECOM HARBORCENTER

DISCOUNTED RATE: $179/night
Cutoff Date for Room Block: 6/24/2022

  • Located on the waterfront in downtown Buffalo
  • Less than 1 mile from After Party
  • Grass space at Canalside for additional practice

Millennium Buffalo

DISCOUNTED RATE: $119/night
Cutoff Date for Room Block: 7/5/2022

  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Buffalo International Airport and within 2 mile radius of hotel
  • Nearby: Walden Galleria Mall

Use Group ID: 2208PDFACH

Use Group ID: 2208PDFACH

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

DISCOUNTED RATE: $169/night
Cutoff Date for Room Block: 7/13/2023

HOTEL DETAILS

  • $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

 

Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd

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. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th

2:30 PM to 

3:00 PM

Tournament Team Check-In / Team Warmup

All teams will need to be checked-in no later than 3:15 PM in order to be placed into pools.

3:00 PM to 

3:15 PM

Welcome Announcements & Pool Placement

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

3:15 PM to 

5:15 PM*

Pool Play

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

5:15 PM to 

6:00 PM*

Dinner Break

Buffalo RiverWorks has their own concessions, restaurant, and bar, making it super convenient for players to get dinner. Kick back with a beer and some grub before the Bracket starts.

6:00 PM to 

6:30 PM*

Bracket – Round 1

PRO (Top 32) and AM (Top 16) – All teams will play in at least one bracket “best-of” series. Single-Elimination until one team remains. Each division (PRO and AM) will have their own bracket.

6:30 PM to 

7:00 PM*

Bracket – Round 2

PRO (Top 16) and AM (Top 8)

7:00 PM to 

7:30 PM*

Bracket – Round 3

PRO (Top 8) and AM (Top 4 – Semi-Finals)

7:30 PM to 

8:15 PM*

AM Finals & PRO Semi-Finals

PRO (Top 4 – Semi-Finals) and AM (Top 2 – Finals)

8:15 PM to 

8:45 PM*

PRO Finals

The top two teams in the PRO division will square off in a best-of-7 Finals for the Pro World title. This series will be filmed.

8:45 PM to 

9:00 PM*

Awards & Photos

Trophies, payouts, and prizes for all top teams will be awarded at the conclusion of the PRO Finals, along with photos of top teams.

9:00 PM

After Party

Come join us for food and drinks to hang out after the tournament. 

*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 & Drink 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.

Sponsors

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

Kan Jam

Fast-paced, flying disc game

PDFA Logo

Official governing body for the flying disc sport of discflect

PDFA

Official governing body for the flying disc sport of discflect.

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New York Marketing
Innova
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Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC

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 NameP1 CityP2 NameP2 CityWaivers Done
15/3/24 11:22 AMMandalorian FireAM3$70.00Stephen PhillipsFALSEHamilton, NYNYUSIan DomesFALSEBouckville, NYNYUSNO
25/8/24 8:04 PMBiggie SmallsPRO5$70.00Mark RibbleFALSEKawartha Lakes, ONONCAIsaiah BoyceFALSEBowmanville, ONONCANO
35/9/24 1:34 PMSweaty DiscsPRO6$70.00Chad CowellFALSENorth Tonawanda, NYNYUSEvan SardoTRUERochester, NYNYUSP2 Only
45/9/24 2:21 PMWhat TheAM4$70.00Derek SchultzTRUEWest Seneca, NYNYUSBrian SchultzTRUEAkron, NYNYUSYES
55/9/24 7:42 PMKanJam Kin FolkAM1$70.00Matthew CoxTRUEMoweaqua, ILILUSTerry CoxTRUEMoweaqua, ILILUSYES
65/9/24 10:47 PMFlip n JammersAM4$70.00Sara MillsTRUEFulton, NYNYUSJen MillsTRUEFulton, NYNYUSYES
75/11/24 1:24 PMDOUBLE DOUBLEPRO5$70.00Bob WolfleyFALSEIrvine, CACAUSHunter StratonFALSELos Angeles, CACAUSNO
85/15/24 10:44 AMTAPPYPRO6$70.00Sean NoskyFALSEHornell, NYNYUSChris NoskyTRUEAlbany, NYNYUSP2 Only
95/16/24 9:17 PMTeam RebelsPRO5$70.00Dan KlavoonTRUEAlexandria, VAVAUSBrian LichtTRUEWilliamsville, NYNYUSYES
105/16/24 9:36 PMStallion SurvivorsPRO6$70.00Eric KlavoonTRUEWheatfield, NYNYUSJon SandinoTRUENorth Tonawanda, NYNYUSYES
115/19/24 10:19 AMMustached GrandpasPRO5$70.00Jim DaughertyFALSENorth Tonawanda, NYNYUSTim KlavoonTRUELockport, NYNYUSP2 Only
125/22/24 12:28 PMDa BubsPRO6$70.00Alexander ReineckeTRUEBuffalo, NYNYUSSarah BurnsTRUECheektowaga, NYNYUSYES
135/23/24 1:27 PMTeam Orange CatAM3$70.00Dominick MatareseFALSEBuffalo, NYNYUSSergio de la VegaFALSEBuffalo, NYNYUSNO
146/2/24 6:44 PMThe Cole BrosAM4$70.00Aaron ColeFALSEWilliamsville, NYNYUSAdam ColeFALSEWilliamsville, NYNYUSNO
156/10/24 11:39 AMCaptains CrunchPRO6$70.00Timothy BurnsTRUECheektowaga, NYNYUSMatthew CherwonikTRUEBuffalo, NYNYUSYES
166/15/24 1:18 PMThe DragonsAM4$70.00Jake KrumFALSEColumbus, OHOHUSBen SchaferFALSEColumbus, OHOHUSNO
176/21/24 8:00 PMProud to be AmeriKanPRO3$70.00Kyle MerrifieldTRUEAmherst, NYNYUSAlex TurnerTRUERochester, NYNYUSYES
186/25/24 8:52 AMBaby BokchoyAM3$70.00Tom SchmidtFALSEBuffalo, NYNYUSKrista SchmidtFALSEBuffalo, NYNYUSNO
196/25/24 9:30 AMThe ZooPRO6Sly Fox Brewing Co.$70.00Ed McKeonTRUEBirchrunville, PAPAUSTerry MalloyTRUECollegeville, PAPAUSYES
206/26/24 12:59 PM21 Flect StreetAM3$70.00Derek BrifuTRUEAngola, NYNYUSBob GreenauerTRUELawtons, NYNYUSYES
216/27/24 4:35 PMPHILorkusPRO6$70.00Joshua GreenauerTRUELake View, NYNYUSPhil SchneiderFALSECheektowaga, NYNYUSP1 Only
226/28/24 11:55 AMTwo guys one canAM3$70.00Dominic ClementiTRUEBuffalo, NYNYUSKeegan ReardonTRUEBuffalo, NYNYUSYES
236/28/24 12:10 PMGet KannedAM3$70.00Emma SmithFALSEWilliamsville, NYNYUSElizabeth SmithFALSEWilliamsville, NYNYUSNO
246/29/24 9:12 PMDiscombobulatedAM1$70.00Theresa DamesFALSEBuffalo, NYNYUSAjitpaul MangatFALSETonawanda, NYNYUSNO
256/29/24 11:56 PMLaffeweyPRO5$70.00Matthew LaffertyFALSEWest Seneca, NYNYUSTrevor TretheweyFALSEWest Seneca, NYNYUSNO
266/30/24 1:50 PMTotal discheadsPRO6$70.00Micah FairbanksFALSEAlden, NYNYUSJacob FairbanksTRUETonawanda, NYNYUSP2 Only
276/30/24 2:06 PMFree JamplesPRO6$70.00Kevin CollinsFALSEFreehold, NJNJUSKieran MoyleFALSEMontclair, NJNJUSNO
286/30/24 11:27 PMThe ShowstoppersPRO5$70.00Ezra NicholsonFALSESt Thomas, ONONCAKurt WatsonTRUESt Thomas, ONONCAP2 Only
297/3/24 7:32 PMCookShankAM3$80.00Tyler CookFALSEErie, PAPAUSChris CruikshankFALSEErie, PAPAUSNO
307/4/24 4:25 PMLighthouse LaunchersAM2$80.00Chris EdgingtonFALSEBunker Hill, ININUSJeff BinghamFALSESneads Ferry, NCNCUSNO