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PDGA National Tour Elite Series

All PDGA Elite Series Events will operate under the PDGA Elite Series COVID-19 Requirements and Best Practices. Read the document to learn what each event phase entails.

2021 PDGA National Tour Events

The PDGA National Tour is part of the PDGA Elite Series of events.  

Date Event Location Registration Event Phase
Mar. 26-28 Texas State Disc Golf Championships Tyler, Texas Dec 11, 2020 Phase 1
Apr. 28 - May 1 Dynamic Discs Open Emporia, Kansas Jan 5th, 2021 Phase 2
May 28-30 Santa Cruz Masters Cup Santa Cruz, California Feb 16, 2021 Phase 2
Jun. 10-13 Beaver State Fling Estacada, Oregon TBD TBD
Aug. 27-29 Delaware Disc Golf Challenge Newark, Delaware Feb 25, 2021 TBD
Sep. 23-26 Music City Open Nashville, Tennessee Mar 22, 2021 TBD

2021 Tiered Registration

The National Tour uses a tiered registration process for all NTs. This provides at least a week for each of the following ratings breaks, followed by open registration for all members:

Registration Tier Open Open Women
1st 1000+ 900+
2nd 985+ 875+
3rd 970+ 825+
4th Open to All 900+ Open to All 

2021 Series Points

Series points from a player’s top three National Tour finishes from the first four events plus the points from the Music City Open will determine the 2021 PDGA National Tour Series Champion.

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 100 11 72 21 52 31 33
2 95 12 70 22 50 32 32
3 91 13 68 23 48 33 31
4 88 14 66 24 46 34 30
5 85 15 64 25 44 35 29
6 82 16 62 26 42 36 28
7 80 17 60 27 40 37 27
8 78 18 58 28 38 38 26
9 76 19 56 29 36 39 25
10 74 20 54 30 34 40 24

Points are split across tied places.  With the exception of the Series Champions, the bonuses for all ties will be divided evenly.

In the case of a tie for the Series Champion the following tie-breakers will be utilized:

  1. Sum of points at all National Tour events.
  2. Head-to-head record in all National Tour events.
  3. Head-to-head record at the Music City Open.
  4. Sudden death playoff.

2021 PDGA National Tour Elite Series Bonus Payout Structure

Open Open Women
Place Payout Place Payout
1 $5,000 1 $5,000
2 $3,500 2 $3,500
3 $2,500 3 $2,500
4 $2,000 4 $2,000
5 $1,750 5 $1,750
6 $1,500 6 $1,500
7 $1,250 7 $1,250
8 $1,000 8 $1,000
9 $800 9 $800
10 $700 10 $700
Total $20,000 Total $20,000

2022 PDGA National Tour Bidding Process