, 2023-01-26 10:58:17,
More Europeans will have the opportunity to earn DGPT points and a 2024 Tour Card.
After hosting a Silver event at the PCS Sula Open in Finland in 2022, the Disc Golf Pro Tour is expanding its presence in Europe in 2023.
The Tour announced a new partnership with the PDGA Euro Tour to provide live-streaming coverage of seven events and offer DGPT Silver points at all but one of those tournaments. It expands the number of Silver events to 15 and offers a pathway for more European players to earn DGPT points and even a Tour Card for 2024.
“The DGPT is dedicated to supporting the continued expansion of high-level competition in Europe, and the PDGA Euro Tour is the leader and cornerstone of that growth,” said DGPT CEO Jeff Spring in a statement. “Our enhanced partnership with the Euro Tour means the Disc Golf Network will deliver expansive opportunities for European disc golf fans to watch live broadcasts in their time zones and for European professionals to earn points toward the DGPT Championship. We are thrilled to feature the best up-and-coming European players competing at world-class courses.”
DGN will stream the following tournaments. All but the Andalucía Open will hold DGPT Silver status:
- Konopiště Open | Konopiště, Czech Republic | June 16-18
- Krokhol Open | Oslo, Norway | June 23-25
- Swedish Open | Borås, Sweden | June 30 – July 2
- Skellefteå Open | Skellefteå, Sweden | July 7-9
- Åland Open | Åland, Finland| July 28-30
- Alutaguse Open | Johvi, Estonia | August 10-12
- Andalucía Open [Tour Championship] | Costa Ballena, Spain | October 20-22
The DGPT had previously announced plans to host an Elite Series event at the PCS Open as well as live coverage of the European Open.
The PDGA Euro Tour, originally announced to begin in 2020, was delayed two years due to COVID-19 and got its start last season. It’s not the only tour in Europe, though. In 2022, a separate event series, the European Pro Tour, made its debut alongside its own streaming service, Disc Golf Stream, for broadcasting its events, mirroring the approach of the DGPT in the US. The EPT will now face competition not only from a competing event series — the biggest European tournaments are split between the two, and they have a number of conflicting dates on the calendar — but also a competing streaming platform, one with significantly more reach and coverage of the…
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