2021 PDGA AM Worlds

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For players: invitation criteria see PDGA website https://www.pdga.com/2021worlds/invitation-criteria



From the page, all credit to PDGA staff:


2021 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships: Princeton, Indiana

  • Bids received: 5
  • 2020 Location: Orlando, Florida
  • 2019 Location: York County, Pennsylvania
  • 2018 Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Princeton, Indiana – just outside Evansville – will be the site of the 2021 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships, the first year in which Am Worlds will feature only the MA1 and FA1 divisions. Steven Waites and Jason LaBella, in conjunction with the Gibson County Visitors and Tourism Bureau and local clubs Ace Eagle Disc Golf Club and Dads Fore Disc Golf, will helm the first Amateur World Championship event in Indiana since 1992, when the tournament was played in Indianapolis.

“Indiana has a long and storied disc golf history, highlighted with Indianapolis hosting Am Worlds in 1992, South Bend hosting Pro Worlds in 1996, and Lemon Lake hosting Pro Worlds in 2010 and 2013,” Waites and LaBella said. “With so many great courses around the state, we are honored to showcase southwest Indiana this time around, as well as honor the Indiana legends that taught us how to run quality events.

“Competitive disc golf has been exploding in our state, and hosting such a spotlight event will allow us to show why Indiana should be considered a disc golf destination,” the hosts continued. “The news of this bid award is an early Christmas present for those of us who have worked on the bid. We look forward to showing the world some Hoosier hospitality in June 2021!”

Mesker Park, Mesker Woods, Woodmere DGC, Haubstadt Park, Prides Creek, and the Princeton Country Club will be in play for the event. Waites will co-TD with LaBella, who has assisted with numerous PDGA Majors in the past, the most recent being the 2019 Pro Worlds event in Peoria.

Waites and LaBella’s staff is comprised of a budding group of experienced tournament directors, and local municipalities are stepping up in a big way by including welcome bags for athletes, a large volunteer base, media and public relations support, housing coordination, signs printed and distributed to more than 250 local businesses, and more.

Gibson County Visitor and Tourism Bureau and Evansville Convention & Visitors’ Bureau both worked really hard on ensuring a great bid package,” Waites and LaBella said. “They also helped secure endorsements from county officials and mayors of the included cities. Both CVBs have already pledged sponsorship money that will allow us to plan for a very large player pack. Both groups already sponsor local B-tiers, so we are all excited to showcase our partnership for Worlds.”

The Evansville area is quite rural, so travel during the event will mostly be via interstates. The proposed host hotel and event center, the Toyota Events Center, is centrally located and sits between 15 and 20 miles from all courses. Evening activities will revolve around this venue, and plans are underway to create a competition schedule that reduces travel and maximizes enjoyment.