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Checkmate on the Horizon: How To Watch the 2024 Chess.com Invitational presented by Discraft

By Charles McCracken
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THE 2024 SEASON OPENER IS HERE!

 

The highly anticipated 2024 Chess.com Invitational presented by Discraft is set to kick off the 2024 Disc Golf Pro Tour season on the newly redesigned Olympus course, formerly Gran Canyon DGC. The Olympus course has hosted the Throw Down the Mountain tournament annually since 2013. It now serves as the official DGPT season opener after hosting the 2024 DGPT All-Star weekend earlier this month.

FPO Lookahead

Ohn Scoggins, the highest-rated player in the FPOfield, aims to extend her impressive 9-event podium streak at Elite/Majors, making it the longest active streak in FPO competition. Notably, Paige Pierce, the 2015 Throw Down the Mountain Champion, returns to competition after a season-ending ankle injury in the summer of last year. Catrina Allen, winner of the last two DGPT season openers, will look to add a third.

FPO round 1 feature cards

FPO round 1 feature cards

MPO Lookahead

As the first tee time approaches, many eyes are on 6X World Champion and Olympus course designer Paul McBeth, who has dominated the competition at this property with five wins in as many starts. However, some are questioning McBeth’s participation this weekend as he recovers from a shoulder injury. Calvin Heimburg, one of the Tour’s most consistent performers last year, is also a favorite to win this weekend. Heimburg secured the 2023 DGPT Points title and claimed both the DGPT and PDGA Player of the Year honors. Also, keep an eye on young gun Gannon Buhr who is playing with new bags this season and will be looking to make a statement to start the year.

MPO round 1 feature cards

MPO round 1 feature cards

All the action starts on Friday morning! Tune in to the Disc Golf Network and catch post-pro coverage from JomezPro all weekend. 

Spectator tickets are still available »

HOW TO WATCH

Here’s everything you need to know to catch the action this weekend:

TEE TIMES & ROUND RATINGS

2024 Chess.com Invitational presented by Discraft | PDGA Event Page

LIVE SCORING

Official scores, tee times, PDGA Live scoring, and round ratings can be found on PDGA Live.

Live scores and stats will also be available on the Disc Gold Pro Tour website beginning at the 2024 Waco Annual Charity Open.

PRESS CONFERENCE (THURSDAY – FEB. 22)

Watch on the Disc Golf Network or on the DGPT YouTube Channel

TIME NAME
1:00 PM ET Jeff Spring (DGPT CEO) 
1:10 PM ET Ricky Wysocki
1:20 PM ET Missy Gannon
1:30 PM ET Calvin Heimburg
1:40 PM ET Paige Pierce
1:50 PM ET Paul McBeth
2:00 PM ET Elie Midtlyng
2:10 PM ET Gannon Buhr
2:20 PM ET Simon Lizotte
2:30 PM ET Ohn Scoggins
2:40 PM ET Hailey King
2:50 PM ET Jeff Korns (TD)

LIVE COVERAGE

DISC GOLF NETWORK

The Disc Golf Network (DGN) is the home of live disc golf. The DGN is a subscription streaming and on-demand platform built by the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Covering the world’s best players competing in the sport’s most elite tournaments. For more information on Disc Golf Network offerings, check out this article → What are the subscription tiers offered by the Disc Golf Network?

Active PDGA members receive a discount on their monthly DGN subscription »

MAKE SURE YOU ARE SET UP TO WATCH DISC GOLF NETWORK THIS WEEKEND!

If you’re a current Disc Golf Network subscriber, you may notice that the platform looks different than in years past.

The article below will help guide you through the steps needed to access the new platform and avoid any issues with playing the stream.

Read more and get troubleshooting help → Your Access Guide to the New Disc Golf Network (updated)

DGPT YouTube | Subscribe

In addition to the DGN, the live broadcast for both divisions will be simulcast free on the DGPT YouTube channel for the first round only on Thursday, February 22.

POST-PRODUCTION COVERAGE

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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