The lawsuit against Paul McBeth and Dylan Cease’s holding company that purchased the Gran Canyon disc golf course in Florida has been dismissed without prejudice by Florida judge Donald Scaglione, bringing the current legal action to an end.
McCease LLC was the defendant in a lawsuit brought by Trevor Toenjes, the owner of Local Route Disc Golf, who alleged damages against the corporation after he was hit by a disc during a tournament at the Gran Canyon course, which has long played host to the Throw Down The Mountain events.
The judge dismissed the lawsuit after Toenjes failed to comply with a court order to provide responses to the defense during discovery. The judge’s order was filed on December 1st. Given that it was dismissed without prejudice, Toenjes could choose to re-file the lawsuit in the future.
The Gran Canyon course will be the host of a new event, the Florida Open, to kick off the 2024 Disc Golf Pro Tour. McBeth announced today that the tournament — now dubbed the Chess.com Invitational presented by Discraft — will be sponsored by Chess.com. The internet’s top chess site is believed to be worth more than nine figures and becomes one of the largest companies to sponsor a disc golf tournament in recent years.