European Amateur Open

European Amateur Open is a brand new component of the famed European Open. As the name suggest the event is geared towards amateur players. This is a PDGA B-tier event that takes place on the weekend before the European Open. The European Amateur Open brings the renown Beast layout of the Nokia DiscGolfPark available for 180 amateur players! The event is organized by local Nokia disc golf club and Innova Champion Europe.

Basic Info Rules Course Schedule Other

Information in English also available at discgolfworldtour.com

Basic Info

  • Format: Two 18-hole rounds with staggered starts.
  • Location: Nokia DiscGolfPark
  • Tournament center address: Hinttalankatu 6, 37100 Nokia. (Nokia ice rink / Nokian jäähalli in Finnish)
  • Dates: 15.-16.7.2017
  • Contact info during the event, July 15-16: TD Jukka Leinonen, / jukka_leinonen@msn.com / +358 44 2897999.
  • Contact info before & after the event:Jukka Teräs, jukka.teras@innovaeurope.com / +358 40 538 7464.
  • Entry fee: 50€
  • Prizes: European Open spot and complimentary entry (value $200) to European Open for the player with the lowest 2-round total score.*
  • Additionally merchandise prizes and trophies to top 3 in each division. (European Amateur Open is a trophy only event in it's core.)
  • Player packages: Each player will receive a player pack, which includes at least a disc and a t-shirt.
  • Side events: Division specific ctp competition on hole 1 on tournament rounds.
  • *If the player with the lowest score has a European Open spot, he will receive a refund of his entry fee. The European Open spot itself will be carried to the player with the lowest score who doesn't have a European Open spot, regardless of division.

Prizes in each division:

  • 1. place: 100€ gift card to InnovaStore online store. (Or European Open entry fee, as stated above.)
  • 2. place: 70€ gift card to InnovaStore online store.
  • 3. place: 50€ gift card to InnovaStore online store.

Prizes will be delivered by email by July 23rd. In case of a foreign player an alternative arrangement may be made. We'll review these case-by-case.

Rules

A current PDGA membership is required to play in the event. PDGA rules and competition manual apply. Additionally, use of all tobacco products (including but not restricted to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff/snus, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes) is forbidden during tournament rounds - starting from the 2-minute warning until scorecard is returned.

Registration, divisions & quotas, entry fees

  • Maximum of 180 players will be taken in the competition.
  • Available divisions: MA1, MA3, FA1, MJ1. (Pros playing am rule is in effect.)
  • Minimum 3 players required per division.
  • Registration takes place at Finnish Disc Golf Association’s website, known as "kisakone".
  • Registration includes two phases, details below.

Phase 1, May 4 - 23.

The following division specific quotas are in place in the 1st phase:

  • MA1: 60
  • MA3: 60
  • FA1: 30
  • MJ1: 30

Spots are filled in registration order. Entry fee must be paid by May 23rd. Entry fee must be paid through Innova Europe online store. Registration starts on Thursday, May 4th, at 3 PM (CEST). Please visit the online store at https://holvi.com/shop/InnovaEurope/ to pay the entry fee.

Phase 2. May 24 - June 7.

  • Quotas are relieved.
  • Possible available spots will be issued to players on the waiting list in registration order regardless of division.
  • Entry fee must be paid during phase 2. Entry fee must be paid through Innova Europe online store at https://holvi.com/shop/InnovaEurope/ 

Phase 2 starts on Wednesday, May 24th, at 3 PM (CEST). Registration closes on June 7th at 3 PM (CEST).

Course

Download the course map and check info here.

Schedule

Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Friday 14.7.2017

  • 12:00 Course open for practice.
  • 17:00-19:00 Tournament office open.

Saturday 15.7.2017

(Staggered starts every 10 minutes.)

  • 8:00 First tee time
  • 15:30 Last tee time
  • 7:30-19:30 Tournament office & kiosk open.
  • 11:00-18:00 InnovaStore pro shop open.

Saturday’s starting order by divisions: MA3, MA1, MJ1, FA1

Sunday 16.7.2017

(Staggered starts every 10 minutes.)

  • 8:00 First tee time
  • 15:30 Last tee time
  • 19:00 Prize ceremony
  • 7:30-19:30 Tournament office & kiosk open.
  • 11:00-18:00 InnovaStore pro shop open.

Sunday's starting order: 

1. MA3 places 9-> (~15 groups)
2. MA1 palces 9-> (~15 groups)
3. FA1 (5-6 groups)
4. MJ1 (7-8 groups)
5. MA3 Top 8 (2 groups)
6. MA1 Top 8 (2 groups)

On Sunday the top groups of each division will one of the last groups to start their final round. Tentatively this will be the top 8 players of each division.

Possible sudden death playoffs for 1st place, other trophy positions, or European Open spot are played as soon as possible. The playoff holes are holes 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10. Prize ceremony will be organized immediately after the possible playoffs.

Other info

Please note that each group and player must get their scorecards from the tournament office 10-20 minutes before their tee time on Saturday and Sunday. All group members must be at the 1st tee 10 minutes before their tee time. Player packages are available at the tournament office. Check the opening times from the schedule. Players must get their packages personally.

Sign up to register

1. Click Rekisteröidy on the front page to begin registration.

2. Enter your first name, last name and email address.

3. Choose a user name and a password. Confirm password.

4. Enter your PDGA number, sex (Mies=male, Nainen=woman), and year of birth

5. Accept the standard terms and conditions

6. Confirm by clickin Hyväksy