We have great news for the European Amateur Open fans, the 2020 edition of the event offers a real treat for all disc golfers! Once again the event presents an opportunity for every disc golfer to test their skills against the famed Beast. But the 2020 event will be even bigger and better than ever before - 504 players, three courses, three days of disc golf goodness, all combined into one sweet experience!
Since the event’s inception in 2017 every European Amateur Open has been fully booked within minutes, sometimes even in seconds. The over 500-player strong field addresses the obvious demand there is for a premium disc golf event that the Amateur Open offers. This is the biggest field for the Amateur Open to date. The two events on back-to-back weekends in June 2018 fielded a total of 384 players on The Beast but even that wasn’t enough and many disc golfers were disappointed.
While The Beast at Nokia still remains as the heart and soul of the event the 2020 Amateur Open introduces two courses that the event's participants will face in July. Both are nearby gems of the area, within a 25-minute drive from The Beast. The Tampere Disc Golf Center, founded in 2018, was a long-awaited championship level addition to the course offering of Tampere and is a must-play for any disc golfer visiting the area. The other new addition to the event’s venues is Julkujärvi DiscGolfPark in Ylöjärvi, commonly titled as ’Moon Valley’ by the locals for it’s rugged charm. Established in 2007, Moon Valley was the only 18-hole disc golf course within a 30-minute drive from down town Tampere. It quickly became the hot spot for the local disc golfers and rightfully so. The years weren’t kind to the course and after a decade the Moon Valley received a much-needed face lift in 2017. The course design was updated to today’s competitive standards with brand new course equipment to boot. Nowadays it even includes a 9-hole Julkujärvi DGP amateur course right next to it!
Just like before, the European Amateur Open 2020 is the last chance qualifier for the European Open. The players of MA1 and FA1 divisions will be competing for the coveted Major spots in MPO & FPO divisions.
Interested? Mark February 5th, 2020, in your calendar if you’re looking to attend the European Amateur Open. That’s when the registration for the event begins! For more information about the event, check the competitor info and registration info pages.