European Amateur Open 2023 registration info

General Event Info 

  • Tournament days 14.-16.7.2023
  • Courses: The Beast, Nokia // Tampere Disc Golf Center, Tampere // Julkujärvi DGP, Ylöjärvi 
  • All players will play 18 hole rounds on each course, one course per day. 
  • Staggered starts with 10 min intervals from 8am onwards on each day.
  • Top 3 of all divisions will receive trophy
  • Trophy only - all players will receive player pack (value 96€) 
  • Winners of MA1 and FA1 will be awarded an invitation to the 2023 European Open PDGA Major
  • Practice days 12.-13.7. on all courses, except The Beast opens for practice at 16:00 on 12.7. 
  • Course and hole maps will be published closer to the event


General Registration Info

  • Tournament field is 504 players
  • Link to Metrix
  • Divisions: MA1, FA1, MA3, FA3, MA40, FA40, MJ15 and FJ15
  • Spot allocation by divisions can be found further down
  • 46 spots are reserved for wild cards


Qualification Standards

A PDGA membership is needed, but it doesn't have to be active when registering to the event. During the event all players must have a current PDGA membership and Finnish players must also be SFL members (includes PDGA membership). 

Being an amateur tournament there are divisional rating limits. 

Registration takes place here in Disc Golf Metrix and each player must have a Metrix account to register. Creating a Metrix account and using Metrix is free. (Players should make sure that their PDGA number is correct. Metrix checks the rating from the PDGA automatically when a player registers for an event.)

If you don’t already have a Metrix account, you should create one well before registration starts. Field can fill up rather quickly. 


Entry Fees

Entry fee for all divisions is 99€ (inc. 24% VAT). Each player will receive a player pack, which is 96€ in value. 

Entry fees must be paid in Spin 18’s online store by purchasing the "European Amateur Open 2023 Entry Fee" product. (will be available when registration opens.) 

Check the payment deadlines from the registration phases & schedules below.

Players should not pay the entry fee unless they have a spot in the event. Every player must check their registration status once they have registered. Players should not pay the entry fee if they're on the waiting list. More info about the waiting list below.


Divisions and spot allocations

Pros playing Am applies. The maximum field for the Amateur Open is 504 players. Available divisions, including allocation of the spots and rating limitations:

Division Am rating Pro rating Max Spots Wild cards
MA1 900+ <970 168 12
MA3 <900 <900 168 12
FA1 775+ <900 20 4
FA3 <775 <775 12 4
FA40 - <820 8 2
MA40 - <920 110 8
MJ15 - Amateur only 14 4
FJ15 - Amateur only 4 1
Total 504 47


Registration Phases and Schedule

Registration for the European Open includes 2 phases. Registration isn’t complete until the registrant has paid the entry fee for the event. Registration within phases is a first-come-first-serve based.

Phase 1

Registration is open for all players within divisional rating limits. 


  • Registration starts: March 15, 2023, 18:00 EET.
  • Registration closes: March 29, 2023, 17:00 EET
  • Entry fee must be paid by March 29, 2023 17:00 EET

(Players who have not paid will be removed from the event)


Phase 2

Registration is open for all players within divisional rating limits. 


  • Registration starts: March 29, 2023, 19:00 EET.
  • Registration closes: July 10, 2023, 17:00 EET.
  • Entry fee must be paid within two weeks from the registration

(Players who have not paid will be removed from the event)

Additional phases with its separate registration conditions and rating requirements can be opened later on.


Waiting List

When the event is full a waiting list is automatically created by Metrix. Spots will be automatically issued to players on the waiting list based on their registration timestamp. Number in a waiting list column after your name states you are in the waiting list. Waiting list numbers are not division specific, but you have your spot in the division queue.  

If you have a spot in the waiting list, do not pay the entry fee!

If a player moves from the waiting list to get a spot in the event, payment of entry fee is required. 


Wild Cards

Wild Cards are reserved spots in the tournament, and are granted at the discretion of the tournament organiser. 

46 spots are reserved for wild cards at the start of the registration. Wild card spot allocation ratio can be changed, depending on the quality of the wild card applicants for each division.

Applying for a wild card

Link to the wild card application will be published when registration opens. 

All wild card applicants must register for the event in Metrix. Even if the event is full and they're placed on the waiting list.

The first set of wild cards will be issued by the end of April. Rest of them will be reserved to be used later in the spring and summer.

Wild card recipients will be contacted personally and announced on the event website & European Open social media.


Withdrawals and Refunds

We follow the standard PDGA refund policy, as stated by the PDGA Competition Manual 1.03. Walk-up entry is not offered and there is no waitlist fee for the European Amateur Open 2023.

A handling fee of 8€ will be deducted from all refunds.

All withdrawals must be made by contacting the tournament director directly by email or phone. No other way of withdrawal is accepted.