Information for the participants of the European Open 2020.
European Open 2020 Basics
- Date: 16-19 July 2020.
- Location: Nokia DiscGolfPark, Hinttalankatu 6, 37100 Nokia, Finland.
- 144 players: 120 in MPO division, 24 in FPO division.
- Four 18-hole rounds.
- All 144 players play during the first three rounds. Top 50% of players in each division (60 in MPO & 12 in FPO) advance to the final round based on the scores of first three rounds.
European Open 2020 registration will begin on February 5th, 2020, at Disc Golf Metrix. More information about the registration will be published by January 2020.
Please check the event week schedule for more detailed info, once available. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. All players will be informed about any changes made to schedule.
The heart of the event is the Nokia indoor ice rink. The tournament center includes all the facilities you need: tournament office, pro shop, toilets, kiosk… You’ll find several tasty options for lunch from the street food area just outside the tournament center. (Open Wed - Sun, July 15-19, at peak hours.)
The address of the tournament center is Hinttalankatu 6, 37100 Nokia.
First aid is located at the info in the tournament center. In case of an emergency it’s best to call the emergency number though.
Emergency number: 112.
If you need to leave your car for the day please use the players parking lot on the gravel field starting from Wednesday July 17th. The driving route to the players parking lot is marked on the course map.
Every European Open player is required to register at the tournament center’s info desk before starting their 1st round on Thursday July 16th. As a part of the registration each player is required to sign a mandatory waiver.
The info is open for sign-ups:
- Mon, July 13th: 9.00-17.00
- Tue, July 14th: 9.00-17.00
- Wed, July 15th: 9.00-19.00
Word about the info desk - it’s your go-to-location for almost anything. Just ask there and the info staff can at least point you to the right direction if they’re not able to immediately assist you.
PDGA Major Rules
PDGA’s Official Rules of Disc Golf and the rules for PDGA Major events are followed in the European Open.
Use of all kinds of tobacco products is prohibited during tournament rounds. Smoking is prohibited starting from when a player enters the 1st tee area 10 minutes prior to the tee time until the scorecard is returned. This includes electronic cigarettes and similar devices.
All tiebreakers are played on holes 16, 17 & 18. If other players with later tee times are still playing on these holes the play off can be played on holes 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10 while the event is still in progress.
Tee times will be published on the European Open and PDGA website on the evening before each tournament round. Tee times for the first round will be published at the Wednesday’s players meeting. At the latest.
The European Open is be played on a temporary layout of the Nokia DiscGolfPark called the Beast. Check the course map and individual hole maps of the 2019 European Open here. The tournament course is basically the same as it has been in the past but there are always some minor changes.
The course will open for practice starting from Monday July 15th and reserved for EO participants only.
Putting baskets will be available at the warm-up area. The warm-up area also provides a driving range.
Caddies are allowed (one per player) for both practice and competition play. Media policy applies to caddies as well. Prior approval from the event organization is required for taking photos or recording a video.
Spotters and other event staff
There will be spotters on some of the holes. The spotters are there to help you in locating lost discs, making sure it’s safe to throw, and they’ll assist in determining where the disc crossed the OB line. The spotters are not officials. The group will make the final rulings & decisions.
The spotters are enthusiastic disc golfers who are volunteering in the event. They’re doing their best to make sure that you have a pleasant tournament experience.
The PDGA officials of the European Open 2019 are named separately.
Official social media hashtags
We encourage you to use our official European Open & Presidents Cup hashtags and tagging the European Open account (IG: @opendiscgolf, FB: Disc Golf European Open) when posting updates from the event. Hashtags: #opendiscgolf #discgolfpresidentscup
If you are planning on shooting footage or covering your play at the European Open you should contact Jussi Meresmaa: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require help or if you have any questions about the event please contact us. We’ll be reachable at the European Open tournament center during the event week.
Tournament Director & Event Producer
Phone: +358 40 538 7464
Head of the European Open organization
Phone: +358 40 578 1474