This page contains the registration info for the European Open 2020. For information about the European Amateur Open 2020, check here.

European Open 2020 has been cancelled.

The 10th edition of the European Open will be organized in 2021. Date TBA.

All European Open 2020 participants should check their email for instructions sent on May 5th, 2020. More info in the cancellation announcement article.

Info below is not up to date.

Contents and Quick Links:

General Registration Info
Qualification Standards
Entry Fees
Registration Phases and Schedule
Waiting List
Wild Cards
Withdrawals and Refunds

General Registration Info

  • Tournament field is limited to 144 players.
  • Tournament has two divisions: MPO and FPO.
  • Field is divided by divisions:
    • MPO: 120 players
    • FPO: 24 players
  • 20 spots are reserved wild cards; 16 for MPO players and four for FPO players.
  • Registration takes place in Disc Golf Metrix.

*Creating a Metrix account and using Metrix is free. Create an account here. (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.)

Qualification Standards

  • A current PDGA membership is required of all competitors at the time of the event.
    • Players can register for the event without a current PDGA membership.
  • A passed PDGA officials exam is also mandatory for all players at the time of the event.
    • Players can register for the event without a current PDGA official status.
  • Minimum rating requirements are phase specific, as listed below.

Entry Fees

The entry fee for the tournament is 260 EUR in both divisions. The entry fee includes 10 EUR handling fee and 10% VAT (tax).

Entry fee is paid by purchasing the European Open entry fee product from the Spin18 online store. Accepted global payment method is either a Visa or Mastercard credit card. Country-specific payment methods are also available, e.g. online bank payments are accepted from Finland.

The entry fee must be paid in the same registration phase that the competitor registers for the tournament. The entry fee information is also included in the confirmation email, which is sent to all registrants automatically after the registration.

The payment status of each registrant is updated manually to Disc Golf Metrix. Entry fees are checked three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Players on the waiting list should not pay the entry fee. More information about the waiting list here.

Registration Phases and Schedule

Registration for the European Open includes four (4) phases. Registration isn’t complete until the registrant has paid the entry fee for the event. Registration within phases happens at first-come, first-served based.

Phase 1 2 3 4
MPO rating 990+ 980+ 970+ 960+
FPO rating 930+ 910+ 890+ 870+
Opens Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26
Closes Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 4

Each phase opens and closes at 14.00 UTC. 14.00 at different time zones:

  • 6.00 PST (am)
  • 9.00 EST (am)
  • 15.00 CET
  • 16.00 EET

Additional phase with its separate registration conditions, rating requirements, and entry fee deadlines can be opened later on.

Waiting List

When the event is full a waiting list is automatically created by Disc Golf Metrix. Spots will be automatically issued to players on the waiting list based on their queue number, which is issued at the time of registration.

Players should note that queue numbers don’t take division quotas into account. If both divisions are full and a spot becomes available in the MPO division, the spot is issued to an MPO division participant even if a player in the FPO division has the smallest queue number.

Queue numbers are visible in the waiting list column of the registered players list in Disc Golf Metrix. If there’s a number next to a player's name, they’re on the waiting list.

Players on the waiting list should not pay the entry fee. If a player on the waiting list pays the entry fee, it will be refunded to them but the handling fee of 10€ is withheld by the event organization.

Wild Cards

Wild Cards are reserved spots in the tournament, and are granted at the discretion of the tournament organizer. The recipient of the wild card gains the right to register to the event - wild cards recipients must still pay the entry fee for the event.

20 spots are reserved wild cards at the start of the registration; 16 for MPO players and four for FPO players. This ratio can still be changed, depending on the quality of the wild card applicants for each division.

One of the wild cards for each division is reserved for the MA1 and FA1 winners of the European Amateur Open 2020. More detailed info on this wild card will be published with Amateur Open info.

Applying for a wild card

The first set of wild cards will be issued by the end of April. Some will be reserved to be used later in the spring and summer. Update to the wild card issuing schedule: Originally first wild cards were supposed to be issued in March. Due to COVID-19 the organizer has decided to postpone issuing the wild cards.

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

All wild card applications must be made through the wild card form. Fill the form here.

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 Open 2020.

The handling fee portion of the entry fee, 10€, will be withheld from all refunds. In practice refund is the full 250€ entry fee.

All withdrawals must be made by contacting the tournament director directly by email or phone:

Jukka Teräs
+358 40 5387464