Welcome to the European Open!

European Open is the pinnacle event of the European disc golf season 2019. The top players from all over the world come together to Nokia to compete for the champions titles in Open and Women’s Open divisions.

Katso suomenkielinen yleisöopas. Spectator information is also available in Finnish.

Quick links to page contents

Course & Area Map
Tournament Center
Transportation & Parking
Etiquette
Spectator Rounds

Schedule

The event days are July 17th - 21st. Presidents Cup kicks off the event on Wednesday, July 17. The European Open is played at a round-a-day pace from Thursday to Sunday, July 18-21. For more detailed daily program please check the schedule page.

Course & Area Map

Important locations of the event can be seen from the map below and more notable locations are included in the course map. Course map will be published in early July.

Tournament Center

Tournament center is the heart of the event and it is located in the Nokia indoor ice rink. Here you can find the InnovaStore Pro Shop, info, toilets and kiosk. Right outside the ice rink you can satisfy your hunger and thirst at the street food area, open Wednesday-Sunday at peak hours. You can test your disc golf skills at the activity area right next to the street foods.

The tournament center’s address is Hinttalankatu 6, 37100 Nokia. Here's a Google maps link to the location.

Transportation & Parking

The parking space at the tournament center is limited. Because of this we recommend you to car pool with friends, or arriving by bike, or using public transportation.

If you come by car please be prepared to walk a little from the parking lot to the tournament center. Our staff will direct you to the closest possible vacant parking lot.

Those who use the public transportation will find the interactive route planner very useful. You only need to know the address of your destination and departure point.

Please check the map above for parking lot locations and driving directions.

Etiquette

Be careful. Even the best players make mistakes. You should look out and keep an eye on the discs, especially when you’re close to the fairway. If you notice a dangerous situation, please warn others by yelling loud. (FORE!)

Be mindful to others. Only use the marked paths and channels. Don’t go to people’s backyards. Watch out for cars when crossing roads. The course is set to a public park and there might be people who aren’t there for the disc golf event.

Keep fairways clear. Don’t go on the fairways when players are playing the holes. Don’t move if you’re in a player’s field of vision when he/she is throwing or concentrating on his/her throw. Keep your devices on silent or turn them off, especially if you’re close to the players. Don’t use flash when you take photos.

Autographs. You’re welcome to ask for players’ autographs but please do so after their rounds when they have turned in their scorecards. The best place is near the last scoring station, at the tournament center.

Spectator Rounds

During the European Open week spectators don’t have to settle to just watch the feats of the top players. 144 disc golf fans get to experience the Beast in its full tournament glory! Spectators get to play a round on Friday and Saturday evenings - 19th and 20th of July - after the actual tournament rounds.

Here are the details on spectator rounds and how they work.

Spectator round basic info

  • 72 players per round at maximum.
  • No more than 4 players per group.
  • Shotgun start is used on all spectator rounds. (One group will start on every hole at the same time.) Starting holes and groups will be announced at the players meeting before each round.
  • The organizer assigns players to specific groups.
  • The exact starting time will be announced at the players meeting.
  • There is no competition. Scorecard is for you to keep. Do not return the scorecard after the round.
  • Remember to bring your own disc golf gear. Dress according to weather.
  • You’re playing in a public park. Please mind the other park users. Safety first!

Players meeting

  • All players must attend the spectators round players meeting held ~30 minutes before the round. (Basically about 15 minutes after the tournament round has ended.)
  • The meeting is held at the tee of hole 1.
  • Scorecards will be handed out at the players meeting.

Buying the ticket

  • The spectator round entry fees won’t be refunded.
  • One spectator round costs 10€.
  • If you buy the spectator round ticket for someone else please mention that person’s name in the field reserved for it in the order form.
  • If you’d like to play with your friends please mention their names in the field reserved for this purpose in the order form. Please note that we can not guarantee that everyone gets to play with their friends. We’ll try to honor the wishes to our best ability though.
  • Keep the receipt and be prepared to present it if asked.
  • You can buy your ticket from our online-shop: https://holvi.com/shop/InnovaEurope/
  • If spectator rounds are not sold out you can buy your ticket from kiosk at the tournament center. The primary method of purchasing is from the online store though and we strongly recommend purchasing the ticket well before hand.

Enjoy your round!