Longford Open Saturday, May 22nd.
* THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT!!!!!! * We have a full field of 90 players. You can still register for the wait list and if a spot opens up, you will be contacted. Please do NOT pay for the event until a space opens up for you as you will be given a refund.
The Longford Open is a one day, C tier PDGA / BDGA tournament powered by Manchester Disc Golf. This will be a fundraising event for the club as we are looking at building new courses around the Greater Manchester area.
The tournament will consist of 2 round of 18 holes at Longford Park Disc Golf Course in Stretford, Greater Manchester M21 9TA and will be capped at 90 players. Any entries after 90 will go on a wait list.
This tournament will be held on Saturday, May 22nd and will be played on the normal layout of our Longford Park course and will cost £15 per person. The first round will be on the red course and the second will be on the blue course for all divisions except FA2-4, MA4 and Junior will play reds both rounds. We will be assigning tee times and golf starts to keep groups small and to adhere to social distancing. You will play with the same group for both rounds and I can group players on cards with friends if possible. PDGA live scoring will be used. No lunch will be provided. There will be trophies and some prizes for the winners.
We will see what Covid restrictions are in place and plan and change things accordingly. There will be a virtual player’s meeting and virtual caddybooks.
Registration will run in 3 entry tiers.
The first tier is open to WOMEN ONLY as we hope to increase female participation in events. (opens 22-3-2021)
The next tier will open to Manchester Disc Golf Club members a week later. (29-3-2021)
Finally, the last tier will invite any player to sign up the following week. (5-4-2021)
If you try to register before your available tier, it won’t be considered at that time and you will have to complete the form again. You can join the club on our website or by buying an MDG bag tag for £5 : https://bagtag.manchesterdiscgolf.co.uk
Course maps can be found here: https://manchesterdiscgolf.co.uk/longford-park-disc-golf-course
MPO-Mixed Pro Open
MP40-Mixed Pro 40+ (born in 1981 or before)
MP50-Mixed Pro 50+ (born in 1981 or before)
FPO- Female Pro Open
FA1- Female Amateur – Upcoming players who have played 2-3 years and are gaining consistency and experience with ratings >= 825.
FA2 – Female Amateur – available to female amateur players with ratings < 825. Players who have developed basic frisbee and disc golf skills
FA3 – Female Amateur – available to female amateur players with player ratings < 775. For beginning and casual players who are learning basic frisbee and disc golf skills.*
FA4 – Female Amateur* – available to female amateur players with player ratings < 725. For beginning and casual players who are learning basic frisbee and disc golf skills.*
MA40 – Mixed Amateur 40+ (born in 1981 or before)*
MA50 – Mixed Amateur 50+ (born in 1971 or before)*
MA2 – Mixed Amateur <935 PDGA rating
MA3 – Mixed Amateur <900 PDGA rating
MA4 – Mixed Amateur <850 PDGA rating*
Junior M and F (Born 2003 or later)*
As long as there are 3 players in a division, it will go forward.
However, only MPO, FPO, MP40, MP50, FA2, MA40, MA2, and MA3 will be offered BDGA Tour points towards championships. Please think about this before entering a division. If you want to qualify, you need to join the BDGA before the tournament, as I don’t think you can be given points retroactively. Renew or join for £10 here: https://bdga.org.uk/join-the-bdga/
If this is your first tournament, haven’t been playing very long or don’t have a pdga rating (850 rating is approximately a round of 57 or even par on the Longford Park Red course), you probably should enter one of the divisions marked with an * (FA3, FA4, MA4, MA40, MA50)
Any questions can be directed to Iain McDougall at [email protected].
Once you’ve registered, you can pay your tournament fees and add your donation to our crowdfunder on our website: https://manchesterdiscgolf.co.uk/longford-open/
Where your entry is going:
£1 PDGA sanctioning
£4 prizes and trophies
£10 course funding