Hello all Northwest Disc Golfers,
I'd like to extend an invitation to Montana's signature disc golf tournament, which will be held this year on June 11-12 in Missoula, MT. The 6th Annual Zoo Town Open is an A-Tier tournament for the first time, and qualifier for the USDGC and the Vibram Open. The event has steadily grown in popularity and we expect it to fill very quickly this year as well, as we are limited to 100 players. We've always had a great turnout from the pacific northwest and we will be making sure everyone who makes the trek leaves happy!
Here is the tourney flyer:
From the www.gardencityflyers.org
PRE-REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 8 PM ON APRIL 1ST. As the flyer states, 85 spots will be available online and/or by mail-in registration, first-come, first-serve. A waitlist will be kept. 10 "Sponsor's Exempt Spots" will remain available for "Silver-Level" sponsors ($100+ in cash/schwag) and above until 10 days before the tournament (6/1). 5 spots for PDGA Touring Pro Cardholders will remain available until the Friday of the tournament. Any of these reserved spots that aren't filled will be filled off the waitlist.
CFRs ARE HERE! They will be available at tournaments, with your tournament registration online, and from the TDs.
We aren't 100% sure WHERE the second day of the tournament will be. We'd like to use Blue Mountain for both days, but we will use the Fort Missoula course if the Forest Service won't permit us to use Blue Mountain on Sunday (they've been against 2-day events for the past few years).
And YES, you heard correctly, the Zoo Town Open is a Qualifier for two of the best events in disc golf: the USDGC (!) and the Vibram Open. We'll have 10 spots for the USDGC, which everyone with a rating over 850 is eligible for, and which will be determined using the handicap system in play at all USDGC qualifiers this year. We'll have two spots for the Vibram Open, which will go to the two best total scores of those competitors, in any division, who sign up for the Vibram Spot competition (it's a $10 entry fee that goes toward the winners' entries in the tournament).
As the ZTO page says, the divisions we'll be offering aren't final, depending on what divisions are requested. But, we anticipate the following divisions: Pro Open, Pro Women, Pro Master, Adv. Men, Int. Men, Adv. Women, and Adv. Grandmasters. Other divisions may be offered if 4 or more competitors request the division, but my preference, at least, is to have fewer and larger divisions to spur competition.
We're working on food, exact player pack items, and fundraising toward the tournament and toward tee pads for Blue Mountain. We're aiming to have several teepads in the ground by tourney time...as fast as we can raise the money!
Hope to see you in the Zoo,