The European Disc Golf Federation (EDGF) is honored to announce that the 2020 EDGF European Disc Golf Championship (EDGC) and the 2020 EDGF European Masters Disc Golf Championship (EMDGC) will be held at their inaugural year as a joint event in Konopiště, Czech Republic, from August 14 to August 23, 2020 (Friday – Sunday, with competition days Wednesday – Saturday, and doubles on the last day – Sunday). The hosting national disc golf governing body is the Czech Association of Disc Golf (CADG), a member of EDGF, and the organizer legal entity is HEPA Group Ltd. led by the event manager Přemysl Novák. The organizing team of Tournament Directors Kryštof Novák (EDGC) and Marek Budík (EMDGC), and Assistant Tournament Directors Petr Tanka (EDGC, president of CADG) and Michal Grepl (EMDGC) has already successfully brought Euro Pro Tour, Disc Golf World Tour, and PDGA Major to Konopiště during the last years.

“We are extremely happy that EDGF has received four truly strong bids for our new format of European Disc Golf Championships – in addition to Czech Republic also for a joint event in Jõulumäe, Estonia, for EDGC in Sula, Norway, and for EMDGC is Szarvas, Hugary. It was definitely not easy to select the final host as each of the bids featured experienced organizing teams (or an experienced..), a great event venue and sound external financial and local organizational support,” stated EDGF president Richard Kollár. “The winning bid of Czech Republic, that won the selection vote by a narrow margin, offers two championship level courses with manicured fairways next to each other and also a site proved to be able to properly host a record number (300) of players at EDGC/EMDGC, and all of that in a proximity of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – Prague. Many thanks to the local organizing committee, Czech Association of Disc Golf, city of Benešov, Lesy České Republiky, and event partners Discmania and DiscGolfPark who will put together an exciting event that will showcase the best European disc golf.”

“We are extremely happy that EDGF has received four truly strong bids for our new format of European Disc Golf Championships – in addition to Czech Republic also for a joint event in Jõulumäe, Estonia, for EDGC in Sula, Norway, and for EMDGC is Szarvas, Hugary. It was definitely not easy to select the final host as each of the bids featured experienced organizing teams (or an experienced..), a great event venue and sound external financial and local organizational support,” stated EDGF president Richard Kollár. “The winning bid of Czech Republic, that won the selection vote by a narrow margin, offers two championship level courses with manicured fairways next to each other and also a site proved to be able to properly host a record number (300) of players at EDGC/EMDGC, and all of that in a proximity of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – Prague. Many thanks to the local organizing committee, Czech Association of Disc Golf, city of Benešov, Lesy České Republiky, and event partners Discmania and DiscGolfPark who will put together an exciting event that will showcase the best European disc golf.”

2020 the European Disc Golf Championships will undergo a transfor-mation. The championship will be split to two events – EDGC that will host MPO, FPO, MJ18, and FJ18 divisions, and EMDGC that will host MP40, FP40, MP50, FP50, MP60, and MP65 divisions. In 2020 both events will be held simultaneously at the same site, although combinations of different dates and different locations were also considered in the bid selection process. The complete EDGC/EMDGC Rules and Standards and general event schedule can be found here. The next bid call for 2022 EDGC/EMDGC will be published later this year (September).

The joint event is expected to host 300 players (180 EDGC, 120 EMDGC) that will be selected by the rules of the spot allocation process that are currently in the process of finalization and approval by EDGF. All participating players will need to be nominated by their national disc golf governing body, although the proposal offers three different paths how this nomination can be obtained. Details about this process will get published as soon as the electronic vote of EDGF General Assembly will close this Friday, May 10.

The EDGC Tournament Director Kryštof Novák commented: “This is the greatest confirmation for all the people involved in the previous disc golf events held in Konopiště that they did fantastic job. I am happy for all staff members, partners and also competitors who supported us in the past and also helped us with the bid application. In a mountaineering terminology: We made it to the base camp. Now it is time for preparation so we can reach the summit. Our summit is to organize the best EDGC/EMDGC ever. We want to bring the best experience for all players, spectators and followers. We hope to see many of you in August 2020 in Konopiště in Czech Republic!”

EDGF thanks everybody involved in preparation and evaluation the host bid documents. We are looking forward to great European championships in the heart of Europe. The event will provide opportunities for all national disc golf governing bodies, for the best players in Europe, and for the sport of disc golf to present themselves.

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Joint EDGC/EMDGC to be held in Konopiště, Czech Republic