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2018 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships

Event Info

  • Date: 10-Jul to 14-Jul-2018
  • Location: Emporia, KS, USA
  • Tournament Director: Doug Bjerkaas
  • Websitewww.pdgajrworlds.com

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The PDGA, Dynamic Discs, Emporia Main Street, and the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau certainly have the experience and manpower to host the 2018 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships. Dynamic Discs has been running and hosting PDGA events for thirteen years with great success and support from the disc golf community. Recently, Dynamic Discs has hosted the 2016 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, the 2013 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships and several Glass Blown Open National Tour events. The city of Emporia is committed to disc golf and is going to make the 2018 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships an unforgettable and enjoyable experience from the time that you show up to town until the time that you leave.

The courses, lodging, food, and disc golf related activities are all located within five miles of downtown Emporia making the tournament experience one that involves minimal transportation between courses and special events.

Lodging

The City of Emporia offers various lodging options. Please go to the website: http://pdgajuniorworlds.com/category/lodging/ for hotel information. Hotels in Emporia are very moderately priced. These hotels tend to fill up quickly for large disc golf events. Get your reservations made sooner than later!

Unlike most PDGA World Championships, tournament central is not located at a hotel. Events that traditionally take place at a host hotel will take place at the Emporia Granada Theatre, the Dynamic Discs Distribution Center or at the Emporia Country Club. Player Check-In and the Player Meeting / Opening Ceremonies will take place at the Emporia Granada Theatre. The Final Awards presentation will take place at the Emporia Country Club. The Fly Mart will take place during an outdoor Party at the Dynamic Discs Distribution Center. Several other events will occur at various locations around Emporia.

Travel

Players flying to the 2018 PDGA Junior World Disc Golf Championships will want to fly into either Kansas City (MCI) or Wichita (ICT). Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is a two-hour drive to Emporia. Wichita International Airport (ICT) is a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Emporia.

Emporia is conveniently located right of I-35 making automobile travel from the north or south easy and direct. I-70 is less than an hour north of Emporia making automobile travel from the east or west easy and direct.

Planned Events

  • Sunday, July 8th – Divisional Doubles Championship; two rounds at Peter Pan
  • Monday, July 9th – Player Check-In at the Granada Theatre from 1pm - 5pm
  • (Note: Parent/Guardian must be present to sign waiver for players under 18 years of age)
  • Tuesday, July 10th
  • Player Check-In at the Granada Theatre from 1pm - 5pm
  • (Note: Parent/Guardian must be present to sign waiver for players under 18 years of age)
  • Field Events – Skill Shot, Putting, Distance, & Mini DG at Emporia Middle School from 10am - 4pm (Note: your last field event must be started no later than 3pm)
  • Player Meeting at the Granada Theater at 7pm
  • Friday, July 13th – Fly Mart (location weather dependent) 5pm to 8pm
  • Saturday, July 14th – Final Award Ceremony at the Emporia Country Club

Other special events will be added to the schedule soon! Please visit http://pdgajuniorworlds.com/ for the latest news and schedule updates.

Sponsorship and Fly Mart

There are several sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 PDGA Junior World Disc Golf Championships.

Please visit the official 2018 PDGA Junior Worlds Sponsorship Info page and view the official rate sheet for details on sponsorship packages and Fly Mart details. Questions regarding sponsorship or the Fly Mart can also be directed to [email protected].

Depending on the weather, the Fly Mart will either be held downtown at the William L. White Civic Auditorium or outdoors at the Dynamic Discs Distribution Center on Friday evening, July 13th.

Youth Safety

Please be aware of the PDGA Youth Safety rules found here: https://www.pdga.com/rules/competition-manual/113

Of particular importance is that any child under the age of 13 (regardless of the division played in) MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian (adult assigned to the child’s welfare) during the child’s tournament rounds.

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