As we previously reported, The PDGA EuroTour kicked off last weekend in Netherlands, as Dutch Open welcomed a field of 125 players in 7 different divisions. The weekend was victorious for Team Discmania, as Anders Swärd (SWE) won the open division and Seppo Paju (FIN) placed second. Additionally Angelica Frantz (SWE) was placed at tied second place in the womens division and Discmania Junior Team’s Sven Rippel‘s (GER) victory in Juniors topped off a great weekend of Disc Golf. Full list of results here.
Anders Swärd, Dutch Open Champion 2012
The tournament itself was not without controversy, as many of the players described the course as toughest they’ve ever played, and not necessarily in a good way. A vast majority of the critique surrounded the employment of numerous OB areas, many of which were canals filled with water. Some estimates even say, that a solid 6000 EUR (8000 USD) worth of plastic was lost in the canals during the tournament. This naturally left some of the players struggling with gaps in their bags and most probably affected the game of many players.
Beside the ultra-challenging course design (MPO winner Anders Swärd was the only player to settle to -3 total score, the rest of the field played over PAR), the tournament was well organized and the Dutch Open Staff have promised to return all the discs they can rescue from the canals to EuroTour’s next leg: The Copenhagen Open in just 2 weeks. Discmania will once again on top of the action in Copenhagen and we’re proud to announce that Discmania Golf Discs will be the main sponsor of Copenhagen Open 2012.
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Disc Golf season 2012 kicks off on the old continent this weekend, as the top European players gather Bergschenhoek, Netherlands for the 18th Dutch Open. The tournament itself is the first leg of EuroTour, the top Pro tour in Europe.
As usual, Team Discmania will be in action, as Seppo Paju, Juho Rantalaiho, Anders Swärd, Angelica Frantz and Vincent LeMoigne are aiming for the highest places in the podium. Additionally Discmania Germany‘s own Greg Marter will be attending the tournament. Dutch Open 2011 second place finisher Seppo Paju will be updating his blog during this weekend, so be sure check out http://seppopaju.wordpress.com/
Seppo is concentrating hard to take home the victory this weekend.
Handy links for the tournament:
Results page @ pdga.com
EuroTour -page @ pdga-europe.com
Seppo Paju’s Blog
Fantasy Disc Golf
The final event of the Discsport Nationella Tour was played in Visattra, Stockholm last weekend. Team Discmania’s Swedish representatives Hans Tegebäck, Anders Swärd and Angelica Frantz were all taking part on the last leg of the tour and not too many prizes were left for other competitiors as Team Discmania cleaned the table in both MPO and FPO divisions.
The 48-years-old Hans Tegebäck took home the victory in the Open division, despite the fact that he is well eligible to play in the Masters division too. To top off team Discmania’s success in the Open division, Anders Swärd was placed tied second in the very tight competition. The final results of the tour were also extremely tight, as Anders was placed 4th in the tour, despite being only one point short of the top score.
In Women’s division Team Discmania’s Angelica Frantz left the competition behind and cruised to victory before Camilla Jernberg and the rest of the field. This was the first leg of the tour that Anki took part in so a single win wasn’t unfortunately enough to compete for the top spots of the whole tour.
Congratulations to all winners!