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PDGA Europe Women's Event 2023: Press Release

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PDGA Europe wishes to maintain the momentum of both the promotion and celebration of the sustained growth of Women in Disc Golf.

PDGA Europe Women's Event 2023

Welcome to the Inaugural PDGA Europe Women's Event 2023!

Background/Purpose

Principal Author: Zoë Winfield, CertHE, DipHE, BA Hons (Open)

The PDGA Women’s Global Event WGE is held biannually (next WGE 2024).

PDGA Europe wishes to maintain the momentum of both the promotion and celebration of the sustained growth of Women in Disc Golf.  This has triggered PDGA Europe to establish the PDGA Europe Women’s Event for those years when the PDGA Women’s Global Event is not held.

The PDGA Europe Women’s Event will continue to demonstrate the commitment of PDGA Europe to Women’s participation in Disc Golf by providing Women with a platform for both their inclusion and celebration.

The PDGA Europe Women’s Event:

  • designed to enable Women across Europe to continue to celebrate their participation in Disc Golf by playing simultaneously together as a whole and in their chosen division;
  • demonstrates PDGA Europe’s continued support of underserved divisions and provides further opportunities for their growth;
  • supported by Women Representatives from 19 PDGA Europe Affiliated Counties.

PDGA Europe will provide at least the first 10 Tournament Directors to sign up a refund of their sanctioning fee in recognition of the TD’s support to Women players.

PDGA Europe to provide at least the first 10 Tournament Directors to sign up with a PDGA Europe Banner.

PDGA will be providing the first 10 tournaments to register with a code for a PDGA Certified Rules Official Exam, the receiver of which will be chosen by PDGA Europe.

PDGA Europe Inaugural Women’s Event will comprise a Virtually Scored Single Live Event, played either on the 16-Sep-2023 or 17-Sep-2023.

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Player Requirements:

  • Active PDGA member if B Tier or above.
  • Eligible for Female division as per PDGA.
  • Eligible for chosen Female division as per the PDGA Competition Manual

Tournament Requirements:

  • All PDGA Europe Women’s Events 2023 will be PDGA sanctioned events.
  • Complete 2 rounds of 18 holes (The round rating will be totalled and averaged to determine the player's PDGA Europe Women’s Event 2023 average rating).
  • Juniors (12 and under) are required to complete 1 round of 18 holes.
  • Layouts must be the same for both rounds and contain at least 3 propagators.
  • Tournament Directors must allow Women to choose their division.
  • Division with only one female entry will remain in order to encourage choice and appreciation.
  • Tournaments can either be Women Only or Mixed.
  • Tournaments take place in a PDGA Europe affiliated Country.
  • PDGA Live Scoring method.
  • Women competing in a PDGA Euro Tour Event or National Tournament that coincides with the PDGA Europe Women’s Event will automatically be entered.
  • Tournament name to be followed by ‘-PDGA Europe Women’s Event’ or ’+ EWE’ .
  • Tournaments are to be held on either 16-Sep-2023 or 17-Sep-2023.

Supporter Information:

We would like to offer you the opportunity to show your support by becoming involved in our PDGA Europe Inaugural Women’s Event 2023. As a supporter, PDGA Europe will publicise how you have supported the event on our Social Media prior to and post-event, we would also like to encourage you to use your channels to promote and celebrate your involvement.

If you would like to be involved, please contact me (Zoë Woodward) and we can discuss how you would like to be part of the biggest picture.