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National Tour Returns in Emporia for the Dynamic Discs Open


Paige Shue putts during the 2019 Glass Blown Open in Emporia, Kansas. Photo: PDGA

It came together quick and marked a significant milestone in a historic and challenging year for disc golf in 2020.

After a two-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emporia, Kansas welcomed professional disc golf back to action in June 2020 with the Dynamic Discs Open — a re-start to the professional season in a year that featured unprecedented growth and coverage for the sport.

Just under a year later, the 2021 edition of the DDO returns as the second stop on the 2021 PDGA National Tour.

The long-running tournament, known as the Glass Blown Open for the previous 18 years, kicks off Wednesday and is on the National Tour for the sixth time since 2015. In 2020, the event was held in late June and not its usual late April date due to the pandemic.

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The four-day event will feature wall-to-wall coverage with every round live on the Disc Golf Network as well as five post-production companies on site to capture every throw of the feature and top cards.

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Rebecca Cox tees off during the 2019 Glass Blown Open in Emporia, Kansas. Photo: PDGA

Both the MPO and FPO divisions will take on Jones Gold – a championship-level safari course that blends Emporia classics Jones East and Jones West into a long and technical park-style track. On Friday and Saturday, the action shifts to the well-known Emporia Country Club for the final two rounds.

It’s a safe bet that the Kansas wind will be in the mix at both venues.

Ricky Wysocki and Hailey King took down the 26th Annual Texas State Disc Golf Championship in March and sit atop the National Tour standings heading into the week.

But anything can happen, especially in Emporia.

Here’s everything else you need to know to catch all of the action this week:

Instant Scoring

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Stats on stats on stats. Keep an eye on UDisc Live all weekend for the in-the-moment moves from the tournament field.

In-Person Spectating Limited

The Dynamic Discs Open will be operating in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Requirements and Best Practices for PDGA Elite Series Events.

Tee Time & Round Ratings

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Official scores, tee times, and round ratings can be found at the official event page on PDGA.com.

Live Video Coverage 

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The Disc Golf Network (DGN) is the new home of live disc golf. Built by the Disc Golf Pro Tour, the DGN is a subscription streaming and on-demand platform much like Netflix or Disney+. Covering the world’s best players competing in the sport’s most elite tournaments, a subscription includes post-produced coverage of select disc golf tournaments as well as exclusive disc golf shows, touring pro interview series, podcasts, and other segments only available on the Disc Golf Network. The DGN offers a PDGA Member discount of 50% to all active members bringing the cost down to $4.49/month.

Wednesday's MPO Feature Card live on DGN will feature Ricky Wysocki, Paul McBeth, Nikko Locastro and Chris Clemons.

Catrina Allen, Ohn Scoggins, Rebecca Cox and Paige Shue will be featured on the FPO Feature Card for Wednesday's live broadcast.

Live coverage will being at 1:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday with the men's feature card teeing off at 1:20 p.m. The FPO feature card will tee off live at 3:40 p.m. CT.

Terry Miller, Hannah McBeth, Ian Anderson, Philo Brathwaite and Jeremy Koling will be commentating live on-site. The PDGA's Matthew Rothstein and Nate Perkins will provide on-course coverage.

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In addition to the DGN, the live broadcast for both divisions will be simulcast free on the DGPT YouTube channel for the final round only on Sunday.

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Hear from some of the player before the action gets going during a press conference from 1:30-4 p.m. CT on Tuesday, live on the DGPT's YouTube channel. Here is the tentative schedule for the press conference (all times CT):

  • 1:40 p.m.: Nikko Locastro
  • 1:50 p.m.: Chris Clemons
  • 2:00 p.m.: Paul McBeth
  • 2:10 p.m.: Catrina Allen
  • 2:20 p.m.: Ricky Wysocki
  • 2:30 p.m.: Ohn Scoggins
  • 2:40 p.m.: Heather Young
  • 2:50 p.m.: Paige Shue
  • 3:00 p.m.: Kyle Klein
  • 3:10 p.m.: Rebecca Cox
  • 3:20 p.m.: Eagle McMahon
  • 3:30 p.m.: Missy Gannon
  • 3:40 p.m.: Calvin Heimburg

Post Production Video Coverage 

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MPO Lead Card / MPO Feature Card (Eagle McMahon, Calvin Heimburg, Emerson Keith, Chris Dickerson for the first round)

JomezPro will be on hand at every PDGA National Tour stop in 2021 to bring their eye-catching stylings to the Open feature and lead card each day, putting post-produced coverage of the world's best disc golfers in front of more than 260,000 subscribers.

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FPO Lead Card / FPO Feature Card (Macie Walker, Kona Panis, Jennifer Allen, Hailey King for the first round)

It's time to watch some disc golf with Central Coast, who will be capturing the action of the FPO lead card coast-to-coast this season on the PDGA National Tour.

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MPO Chase Card / MPO Feature Card (Nate Sexton, Kevin Jones, Garrett Gurthie, Eric Oakley)

Get ready for some Rewinds! Gatekeeper Media will be on hand throughout the 2021 season providing coverage from the MPO chase card.

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MPO Second Chase Card / Feature Card (Casey White, Miles Seaborn, AJ Carey, Paul Ulibarri for the first round)

GK Pro will be covering the MPO second chase card on the National Tour in 2021.

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FPO Chase Card / Feature Card (Ellen Widboom, Jessica Weese, Sarah Giplin, Erika Stinchcomb for the first round)

Ace Run Productions will be on hand to cover the FPO chase card at the Dynamic Discs Open as well as the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championship in 2021!

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Check back to PDGA.com daily for a recap of all of the action from the 2021 Elite Series.

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Or, you can head to the Disc Golf Pro Tour's home on the internet for daily coverage, too.

DGPT & PDGA Social Media

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DGPT Media will be on the ground all week bringing the sights and sounds from the event. Whether it's behind the scenes shenanigans on Instagram stories or photos and interviews on Facebook, they’ll be communicating across all of their platforms for the week. Plus, be sure to subscribe to the Disc Golf Network and the DGPT YouTube channel, where the live coverage will be simulcast as well!

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