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2014 European Championships

2014 European Championships

Disc golf has been exploding in Finland the past few years and yesterday the fruits of all their organizers’ labours paid off in spades, as Finnish players won four of the six divisions at the 2014 European Championships, including Open and Open Women. Suomi shooters also “Finn-ished” 2nd in the other two divisions and only Germany’s Simon Lizotte #8332 was able to break what was otherwise their stranglehold on the top six Open division places.

Please join us in congratulating the newly crowned 2014 European Disc Golf Champions:

Nowhere is disc golf growing faster than in Europe and nowhere is this more evident than at the 2014 European Championships in Geneva, Switzerland. As of the competition’s midway point, six different nationalities are leading the six divisions: Germany’s Simon Lizotte #8332 (MPO), Slovakia’s Katka Bodova #61990 (FPO), Sweden’s Peter Bygde 38558 (MPM), España’s Carlos Rio #16108 (MPG), UK’s Charlie Mead #1980 (MPS) and Finland’s Niko Rättyä #52488 (MJ1). 

Germany’s Simon “Whizkid” Lizotte #8332 shot an opening round of 52, a 13 under par unofficially rated at 1054, to seize the day and a two throw lead after Round 1 of the European Championships at Evaux Park in Geneva, Switzerland. Having flown more than 10,000 kilometers from Portland, OR to defend his 2012 EC title, Simon proved that jet lag is no obstacle to spectacular play.

The biennial European Championships has long been the grande dame of disc golf events on the continent. Hosted by the Swiss Disc Golf Association, this year’s edition tees off this morning in Geneva, on the par 65, 2412 meter (7900’) layout of the Evaux Inter-Community Sports and Recreation Centre.