Calling all disc golfers in the Northwest and beyond to the 2013 Zoo Town Open in Missoula, MT, presented by Prudential Missoula Properties! We’re extremely excited about this year’s event on June 22 and 23, which is a PDGA A-Tier event, a Vibram Open Qualifier, and a participant in the EDGE TCP program. Most importantly, coming to the ZTO is the best damn time you can have this disc golf season!
As in years past, we expect the ZTO to fill extremely quickly (we’re limited to under 100 players by the Forest Service). The lucky folks who secure spots in the field will be treated to phenomenal players’ packs and prizes for amateurs, a deep payout that will be the envy of events with twice the number of players (minimum $3000 added cash)
, our legendary best-in-the-west raffle, lots of extras and an unrivaled player experience! Come take a trip to Missoula this June and we guarantee you won’t regret it. We have two great courses in store this year: Missoula’s signature disc golf course, Blue Mountain DGC—now with a full slate of tee pads—and the valley’s newest gem, a terrific course at the scenic Linda Vista (Ball) Golf Course. We’re happy to welcome Linda Vista and its fantastic facilities to the fold, and we are confident it will be VERY well received.
Due to the limited number of spots and high demand, pre-registration for the 2013 ZTO will occur in a few different stages. You’ll notice that we are trying hard to assemble the biggest and best women’s field in ZTO history! We will also have a Sunday-only Juniors division for which no pre-registration will be required. All pre-registration will occur online—visit our brand-spankin’-new ZTO website, which will be up in the next few days, for information about registration as well as everything else you could possibly want to know. Check it out at www.zootownopen.com
You will need to plan ahead to be a part of the action. Here are the important registration dates:
March 27: Registration opens for all men rated 1000 or over, all Silver, Gold and Platinum Sponsors (see below), and ALL WOMEN’S DIVISIONS.
April 10: Registration opens for ALL. First-come, first-serve until we’re full. We will keep a waiting list. Five Touring Pro spots and ten women’s-only spots will be reserved until June 10, when all unfilled spots will be released to the waiting list.
The waiting list will also be first-come, first-serve, except that Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors will be moved to the front of the list.
We’ll play two shotgun-start rounds on the Blue Mountain ZTO Layout on Saturday, and one round with tee times at Linda Vista on Sunday. Don’t miss Friday random-draw doubles at Linda Vista—rent your own golf cart to save energy for the tournament.
Advanced Women, Intermediate Ams, and Advanced Masters will play a few short tees on both Saturday and Sunday. All other divisions will play the same courses and will thus be eligible for Vibram Open Qualifying! As in years past , it will cost $10 to be eligible for the Vibram Quaifier spot, and each qualifier will be awarded half the fees collected towards their entry, with the share of fees for any unclaimed spots being donated to EDGE.
Entry fees include an $8 course fee for Linda Vista and the $5 online reg fee, but do not include the optional $2 ace pot or an additional $10 PDGA fee for non-current, non-Junior amateurs, and are as follows: Open Men, $108; Pro Masters, Pro Grandmasters, and Pro Women, $103; Advanced Amateurs and Advanced Masters, $68; Intermediate Amateurs, $58; Advanced Women, $48; and Juniors (one round on Sunday) $15.
$25 Hole Sponsorship—You will be recognized on one hole’s tee sign.
$100+ Silver Sponsorship—You will be recognized on one hole’s tee sign, your name will be included on the sponsors’ banner at tournament central, and your name will be included on player handouts and the new ZTO website.
$200+ Gold Sponsorship—In addition to the benefits for Silver Sponsors, you’ll have the option to replace your name on all materials with your logo, and will receive prominent recognition on the ZTO website. You’ll also receive the Gold VIP package for the weekend.
$500+ Platinum Sponsorship—Platinum sponsors receive free entry to the tournament, and in addition to all benefits for Gold Sponsors, you’ll have the option to provide a banner to be displayed at both courses during the tournament. You’ll also receive the Platinum VIP package for the weekend.
We’ve got LOTS of great extras to tell you about as well, including nearly a week’s worth of events leading up to the tournament...check out our new website for more information. We are pulling out all the stops to welcome the world to Missoula this year…don’t miss being a part of something special!
Check it out! The site will be online in the next few days and will be updated frequently.