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Kia Ora Huckers of New Zealand! 2020 is upon us, and with it comes a disc golf event you won’t want to miss! The 25th Annual Queenstown Classic Disc Golf tournament is nearly here. Not only is this event a celebration of 25 years of Queenstown Classic disc golf tournaments, but also Queenstown plays host to the South Island Championships! So slip on your fanciest socks, spit shine those drivers and prepare yourself for a weekend of unforgettable Disc Golf.
The 25th Queenstown Classic Disc Golf Tournament will take place in the stunning Queenstown Gardens, on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of September 2020. There will also be a 2 round doubles tournament held on Friday, 25th of September.
The Singles Tournament (26-27th September) will be played over 2 days on a specially created 25 hole course upon the Queenstown Gardens course (2 x 25 hole rounds Saturday, 2 x 25 holes Sunday), with Saturday’s rounds only being unseeded. There will also be a Fantastic Four round of 6 holes for the top 4 players. As always, there will be awesome prizes up for grabs, games, clinics, and multiple divisions of entry.
Paul Child / Stu Gilchrist
Assistant Tournament Director/Official
Hemi Te Awhitu
For details and registration, please visit Queenstown Disc Golf webpage or the Facebook event page. Links can be found below:
Note: Normal PDGA rules apply during the tournament, and local rules will be announced at the online players meeting.
**Players meeting is MANDATORY to watch. Course rules will be announced here.
**IMPORTANT** – Recreational division is not part of the NZDG tour. This division is for players who have not played in a NZ tour event. Sanctioning and tour points not available in this division.
Wednesday 23rd September
7:00pm Online players meeting via Queenstown disc golf Facebook page
Thursday 24th September
3:00pm Course open for practise
7:00pm Groups and starting holes announced via QDGC Facebook page for round 1 of Friday Doubles event
Friday 25th September
9:00am Tournament Doubles play – Round 1
1:00pm Tournament Doubles play – Round 2
7:00pm Groups and starting holes announced via QDGC Facebook page for round 1 of singles Tournament play
Saturday 26th September
8:00am Tournament HQ open, Rotunda at Queenstown Gardens
9:00am Tournament welcome and announcements
9:30am QT Classic round 1 – 25 x holes (random draw)
12:30pm Lunch (provided)
1:00pm Clinic #1 – Backhand and Forehand Basics, presented by Mikey Yu. Meet at hole 1
2:00pm QT Classic round 2 – 25 x holes (random draw)
5:30pm Clinic #2 – Distance Driving competition. Meet at Warren Park
7:30pm Dinner, drinks and festivities at Smiths Craft Beer House
8:00pm Groups and starting holes for round 3 announced via QDGC Facebook page
Sunday 27th September
8:00am Tournament HQ open, Rotunda at Queenstown Gardens.
8.30am QT Classic round 3 – 25 x holes (seeded by overall score)
11.30pm Lunch (provided)
11:45 Clinic 3 – Putting, presented by Kyle Martin. Meet at Basket no. 1
12.30pm QT Classic round 4 – 25 x holes (seeded by overall score)
4:00pm Fantastic four – Top 4 players overall play 6 extra holes
Note: Doubles play is a separate tournament event, played in supplement to the 25th Queenstown Classic. Players will submit their own teams, and prize giving for doubles winners will be conducted as a separate celebration. There will be no lunches provided on the Friday doubles event.
All efforts will be made to keep this tournament to schedule.
As always, SMALL PLANET DISC SPORTS will have a great selection of discs for sale over the weekend. No eftpos available. Cash only.
Postponed. Tournament director is Chris Davies. Click here to visit the Christchurch Disc Golf Facebook page closer to the time for more information.
Needless to say, it has become necessary to postpone the North Island Champs. We still intend to host the comp later this year and we will announce an alternate date as soon as is practicable. We look forward to seeing you ALL happy and healthy then.
Rest assured that we are organizing registration refunds and will communicate further about this in the near future. Please be understanding and patient with this.
Although times are severely testing, I hope you are all endeavouring to maintain a joyful and optimistic outlook. It is our perspective of any given situation that determines our experience, not the situation itself. Life is beautiful 100% of the time if our perspective is aligned with the highest truth.
Much love to you all,
Zac and the crew.
Fancy Dress Doubles on the Friday. Tournament director is Martin Galley. Click here to visit the Disc Golf Wanaka Facebook page closer to the time for more information.
Tournament director is Hemi Te Awhitu. Click here to visit the Queenstown Disc Golf Facebook page closer to the time for more information.
Jackson Sullivan from RPM will be stopping by to TD this long standing tournament at the beautiful Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt near Wellington.
Click here to visit the Tauranga Disc Golf Facebook page closer to the time for more information. TD Dazz Switalla.
Disc Golf Wanaka again bring the NZDG Tour to the 17 basket / 1 tone hole, top notch Twizel course.
TD Morgan Harteveld from Queenstown and crew again running the second instalment of this most excellent event!
What a great turnout at Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough! Check out the array of great pics captured by our trusty lens lady Rani Timoti...
Players braved the rain and sloshed their way through muddy grounds for 4 rounds.
Congrat's to all who placed in each division & everyone else- you made it through the weekend!
The 22nd running of this tournament that thoroughly deserves the title "Classic" saw a new Tournament Director for the first time in it's reign. But that didn't stop the spectacular scenes of disc golf magic and mate-ship. New TD Paul Child provides the story and pics...
Jackson Sullivan smashes it in Taupo. This reporter has never seen so many birdies on one card.
Even the weather came to the party as the country's top Disc Golfers bowed to the skills of the man from Wellington (soon to be Auckland.) A win by 10 shots and a course record slaughtered.
It just gets better and better. Our 2017 NZDG Championships were our 39th annual Nationals - we've come a long way. A great course, well run, well catered for and the standard of play was right up there. Not just by the visiting Pro's either. Well done to Jacko Sullivan who topped the Kiwi standings in an otherwise all Pro 'Super 6'.
One of the few tournaments on The Tour now where we have to haul baskets onto the course (as well as deal with a council who seems to be purposely making this as hard as possible), but once the fun begins it is all worth it! Thanks to everybody who helped make this happen, what a brilliant weekend of Disc Golf.
Just the thought of that stunning drive from Queenstown up the guts of the South Island to Twizel was enough to get this reporter on the plane for a weekend in the Southern Alps. Not to mention a chance to catch up with the locals and play Disc Golf in that clean alpine air.
As the name suggested, the only thing that was going to get in the way at this event over the long Labour weekend was wood, and it did.
What a way to remember a lost golfing buddy. An excellent testing course in a beautiful park with a great bunch of people.
Well done to TD Chris Davies, from the amazing trophies to a well designed course on top of a well run event.
After one of the worlds best disc golfers Dave Feldberg described this course as "the toughest I've ever played", it was always going to be interesting to see who would turn up to take it on a second time.
Twenty nine players did and looked like it was a lot more enjoyable the second time.
Following up on last year's amazing 20th Classic celebrations the Wakatipu reached yet new levels of excitment and incredible scenery as 50 players gathered to enjoy 2 of the wonderful disc golf courses that feature at this stunning part of the world.
What a weekend of Disc Golf. Stunning weather, a made-for-Disc Golf park, a bunch of new faces and one of the most hotly contested Classics in all the years we've been hosting it.
What an awesome weekend of Disc Golf. The Queenstown Disc Golf Club hosted our 38th annual National Championships.
Hemi and his crew made sure every 'i' was dotted and 't' was crossed.
Stunning venue, testing course and the most amazing bunch of people.
The 2016 NZDG Tour is up and running. Event number one is always a great chance to see who's put in the work over the holiday period and what a stunning two days we had in the Rotorua Redwoods on this now 18 permanent basket course. In this reporter's mind there is no better place to spend a hot summer's day than in the shade of the giant redwoods with a disc in your hand.
Disc golf in New Zealand just goes from strength to strength in the 21st Century as the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour continues to visit scenic spots a-plenty. On the 2016 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour we had holes over lakes, under snow-capped mountains, by glorious hot pools for that half-time foot-dip and much more. So pour yourself a cold one (or two) and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2016.
The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour went truely professional in 2015 with the Nationals featuring no less than 4 American Pro's including a 5 time world champ. There were tournaments in amazing new locations and once again some fresh new faces. So grab yourself a brew and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2015.
The hallmark for NZ Disc Golf in 2014 was the quality of play throughout the division. Thanks to the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour we are seeing the skill levels climb to world standards. Not to mention the opportunity to play this great sport in some of the most spectacular locations you could imagine. So grab yourself a brew and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2014.
The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour continued to grow in 2013 with many players turning up to challenge the old guard. From the deep south to the sub-tropical north we witnessed some awesome play as well as one of the best comebacks we have ever seen. So best you grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2013.
In 2012 we once again saw record numbers in the Tour, a Kiwi become the Aussie Champ, a fantastic new NZ Tour venue in Wanaka, the first Kiwi to be inducted into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame and much, much more. So grab yourself a brew and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2012.
2011 was another ripper of a year for disc golf in New Zealand. We saw record numbers in the Tour, a great showing by our Kiwis at the Aussie Champs, magical Nationals in Hamilton, a new course at one of New Zealand's most popular mountainbiking parks and much, much more. So relax and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2011.
2010 saw Queenstown Gardens achieve the full 18 basket status. We crowned a new National Champion, hit the Australian Open, played with the New Zealand cricket team (the Black Caps) and of course visited all the fantastic Kiwi disc golf destinations as part of the 2010 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2010.
2009 saw some great advancements for Disc Golf in New Zeland with 4 new basketed courses being installed around the country! The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. Our Nationals was held on an all-new course, visiting internationals shared their stories. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2009.
What a year 2008 was for Disc Golf in New Zeland. The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. Not only that, but we also visited the Australian Disc Golf scene not once but twice! We have summarised the year for you, with some of the best pictures and memories that will last for all time. Plus stories from such Kiwi Disc Golf icons as Pete Crowther, Marty 'Scratch' de Haas and more. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2008.
Wow, what a ripper 2007 was for Disc Golf in New Zealand! We saw the creation of one of the first permanent courses in New Zealand for a long time, Kiwis at the Worlds, upgrades to the awesome Queenstown course, and of course The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour once again visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. We have summarised this fabulous year for you, with some of the best pictures and memories that will last for all time. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2007.