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Charlie Mead
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EUROPEAN DISC GOLF FEDERATION

Post by Charlie Mead » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:56 pm

To All BDGA Forum Users

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK - ESPECIALLY ON THE NEW EDGC FORMAT AND JUNIOR DIVISION CHANGES

BDGA Board have asked me to represent them on the newly created European Disc Golf Federation. The EDGF are a national member organisation with 28 current members, 3 pending and 15 others who are available to join. EDGF will represent the interests of National DG Associations as a Continental DG Federation with direct links to the European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF) and through them to the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF). This will help all countries, including GBR, who do not have an overarching Flying DIsc Association in their country. It will allow BDGA to have access to WFDF, IOC and GAISF facilities and events, including World Team Disc Golf Championships, International World Games, World Masters Games, World Urban Games and hopefully IOC events in the future.

Immediately, EDGF have taken control of the European Disc Golf Championships and are making the following changes to the format.Please click on the link below and read the short commentary from Richard Kollar. President of EDGF.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

The major points are:
(1) splitting of EDGC to two events EDGC (MPO, FPO, MJ18, FJ18) and EMDGC (MP40+, FP40+). The bid call will be held simultaneously for both events and bids that will propose organization of a joint event at one place will be also considered (but these will require 2 full courses). This way we will be able to increase the capacity of the event as the current size is becoming too small to accommodate growing number of European countries with disc golf scene, growing junior and master aged competition and foremost, stronger and stronger competition in the main divisions.

(2) the capacity of the events is set to 180 (EDGC) and 120 (EMDGC). In case of EDGC this is a small growth (from approximately 140 players in the divisions at EDGC 2018) that should provide more space for more junior aged players, for more top level European competitors and also for developing countries (the number of countries in Europe with disc golf scene is growing every year).
On the other hand, 120 spots for master aged division is a huge growth (from approx. 60 players at 2018 EDGC). We believe that the master aged scene in Europe deserves a real competition where the best players can compete against themselves and not with MPO/FPO and juniors within their own country for their qualification spots.

However, one area that EDGF want clarity on is with Junior divisions. They are asking PDGA to allow them to include all Juniors - who are 18 or under in 2020 - to play in EDGC 2020 whether they have played in MPO or FPO previously. This would avoid the situation where Joe O'Brien had to play in MPO this summer as well as a number of other Juniors from across Europe.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY VIEWS ON EDGC OR JUNIORS PLEASE SHARE ON THE FORUM OR ON BDGA FB PAGE.
Charlie Mead
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