Due to weather the player's dinner has been delayed and moved. Players and staff please meet at Bergsbykyrkan at 8pm for dinner. See map below for directions from the Clubhouse to Bergsbykyrkan.
Dixon Jowers welcomes everyone to the 2015 Scandinavian and recaps some of the pre-tournament activities.
Be sure to check out the YouTube Channel for Latitude 64 for the live coverage on Friday and Saturday.
We have quite a few competitors that have come from the United States to play in the 2015 Scandinavian Open. Dixon Jowers Interviews some of them to find out their impressions of the course at Disc Golf Terminalen.
Competition has yet to begin but, the activities at the 2015 Scandinavian Open are in full swing. All 158 competitors from 11 different countries have been practicing on the course as they work out what will work best on the championship level course at Disc Golf Terminalen in Skellefteå, Sweden.
One Tuesday night competitors took a break from practice to unwind and enjoy some festivities with a Barbecue buffet and music from Hat over Hills.
On Tuesday afternoon the players reported back to tournament HQ to check in and received their players pack. The Sweden weather brought some summer showers as the players went back out on the course to make sure they were ready for tournament play on Wednesday.
$1000 merchandise mystery box winner is #2929
$300 merchandise mystery box winner is #804
$100 merchandise mystery box winner is #449
1 surprise disc from L64custom to the following numbers:
How to claim your prize:
Send an email with a picture of your disc where the number clearly shows plus your home address and phone number to: email@example.com. Please use Subject: Ballista Raffle Winner
You have until August 1st, 2015 to send in your photo to claim your prize, otherwise the prizes are forfeit.
Starting May 1st 935+ rated players can register for the event. The event is filling up and nice steady pace and many of the big names have already made their plans to come out beautiful Skellefteå, Sweden.
In order to make sure that we have even groups we have expanded the women's field to 16 players.
LATITUDE 64 SNOW BALLISTA DECODYE
The Ballista will fly like a more understable World. Very, very fast with a slight turn for the average player.
The Ballista is a special fundraiser disc that will not be released as a regular item until 2016. For the PDGA Major Scandinavian Open, Latitude 64 has produced 3,000 Snow Ballistas that have a numbered DecoDye stamp ranging from 1/3000 to 3000/3000. Latitude 64º has produced a special fundraiser disc for the event, the Snow Ballista. This disc that will not be released as a regular item until 2016. But, for the PDGA Major 2015 Scandinavian Open, Latitude 64º has produced 3,000 Snow Ballistas that have a numbered DecoDye stamp ranging from 1/3000 to 3000/3000. Latitude 64º encourages purchasers to keep track of their numbered discs as they will be having a lottery to give away free discs and mystery packs with the biggest prize being worth $1000.00. Winning disc numbers will be presented on www.latitude64.se and www.sodiscgolf.com July 1st 2015Winning disc numbers will be presented on www.latitude64.se andwww.sodiscgolf.com July 1st 2015.Check with your favorite Disc Golf retailer for availability.
Speed: 14 Glide: 4 Turn: -0.5 Fade: 4
Once again Skellefteå Discgolf has been awarded with a PDGA Major event.
The club has organized PDGA Majors both in 2008 and 2010 with huge success. We had one of the biggest galleries in disc golf history following the finals, with close to 1000 paying visitors, and a few hundred every qualifying day.
Looking forward to 2015, with the help from many local sponsors and Big sponsors like Latitude 64° and Polfärskt AB, it will be even better. The course will have some small changes since the last time, but nothing dramatic. A few holes have been redesigned and reconstructed to spice up the already difficult and challenging course. The holes will have an average distance of 159,4m (523ft.), but apart from being just long, good placement and smart play is the key if you want to master the course. In Skellefteå we don't believe in manufactured OB areas. We want the player to play from the position they have put themselvs in. Of course will we have OB's as well, 'cause we have water hazards, roads to protect etc. You're not going to lose this tournament on multiple penalty shots. Instead you will win the tournament on smart game play, solid fairway shots and the skills needed to recover from bad breaks.
This year the starting field is set to 160 players, divided in two divisions (MPO and FPO). Registration is based on rating and will start with the highest rated players and we will open up more spots for lower rated players on a monthly basis.
Again, welcome to one of the hottest tournaments of the 2015 season.