The 2017 Zoo Town Open will be held on June 3-4. It will be played at Blue Mtn and Sky Ranch using special ZTO layouts for each course and will use the same formats as previous years with Sky Ranch substituting for Linda Vista Golf Course. We think you'll really enjoy the ZTO layout at Sky Ranch. There will be camping and lodging available on-site at Sky Ranch as well!
We are once again proud to have Ink Realty Group as the title sponsor! Be sure to check them out if your looking to buy a home in the Missoula area!
Is it June, yet?!
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We are excited to announce that the PDGA has approved our request to upgrade this year's ZTO to an A/B tier event.
Registration for the 2017 Zoo Town Open presented Ink Realty Group for all men rated 990 or above, ALL WOMEN, and Silver Sponsors and above will open on Wednesday, March 8 at 8:00PM MT time. Registration for everyone will open on Wednesday, March 22nd at 8:00PM MT time. Pre-registration will be available on the Garden City Flyers website at www.gardencityflyers.org
We expect this year's ZTO to fill very quickly as we are limited by the Forest Service to 100 players. Those players who do get in will once again be treated to phenomenal players' packs and amateur prizes, deep pro payouts (minimum $2,500 added cash), our legendary best-in-the-west raffle, and lot's of other extras in addition to an unrivaled player experience.
We will be playing 2 rounds on Saturday at Blue Mountain on the ZTO layout. On Sunday, we will be playing the ZTO layout at Sky Ranch using a modified tee time start to allow for the Pro Women to have the last tee times as well as a Final 9 for the top 5 Pro Men and still get everyone on the road at a decent time.
Due to the limited number of spots and high demand, pre-registration for the 2017 ZTO will happen in a few different stages. In addition to trying to draw the most competitive field we can, we would like to continue the trend of large Women's fields at the ZTO, too! There will also be a Sunday only Juniors division for which pre-registration is suggested, but not required. Junior players do not count towards the 100 person cap. We have had a tradition of very strong Juniors' fields and we would like that tradition to continue! Please spread the word to any Junior players out there.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES
March 8 - 8:00 PM MT time: Registration opens for all men rated 990 or over, all Silver, Gold, and Platinum Sponsors, and ALL WOMEN'S DIVISIONS.
March 22 - 8:00 PM MT time: Registration opens for ALL. First come, first served until we're full. We will keep a waitlist. Five touring Pro spots for players rated over 990 and five Women's only spots will be reserved until May 17th when all unfilled spots will be released to the waitlist.
The waitlist will be first come, first served except that Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors will be moved to the front of the list in that order.
DIVISIONS AND ENTRY FEES
Open Men and Open Women - $130
Pro Masters, Pro Masters, Pro Grandmasters, and Masters Women - $110
Advanced Amateurs and Advanced Masters - $90
Intermediate Amateurs - $70
Advanced Amateur Women - $55
Juniors (one round on Sunday only) $15
With the exception of all Women's divisions AND jUNIORS, a minimum of 4 players are required to form a division
MUST BE A CURRENT PDGA MEMBER TO COMPETE IN ANY PRO DIVISION
Current PDGA Members who register for any Amateur division will receive a $10 discount
Optional $5 Acepot
It takes a small village to put on the ZTO, so we would like to put out the call for a big, well-taken-care-of volunteer contingent! Volunteers will receive a complimentary players' pack and lots of extra freebies. If you would like to help make the ZTO the best it can be contact Brian.
Sponsorship information will be posted later this week. Please consider being a sponsor of this year's ZTO! Not only will you be eligible for the early registration period, but we have special sponsor rewards for Gold and Platinum sponsors
Can you help us make the ZTO an even better event? And help make the Missoula area courses better, too? The sponsorship letter is attached to the first post in this thread. ANY sponsorship is greatly appreciated!! Please consider asking your boss, friends, family, or anyone else who you think might benefit from disc golfers patronizing their business! Silver Sponsors and above are eligible for the early registration window. Gold and Platinum Sponsors will receive special gifts in addition to all the recognition they will receive. Please feel free to contact me for more details or with any questions you may have!
Registration will open this Wednesday, March 8th, for ALL Women, men rated 990+, and Silver and above sponsors. Registration will open for all players on Wednesday, March 22nd at 8:00 PM MT time. All registration will be through the Garden City Flyers website. We will set aside 5 spots for 990+ rated men and an women before open registration begins on the 22nd. These spots will be available through May 17th when they will be filled from the wait list.
This event has a history of filling at 100 players (with the exception of the reserved spots mentioned above) within minutes of open registration so be prepared to register on the 22nd at 8:00 PM MT time sharp. OR, consider becoming a Silver Sponsor and ensure you get into the event while making the event even better!
The early registration window is now open for ALL Women, Men rated 990+, and Silver Sponsors and above at the link below. Any non-eligible players registering early will have their registration refunded.
Registration will open for ALL players at 8:00 PM MT time on Wednesday, March 22nd. At that time we will set aside 5 spots for any women's division and 5 spots for any man rated 990+ until May 17th at which time any remaining spots will be filled from the waitlist. Space in this event is limited to 100 players - not including Juniors. So if you aren't eligible for the early registration be sure to be ready to register at 8:00 PM MT time on the 22nd.
All divisions- with the exception of all Women's and Junior's divisions - must have a minimum of 4 players. Any players in divisions that don't meet the minimum will be asked to change divisions or receive a refund.
There will be a wait list once we reach our cap. The waitlist will be first come first served with the exception of sponsors. Platinum Sponsors will be first on the list followed by Gold Sponsors, followed by Silver Sponsors.
Thank You to Jon Graff for sponsoring at the Gold level!!!
Thank you Hydrothermophile DG for sponsoring at the Platinum level!!
Registration is currently available for men rated 990+, ALL women, and Silver, Gold, and Platinum Sponsors until 8:00 PM MT time this Wednesday.
*** Open registration for this year's ZTO will begin this Wednesday nite at 8:00 PM MT time. ***
It'll fill fast so be ready!!!! This event has filled in under 20 minutes the last several years and this year should be no different. We have a hard cap of 100 players - not counting Juniors. Juniors are welcome to pre-register online, or they can register the day of. We will require a minimum of 4 players to make a division with the exception of Women's and Juniors' divisions. If there are fewer than 4, we will offer them a spot in a comparable division.
When registration opens, there will be 5 spots set aside for any women's division and 5 spots set aside for any player rated 990 or above. The remaining spots will be filled first come first served via online registration. These spots will be held until May 17th when any remaining spots will be filled from the waitlist.
We will have a waitlist when we reach 90 players signed up. If you would like to be put on the waitlist email Brian at email@example.com with waitlist in the title. The waitlist will be on a first come first served basis based on the time stamp of the email with the exception of Silver Sponsors and above who will be moved to the top of the waitlist. Platinum sponsors will move to the front, followed by Gold, followed by Silver. Regular waitlisters will follow them on the waitlist.
Link to registration http://www.gardencityflyers.org/site/node/1836
*** REFUND POLICY ***
• A player may officially withdraw only by contacting the Tournament Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Discussions with persons other than the Tournament Directors, including other tournament staff, shall not be considered official. Phone calls and Facebook messages are also not considered official.
• Withdrawals made before midnight on May 30th will be refunded 100%, less the online registration fee.
• Withdrawals made before midnight on June 2nd will be refunded 100%, less one hole sponsorship ($25) and the online registration fee.
No refunds will be issued after midnight on June 2nd.
Thank You to the Blue Canyon and Hilton Garden Inn for once again sponsoring the Zoo Town Open in a HUGE way by donating lunch for Saturday at Blue Mountain. They have been feeding us lunch at the ZTO for many years! Your continued support is greatly appreciated!!!!!!
Thank you to all of the sponsors of this year's ZTO! This is a partial list as sponsorship is ongoing up until the event
Innova Champion Discs
Hilton Garden Inn
Famous Dave's BBQ
Hydrothermophile Disc Golf
5 Macs Disc Golf
Stimuli Ridge Pro Shop and Disc Golf Course in Spokane
Marty and Brian Cook - The Cook Boyz
Big Sky Women's Disc Golf