The 2016 Kansas City Wide Open is returning to the PDGA National Tour lineup. Registration will open 1/4/16. Per the PDGA National Tour guidelines, registration will be tiered, beginning with the TOP-rated players and then working its way down until any active PDGA member may register. The KC Wide Open National Tour event includes only the Pro Men (MPO) and Pro Women (FPO) divisions, with a field limit of 80 players.
As usual, there will also be a concurrent A-Tier going on with all the aged based Pro divisions and field limit of 64 players.
We are also excited to announce a significant change in this year’s KCWO for amateurs. We are adding a Performance Flight to the mix. The KCWO Performance Flight will be identical to the USDGC Performance Flight that was introduced a few years ago in Rock Hill, South Carolina except that you will not need to qualify for the Wide Open. However,, you will need to be a current PDGA member with an established rating. Since using a ratings-based formula is used to calculate projected scores, there is a minimum rating allowed of 875. If you are rated under 875 and want to play, you will have to play the event with an 875 calculated score. If you do not have an established rating, you will have to play the event with a 1000 rated projected score.
Registration will be tiered like the NT portion, except from the bottom up. That way players of lower skill levels will have an opportunity to sign up first. The Peformance Flight will be limited to 144 players. Look for more details to come on our Facebook page and on our website www.kcwideopen.com.