2016 Kansas City Wide Open - May 6-8, 2016
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 72 players.
As usual, there will also be a concurrent A-Tier going on with all the aged-based Pro divisions and field limit of 72 players.
We are also excited to announce a significant change in this year's KCWO. In lieu of an Amateur event, 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 below 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.
The Performance side will be a trophy-only event. However, each player will receive an extremely well thought out players' package unlike anything the KCWO has ever offered before. Our hope is that you will leave here feeling that we provided you with an elite tournament experience.
Like for the NT, registration will be tiered...except from the bottom up. This will allow players of lower-skill levels the opportunity to sign up first. The Peformance Flight will be limited to 144 players. Look for updated information on our Facebook page and at www.kcwideopen.com
Jack Lowe - NT TD
Scott Reek - Co-TD
Dick Parker - Co-TD