The 2011 British Open was held at Essex University on 20-21st August, and attracted players from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway. The Open division was won by favourite Markus Kallstrom (SWE), the Womens division by Sophie Southgate (UK), Masters division by Marco LeHousse (BEL), Amateur division by Quarry Park regular, James Luton (UK) and the Grandmaster division by Quarry Park's Derek Robins. The British Open was also part of the first PDGA Global Disc Golf Tournament whereby players in 14 tournaments across the world competed against each other for a global prizemoney payout. Derek had the 3rd highest rating in the GM division, averaging 989 over 3 rounds, and earned an extra $90 on top of the prize money from the British Open.
The 2011 PDGA Disc Golf World Champions were crowned in California on 13th August. A maximum capacity field of 432 players were competing for a slice of the biggest ever tournament purse - a whopping US$105,000!! California's own Nate Doss took became only the 2nd person to win 3 World titles in the Open division. The Women's division was closely contested between Val Jenkins and Paige Pierce, with Paige coming out on top. A further 7 individual world champions were crowned in the other age/gender divisions. Congratulations to all the champions!! Check out http://www.pdga.com/pw2011 and the full results are at http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/16466
Now that the school summer holidays are upon us, the course will be open from 10:00 EVERY day of the week. The course will close at sunset on weekdays and at 18:00 on weekends.
The Quarry Park Junior Championships will be held on 11th September, more details to come, but book that date in your diary!