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In the early years of the Glass Blown Open, it was a PDGA B-Tier tournament with 88 competitors, but it quickly gained popularity due to the unique glass trophies designed by world-renowned artist Hal Berger. These trophies added tremendous value and prestige to the event, making it stand out among other disc golf tournaments.
In 2023, the Glass Blown Open will return as an amateur-only tournament, but the experience will be nothing short of a professional event. With over 700 spots across 11 different divisions, there is sure to be fierce competition. So, take your chance to participate! Register now while spots are available.
Participants will receive a player pack that exceeds the registration cost, adding to the overall value of the Glass Blown Open. Eventgoers and participants will also have exclusive access to limited-edition disc golf merchandise, adding to the overall experience of this unforgettable event.
Although professional disc golfers will not be in attendance this year, our goal is to give amateurs a world-class disc golf experience where they are the focal point. The tournament truly celebrates disc golf and the people who love it.
The Glass Blown Open is not just a disc golf tournament; it is a weekend-long festival with various activities for participants and eventgoers to enjoy. There will be mini disc golf at Bourbon Cowboy, a putting competition, a chance to stamp a disc at Dynamic Discs Headquarters, and even a ride on the mechanical bull at Bourbon Cowboy.For those who enjoy live music, there will be a performance by "Run With It" at Bourbon Cowboy, and for those who like to let loose and sing, there will be a karaoke competition. The famous GBO Block Party in Downtown Emporia is a must-attend event for anyone attending the Glass Blown Open.
The Glass Blown Open’s history is a testament to the passionate and dedicated people behind the event. From the founders to the glass blower who carries on the legacy of Hal Berger, the Glass Blown Open has become a staple in the disc golf community.
So join us for a weekend of fun, competition, and disc golf at its finest! The Glass Blown Open is a world-class disc golf experience for amateurs, and we can't wait to see the next generation of players take the stage!
Register now to secure your spot in this historic event!