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British Disc Golf Association PDGA Europe Disc Zoo

Tournament Page on PDGA web site

Congratulations to the champions and trophy winners in all divisions!
All ties will receive a trophy as soon as they have been made

The University of Essex has hosted seven World and European Disc events since 1982. Ultimate and Golf have flourished while the Overall Individual events have taken a back seat in  the recent past, but Essex has seen them all. This relationship between Disc Sports and the University goes back to the late Seventies and the creation of The Victims – purple clad Ultimate no-hopers that rose to become one of the best teams in Britain by the mid –Eighties. In this time Disc Golf was established, the 1982 and 1983 European Championships were staged here and World Ultimate and Overall Championships were to follow. A list of major events appears below, but these are only the tip of an ongoing development and collaboration between Colchester locals, students, University staff and the odd recruit from the US Air Force bases nearby.

The University still has an Ultimate team. Disc Golf is played weekly by a growing number of players on both the 18-hole and short 9-hole courses . Both sports have grown and aged as much as some of the original designers and the changes in the design of the course has kept pace with the building work that has seen Essex grow from 3,000 to 10,000 students in the past 30 years.

2011 saw the design of a new 18 hole course, specifically for this year’s British DG Open, but with the 2012 European DG Championships firmly in mind. Using the Twin Lakes, increased elevation and re-establishing the signature Valley hole, this will be the most challenging course ever built here.

  1. First Disc Golf Course 1980 – designed by Charlie Mead
  2. Pole Holes bought by Charlie Mead and University of Essex in 1982
  3. EFDF European DG Championships 1982
  4. EFDF European Overall Individual Championships and DG Championships 1983
  5. EFEF European Overall Individual Championships 1985
  6. WFDF World Ultimate Championships 1986
  7. WFDF World Overall Individual Championships 1989
  8. EFDF European Ultimate Championships 1991
  9. WFDF World Ultimate Championships 1994
  10. BDGA British DG Open 1981-89, 1992, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011


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