With the conclusion of the last phase of registration, we would like to give you some news updates related to CEDGC 2021.
Probably the most important question: will there be a tournament with Covid still around?
The most honest answer to this question is this: we are still not 100% sure, but we really-really hope yes, and things are acually looking okay! Each country is trying to tackle the Covid situation differently, and as of today we have no exact information at our hand that would give us a clear indication on whether we can be 100% sure about this.
As you may have read, Hungary is doing quite allright with the vaccinations – as of today close to 40% of the population have already got their first vaccine, by summer they want to go up to 2/3 – and our authorities have also decided to start opening things up. Shops are open, outdoor terraces of restaurants/bars are open now, curfew is less restricted, schools have partially restarted, etc., so one could hope that sooner or later they will start opening our borders up as well, and by the end of July we will have a fairly normal life again. But we have no news on this just yet.
What you need to know, is that the organisation works otherwise are going very well, and if Covid allows, you will very likely have an unforgettably great tournament experience in Szarvas!
Obviously, we will let you know as soon as we have any new updates on Covid restrictions.
We are planning to make the final YES / NO decision about the tournament sometimes in the first half of June.
Final player list, divisions
If you are receiving this email, then we have good news for you: based on the registration process you have qualified to the tournament, and you will be playing in Szarvas this July 🙂 Please check the list of players here.
Based on the current number of registrations, we decided that the following divisions will be available:
– FJ18 – currently 5 players
– MJ18 – currently 8 players
– FPO – currently 12 players
– MPO – currently 74 players
– MP40 – currently 17 players
unfortunately there were not enough players in the FP40 and MP50 divisions, so we will not be able to run them.
Try-out country: Serbia
We are very happy to tell you, that CEDGC this year has introduced a new feature, and we have reached out to countries other than the 7 CEDGC founding nations. This means that we will have 3 athletes from Serbia with us this year, and hope to bring them into the CEDGC flow going forward!
With them, we are expecting to have the largest ever CEDGC field with athletes coming from the entire region:
– Austria – 31 players
– Poland – 21 players
– Hungary – 17 players
– Slovakia and Czech Republic – 14 players
– Croatia – 12 players
– Slovenia – 8 players
and Serbia – 3 players.
We have decided to extend the deadlines of the Player Fee payment to June 15, 2021. This is roughly also the time by which we will make the final decision on whether the tournament can happen or not because of Covid.
For all those who have already paid your fees, thank you, and we are re-confirming that in case the tournament is cancelled due to Covid, then we will send you your money back. For all other cancellations, the regular PDGA cancellation and withdrawal policy
shall be in effect.
Accommodation / Hotel
As you may have read on the website and the tournament FB page, we have partnered up with a travel agency, who negotiated really good prices for players and their entourage in the “Aranyszarvas Panzió”. This hotel is located right next to the Arboretum where the tournament will happen, it is a 12 minute walk from the Hotel entrance to Hole #1, so all you need to do is park your car there when you arrive, and not worry about it for the rest of the tournament. It is really your best option to book your stay while in Szarvas, especially that Szarvas is a very popular summer destination and hotels/guest houses in the area have already started filling up.
They have also negotiated a very flexible cancellation policy with Aranyszarvas, so you will not need to pay anything until June 17. By June 17 50% of the total accomodation fee will be payable, and the remaining sum will be payable 25 days prior to the event.
Obviously booking with them is not mandatory, but we really think this is your best option, so checking it out will not hurt.
We are working hard on the organisational works, and plan to give you some additional tournament content in the coming weeks.
Also, as promised earlier, please expect news about the Covid situation, we will give you updates regularly.
If you have any questions, please let us know!
Good luck with your disc golf season, and see you in July!
TD, CEDGC 2021