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Pulling out all stops: Tournament director Paul Child

By PHILIP CHANDLER

After being thrown off-course by the Covid lockdown in March, organisers have rescheduled the 25th Queenstown Classic Disc Golf Tournament over the next three days.

Following a casual doubles day on the Gardens course today there’ll be four rounds of singles over tomorrow and Sunday.

The four leading players then play a ‘Fabulous 4’ comp over six holes, late Sunday afternoon, to decide the winner.

Queenstown’s mayor Jim Boult’s throwing the honorary first putt on tomorrow about 9.15am to get proceedings going.

To mark the 25th anniversary, the tournament’s over 25 holes with seven new ones and modifications to three or four of the current 18.

With almost 110 players already registered by last weekend, the Classic will be New Zealand’s largest ever disc golf tournament — this one also doubles as the South Island champs.

There’ll be stalls and a coffee stand around the course, and after tomorrow’s play there’ll be a longest-distance driving comp at Warren Park.

Sunday afternoon’s play will be filmed by Christchurch video production company Flex Line Media, which will upload highlights to YouTube.

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