Tournament field of 64 was unfilled
June 6, 2018 by Bennett Wineka in News with 0 comments
The inaugural Match Play World Championship has been pushed back to 2019.
Dynamic Discs Events Coordinator Doug Bjerkaas said several factors played into the decision.
“It likely will not look the same next year based on feedback from some top pros,” Bjerkaas said. He also noted the lack of registrations for the original event.
The MPWC was announced in May with 64 spots open to all MPO players rated 1000 or better, and FPO players rated 920 or better, with the final field and matchups to be revealed on May 27th. Registration was opened to lower-rated Open and Open Women players and the bracket unveiling pushed back to June 3rd when the event remained unfilled close to the original May 25th deadline. Registration was closed June 1st with spots remaining empty.
When asked Monday about the status of the event, Dynamic Discs said it would be delayed until next year.
In addition to the match play format, uncommon on the professional tour, Dynamic Discs also announced that sponsor Ogio was adding $25,000 in added cash to the payout. First place was set to earn $15,000 for the victory.
There has been no announcement on 2019 changes for the event.