2021 Manufacturers’ Cup: Early Season

An unbiased look at “team” performance during the season by assigning points to quality finishes at elite events.

Heading into last season, we introduced the Manufacturers’ Cup as a way to measure “team success” — that is, to judge sponsored players grouped by disc manufacturers.

The Manufacturers’ Cup is an objective look at “team” performance during the season by assigning points to quality finishes at elite events. Minor changes were made to the 2020 Cup due to COVID-19 disruptions.

As far as awarding points to players to count toward the cup, we only count top 10 finishes, and use a variation of the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship points system: winner of event receives 25 points, the second-place finisher 18 points, with 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1 points for positions 3 through 10.

Ties in positions 1-9 split total points1. Ties in positions 10 and lower do not receive points.

Additionally, the highest round rating of the event gets 1 point added, and the hot round point can be awarded to more than one player, with each getting a full point.

In 2020, Innova took home its second consecutive Manufacturers’ Cup in the Open division. Discraft earned its first Manufacturers’ Cup with its Open Women’s success. The 2020 efficiency prizes, given to the sponsors with the highest points per player finish, were Westside Discs in Open and Prodigy Disc in Open Women’s.

While travel between continents is still up in the air at the moment, the 2021 Manufacturers’ Cup will include results from Elite Series events, including PDGA Majors, National Tour, EuroTour, Disc Golf Pro Tour, and Prodigy Disc Pro Tour.

And now, the 2021 early season frontrunners after three events are…

2021 Manufacturers Cup - FPO Points Per Player (4/7/2021)

 Total PointsPlayersPoints Per Player
Innova129621.5
Discraft94423.5
Prodigy33133.0
MVP23123.0
Latitude 6420120.0
Mint515.0
Dynamic000.0
Discmania000.0
Westside000.0

2021 Manufacturers Cup - MPO Points Per Player (4/7/2021)

 Total PointsPlayersPoints Per Player
Innova116523.20
Prodigy65416.25
Discraft46315.33
Discmania3649.00
Westside25125.00
Unsponsored818.00
Dynamic313.00
MVP212.00
Lat64111.00
Prodiscus000.00
DGA000.00
Legacy000.00

Innova is currently leading both the Open and Open Women’s division early in the Manufacturers’ Cup race. Prodigy and Discraft are either second or third place in both divisions, as well.

Like last year, Westside Discs in Open and Prodigy Disc in Open Women’s are out front of the efficiency award.

Here’s a look at the top performing individual players:

2021 Manufacturers Cup - FPO (4/7/2021)

 Las VegasWacoTexas StateTotal
Paige Pierce261036
Hailey King102535
Catrina Allen1851033
Kona Panis72633
Ohn Scoggins1218131
Sarah Hokom715123
Rebecca Cox41620
Jessica Weese15419
Holly Finley11819
Valerie Mandujano18615
Missy Gannon211013
Lisa Fajkus1212
Alexis Mandujano1010
Stephanie Vincent55

2021 Manufacturers Cup - MPO (4/7/2021)

 Las VegasWacoTexas StateTotal
Calvin Heimburg1612836
Ricky Wysocki102636
Eagle McMahon25227
Nikko Locastro2525
Paul McBeth291324
Garrett Gurthie12820
Cale Leiviska1818
Matt Orum1818
Ezra Aderhold1717
Chris Dickerson31316
Bradley Williams1515
Kevin Jones5813
Austin Hoop99
Drew Gibson88
Brian Earhart55
Gavin Rathbun44
Kyle Klein33
Chris Clemons33
James Conrad22
Casey White22
Clint Calvin11

These results include only the Las Vegas Challenge, Waco Annual Charity Open, and Texas State Disc Golf Championship.

Upcoming events in April that will count toward the Manufacturers’ Cup include the Jonesboro Open and Dynamic Discs Open.


  1. points only split if at least one full point can be distributed, round down decimals in all occasions 

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  1. Bennett Wineka
    Bennett Wineka

    Benn started playing disc golf in the '90s but has somehow never gotten any better. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and cares too much about Atlanta United and UNC basketball. Email him at bennett@ultiworld.com

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