Watch for Flying Discs at Cary’s Town Hall Campus for Annual Tournament
- Disc golfers from across the state will gather in Downtown Cary this holiday weekend for the seventh annual Downtown Urban Open.
- The Downtown Urban Open (DUO) features a youth clinic and exhibition as well as a Bring Your Own Partner Doubles Tournament on Saturday, November 24.
- Registration for the 2018 Annual DUO Disc Golf Tournament on Sunday, November 25 is full, but spectators are welcome.
Cary, NC - Enjoy disc golf on a unique, one-of-a-kind course on Cary’s Town Hall Campus this holiday weekend at the seventh annual Downtown Urban Open (DUO). The 2018 Annual Downtown Urban Open features a youth clinic and exhibition as well as a Bring Your Own Partner Doubles event on Saturday, November 24. Registration for the 2018 Annual DUO Disc Golf Tournament on Sunday, November 25 is full, but spectators are welcome.
Registration for the 2018 DUO Doubles opens Saturday, November 24 at noon for the public; play begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 plus $5 for a 50/50 Ace Pool. Registration for the 2018 DUO Youth Clinic is open online for ages 5-12 using course code 116968. The cost is $20 and includes a new disc and marker (for pre-registrants only). Day-of registration will be accepted at Herbert C. Young Community Center on a limited basis. The youth clinic runs from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday and will introduce beginners to the sport of disc golf, techniques, and etiquette. At 10:30 a.m., youth have open play on the course.
The 2018 Annual DUO Disc Golf Tournament is a one-day, two-round PDGA Sanctioned, C-Tier Regional Disc Golf Tournament on Sunday, November 25. Round one begins at 9:15 a.m. and awards are scheduled for 6 p.m. The tournament plays on a unique temporary course around the buildings and structures on Town Hall Campus, located in Downtown Cary. Holes play in, through, and off a parking deck, as well as around the Herbert C. Young Community Center and police station.
“This event is a one-of-a-kind disc golf event,” says Mike Sink, Operations and Program supervisor with the Town of Cary. “We grow the sport with our youth clinic, open the course up to the public with our doubles event, and cap off the weekend with an amazing tournament.”
The event is a charity tournament and has raised over $10,000 for the Town of Cary’s Play It Forward Scholarship Fund, a program that provides financial support to Cary residents who wish to participate in recreation, sports, environmental, historical and cultural arts programs and services.
Both tournaments and the youth clinic will be held rain or shine. Academy Street, between Wilkinson and the train tracks, and Wilkinson Avenue, between Ambassador Loop and Cary Street, will be closed 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25. The police station and lower level of the parking deck will remain open during the event.
For more on the Downtown Urban Open, visit www.townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4061. And for more fun in downtown Cary, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC_Fun and @TOC_Downtown, and check out the Meetings and Events Calendar at www.townofcary.org.
Mike Sink, Athletics Program Specialist, (919) 380-2781
Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 465-4606
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240