Ten years ago Eric McCabe and best friend Gabe Werly started the Glass Blown Open with big dreams. The first event was held in 2003 as a PDGA B-Tier that had 88 competitors. The original glass trophies were designed by world renowned artist, Hal Berger, which added tremendous value and prestige to the young event. In 2006 Hal passed away at the young age of 54 in his sleep and passed the art of blowing the glass trophies to Brice Turnbull, who studied under Berger. Now, after 10 years of growth, the excitement for the event has surpassed the hopes and dreams of McCabe and Werly.
The 2013 Glass Blown Open Players' Party is going to be held downtown at the Emporia Granada. The Granada is a great addition to GBO, with a capacity of over 800 people, including the balcony and food seating for over 200 people. We will have a "Judge for Yourself" putting competition qualifier immediately following the players' meeting on Thursday. There may be a few other surprises brewing so check back for updates.
|2003||Ron Convers Jr|
|Pool||Division||# of Players||Payout|
|A Pool||Open Men||88||Top 30|
|Open Women||12||Top 5|
|B Pool||Advanced Men||104||Top 20|
|Advanced Masters||24||Top 5|
|C Pool||Advanced Grandmasters||28||Top 3|
|Advanced Women||8||Top 3|
|Intermediate Women||8||Top 3|
|Courses||A Pool||B Pool||C Pool|
2013 Glass Blown Open Tee Sign Examples