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2014 Japan Open Schedule of Events

Japan Open 2014 Disc Golf Tournament June 5-7, 2014
Times and schedule subject to change
Welcome to the 2014 Japan Open presented by Hero Disc and Innova Champion Discs, Inc.

Important Travel information: The Japan Open 2014 has provided complimentary shuttle service to and from the Narita airport for Registered Competitors. Non-competitors will be charged 3000 Yen.
Travel time on the shuttle bus is approximately 3-4 hours depending on traffic and unforeseen events. When making your travel plans please allow adequate time to arrive at the airport before the shuttle boards. On return, allow a generous amount of time before your flight is scheduled to leave. Most international flights recommend check in 2 to 3 hours before boarding; take these time constraints into consideration when planning your travel itinerary.

Saturday, May 31st
  • Towa Pure Cottages available for check-in
  • For a group of 10 or more arriving on Saturday May 31st
    • Contact Eileen at Hero Disc USA for shuttle bus arrangements

Sunday, June 1st
  • Towa Pure Cottages available for check-in
  • Breakfast 7-9 am
  • Friendship Tournament
    • 8:30 am reception open at MATSUBOKKUIRI
    • 9:00 am meeting
    • 10:00 am first round
    • 12:00 pm Lunch
    • 1:30 pm 2nd round
    • 5:00 pm Award Ceremony
    • 5:30 pm close
    • Please contact Eileen at Hero Disc USA to sign up for this tournament
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      • Cash entry; 2,000 Yen (approximately 20 US Dollar)
      • Prize money based on participation
      • Lunch provided
  • 7:00 Dinner for guests at cottages
  • For Guests arriving on Sunday:
    • Shuttle bus from Narita-boards 6:45 pm; departs Narita 7pm
    • Non Competitors: 3,000 Yen. Payable to Hero Staff when boarding shuttle

Monday, June 2nd
  • 7-9 am Breakfast
  • 12:35 pm shuttle service to HGC course
  • 12:45 Reception Open
  • 1:00pm Official practice (course opening day) at Nasu Highlands Golf Club
  • Clubhouse restaurant open for lunch (player's responsibility)
  • 5:00 pm Practice closed
  • 5:30 pm last shuttle to cottages from HGC
  • 6:30 pm Dinner at Cottages
  • For Guests arriving on Monday: The ideal arrival time at Narita Airport is between 1-5 pm in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2
  • The official Hero Shuttle Bus departs from Narita at 7pm for Towa Pure Cottages (Guests board at 6:45pm). Hero Shuttle bus is covered for Registered Competitors; Non-Competitors: 3,000 Yen. Payable to Hero Staff when boarding shuttle
  • (players taking Narita bus will not have a Cottage dinner due to late arrival)

Tuesday, June 3rd
  • 7-9am Breakfast
  • 8:45 am shuttle to HGC course
  • 9:00 am Official practice (course open) at Nasu Highlands Golf Club
  • Clubhouse restaurant open for lunch (player's responsibility)
  • 5:00 pm Practice closed
  • 5:30 pm last shuttle from HGC
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • For Guests arriving on Tuesday: The ideal arrival time at Narita Airport is between 1-5 pm in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2
  • The official Hero Shuttle Bus departs from Narita at 7pm for Towa Pure Cottages (Guests board at 6:45pm). Hero Shuttle bus is covered for Registered Competitors; Non-Competitors: 3,000 Yen. Payable to Hero Staff when boarding shuttle

Wednesday, June 4th
  • 7-9 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am shuttles to HGC
  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm practice course open AM course B; PM course A
  • Clubhouse restaurant open for lunch (player's responsibility)
  • NEW this year - Random Draw Doubles Event
    • Cash entry; 5000 Yen per person includes lunch
    • Prizes awarded based on participation
    • Please contact Eileen at the Hero Offices to participate
  • 8:30 am Random mixed doubles Competition
  • 9:00 am Course A Random mixed doubles
  • 12:00 lunch for Random mixed doubles competitors (included in price)
  • 1:00 pm Course B Random mixed doubles
  • 5:00 pm practice closes
  • 5:30 pm last shuttle leaving HGC
  • 6:15 Food Court open for the opening ceremonies
  • 6:30-9:30 pm Opening Ceremonies Dinner

Thursday, June 5th - OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PLAY BEGINS
*Note: Players will be divided into two pools, A & B. Each pool will play both 18 hole courses.
  • 6:30-9:30 am Breakfast
  • 7:00 am shuttle service to HGC begins
  • 8:00 am Reception opens
  • 8:30 am Start of Round 1
  • Lunch for Registered Player’s at Hero BBQ Kitchen (guest lunch is guest responsibility, tickets available at the Cottages front desk
  • After Lunch: Pools switch courses and Round 2 begins
  • 5:00 pm End of Round 2
  • 5:30 pm last shuttle from HGC
  • 6:15 Food Court Open
  • 6:30-9:30 pm Special Dinner Party
  • 9:30 pm Joe’s Bar Open

Friday, June 6th - TOURNAMENT IN PROGRESS
Note:  Players remain in original pools.  Each pool will play both 18 hole courses.
  • 6:30-9:00 am Breakfast
  • 7:00 am shuttle service to HGC begins
  • 8:00 am Reception Opens
  • 8:30 am Start of Round 3
  • Lunch for Registered Player's at Hero BBQ Kitchen (guest lunch is guest responsibility, tickets available at the Cottages front desk)
  • After Lunch: Pools switch courses and Round 4 begins
  • 5:00 pm End of Round 4
  • 5:30 pm last shuttle leaves from HGC
  • 5:30-6:30 Special Dinner Party
  • 9:30 pm Joes Bar Open

Saturday, June 7th - TOURNAMENT IN PROGRESS-FINALS
Note: Player Pools are shuffled after Round 4. All pools will play only 1- 18 hole round. Top 4 Men and Women will play a Final Nine Round.
  • 6:30-9:00 am Breakfast
  • 7:00 am shuttle service to HGC begins
  • 8:00 am Reception opens
  • 8:30 am Round 5 begins
  • Lunch for Registered Player's at Hero BBQ Kitchen (guest lunch is guest responsibility, tickets available at the Cottages front desk)
  • 1:30 pm Start of Finals
    Top 4 Men and Women will play a Nine Hole Final Round (ties must be broken)
  • 5:00 pm Final Round Ends; Winner Announced
  • 5:30 pm last shuttle leaves from HGC
  • 6:15 Food Court Opens
  • 6:30-9:30 pm Closing Ceremony
  • 9:30 pm Joes Bar Open

Sunday, June 8th - Traditional Sunday/Funday
Hero Shuttle Bus departs from Towa Pure Cottages to Narita at 7:00 am (Guests board at 6:45am) arriving between 10:30 - 11:00am


Hero Shuttle bus is covered for Registered Competitors; Non-Competitors will be charged 3,000 Yen.
The Japan Open 2014, Hero Disc and Innova Champion Discs encourages all travelers to use the shuttle service for convenience, however, we will not be responsible for missed flights due to traffic or other unforeseen delays. When making flight plans please allow a minimum 4 hours travel time and two-three hours of check-in time before departure.
  • 7-9am Breakfast
    Activities
  • Ball Golf at HGC 5,000 Yen
  • Hiking and fishing
  • Nikko Shrine Tour
  • Hot Springs/spa tour
  • Shopping tour
  • Amusement Park
  • Note: For activities, a sign up list will be available at the Cottages and Nasu Highland Golf Clubhouse. It is recommended to have cash available for these activities.

Monday, June 9th
    Departure
  • Depending on players departing flight schedules, two Hero buses will provide return transportation back to Narita for their departing flights at no cost. Travel time approximately 3-4 hours.
  • The Japan Open 2014, Hero Disc and Innova Champion Discs encourages all travelers to use the shuttle service for convenience, however, we will not be responsible for missed flights due to traffic or other unforeseen delays. When making flight plans please allow a minimum 4 hours travel time and two-three hours of check-in time before departure.
    • Hero Bus 1 - Early morning departure
    • Hero Bus 2 - Later morning departure

NOTES:

Japan Open International Coordinator Eileen Crowl - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Hero Disc USA Office - 1-909-991-7373

For early arrivals please contact Eileen for alternate transportation information

Late event arrivals please contact Eileen for alternate transportation information

Players staying at the official host lodging will receive full use of the facilities, which includes buffet breakfast and dinner, access to the hot spring/sauna, tennis, ping pong, and karaoke. There is an onsite putting practice and warm up field.

Per day cost for lodging at the Pure Cottages is ¥10,000 (yen) per person/per night with a 4 person occupancy. Includes breakfast and dinner. ***
Dinner offers complimentary soft drinks and Asahi Super Dry beer.
Hero BBQ Kitchen and Joe’s Bar will be open for guests each night.
***A 50% per day cancellation fee applies to registered guests who cancel any reserved days.

If guests venture out on their own after check out, they will be responsible for their own transportation to the airport.