2020 Manufacturers’ CupPosted by On 6th November 2020


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

We introduced the Manufacturers’ Cup heading into the season as a way to measure “team success,” or to judge sponsored players grouped by disc manufacturers.

Introducing The Manufacturers’ Cup

The Manufacturers’ Cup is an unbiased look at “team” performance during the season by assigning points to quality finishes at elite events. With the 2020 schedule and travel restrictions in place, we had to make a couple minor changes to the formula.

We are only judging Open and Open Women fields at PDGA Major and National Tour, and Disc Golf Pro Tour events. Adding in A-tiers and European tour results may give us a larger picture and more data of the overall sponsored player landscape, but we were focused on the deepest talent pools and marquee tournaments. National Tour events were removed for 2020, as were most majors, as they did not take place. Unfortunately, many European players were also unable to travel to the U.S. for tournaments due to restrictions because of Covid-19. To accommodate for that, we ran two Manufacturers’ Cup scenarios, with the second including four Prodigy Disc Pro Tour events. Because we’ve already narrowed down the fields at the elite events of the season, the quality issue has already been accounted for, so overall points decides the winner.

As far as awarding points to players to count toward the cup, we only counted 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 points (points only split if at least one full point can be distributed, round down decimals in all occasions). 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.

And your winners are…

2020 Manufacturer Cup – FPO Total Points

  Total Points Players Points Per Player
Discraft 468 5 93.6
Innova 315 14 22.5
Prodigy 241 2 120.5
MVP 118 1 118.0
Dynamic 45 3 15.0
Latitude 64 19 1 19.0
Mint 8 1 8.0
Westside 5 1 5.0

2020 Manufacturer Cup – MPO Total Points

  Total Points Players Points Per Player
Innova 440 14 31.43
Discraft 249 9 27.67
Prodigy 234 6 39.00
Discmania 177 5 35.40
Westside 55 1 55.00
Unsponsored 29 1 29.00
Lat64 28 2 14.00
Dynamic 6 2 3.00
MVP 4 2 2.00
DGA 3 1 3.00
Legacy 2 1 2.00

For the second consecutive season, Innova takes the Manufacturers’ Cup in the Open division. Discraft earns its first Manufacturers’ Cup with its Open Women’s success.

Earning this year’s efficiency prize, given to the sponsor with the highest points per player finish, are Westside Discs in Open, and Prodigy Disc in Open Women’s.

2020 Manufacturer Cup – FPO Results

  Memorial Waco DDO The Preserve GLO Idlewild Ledgestone GMC MVP Jonesboro WNC DGPT Champ   Total
Paige Pierce 26 15 26 26 26 12 18 26 26 26 26 19 272
Catrina Allen 10 13 13 18 7 15 26 13 11 18 18 15 177
Sarah Hokom 13 12 13 19 9 13 19 13 7 118
Hailey King 5 10 12 18 11 15 1 26 98
Missy Gannon 2 18 15 4 10 6 6 6 1 7 75
Heather Young 8 7 15 6 15 13 64
Jessica Weese 13 6 10 1 12 8 50
Ellen Widboom 1 19 25 1 46
Eveliina Salonen 12 26 38
Kona Panis 1 8 5 7 2 6 7 36
Henna Blomroos 15 18 33
Paige Shue 2 13 10 25
Lisa Fajkus 5 8 12 25
Holly Finley 7 1 6 2 7 23
Vanessa Van Dyken 2 5 4 10 21
Rebecca Cox 5 8 1 1 4 19
Jennifer Allen 18 18
Valerie Mandujano 2 6 9 17
Cynthia Ricciotti 9 4 13
Ohn Scoggins 10 10
Andrea Eaton 9 9
Callie McMorran 8 8
Krissie Fountain 8 8
Macie Walker 7 7
Emily Beach 2 4 6
Erika Stinchcomb 5 5
Deann Carey 1 2 3
Christina Linthicum 2 2
Alexis Mandujano 2 2
Alex Benson 2 2
Sandi Hendel 1 1

2020 Manufacturer Cup – MPO Results

  Memorial Waco DDO The Preserve GLO Idlewild Ledgestone GMC MVP Jonesboro USDGC DGPT Champ   Total
Calvin Heimburg 26 28 17 9 8 8 15 26 18 13 168
Paul McBeth 16 18 26 9 19 18 26 19 9 2 162
Chris Dickerson 3 17 19 15 9 11 25 18 117
Ricky Wysocki 12 16 13 25 15 18 15 2 116
Eagle McMahon 18 7 7 25 25 11 4 2 99
Kevin Jones 7 12 10 26 25 80
Nikko Locastro 25 4 12 6 6 2 55
Garrett Gurthie 8 9 15 12 2 46
James Conrad 12 7 10 12 2 43
Drew Gibson 11 3 10 5 29
Colten Montgomery 26 3 29
Emerson Keith 15 12 27
Paul Ulibarri 6 4 9 6 25
Kyle Klein 12 9 2 23
Simon Lizotte 4 16 2 22
Adam Hammes 6 6 9 21
Cale Leiviska 4 15 19
Austin Hannum 1 15 16
Andrew Marwede 15 15
Andrew Presnell 2 11 13
Vaino Makela 11 11
Gregg Barsby 6 5 11
Noah Meintsma 10 10
Jeremy Koling 4 3 2 9
Philo Brathwaite 6 1 7
Scott Withers 6 6
Austin Hoop 6 6
Brian Earhart 4 4
Chris Clemons 2 2 4
Reid Frescura 4 4
Alden Harris 4 4
AJ Carey 4 4
Matt Bell 3 3
Jordan Castro 3 3
Michael Johansen 3 3
Ezra Robinson 3 3
Eric Oakley 2 2
Steve Rico 2 2
Paul Oman 1 1
Alex Russell 1 1
Anthony Barela 1 1
Oyvind James 1 1
Tim Barham 1 1
Dan Brooks-Wells 1 1

Here is what the 2020 season looked like using only U.S. events.

As promised, we also ran the Manufacturers’ Cup using several European events to accommodate for the large talent pools overseas that have generally been unable to travel to the States in 2020. We only used the four Prodigy Disc Pro Tour events, as it was the most consistent series of events with deep fields from the year.

Manufacturers’ Cup results with European events continue below

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