2021 Manufacturers’ Cup: Early SeasonPosted by On 9th April 2021


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 Points Players Points Per Player
Innova 129 6 21.5
Discraft 94 4 23.5
Prodigy 33 1 33.0
MVP 23 1 23.0
Latitude 64 20 1 20.0
Mint 5 1 5.0
Dynamic 0 0 0.0
Discmania 0 0 0.0
Westside 0 0 0.0

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

  Total Points Players Points Per Player
Innova 116 5 23.20
Prodigy 65 4 16.25
Discraft 46 3 15.33
Discmania 36 4 9.00
Westside 25 1 25.00
Unsponsored 8 1 8.00
Dynamic 3 1 3.00
MVP 2 1 2.00
Lat64 1 1 1.00
Prodiscus 0 0 0.00
DGA 0 0 0.00
Legacy 0 0 0.00

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 Vegas Waco Texas State Total
Paige Pierce 26 10 36
Hailey King 10 25 35
Catrina Allen 18 5 10 33
Kona Panis 7 26 33
Ohn Scoggins 12 18 1 31
Sarah Hokom 7 15 1 23
Rebecca Cox 4 16 20
Jessica Weese 15 4 19
Holly Finley 1 18 19
Valerie Mandujano 1 8 6 15
Missy Gannon 2 1 10 13
Lisa Fajkus 12 12
Alexis Mandujano 10 10
Stephanie Vincent 5 5

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

  Las Vegas Waco Texas State Total
Calvin Heimburg 16 12 8 36
Ricky Wysocki 10 26 36
Eagle McMahon 25 2 27
Nikko Locastro 25 25
Paul McBeth 2 9 13 24
Garrett Gurthie 12 8 20
Cale Leiviska 18 18
Matt Orum 18 18
Ezra Aderhold 17 17
Chris Dickerson 3 13 16
Bradley Williams 15 15
Kevin Jones 5 8 13
Austin Hoop 9 9
Drew Gibson 8 8
Brian Earhart 5 5
Gavin Rathbun 4 4
Kyle Klein 3 3
Chris Clemons 3 3
James Conrad 2 2
Casey White 2 2
Clint Calvin 1 1

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.

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