Drava Forester 2016

From November 4 to 6 of 2016 the fifth tournament was held with 93 players joining in from 15 countries, among which was one of the best players in the world - American Philo Brathwaite.

The competition was held in three 21-hole rounds that were played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, what was followed by the final round for top five FPO players and top six MPO players who demonstrated their knowledge and skills in front of a gallery.

The winner of the tournament, among male players, as it was expected, become, according to the rating, the 25th player in the world, Philo Brathwaite.
Second place went to the winner of the 2013 tournament Matias Söderström of Finland, and the third place went to Germany's Martin Doerken. Along to them, final round was played by Teemu Malmelin from Finland, Michal Kudela from Slovakia and Jan Baess from Germany.

Female category was won by one of the best players in the world and the bearer of a silver medal from this year's European Championship Slovak Katka Bodova, while second place went to last year's winner Natalie Hollokoi from Switzerland. Third place went to Germany's Wiebke Becker. Along to them final round was played by Alessa Shwarz from Germany and Sona Švecova from Slovakia.

In his victory speech Philo Brathwaite noted that he really enjoyed this tournament where he gained many new friends and explored a new culture and customs, and especially thanked the organizers of the company Lagoda Disc Golf and announced his very likely return to Varazdin in one year.

The FPO winner Katka Bodova, praised the organization of the tournament and said that it was really a pleasure to participate in Varazdin tournament for the fourth time.

The organizers have prepared many side events so all players had a chance to, along to the competition rounds, enjoy the local attractions, try traditional dishes and the wine and socialize with other participants, as well as other inhabitants of Varazdin.

The complete results of the tournament can be found on the PDGA website.

As a side event recreational tournament called Beer Forester was played by 7 players from Croatia, Slovakia and Hungary. Winners were Péter Hársfai from Hungary and Zagreb junior Ana Gorički.