Glass Blown Open takes flight in Emporia

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Thousands of people from 10 countries and 47 states are in Emporia this week for the Glass Blown Open disc golf tournament, put on by Dynamic Discs. 

The 17th annual GBO is the largest disc golf tournament celebration in the world with more than 2,000 players participating.

Round one of the tournament teed off on Wednesday.

Organizers say this year’s venues include eight different courses, including spots like  Emporia Country Club and Cottonwood Falls.

The thousands of people who have traveled to northeast Kansas also got the opportunity to enjoy a comedy night in Emporia Wednesday night.

Reigning GBO champion, 4-time World Champion, and  Emporian Paige Bjerkaas is playing again this year.

The tournament runs until Saturday.

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