Rose City Open in the Flight Crew's Back Yard
Joey and Cindy setting up the Next Adventure pop up at Tournament Central
The RCO is historically the longest running PDGA event held within the city limits of Portland dating back to 2006. I believe that's right but don’t hold me to it. It’s held at the always-challenging Pier Park in North Portland. The park was in beautiful condition for this time of year thanks to all the hard work by the Parks Department and the volunteers, including several Stumptown Disc Golf Club members and our very own Next Adventure.
Joey shows off the players pack disc
One of the rad tee signs donated and put in by Stumptown DGC and Next Adventure
Flight Crew Women take flight
In the Advanced Women’s division Cindy once again did not disappoint, taking first place in a strong 10 women field. She took a two stroke lead after the first round and never looked back. She played consistently all weekend and eventually won by 10 strokes. Great job Cindy! Emma once again gave touring pro Meolody King a run for her money but fell a few strokes short. She was able to hold on to second place by one stroke in a strong Pro Women’s division.
Flight Crew Men, grounded after takeoff
Joey and Dan both started strong shooting 52’s in the first round. This put them on the second card together within striking distance of the leaders. A disappointing second round by both moved them a few cards back. Not to fear though, fun was still had. Honestly, anytime you can spend two days at Pier Park in relatively dry weather with the great disc golf community we have here in Portland, EVERYBODY WINS!
With over five 1000-rated players in the pro field, and five more players in the 990’s knocking on the door, the competition in Portland shows just how big disc golf has gotten. That’s not to mention over 90 other players filling out the 3 Advance Fields. It’s safe to say that disc golf is alive and well in Portland.
The Flight Crew would like to thank first-time TD’s Eric and Justin for running a first class tournament. Awesome job guys! Thank you so much for all of your hard work; can’t wait till next year.
Justin and Eric checking in players at
Last but not least, a special shout out to Gwillim for showing up to support his fellow Flight Crew teammates despite being fresh from back surgery. It was great to having you out there, Ryan!