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Dates Changed For 2019 Beaver State Fling and Portland Open

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 13:05

The 2019 Disc Golf Pro Tour's Portland Open will now take place May 25-27, and the PDGA National Tour's Beaver State Fling has moved to June 7-9.

Due to an unintended conflict with Oregon’s State Parks Day, which falls on the originally planned dates for the 2019 Beaver State Fling, the fourth event on the National Tour was forced to move to a different weekend. After looking for a suitable date that would work with Milo McIver State Park, as well as the already established NT and DGPT schedules, it became clear that the only dates that would work for the BSF without disrupting the overall tour schedule were June 7-9, which were the originally planned dates for the inaugural DGPT Portland Open.

After the DGPT Portland Open team voluntarily started looking for other dates for their event scheduled at Blue Lake Regional Park in Portland and learning of a 2,000-person triathlon at that venue on the original BSF weekend of June 1-2, the option of simply swapping dates between the two events was not a viable one. After much work by the DGPT Portland Open team, the ultimate solution was to move the DGPT Portland Open to Memorial Day Weekend at Blue Lake, with the event beginning Saturday, May 25, and ending Monday, May 27. While this shortens the travel/practice gap for players between the National Tour's Masters Cup in Santa Cruz, California, to the Portland area, it still provides six days for the 700-mile transition. This was deemed a much better solution than moving either event to a later date that would cause players to have only four travel/practice days for the 2,100-mile transition to the DGPT's Ledgestone Open in Eureka, IL.

The PDGA and the BSF team are grateful to the DGPT Portland Open team for their willingness to be flexible to allow for the best possible outcome for our touring players, the overall Elite Series' West Coast swing, and for Portland disc golf.