The 2012 Next Adventure Amateur Championship will take place this weekend, over August 25-26, in Portland at the Pier Park Disc Golf Course. Firefly Disc Golf is helping to not only provide a valuable service to the disc golf community, but to promote the great sport of disc golf in a number of different ways including putting on some of the best tournaments in the region.
This event was added to the PDGA Supertour schedule, making the NAAC one of four events in the Pacific Northwest at that level. This PDGA sanctioned A-tier event has been one of the most talked about disc golf tournaments in the area, and this year’s will include 144 players, selling out nearly two months in advance.
For those who weren’t able to register in time, or who just have an interest in disc golf, this will be an excellent event just to come find out what the sport is all about, and possibly pick up some tips by watching some of the more experienced disc golfers out on the course.
According to the DGR site, Pier Park offers a beautiful course in the city park with “200 foot Douglas Firs that come into play on almost every hole.” This is a well-maintained, challenging course with a wide variety of holes to keep players entertained.
The park itself is located in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland and includes a playground, water fountain and splash area, tennis courts, pool and even a skate park.
The tournament will kick off with Pool B players teeing off at 8 a.m. for round one and Pool A players teeing off at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday’s Final Round for Pool A will begin at 9 a.m., with the Final Round for Pool B at noon. This year’s Final 9 will be a Skins Match between the top 4 players overall, regardless of division, and will take place at 3:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a concert at 5 p.m., and finally an Awards ceremony at 6 p.m. and a Raffle at 6:30 p.m.
Come out and join the fun this weekend at Pier Park!