Yes I spoke with Oregon Sports Authority about submitting a bid to have worlds in Portland Oregon. Jeff Mittl and I had a meeting with the CEO of Oregon Sports Authority and things went really well. We however were not looking at the 2011 Worlds but the 2012 worlds, we would like to have a combined worlds event here in Portland. If I am involved and I am going to go through the work of putting on this caliber of event then I would want it to be grandiose, and that means a combined worlds event!
We are not planning anything official and have just been using the Beaver State Fling as an opportunity to sell the idea to some heavy hitters in Oregon to see if there is any interest. Jeff and I will continue looking into the worlds opportunities after the Beaver State Fling. The list of items that need to be in place and supported to even bid is significant and not just a checklist of items that would be nice to have. I recommend you all read it Worlds Bid Process
I asked Cris from a PDGA standpoint, if 2012 was available and he said it was not, it has already been given out. So we are not sure what we would want to do. We will have to see later. From a promoter stand point Cris is not interested in worlds at this time. Perhaps he will have a change of heart but for now he is not interested.