Dave - Please know that the disc golf community here will keep you and your family in our prayers this weekend. So sorry for your loss.
Ron - I understand your position and I also agree with Dave who said quality over quantity. That being said, I wish we had 144 players here for the event because Rochester was ready for that sized event. We did well last month with 135 amateurs which is really exciting to see such an amateur force in this region which will continue to grow the sport. Yes, having the Worlds in Portland certainly strained the flow of the National Tour Series and I know a number of players that couldn't make it to Rochester because of all of the traveling and finances. There are some major growing pains going on in the sport and in the PDGA. Hopefully, they will find a way to make the touring year flow well for the touring players. Obviously the Pro Worlds are in Pittsburgh next year so hopefully there will be East coast events held around the time of the Pro Worlds next year including the RFDO.