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Jun 9, 2008

Gold Medal Finish in Portland!!

Space Dragons take the 1st place Gold Medal in the 20th annual Portland Rose Festival DB Tournament, "D" Division!!!

It was a story-book weekend, complete with a great time paddling, success on the water, a beautiful venue & Rose festival, great weather on Sunday, and a whole lot of 'newness' - different boats, racing style, and exploring beautiful downtown Portland (with its great microbrews & happy hours)!

  • 1st place finishes in all 3 Sunday races to power through the elimination rounds on way to the Gold
  • ~11th fastest team time-wise of ~60 participating after Saturday
  • Caught the flag every time!
    • Great job Devant, Jackie, Marty, & AJ!!
  • Awesome, inspirational calling by first-time caller Tran & Jackie!
  • Most importantly - great time, great memories all around for the entire fun weekend
    • e.g., 90-minute impromptu battle royale in the hotel pool (see below)!
Thank you EVERYONE for a great time & total team success - and thanks specifically to birthday girl Denise for logistical tournament management, & Coach Galen for on-site tournament coordination.

Special shout out to our new friends:

  • Roberta and the entire PKSCA board & volunteers for putting on the well-organized, fun event!
  • Kai Ikaika for the generous hospitality & tips as our host team!
  • The Red Cross Racers for some thrilling races all day Sunday!
Video Clips!
1) Devant & the Space Dragons (under the red flag) capture the 1st in a tight quarter-final w/ the Red Cross Racers!
2) Semi-final race 1st place, under the green flag
2) Jackie & SD (blue flag) capture 1st in the Final!!

We like hotel Pools:

Pool statistics and injuries (courtesy of Brian):

  • Jackie got her head cracked on the bottom complements of galen
  • Pearl got her shin jacked on the edge of the pool courtesy of wade
  • Pearl got her necklace broken chicken fighting thanks to Jackie
  • Lisa drank half a gallon of salty pool water from a cannon ball directed by wade
  • Charlie got a nice road rash from running by the pool and slipping
  • Countless beach ball spikes to the head of everyone courtesy of everyone else
  • Numerous foam noodles slash marks from sword fighting whoever was in vicinity at the time

No other injuries reported.

More pics here!