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Discussion: Reno Field Assignements

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May 3, 2010
Jawood
Men's 50
800 posts
Reno Field Assignements
What is the deal about divisions getting stuck out in the Carson City windtunnel the entire tournament at Rock 'n Reno?

I know that teams like to stay in a hotel close to where they are playing but I would think this tournament would be an exception. The difference between Carson City and Golden Eagle is night and day!

It would be nice if all teams were given the opportunity to play at the state of the art facility at least some of the time.

Teams could drop out when they see that their division is in Carson City. A mixture of complexes may help get more teams.
May 3, 2010
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
There are so many teams in this tournament, obviously not everyone can play at Golden Eagle. It is rotated yearly. Men's 50 Major and Major+ played at Golden Eagle last year. But I'm sure you already knew that.

And you have plenty of time to drop out right now.
May 3, 2010
Jawood
Men's 50
800 posts
But why every year? The tournament has been split into two weekends so there is enough time for everyone to play at Golden Eagle.
May 3, 2010
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
Still think there are too many teams even with the split weekends. I know the women's 40's have never played there yet.
May 4, 2010
DaveDowell
Men's 60
1084 posts
We anticipate approximately 70 teams for Session #3 in Reno (Men's 50+ and 55+) this year. Using our standard format of two Round Robin seeding games into Three-Game-Guarantee brackets, the minumum games requirement will be in the range of 225-230 games. The total inventory of game slots at Golden Eagle Regional Park that weekend is 132, presuming an 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM range of start times on Friday and Saturday, and backing out fields unavailable due to pre-existing local league schedules on Friday night. To pick up an additional 96 game slots (or 16 rounds of games) at GERP so all games were there would require playing on all six fields at the park continuously from 8:00 AM on Friday through 6:30 PM ("If" games) on Sunday without a break. This type of schedule was not our intent in expanding the schedule to three sessions over nine days. Accordingly, Rancho San Rafael in Reno and Centennial Park in Carson City will be hosting games this year.
May 8, 2010
vinniec
Men's 50
18 posts
This will be 1st time playing in Reno, disappointed not playing at the facilities everyone raves about..but what do ya do..
Jawood.. what specifically concerns you about about CC. Is it the city or fields..
What are the conditions of fields in Carson City?
Can anyone provide info on Carson City lodging other than what is recommended by SSUSA. Or is the 30 mi drive recommended?
Any comments would be appreciated..
Vinnie
Windy City Softball
May 8, 2010
Jawood
Men's 50
800 posts
We just feel because Golden Eagle is so nice, that everyone should be able to play at least some games there. Dave has a plan for this, but he doesn't want to hear the bitching that goes on if he sends teams out of their way from where they are staying. We think this tournament should be the exception in regard to driving a bit, but not many are commenting on the subject, so maybe it's a non-issue.

You are obviously used to windy conditions based on where you are from, so be ready for dirt, dust and sand to be everywhere!

Reno/Carson City is no Vegas, this is not a destination spot anymore, unless you go to Tahoe. It's just a place to hold a tournament, but a great tournament!
May 8, 2010
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
I would stay in Reno. It's a lot more fun. Not much in Carson City. But you could also stay in South Lake Tahoe. The drive is about the same.

Carson City is an easy drive from Reno. And it's also about a 30 minute drive to Golden Eagle from Reno. Fields are normally in good condition. And it's just as windy in Reno/Sparks as Carson City. Just like Vegas is usually windy.
May 9, 2010
OTE24
Men's 65
123 posts
vinniec, try the Gold Dust in CC. It's
reasonable,clean and 5 minutes from the
fields at Centennial park. Right off the freeway. Also,make a trip to Viginia City;make sure you have a DD.
you'll have a great time.
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