We will be attending the Magicstour 1 and 1 tournament in Ocean Township, New Jersey in place of our tournament in Hershey. This tournament is structured a little differently than most and is unique in its format. Each team will be guaranteed to play SIX games, three on Saturday and three on Sunday. Each day represents an individual 4 team bracket tournament, with a different possible winner for Saturday and Sunday.
It is approximately 130 miles from Poughkeepsie, easy to get to, and should take just over two hours to drive depending on the venue and/or hotel. The tournament director is going to provide hotel options for us by tomorrow evening. I asked that he provide an option that is reasonably priced and within a reasonable distance to the shore. Those who wish to stay closer to the shore (it will be more expensive) or further away (it will be cheaper), can do so. I will post the options provided to me as soon as I get them tomorrow evening. As you make your reservations, please let me know where you will be staying so that I can alert others. I will post everyones choices as they come in.
I think this is going to work. I know some of you were hoping to stay local, but there were just not any local tournaments that I felt comfortable with. Others were similar distances, but after talking with the owner of Magicstour, I have a good feeling about this.
I will keep you posted as I receive more information, but we have been accepted and we have committed to go.