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221 Dabney

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This will be my 48th straight tournament, Greensboro is my preferred venue.


Yes, it's in North Carolina, & there's a Tarhole under every rock you pick up - which makes it easier for Tarholes to buy up tickets from the losers. But it's also convenient for Hoos to attend if we advance to the later rounds. (And there are plenty of Dukies in the NYC/NJ area.)

Besides the traveling convenience (less time - I can leave the morning of a noon game - but NYC & Florida require two extra days of costly travel, I have my own car & free motel parking), Greensboro has plenty of lower priced lodging. (At the last NYC tournament, I got an email on Saturday informing me my Amtrak return to Charlottesville the next day had been cancelled.) I know where to park (for free) that's less than a 10 minute walk to the coliseum, & I can drive to & from a decent restaurant between sessions. The tournament is a big deal to Greensboro, & the city does a good job of kowtowing to the fans.

Although I've long outgrown being able to enjoy the company of the ladies at some of the North Carolina schools, that used to be a plus. I'm a history buff, & I've enjoyed visits to the Guilford Courthouse battlefield, the Bennett House (where Johnston surrendered to Sherman), & other sites. (Of course, D.C. & NYC have plenty of attractions - Atlanta does, too, but they're harder to access.)

Seating at the Greensboro Coliseum is OK, some of the upper level seating at the Barclay Center is awful - it's designed so that someone walking or standing twelve rows in front of you blocks the view of the court.

I've enjoyed the novelty of different sites, but always appreciate the return to Greensboro.

(In response to this post by ronoB)

Posted: 01/07/2020 at 2:59PM



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