So I had this ticket I needed to reschedule for me and Suzy to go to Vegas. Then Special K said something about the Winter Classic, and I thought "Hmmmmm."
So without further ado, here are the dates for the WPBT Winter Classic 2007 Edition.
When - December 6 - 10
Where - Las Vegas (hotel TBD)
Who - You and your friends
Start making your flight plans now! You can RSVP to me at johnhartness AT gmail DOT com.
I will try to set the tournament up at the Imperial Palace, as they have been the most solicitous of all the hotels we've hosted tourneys at. I will also likely book a small block of rooms there, as it is centrally located and dirt cheap. I don't really expect everyone to stay there, because some folks kinda hate the joint, but they've been good to us in the past, so there it is.
Here's the tentative schedule of events so far -
Thursday December 6th - Early Bird Party at the Geisha Bar at the IP - followed by craps and Pai Gow lessons from the drunks.
Friday December 7th - Mixed Games at the MGM, 9PM ish - Drunken ramblings in the sports book bar simultaneously.
Saturday December 8th - at some point AFTER noon - Private Tourney at the IP - I'm working on getting OUR structure for the event. More details to come.
Sunday December 9th - Breakfast buffet somewhere at 10ish, then a caravan out to the Valley of Fire for fun and photos in the desert. As many times as I've been to Vegas, I've never done the Valley of Fire, or Hoover Dam. I'm gonna rent a minivan for the day, so there will be some seats available in my car, and I expect we might need to rent a couple cars for the trip. This will be the thing that we need RSVPs for before that morning, since there will be rides to coordinate. Someone with a clue of where we're going might help, too.
I'll have the wife, father-in-law and half my home game crowd in tow this time 'round, so we're gonna go see a show at some point. I'll post details once those finalize as well, but Suzy wants to take her Dad to see Love, so that's likely where I'll be. A nice dinner is also always a good idea.
So start letting me know if you can make this one, and I'll make sure that the tournament director we get isn't a douchebag this time, and that there's no bait-and-switch on the tourney structure.
See you in a couple months!