Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Plan for the Tournament in Puerto Vallarta (update 10/9)

The Cardinal plays in the "Hardwood Tournament of Hope" (official press release) from Tuesday November 26th through Thursday November 28th (Thanksgiving day). Not actually a tournament but more a round-robin series, the event is a benefit for a metabolic condition, Urea Cycle Disorder. Games will be played in the rather magnificent Puerto Vallarta Convention Center.

General tournament info is scarce at this point. The official tournament schedule is up. It matches the dates and times we already had for Stanford games in our schedule page. We have verified that Stanford will only play on the listed dates, the 26th, 27th and 28th.

The organizing body, PlanBC3, has announced tour packages for the tournament; click here for the details. In summary, you can buy a hotel package in a large beach resort that looks rather splendid (it is also the team hotel). The package includes resort lodging, ground transportation, game tickets and "unlimited food and beverages" including alcohol.

If you make your own hotel choice from 150 different ones (click for booking.com list), game tickets are $300.

There are no nonstop flights to PVR from SJC. Alaska has one nonstop from SFO. All other flights change planes somewhere, usually LAX.