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    Crescent City Open

    The Crescent City is back! With the great success of the Saints this year, why not bring back all the sports of the city? Come fence in the heart of the French Quarter.

    http://askfred.net/Events/whoIsComin...nament_id=3071

    The Crescent City Open this year is March 17-18 at the downtown Hilton (for those curious, that’s about 6 blocks from Bourbon street).

    Mixed and Women’s Events for all weapons.

    Katrina did not destroy everything, and there’s plenty of fun to be had down in New Orleans, especially some good fencing. So come down to the Crescent City!

    Awards are given for the top 8 in each event, including the Eugene Hamori award for Mixed Sabre.

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    I tried to open the flyer, but it wouldn't work. How much does the tournament cost?

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    It's $30 for registration and the first weapon, and then $15 for each additional weapon.

    The flyer should work now.

    Hope to see you there!
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    Ok - one last dumb question. The tournament itself is at the Hilton Riverside, but the accommodations are at the Prince Conti Hotel? Are these two hotels near one another?

    Thanks!

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    The Prince Conti is about 0.8 miles away from the Hilton. If you stay at the Prince, I'd suggest getting a car/cab/ride from another fencer to get to the venue. I wouldn't suggest making that walk.

    Even though we don't have accommodations for the Hilton, I don't think the Hilton people would mind if you stayed there.


    Do a google search for the two hotels and you should see where they are.
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    Here's some info from the real organizer!

    Hilton Hotel (4 stars)

    2 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA 70140
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    Special Rate: $199 single/double
    Parking: $5.00 per day BE SURE TO BRING YOUR PARKING TICKET WITH YOU TO THE TOURNAMENT SO WE CAN PUT A SPECIAL STICKER ON IT.
    Call: 1-800-HILTONS Mention: “Crescent City Open Fencing Tournament” to get discounted rate.
    Deadline: Reserve room by February 19th, 2007 to be guaranteed special rate
    Restaurant: YES
    General Information: This is the guest hotel. The tournament will be held in this hotel on the 6th floor on the tennis courts. There is a shuttle from the airport that will drop you off at the hotel for $13.00. The shuttle is not a HIlton shuttle but rather an independent. Look for the shuttle across from baggage claims.



    Prince Conti Hotel (4 stars)

    830 Conti Street
    New Orleans, LA
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    Special Rate: $129 single/double - plus sales and occupancy tax.
    Parking: $22 plus tax per day
    Call: 1-800-366-2743 Mention: “Crescent City Open Fencing Tournament” to get discounted rate.
    Deadline: Reserve room by February 16, 2007 to be guaranteed special rate
    Restaurant: YES - Breakfast and dinner only
    General Information: Located 1/2 block off Bourbon Street and about 11 blocks from the venue. There is a shuttle from the airport that will drop you off at the hotel for $13.00. The shuttle is not a Prince Conti shuttle but rather an independent. Look for the shuttle across from baggage claims. There is NOT a shuttle from the hotel to the venue.


    Marriott Courtyard Hotel (located in Metairie) (3 stars)
    2 Galleria Blvd
    Metairie, LA 70001
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    Special Rate: single/double $99 - plus sales and occupancy tax.
    Parking: FREE
    Call: 1-888-364-1200 Mention: “Crescent City Open Fencing Tournament” to get discounted rate.
    Deadline: Reserve room by February 23, 2007 to be guaranteed special rate
    Restaurant: Breakfast only
    General Information: Located in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. It will take you about 20 minutes to get from this hotel to the venue. There is NOT a shuttle from the hotel to the venue. In addition there is NO shuttle from the airport that will drop you off at this hotel. You will need to take a taxi from the airport. Taxi rates vary but they usually run around $22 for one to two people.


    Quality Hotel (located in Metairie) (1.5 stars)
    2261 N. Causeway Blvd.
    Metairie, LA 70001
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    Special Rate: $89 single/double - plus sales and occupancy tax.
    Parking: FREE
    Call: 1-800-4CHOICE Mention: “Crescent City Open Fencing Tournament” to get discounted rate.
    Deadline: Reserve room by March 1, 2007 to be guaranteed special rate
    Restaurant: NO
    General Information: Located in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. It will take you about 20 minutes to get from this hotel to the venue. There is NOT a shuttle from the hotel to the venue. In addition there is NO shuttle from the airport that will drop you off at this hotel. You will need to take a taxi from the airport. Taxi rates vary but they usually run around $22 for one to two people.



    Suggestions


    Driving in:
    If you are driving in and looking for a nice place, your best bet is the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. It is only $10 more than the Quality Hotel but 10 times nicer. There is FREE parking unlike the Prince Conti. In about 20 minutes you can be to the venue and the interstate is right next to the hotel, so getting lost is no excuse for being late.

    Flying in:
    If you are flying in, your best bet is the Prince Conti. Your only problem with the Prince Conti is that you'll have to get to the venue by taxi or walk about 11 blocks. On the plus side there is a shuttle from the airport to the hotel that cost $13.00, which is cheaper than a taxi.


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    Thank you thank you thank you!

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