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Hey I was wanting to know who all was going down to...

-ernie-
11-08-2004, 03:42 AM
HOUSTON?!?!?! For the Year ending championships, I am I live only 2 ours away! :D Cant wait to see Tim play. Tell me if you are going or not. :wavey:

star
11-08-2004, 03:57 AM
:yippee: for you!!

Tell us all about it. :)

I was tempted to go..... but then, spending another 1,000 dollars on tennis seemed to be a bit extravagant.

-ernie-
11-08-2004, 03:59 AM
yea I dont have to Spend that much Thankfully. I am going to get to talk to all of the players and get thier autographs!!!! Its gonna be soo awesome.

Billabong
11-08-2004, 04:03 AM
I would love to, but I'm way too far;)!

-ernie-
11-08-2004, 04:07 AM
Haha yea, This will be a magical moment for myself as I venture 2 hours down the Highway into Houston to watch Tim and everyone else. I simply cannot wait. It will be flabbergasting! :eek:

MisterQ
11-08-2004, 04:19 AM
hey, have fun, Noodely! :) It seems like a nice intimate venue there. And also, please be sure to eat those Lucky Charms soon, before the industrial-strength preservatives wear off! :lol:

tennischick
11-08-2004, 04:45 AM
i am planning to go but just found out today that work may intrude. i hope it doesn't bec i really want to be there.

drf716
11-08-2004, 04:49 AM
but who and by who i mean the tennis players who r qualified and are actually joining the tournament?

-ernie-
11-09-2004, 02:06 AM
How magical, i think that I will have a computer at my grandma's house in Houston so i will tell you about it everyday! Magical Aint it!

bad gambler
11-09-2004, 02:14 AM
i went to the masters cup in sydney in 2001 and it was the best tournament i have been to....if i was u i would definitely take the opportunity to go given u are relaively close by!

-ernie-
11-09-2004, 02:25 AM
I AM GOING! magical eh? cant wait ill tell you how my day was everyday when i get back to my grandma's house.

bad gambler
11-09-2004, 02:30 AM
sorry as usual i misread the post :)

i'm sure u'll have a blast! enjoy!

-ernie-
11-09-2004, 03:49 AM
I will and ill be sure to report on what went on at the Tourny........i am hopeing the turnout will be simply.......FLABBERGASTING!

*M*
11-09-2004, 05:00 AM
I went last year and had a mixed time. I flew in for one day for the chance to see Roger, who I was dying to see. I got my wish (yea!), but he played JC and it was not a great match and didn't last long. By that time JC already knew he could not make the semis, and to me he didn't seem to trying very hard (a downside of the round-robin format).

I bought my ticket pretty late, so I wound up in the very last row of the bleachers. I didn't expect to have a great view, but I did have a great view -- of a metal railing that ran in front of one of the lower rows. This railing pretty much obscured the whole view of the court. The only way you could see was if you hunched over, which was real uncomfortable, or if you stood up. That was a little dangerous, though, because there was no back to the last row and a 4-5 foot drop behind it. Also, to get up there you had to climb these temporary stairs that really didn't seem all that sturdy. I agree with some of the criticism last year that the facility really isn't worthy of this prestigious tournament. I went to the Nasdaq 100 earlier this year, and that stadium was wonderful by comparison.

I still envy you for getting to go though! Especially since it will be out of the US for at least the next couple of years. Hope you have a great time and get to see Tim! (I also hope you have a better seat than I had ;))

Ballbuster
11-09-2004, 05:02 AM
I'm going, that's why I started a thread about it in the tournament forum.

Ballbuster
11-09-2004, 05:06 AM
I went last year and had a mixed time. I flew in for one day for the chance to see Roger, who I was dying to see. I got my wish (yea!), but he played JC and it was not a great match and didn't last long. By that time JC already knew he could not make the semis, and to me he didn't seem to trying very hard (a downside of the round-robin format).

I bought my ticket pretty late, so I wound up in the very last row of the bleachers. I didn't expect to have a great view, but I did have a great view -- of a metal railing that ran in front of one of the lower rows. This railing pretty much obscured the whole view of the court. The only way you could see was if you hunched over, which was real uncomfortable, or if you stood up. That was a little dangerous, though, because there was no back to the last row and a 4-5 foot drop behind it. Also, to get up there you had to climb these temporary stairs that really didn't seem all that sturdy. I agree with some of the criticism last year that the facility really isn't worthy of this prestigious tournament. I went to the Nasdaq 100 earlier this year, and that stadium was wonderful by comparison.

I still envy you for getting to go though! Especially since it will be out of the US for at least the next couple of years. Hope you have a great time and get to see Tim! (I also hope you have a better seat than I had ;))

I was at that match. I was on the first row of the east grandstand.