Connecticut vs. Florida tournament all set Posted on October 1, 2015 at 11:04:39 AM by Jeff "Laca" Conway
Its official! The battle is on! The battle of amateur courts is all set for some action – this December. Several players of our Tampa Bay roster will be taking on players of the Hartford, Connecticut’s Amateur Jai-alai roster in a big home and home series. The first round will take place in St. Pete – Saturday, December 5th at 12-noon and then travel to Berlin, Connecticut for the second round – Saturday December 12th – again at 12-noon. The exact tournament format is still being worked on and will be announced soon.
Right now, seven players from Tampa Bay are confirmed to participate, including some of their top players. The plane flights and hotels have all been booked. Matt DiDomizio, the owner of Connecticut Amateur Jai-alai believes he will have at least six players and maybe more. The limit will most likely be eight players per side, though not official yet.
In addition to the tournament, other events will be scheduled in Connecticut and Florida. Additional jai-alai performances will be held that weekend in St. Pete, with Laca hosting a “Jai-alai Party” and “Boat trip” in the evening. The Mark K Museum will be open, in addition to the Laca Museum. The trip to Connecticut will include a visit to Jai-alai Heaven, another amateur jai-alai court that is about 25 minutes away from Matt’s, in Bloomfield. Additional jai-alai action will include the participation in the popular Friday night Spectacular 9 Event, in which players from all over New England come to play in. On Saturday evening, the players will be making the trip over to the Mohegan Sun Casino – one of the world’s largest and best casinos.
Here is the lineup (so far) from the St. Pete Jai-alai court:
We will keep you updated with more information as news develops.