Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Reminder about the National

Here are some more details about the National.

Saturday July 26th – arrive 8.30am for 9am flick-off
The ASA National Open (all ages)
The ASA National Veterans (aged 40+)
Mary Jane consolation competitions for both Open and Veterans

Sunday July 27th – arrive 9.00am for 9.30am flick-off
Open competition (all ages)
Mary Jane consolation competition for Open

Cost 
$15 for both days play, and including two lunches

Venue
The Club House
Seabridge Lane
Huntington Beach
California 92646

Two Pictures of the Venue


Nearest airports to Huntington Beach
Los Angeles (LAX) – 36 miles
Irvine / Santa Ana (SNA) – 12 miles http://www.ocair.com/arrivals/
The easiest mode of transport around southern California is car, so renting a car is recommended
Taxi from LAX to Huntington Beach is $120 each way
Taxi from SNA to Huntington Beach is $40 each way

Four recommended hotels close to venue
Regency Inn – 0.9 miles from venue
http://bestwesterncalifornia.com/hotels/best-western-regency-inn

Best Western – 2.5 miles from venue
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Huntington-Beach-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Huntington-Beach-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=05629

Huntington Surf Inn – 2.5 miles from venue
http://www.huntingtonsurfinn.com/

Hilton (pricier) – 2.3 miles from venue
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/the-waterfront-beach-resort-a-hilton-hotel-HUBWHHF/index.html

All 16 hotels in Huntington Beach
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g32513-Huntington_Beach_California-Hotels.html

Evening entertainment on Saturday night
Dinner and drinks at Dukes Restaurant, Pacific Cost Highway, Huntington Beach Pier 7.30pm
http://www.dukeshuntington.com/

Responsibilities and Officials for the week-end’s play

Competition Organizer
Rob Tucker
Cell: 240-298-5796
Email: robtucker@rjtucker.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.james.tucker

Venue Organizer & Liaison
Competition Registration
Paul O’Donovan Rossa
Cell: 714-907-3658
Email: paulodr.ca@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.odonovanrossa

Pitch Transportation and Set-Up
Steve Tucker

Head Referee
Wayne Smith

Register NOW for the ASA Nationals in July!
Please email or Facebook Paul O’Donovan Rossa with your wish to be registered to play at the Nationals, and your name will be added to the list of players attending below

Accident Waiver
All players will be required to sign on Saturday that they waive any claim for accident or incident whilst on the facilities at Seabridge and in the Clubhouse and vicinity – as taking out insurance to cover the unlikely event of anything occurring would be financially prohibitive upon this competition taking place

Travel and Accommodation Enquiries
Please direct any queries on Huntington Beach, and travel to and accommodation in Huntington Beach, to Paul O’Donovan Rossa and I will help the best I can (as a Huntington Beach resident, not a travel agent!)

If you are travelling out to this part of California it is a great opportunity to extend your stay and have a holiday or short break here – with all the beaches, beach events, Disney, whale watching (including blue whales in July) and Orange County shopping and evening life.  Any questions, just ask.

Players attending so far
Zach Walker (4 times and 2013 ASA Champion)
Daniel Cranston (2011 ASA Champion)
Neal Rivera
Craig Cousino
Josh Tucker
Cam Tucker
Rob Tucker
Steve Tucker
David Jensen
Varant Kurkeyerian
Wayne Smith
Paul O’Donovan Rossa

Unable to attend this year
Tom Shirley (ASA Chairman)
Paul Eyes (2012 ASA Champion)
Alex Batacchi

Huntington Beach (adapted from Wiki)
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry E. Huntington in 1909.  According to the 2012 census, the city population was 189,707; making it the largest beach city in Orange County in terms of population (other nearby beach cities are Laguna Beach; Newport Beach; Sunset Beach; Seal Beach).  Huntington Beach is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Costa Mesa on the east, by Newport Beach on the southeast, by Westminster on the north, and by Fountain Valley on the northeast.

Huntington Beach is known for its long 9.5-mile stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing and Subbuteo, and beach culture. The ocean waves are enhanced by a natural effect caused by the edge-diffraction of open ocean swells around the island of Catalina. Swells generated predominantly from the North Pacific in winter, and from a combination of Southern hemisphere storms and hurricanes in summer, focus on Huntington Beach creating consistent surf all year long.

Huntington Beach is the site of the world surfing championships, held in the summer every year. The city is often referred to as ‘Surf City’ because of this high profile event and its history and culture of surfing.  It is often called the "Surfing Capital of the World", not for the height of the waves, but rather for this consistent quality of surf.

Average temperature in July – 71F (high) 63F (low)

Pictures of Huntington Beach

Other pictures of Huntington Beach

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