Attached, please find the schedule for the 2013 Thoroughbred Classic. The Saratoga Sparks organization has been working very hard over the last few weeks planning what we're sure will be a positive experience for you, your teams and your families. We are very proud of our efforts and look forward to providing you with a great weekend of basketball.
As I’ve mentioned, this years schedule was very challenging. Over 60% of the teams participating are traveling more than an hour and a half. 30% are traveling more than two hours, and 25% are traveling over four.
We did our very best to accommodate everyone’s special requests, and we believe we have addressed most of them. We considered travel times for teams traveling in from out of town, SAT’s, Proms, dinner and lunch reservations, and the always popular, “my best players won’t be available to play until 4:20”
We even have several brave coaches working the side lines for multiple teams.
In order to accommodate as many requests as we could we added an additional venue to the tournament. We will be using Spa Catholic High School both Saturday and Sunday to help smooth out the schedule. The venue addresses and directions can be found on the attached tournament schedule.
Our game schedule is final, and updates will only be provided if we identify a mistake, or discover a way to make the schedule beneficial to everyone involved. Don’t count on this happening, we’ve done our best.
Please remember that this is a weekend event, take advantage of the time between games and visit downtown Saratoga Springs. There are hundreds of shops and restaurants just seconds away from each of our four venues. If your unhappy with anything, with the exception of officiating. I can easily be found at the Stadium Cafe’ on Broadway. I’ll buy you a beer and we can discuss what ever it is that’s got you down. (This offer is not extended to Saratoga Sparks coaches or Board Members)
If you have any generic questions during the tournament please locate one of our very experienced Site Coordinators. There will be several volunteers at every venue who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Thank you and please make sure you do your best to enjoy the weekend with your teams, your families and your friends. After all, that’s what it’s all about!
MikeDownload Schedule - Updated 5/29/2013 @1:30pm