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The 7th Aurora Cup will be held on January 17, 18 & 19th, 2020 at Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora, IL.

Sponsors

We are pleased to announce that JOOLA has agreed again to be the official tournament’s equipment sponsor of the 2019 Aurora Cup.

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Additional sponsors are

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Infogix Inc. (Trophy sponsor)
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Events and Prizes

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Trophies

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We will continue to offer trophies to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in ALL events.  Doubles events winners will get 2 trophies per team.  In Open Singles event trophies will be also offered for 4th, 5th – 8th places.  All events will have matches for 3rd and 4th place to decide who gets the trophy or cash and trophy.

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The trophies that will be offered in 2020 will be similar to those shown above from 2019. They use paint that closely matches Olympic medal colors: gold, silver, copper & white for 4th – 8th place. The trophies are made of solid crystal (not acrylic) and are pretty heavy. The paddle part has dimensions of a normal paddle. The whole trophy is 10 inches tall and 9 inches wide.  The will NOT come in a decorative box but will be offered in sturdy cardboard box with custom Styrofoam cutout to prevent damage.

Registration

Online registration will let you register and pay via PayPal using a credit card or PayPal account. The traditional mail-in registration blank entry form can be downloaded here. If this is the first time you are playing in a sanctioned tournament please read this page.

Note to Canadian and other foreign players. Please read if you want to avoid paying USATT membership fee.

Venue

Vaughan Athletic Center is located at 2121 West Indian Trail in Aurora, IL and was built in 2006. The Field House, where the tournament will take place is a 33,000 ft facility with non-slippery blue floor similar to Gerflor. To get a sense of the venue conditions please visit this page.

Venue

Equipment

We will have 36 JOOLA 3000 SC and 2 JOOLA 2000 S tables and fully barriered courts as seen in the picture above.  Here is the gym layout showing how tables will be setup and numbered.

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All tables will be available for sale after the tournament at prices shown above.  To reserve yours please contact Ed Hogshead (815-262-1868).

We will use white 40 mm plastic JOOLA Prime balls.

Driving and Parking

Vaughan Athletic Center is located just a mile south of the Orchard Rd. exit off of the I-88 tollway. It is about 40 miles west of downtown Chicago. The parking around the venue can accommodate about 260 cars. Please visit the venue page to see the parking arrangement.

Dining

There are several restaurants along the Orchard Rd near the venue but more restaurants are located in the vicinity of the Fox Valley Mall on the east side of Aurora. The maps of restaurants locations is here.

Hotels

There are several hotels within 2 miles from the venue.  All properties charge a tax of 9% on top of the price.

Holiday Inn Aurora North-Naperville – 2424 W Sullivan Rd, Aurora – (630) 806-7400$89 for King bed & $89 for 2 Queen beds room.  Discount (group code) ACP.  Discount expires December 17th, 2019.  Here is the direct link to reservation system. To get this rate follow these steps:

– Scroll Down to where it says “Check Availability” (not to be confused with “Book Now”). It will be about half way down the page on the left hand side.
– Enter the Desired Check-In and Check-Out dates. Note* that if the dates are outside of the block, you will get an error.
– Click “Check Availability” and it should give you the choice of room type at the $89.00 rate.
– Click “Select Room” and it should say “2020 Aurora Cup on the left hand side”

Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora – 2423 Bushwood Dr, Aurora – (630) 907-2600 – $109 for king bed and $119 per night for 2 queen beds. Free breakfast included.  Discount expires December 19th, 2019.  Direct link to hotel website.

These hotels have not offered the discount, but the rates listed below are last year’s rates so you can get an idea of the cost.

Candlewood Suites – 2625 W Sullivan Rd, Aurora – (630) 907-9977 – $72 for Studio Suite with Queen size bed, fully furnished. $90 for Studio Suite with 2 double Size beds, fully furnished. Direct link to hotel website.

This hotel is a bit further from the venue (10 miles)

Homewood Suites – 4320 Meridian Parkway, Aurora – (630)-978-2222 – 1 King or Queen bed $109.00 and $129.00 for a 2 Queen bedroom. Free breakfast included.  Direct link to hotel website.

North Aurora Hotel – 201 Smoketree Ln, North Aurora (i.e. 3 miles from venue) – (331)-205-1700 – Double bed room for $60.00/night. King Bed $55 and Queen bed $50.  Direct link to hotel website.

Baymont Inn & Suites Chicago/Aurora – 308 S Lincolnway St, North Aurora – (630)-897-7695 – no discount, $75 per night for 2 queen beds room

Air Travel

If you are flying in, the Chicago O’Hare International airport is 38 miles from the venue. Chicago Midway International Airport is 45 miles from the venue. Most of the travel from the airport to the venue is on tollways & freeways. For example I-294, I-355 and I-88 are all tollways.  Cash tolls are twice the amount of electronic toll.  E.g. 75 cents vs $1.50.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the tournament please contact Tournament Director Swavek Lorenc – 630-251-8860 – swaveklorenc@yahoo.com.

I hope you can join us for this great event.

Swavek Lorenc

Tournament Director