2003 .. 2005.. how about another one in 2009?
This past weekend I drove down to Florida to scout for a nice location for this years' event, around mid-November.
I think Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, the northernmost beach resort on Florida's Atlantic coast would be ideal.
Home of the antique cars Concours d'Elégance, the hugely popular Shrimp Festival, and numerous large golf and tennis events it seems to have what we need.
Jacksonville airport (JAX) is a 30 min. easy drive, with reasonable shuttle fares.
Once in the historic downtown, very easy to get around.
Plenty of accommodations, for all budgets. Including affordable beach cottage rentals.
Lots of charming restaurants & bars, many with live music. Again for all tastes and budgets.
Miles of unspoiled beaches and other activities for those who don't come to play.
Mild weather in November.
Amazingly enough, even many Floridians are not familiar with Amelia Island, though they've driven past it many a time on I-95.
We'd love to get some feedback (either comment below or email) as to how that sounds to you.
Format: doubles, starting Saturday morning with finals by Sunday afternoon.
Of course, cash prizes and a nice party on Sunday night.
With the favorable US$ exchange and 9 months notice, it is highly likely several overseas teams will join in.