2014 Butterfly Aurora Cup

2014 Butterfly Aurora Cup will be a 4-star tournament which will be held on January 18 & 19, 2014, at Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora, IL. 

Sponsors
We are pleased to announce that Butterfly has agreed to be the official tournament's equipment sponsor.
 
Additional sponsorship will be provided by:
 

Infogix Inc.

Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Venue
The 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.

Equipment
We will have 38 Butterfly tables and fully barriered courts.  The tables will be a mix of Centerfold 25 and Europa 25 tables.  Here is the diagram showing how tables will be setup and numbered.  We will use 40 mm white 3-star Butterfly balls. 

All equipment will be brand new and will be available for sale after the tournament at significant discount.  For latest pricing see the following flyer.  Call 800-611-7712 to reserve yours.

Registration
Online registration will let you register and pay via PayPal using a credit card or PayPal account.  You can also see who signed up so far at the bottom of the registration page.  The traditional mail-in registration form can be downloaded here.  If this is the first time you are playing in a sanctioned tournament please read this page.

Events & Prizes
Please see the blank entry form for the list of events and prizes.

Volunteering
Volunteers are needed to assist with venue setup and take down, and tournament logistics i.e. check-in process, and score keeping.  More information can be found here.

Flying In?
If you are flying in you can use a discount from the United Airlines.  The discount code information is in this flyer.


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.  In the event the venue parking fills up, additional parking will be available offsite at the Party City parking lot just 1/2 mile west of the venue (2292 W. Indian Trail Rd).  Fox Valley Park District will offer free shuttle service from this parking to the venue.  Please visit the venue page to see the parking arrangement.

Hotel Accommodations
We have secured a group rate at Holiday Inn located at 2424 W. Sullivan Rd. Aurora.  It is only 1.5 miles east of the Vaughan Athletic Center.   $109.99 for 2 queen beds room, $89.99 one king bed room.  Sales tax is 9%.  Please specify 'ACB' discount code to get this discount when calling the hotel at 630-806-7400.  You can also reserve the room using the discounted rates by using this link.
Dining
Holiday Inn has a small onsite restaurant called Kems. There are also several restaurants along the Orchard Rd which are shown on this map.  More restaurants are located in the vicinity of Fox Valley Mall on the east side of Aurora.  The map of east side restaurants is here.

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