Upcoming Fast Break Club Member Social

You hopefully all got a postcard and/or email.  Recap of the details is below.   This page will be updated if there are any updates.

 

The Details:

  • Sunday, Sept 9th,  4-6pm.  Doors open @ 3:30pm
  • In Matthew Knight Arena's West Concourse:
    • Enter through the main (north) doors by the big Duck statue.
    • You'll be directed to the right, to the west concourse (by the Guest Services office)

This social is for FBC members.   Children of FBC members can attend free if they are under 18 years of age, if they are part of your RSVP. If you want to arrange to bring another guest who is not a 2017-18 FBC member, please contact Steve.  (They could sign-up for the club before or at the event)

 

RSVP:

So we can get estimates for catering, please give RSVPs by Sept 6 (Noon), to Steve Cordon:

stevec.fbc@gmail.com
or call 541-513-3452

 

Parking:

Parking on the street around the Arena is usually free on Sundays, though double-check any meter you are at.  (parking map)

The Columbia Garage (under Matthew Knight) operates as an unattended Pay-To-Park on weekends. ($1 per hour)

 

Menu (Tentative):

  • Chicken Fajita Meat with Peppers and Onions
  • Veggie fajita mix
  • Beef Taco Meat
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Black Beans
  • Rice
  • Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese
  • Churros
  • Coffee and Water Service

There will be a No-Host bar, if you would like Beer or Wine ($7 each. Cash or credit cards accepted, but no American Express)

 


Fast Break Club Bingo Report for the 2017-18 season

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WOW !!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!! to everyone who helped or bought bingo cards this year. While I don’t have all the records from way back, but I am pretty sure this was one of the best years ever!. FBC sold 18,532 bingo cards over 17 home games for an average of 1,090 per game. The high for the season was against UCLA with 1,958 cards sold. FBC bingo paid out a total of $8,490 to a total of 42 winners. The average pot was $499 with the maximum pot of $750 reached on 3 separate occasions. Best of all, the Fast Break Club netted $10,042 to support its programs, including continuing funding of the Teresa Smith Women’s Basketball Scholarship endowment.

Again, thank you to all who support this fun fund raiser, and especially to those who help out with card sales, including Ane, Max, Ann, Terri, Chris T., Karen, Kris, Cambra, Steve, Michele, Chris B., Linda, Mike, Shirley, Diana, LaRosa, Troyleen, Mel, and Rachel.

- Carol James -- Fast Break Club Bingo

 

PS From Steve:

If you know someone that might be interested in selling bingo next season, they can always contact Carol: carolj1428@comcast.net

Bingo sellers can get into the game for free, welcome lots of happy fans, and help support our Duck WBB.  They don't have to commit to selling every game.

- Steve -- Fast Break Club email guy, and fellow bingo seller :)


Planning tips for the Spokane Regional

Update: March 17th:  UO recommends buying Spokane tickets directly through the Spokane Arena website and TicketsWest (link here)

 

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Spokane Arena & Area:   (Google Map)

 If our Ducks make it to the Sweet-16 or the Elite-8 (as we hope!) those games would be played in Spokane Arena (Veterans Memorial Arena). This is downtown, on the north side of I-90, just west of the Gonzaga University campus. There is nice walking nearby, around Riverfront Park which spans both sides of the river and an large island in the middle.

 

Hotels:

There are not a lot of hotels in the immediate, walkable area -- and those appear to be filling fast w/ prices rising.  (On my map above, you can see some Red markers where hotels were already full). You may prefer to drive from the hotel anyways, due to the time of day the games are played -- might be dark after the game.

The closest hotel is 0.4 miles (Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park).   There are lots of hotels in the surrounding area, and you likely find a better option that is farther away. 

For example, another fan recommended Residence Inn Spokane East Valley, if you're going up with another couple and wanted to be a little closer to the Idaho /scenery than downtown.  It is 12 miles away, but an easy drive out I-90.  They have 2-bedroom suites there, and are more affordable than downtown.

 

Travel:

I suspect many of us will be driving to Spokane.

  • 7-8 hours by car. GoogleMaps shows the quickest drive is through the scenic Columbia Gorge (I-5 to I-205 to I-84), then up through the sparse eastern-Washingon terrain (I-82 to 395 to I-90).  There are plenty of opportunities for gas & pit stops, if you're careful -- but it can be sparse, especially between Pasco & Spokane.
  • 2.5 hours by plane, though no direct flights and many of the flights have a much longer layover.  Alaska Air showed as the quickest & cheapest
  • ~11h by Bus or Train.

The travel does make for a long trip.  Many of us will drive up on Fri Mar 23rd (or VERY EARLY on March 24th),  Games are Saturday March 24 (1PM and ~3:30pm) & Monday March 26th (6pm).   Likely drive home on Tuesday March 27th.

For those who haven’t been to this area, Idaho is only about 20 minutes by good freeway from Spokane, so you may want to check out some gorgeous country on the off day between rounds.

 

Tickets:

  • Link to buy Tickets from TicketWest (here).  
  • Info on general tickets is on Spokane Arena's event page.
  • The UO recommends buying tickets directly from Spokane Arena / Tickets West to get the best seats (click on Duck Mail picture below for their full explanation)

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If you decide you can't make it this year:

  • Take heart...   The games will be broadcast on TV and Radio.   Portland will be hosting WBB Tournament Regionals for the next two seasons.  Hopefully that works out well for our Ducks and us Duck fans!

 

Final Four!?

Our Ducks have a challenging, but fair shot to make the Final Four.  If we do, we likely would have to get through a very tough Notre Dame team in the Elite-8 (#2 in the RPI, having played the nations toughest schedule with just 3 losses).

  • The Final Four for the women will be held March 30 - April 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. 
  • They do have a Ticket Exchange, as well as other hospitality/travel packages.
  • (NCAA Web Page, with Info)
  • Season Ticket-holders and Donors can reserve tickets if the Ducks make the Final Four.   You  must reserve before Noon on Tuesday March 27th.   (Link Here)

 


Photos are posted of Alumni Day & the UO win over USC in double overtime (80-74)

The February 16, 2018 win against USC in double overtime game was intense!

Public gallery: http://bit.ly/UOWBBvUSCpixFeb2018

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And Friday was also ALUMNI DAY!

Public gallery:   http://bit.ly/UOWBBalumni2018

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No. 9 Oregon and No. 7 UCLA meet Monday night in a top-10 women's basketball matchup at Mathew Knight Arena. With three games left in the regular season, the Ducks remain in a tie with Stanford for first in the Pac-12 standings.

The Ducks will honor seniors Lexi Bando and Justine Hall in a postgame ceremony as the duo plays their final home game of the year. The Ducks and Bruins will tip at 7 PM on ESPN.

See you at Matt Arena on Monday!