2019 Tournament Planning

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We'll have more planning tips later in the season, but for now consider marking your calendars.

 

2019 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament  (link)

  • March 7-10, 2019
  • MGM Arena | Las Vegas, NV

  • All session tickets are officially on sale, as of October 31.
  • Oregon fans will also be able to purchase tickets thru the Oregon Athletic Department ticket office in February.
  • More early ticket info from Pac-12 here

 

2019 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament (link)

  • We know our Ducks will have to work hard to get to the tournament and will work even harder to hopefully host, and hopefully be seeded in the Portland regional!
  • The first two rounds, also referred to as the subregionals, will be played at the sites of the top 16 seeds, as was done in 2016–2018.
  • The Regional round is March 29 - April 1, 2019. We know other Pac-12 teams will be fighting very hard for the west-coast (Portland) spot… Oregon State is the official host for that regional event, so we know they’ll be fighting to play there.
  • If the Ducks make it to the Final Four & Championship, that would be in Tampa, Florida: April 5-7, 2019

 

Cities for future (2020-2024) Final Fours have been announced.  2020 will be in New Orleans!   (link)

 

 


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 :)


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!

 


Upcoming Fast Break Club Elections!

The Club will hold a Member Social and Meeting after the Stanford Game (February 4th 2018).   We will meet downstairs in the Founders Club after the game (the wood-lined room at the bottom of the stairs).   In addition to meeting some 'behind-the-scenes' team staff, we will handle our required elections & annual business.   This should be a fun, quick get-together.   Below are details on the voting/elections that will happen at the meeting.

 

AMENDMENTS TO FBC BY-LAWS:

The following amendment will be voted on at our meeting on February 4, 2018.

Change to Article 6

B. will read as follows:   The last scheduled meeting in the spring may serve as the Annual Meeting of the membership. At the Annual Meeting, a quorum shall consist of those members present at the meeting, irrespective of the number or percentage of members present. Other meetings of the membership for the conducting of club business may be called at the discretion of the Board. Notice to the membership of the meeting date and purpose will be sent via email and website posting at least 10 days prior to the event.

 

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES:

The Fast Break Club will be electing officers at the social on February 4, 2018. Now is the time to get to know those people who are running.

  • VICE-PRESIDENT – MICHAEL RAINWATER -Mike a native Oregonian is retired from both law enforcement and teaching. He has been on the FBC board for one year.
  • SECRETARY – LINDA BERG – Linda is also a native Oregonian retired and is retired from the Post Office. She has been on the FBC board for eight years.
  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – CAROL JAMES – My names is Carol James and I am running for Development Director. I have no experience in marketing, advertising, or fund raising, but I have the time and an interest in learning what ways FBC might be able to raise money and/or community support for the Oregon Women’s Basketball program. I am currently the Bingo Coordinator and organized the tickets for the Civil War game in Corvallis and bought the glow light things to see if that might be something FBC could do in the future. Thank you for your support.
  • MEMBER RECRUITMENT DIRECTOR – HALLY MCCABE – Hally works for the Forest Service and has been going to Oregon WBB games since 1979.
  • MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTOR – JUDY LONG – Judy went to school at the University of Washington but now considers herself a duck for life. She is retired and has been a FBC board member for 10+ years.
  • SOCIALS DIRECTOR -- VACANT
  • MEMBER(S) AT LARGE – DENISE BRINKMAN, SHARON ISAACS, JANET SCHWIER, and TAMMY YOUNG
    • Denise works for Lane Community College and has been on the FBC board for 10+ years.
    • Sharon is a native Oregonian, retired from teaching and has been on the FBC board for 5 years.
    • Janet is a huge Oregon duck fan with WBB being her favorite.
    • Tammy is a FBC member along with her husband and WBB fan daughter.

 


Planning info for WBB Post-Season Tournaments. (Courtesy of Carol James)

(Feb 22: Added official details about Pep Rally in Seattle and Selection Show watch party @ MKA)

 

With Pac-12 tournament tickets now being offered by the Athletic Department, here's some information I put together about post season play. I hope it's helpful. 

-- Carol James

 

Pac-12 Tournament:

  1. When -- Thursday, March 1 thru Sunday, March 4
  2. Where -- Key Arena, Seattle, Washington. (Near Space Needle)
  3. Cost -- General Admission for 6 session package $90. Reserved for all sessions starting at $115. Single game tickets starting at $15 a session. Best if you order general admission packages thru the UofO ticket office as theses will allow you to sit behind the Duck bench for their games. For reserve tickets or disabled seating arrangements, call 1-855-MYPAC12 (697-2212). You will be transferred to a very helpful Seattle Storm ticket office representative.
  4. Tournament Details: The Pac 12 tournament is a four day event, 6 session event held at Key Arena on March 1 – 4. Teams finishing conference play ranked 5 thru 12 play an elimination game on Thursday, March 1. These games are played in two double header sessions with the first game in each session starting at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm, respectively. The winners of these games play against the top four conference finishers on Friday, March 2 in two sessions timed similarly to the Thursday sessions. The winners proceed to the semi finals on Saturday. The first on the semifinals begins at 6:00 pm. Sunday's final is scheduled for 6:00 pm. When known, the brackets will be on Pac-12.com.
  5. TV:  The final will be on ESPN2. All other games will be televised on Pac-12 Network.
  6. Lodging:  Key Arena is on the west side of the Seattle Center. There are many hotels and motels within walking distance, ranging in price from $89 /night to $400 /night, depending on what's going on in town. The Seattle Center is a monorail ride from downtown, with many of the national chain hotels with rooms from $190 to whatever you want to pay per night.
  7. Additional tidbit:  The men's team will be playing the Huskies in Seattle on Saturday, March 3, 1:30PM PT Tipoff.
  8. Opportunity to Volunteer:   (A Note from FBC's Hally McCabe)   If you have the time and want to volunteer it's a great way to see behind the scenes at the Pac-12 tournament.   Please contact FBC's Hally McCabe right away if you have questions or want to volunteer. 541-913-0933
  9. There is a UO Alumni Association Pep Rally being planned in Seattle.   March 3rd @ 2-5PM.  Official details can be found here, on the event's web page

 

NCAA Tournament:

  1. For the women, the preliminary rounds of the NCAA tournament are played on the home courts of the top 16 teams in the tournament. This means that Oregon could be hosting games the weekend of March 15 -17.
  2. NCAA Regionals. The 2018 regionals will be held March 23 -26 in Albany, New York; Kansas City, Missouri; Lexington, Kentucky; and Spokane, Washington. The Spokane Regional will be held at Veterans Memorial Arena.  Tickets do not appear to be available yet. For the Spokane location, major hotels chains like Marriott are located close nearby (but not within walking distance per the map).
  3. Final Four. Final Four for the women will be held March 30 - April 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
  4. The NCAA Tournament Selection show is March 12th @ 4pm.    Oregon WBB has announced a selection show watch-party open to the public @ Matthew Knight Arena!  Be there!