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MOST PRACTICED
TOURNAMENTS
The 2012 Shoot Out series competition consists of four 18-hole qualifying tournaments and 36-hole championship tourney to determine the winner of the "2012 San Miguel Seniors Shoot Out Cup". You may choose to play in only one or all of the four qualifying tournaments. However, the more qualifying tournaments in which you compete, the better your chances to earn an invitation to the final championship tourney at year-end.
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WEBBER COURTS
If you are not rated you may place yourself by reading below and determining which level best represents your playing abilities.
A. Begin with 1.5. Read all categories carefully and then decide which one best describes your present ability
level. Be certain that you qualify on all points of all preceding levels as well as those in the level you choose.
B. When rating yourself assume you are playing against a player of the same gender and the same ability.
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SWIMMING
Also known as Club Deportivo, the facilities include a weight room with treadmill, weight equipment and stationary bikes, 25-meter semi-Olympic covered heated (83 degree F) pool. Lockers, showers and steam rooms. Spinning room for classes. Open since July 2000.
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Nothing can replace fútbol – known here as soccer- as the most popular sport in Mexico, but baseball comes in a strong second. From Tijuana to Tampico, in the large cities and the smallest villages, you find ballparks. Some are impressive stadiums with manicured grass, many more are just dirt fields where corn used to grow. No one really knows when the game of baseball was first played in Mexico. A popular theory has the first evidence of play dating back to the U.S. – Mexican War, when idle American soldiers played near the town of Xalapa, Veracruz, in 1847. Other towns make the same claim; that the soldiers first played around that time in their town, so, quién sabe?
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One of the most popular sports in Mexico is futbol, also known as soccer in other countries. The sport involves moving a ball towards a goal on one side of the field, while the opposing team tries to steal the ball and block it from reaching the goal. There are sveral leagues in town. San Miguel has its own third division soccer team but most of the town plays on private leagues and well as indoor soccer leagues.
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Local Basquetaball leagues are played in the premises of "Benito Juarez" park. A Tradition that is been in town for more tha 60 years. Tournaments are tipicaly played once a year for men and women play 2 tournaments during one year. Teams are basiclly founded by friends that know each other since they were kids, a lot of players have been known to play in other cities as they are invited because of their skills, it is alson known of one player who is playing in the main National Basketball League his name "Erik Hare" known in the basketball areas in town and other states where he has played. Basketball in San Miguel has changed more each year and we are hopping that it will be for the best. If poeple would like toparticipate in teams they are more than welcome.
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San Miguel wins top city award

San Miguel wins top city award

0484692001382332805.jpgMexican tourist destination recognized by voters

BY RICARDO CASTILLO

The News

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Guanajuato – Roaring enthusiasm hit little San Miguel de Allende last Wednesday after prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s readers declared the town number one in its annual “Top cities of the world” ranking.

It is the first Mexican tourist destination to win such an award, beating more famous destinations like Paris, Barcelona, Sydney and Kyoto. The magazine, which caters to a well-heeled clientele, received nearly 80,000 votes for it’s Readers’ 25 Cities in the World poll.

From shoeshine boys in the main plaza to top municipal officials, the pride over the number one ranking position is shared by all.

Restaurateur Bob Thieman, who runs the plush Hank’s New Orleans Oyster Bar, says that the ranking is beyond his wildest expectations, but then, “After living in San Miguel de Allende for 29 years, and having been to most of the Condé Nast competing destinations, I can’t help but agree.”

In fact, such was his love for the city that Thieman applied for Mexican citizenship and decided to live in San Miguel de Allende on a permanent basis.

Just as euphoric is the city’s Economics director María José Garrido.

In interview with The News, Garrido acknowledges that “readers of Condé Nast magazine voted for the top cities in the world and we won. It’s an achievement that has us thrilled.”

San Miguel de Allende Mayor Mauricio Trejo and an entourage will travel to New York, where Condé Nast has its headquarters, to receive the award.

“I think this administration,” says Garrido, “has a lot to do with it because it managed to unify all sectors of the tourism industry.”

The Trejo Administration, she added, took over one year ago, “and that’s exactly when voting began. All the stars lined up for us to win.”

“According to the Condé Nast voters, San Miguel de Allende has everything: good ambiance, delicious restaurants, culture and it’s a cosmopolitan city.”

A feature that garnered much attention from voters, according the Condé Nast’s description of San Miguel, is that the town “does not have any billboards or glittering ads. This generates a romantic landscape within a historically beautiful architecture.”

The city’s Tourism and Commerce Secretary Garrido agrees that the Trejo administration is also reaping the benefits of “previous work” which lured large hotel chains to set up shop in San Miguel de Allende.

“They invested in this city and they expect a return profit. This is the moment they were waiting for because this will attract, we hope, many tourists.”

Garrido was asked if the municipal government paid money for the award.

“No way, that is not for sale. Condé Nast Traveler is a prestigious editorial and that’s a recognition that is not paid for, you do not register to compete and they do not even let you know you are competing. It’s a genuine recognition award.”

In 2008, San Miguel de Allende was recognized by the United Nations Education Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage site, a title that is also much cherished by local business leaders and authorities.

Mexico boasts 10 cities that have been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

María José Garrido says that SMA remains a major attraction for wealthy retirees, many of whom can afford to live in the finest spots in the world, yet prefer this colonial town in central Mexico.

Garrido says that after the unexpected news of the award was broken last Wednesday, the enthusiasm among the entire tourism industry grew.

“This was something everyone was hoping for,” she says “and now we must make the most of it.”

Yet some are concerned that an award of this type may bring a massive influx of tourists, which the town is not ready for. Hotel infrastructure is still very much limited to small operations — the largest hotel, Real de Minas, has 260 rooms — but the majority of visitors stay in bed and breakfast houses.

This is something that Garrido is not worried about.

“Condé Nast is not the means to bring mass tourism. We have never planned strategies to bring mass tourism. We do not want quantity but quality, people who can spend money. People who claim (otherwise) are ill informed. We’ve been criticized that we are aiming for an elite segment of travelers and that is true, we want quality tourists that do not come to damage the heritage we have.”

Garrido also acknowledges that poverty exists in San Miguel de Allende. “Of course there is poverty, but the only way to bring it down is with economic growth. It only comes with visitors, employment and generating traffic and awards like the one by Condé Nast will bring about new restaurants, new stores and more jobs.

“We’re looking forward to expanding the economy so that not everything is (centered) around the parish.”

Major Trejo’s plans for economic growth include the construction of a new convention center, currently underway. It is scheduled to open for business next March.

Businessmen like Hank’s restaurant owner Bob Thieman share María José Garrido’s enthusiasm. “San Miguel de Allende is a jewel not to be missed,” he says.

Unique place, know all our colors and flavors of our Mexico
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Unique place, know all our colors and flavors of our Mexico.
February 5

San Miguel’s cobblestone streets provide a safe haven in which to wander and discover the town, the shops, restaurants, artesian markets, art galleries and many other pleasurable sites and sounds unique to San Miguel. There are Festivals and Fiestas in San Miguel almost every day -- especially this year, as Mexicans commemorate the bicentennial of its Independence. A unique place where converge the colors and flavors of our Mexico, thanks to its large number of restaurants serving Mexican and international. San Miguel de Allende has the largest number of art galleries in Mexico, where you can admire the work of renowned local and foreign artists. Visit the home of Ignacio Allende, the Instituto Allende and the Teatro Angela Peralta. Delight in the Gothic architecture of the parish, located opposite the main garden. There are craft stores everywhere, a variety of fine restaurants and hotels of singular beauty, at every budget level.


An artists' colony alive

An artists' colony alive
28/Dic


Since many artists were in residence and established art galleries. Many visitors were left to live, and many ruins were renovated mansions, which needed decorating. He started the rebirth of San Miguel, which was a forgotten colonial artifact, an artists' colony alive. As the community prospered, more artists came here to work and more art and craft galleries opened to sell their work. The town soon became the largest center of galleries and artists in Mexico after Mexico City. Today, San Miguel can safely say that it has the largest share of art galleries per capita in all of Mexico and in these galleries are works by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Natural light from San Miguel, its picturesque architecture and brilliant colors continue to attract and inspire artists, ensuring the revival still has a great future.


Come and enjoy all that San Miguel Has!

Come and enjoy all that San Miguel Has!

27/Nov

If  you came to Mexico city, you need to came to San Miguel it will love it, you can find since the perfect place for to stay, until the best Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende, you don´t need to look for too much, there are too many options here, the food is always also!! You can find all  kind of food, too many options, at a perfect place, more that comfortable  place for visiting, and the best service here, you can enjoy this magnify food, there are too many cheaper place, or an excellent place really elegant for impress !!


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