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

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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.

National Monument
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National Monument
February 4


Every year, many wealthy Mexicans, Americans and Canadians visit San Miguel de Allende in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. With its many high-class restaurants and a thriving arts scene, San Miguel de Allende also attracts numerous expatriates and retirees. Though some may consider the city more a theme park than a living, breathing town, echoes of Mexico's past fill San Miguel de Allende's cobblestone streets and colonial buildings in this national monument. In its designation of San Miguel de Allende as a World Heritage Site, UNESCO noted that San Miguel's religious and civic buildings include "masterpieces of the style that evolved in the transition from Baroque to neoclassical." Offering up cobblestone streets, colorful facades and glimpses into lush courtyards, San Miguel is what Frommer's calls "a walker's paradise."


Tourist attractions
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Tourist attractions
February 4


There are craft stores everywhere, a variety of fine restaurants and hotels of singular beauty, Find a number of tourist attractions such as:
* Main Garden. Location sanmiguelenses meeting, surrounded by beautiful old buildings and sites of the eighteenth century.
* The Parish. Construction majestic late nineteenth century, the work of master mason Zeferino Gutierrez. The neo-Gothic façade.
* City Hall. Built in 1736. You can admire a painting of the Constitution of the First Council of Independent Mexico (Sept. 17, 1810).
* Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez "The Necromancer". Ex convent of nuns concepcionistas. Today it is a cultural center where classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, among others. You can admire a mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros.
* Temple de la Concepción (The Nuns). Construction began in 1755 and ended in 1891. You can admire the collection of paintings by Rodriguez Juárez.
* Teatro Angela Peralta. The building style is neoclassical. It opened on May 20, 1873 with a performance of the opera singer Angela Peralta.
* Public Library. Beautiful building of colonial times. Currently ranked second in the country as a bilingual library.
* Temple of Our Lady of Health. Beautiful building of the eighteenth century, its facade is Churrigueresque. Inside guarding oil paintings with religious themes.
* Civic Plaza. Esplanade was built in honor of General Ignacio Allende and San Francisco Unzaga.Templo. Beautiful grounds of the eighteenth century, located in a small square. The facade is Churrigueresque and inside neoclassical paintings can be seen on the death of San Francisco.
* Instituto Allende. Manor house in mid-eighteenth century, country mansion was Don Manuel Tomás de la Canal. Today's school of arts and languages.
* Paseo del Chorro. Shading and murmuring instead of springs, which promoted the indigenous settlement in the region, calling them "Itzcuinapan".


Spas in San Miguel
 
Spas In San Miguel
February- 9


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