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2020 ABBA National Tournament


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I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We have a great ABBA tournament coming up in 2020 in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati and hope everyone will be able to attend.

We will be staying at the Marriott Cincinnati Airport, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, Kentucky 41048. Phone # 859-586-0166. Room rates are $94.00 for king room and $109.00 for Double Room. They do provide complimentary shuttle service from the airport and to Crestview Hills Towne Centre offering a variety of dining and shopping options. They also provide complimentary parking and internet.

Bowling will be held at Super Bowl Center, 510 Commonwealth Avenue, Enlanger, Kentucky, 41018. Buses will be provided for the short commute to and from the bowling lanes. These lanes were used for our 1980 and 1981 Bowling Tournament. The owner of the Lanes will be providing Breakfast, Lunch and Drink Special. The Pro Shop will be open during the tournament. The lanes are wood and the approach is level with no steps. Several of us that went to the Mid-year on-site had lunch there and the food and drinks was great and reasonable. There is a convenience store in the parking lot if you need to purchase anything before returning to the hotel.

I have had a lot of people ask what is there to do in Northern Kentucky and since we are near the airport how will we get around? So, here is a list of places that some of the mid-year members went to. Most of us used Uber which was very reasonable about $25 or less for 4 people to ride.

SECOND SIGHTS SPIRITS DISTILLERY AND LOUNGE: 301 Elm Street, Ludlow, KY 41016 859-488-7866. They offer 2 free tours. Informal Tour which is Tuesday thru Thursday anytime between 12PM and 5PM about 20 minutes and free samples. Distillery Tour which is Friday and Saturday at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, and 4PM about 1 hour. You will go behind the curtain to see the entire process and also receive samples. Those who went on this tour said they would go there again. 

There is several Bourbon Distilleries in the area to visit.

TASTE OF CINCINNATI: This event is held over Memorial Day Weekend (May 23rdthru 25th, 2020) at Downtown Cincinnati Fifth Street (From Vine to Sentinel). It’s the city’s showcase of Food and Music and the region’s annual kickoff to summer. In addition to 50+ local restaurants and food trucks, features entertainment and attractions throughout the weekend. See more information on the web site for additional information. WWW.tasteofCincinnati.com. Local Cincinnati league members recommends this event. Always a great time.

NEWPORT ON THE LEVEE: One Levee Way, Newport, Kentcky,41071. On the banks of the Ohio River with several restaurants, bars and other attractions to visit, here is a few we would recommend: WWW.newportonthelevee.com

ROTOLO offers Bowling, Bocce, Eatery, and other entertainment. The bowling lanes are first class with couches and comfy chairs. 

NEWPORT AQUARIUM Named one of the best Aquariums in the US. $24.99 for Adults and $17.99 for children (3 to 12). Guest have the opportunity to touch a shark, pet a penguin, touch a stingray, stroll across a suspension bridge inches above sharks, and amazing animals all designed to take you around the globe, visiting each continent and every ocean. 1-810-406-3474.

BB RIVERBOATS Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River on a day or evening cruise aboard a Riverboat. Choose from a variety of signature cruises, all which include a fully stocked bar and delicious foods from our buffet. Sightseeing cruises start at $23. WWW.bbriverboats.com/

NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER: 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45201. Adults $15 and children $10.50 (3-12) Several ABBA Members went to this museum and it was very educational. There mission is to reveal stories of freedom heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroads to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps of freedom today. WWW.freedomcenter.org

CREATION MUSEUM AND ARK ENCOUNTER: 1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky. Prices varies from $25 to $75. Experience Bible history at the life size Noah’s Ark. Meet Noah, his family, and the animals on the Ark. The family friendly Ark Encounter Theme Park near Cincinnati also features a zoo, zip lines, and timber flame restaurant. WWW.arkencounter.com

HOLLYWOOD CASINO LAWRENCEBURG, INDIANA: 777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. They provide Slots, Table Games, and Poker Room. Several restaurants Delicious entrees, sizzling steaks, an endless buffet or just a casual bite. Boogie Night Dance Club on the weekends with ultimate 70s and 80s music. WWW.hollywoodindiana.com

There are also two other casinos in the area this is just the one that some of our members attended and recommended.

Also recommended by the Cincinnati league was a couple Chili Restaurants that they are known for, Gold Star Chili or Sky Line Chili. They are rivals and both are slightly different and you usually like one or the other.

As you can see there will plenty of things to do when you are not bowling. 

The Tournament Committee is planning on having a Dance at the hotel on Saturday night and we will be providing a hospitality room on several days and times. I will let you know more about this when I send out the information for the tournament or in the information letter. Looking forward to another great tournament and hope to see all of you there.

Sandy McDaniel

ABBA Tournament Director