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Vote for your favorite 10 cities below before this Wednesday, March 5th at 18:00 (6pm) US EST. Those of you reading through email and RSS will have to click-through to this page to vote. Password to vote is: prelim

Over the course of the past two weeks you’ve enthusiastically selected 74 cities – all with an equal chance of winning – in The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2014. That changes today however, when based on your votes 10 of these cities will be eliminated from 2014’s contest. As I recently wrote, if there’s one thing to learn from previous winners of the BCTV Tournament, it’s that you shouldn’t neglect the early rounds. The Preliminary Round is a quick one that ends tomorrow, when the bottom 10 cities will be cut and the remaining sorted by vote for the Round of 64 later this week on Thursday, March 6th.




Important Contest Dates And Rules

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is a single-elimination tournament. Voting in the Preliminary Round seeds the cities (determining match-ups) and Thursday you’ll begin voting that group of 64 down to 32. Each week, through voting, the cities will be halved until there is only 1 remaining.

The person who selected the winning city will receive $300 from myself. And, as I’ve done the past 3 years, I’ll visit the new champion city before the end of 2014.

Voting will happen on these dates, so get your mouses ready!

  • Preliminary Round: Tuesday March 4th; Round of 64: Thursday March 6th; Round of 32: Tuesday March 11: Round of 32;
  • Sweet 16: Thursday, March 13th:; Elite 8: Tuesday, March 18th;
  • Tuesday March 24th: Final Four
  • Tuesday, April 1st: Championship
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The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2015: Second Round

In the event of a tie after any round, I will act as tie-breaker. Winners must claim their prize by April 18th 12:00 US EST. The winner of this year’s tournament will be announced on Tuesday, April 8th and prize money sent to you by July 1, 2014.

Maps Of The Cities Entered In This Year’s Tournament

Good luck everyone… and everywhere!