Grouping this year’s entries by region has already made for a number of very close First Round match ups. Last year’s champion Craiova was eliminated by nearby Targu Jiu in one of the earliest first round exits by a previous winner I can remember. There were also two draws at the end of the round and as I am every contest, acted as the tie breaker. It wasn’t easy in either case but Perast and Palermo both sneak into the Second Round of remaining 32 cities which begins right now.
You have until Monday, March 9th 12:00pm US EST to vote in each of the match ups below. Those of you reading through email and RSS will have to click-through to this page to vote.
You’ve got all weekend to vote, remember, the Sweet 16 round right after this one begins next Tuesday, March 10th. Good luck to all of the remaining cities!