Preparing for the second Eastern Oregon tourney
posted to the public
at 5:35 PM on Tuesday May 8, 2012
I've got high hopes despite an underwhelming turnout last time. Lots of interest, but a lot of last minute flakes that hopefully will be precluded this time given a full month to prepare.
Anywho, in an area like EOR where it takes roughly 5 hours either way to come to, attending/hosting tournaments is risky business. That being said, I have to play my cards right to get a good turnout and make sure it was worth everybody's time and expenses. With this in mind, I've made an edict that if I suspect the turnout be underwhelming, I'll cancel the event a handful of days prior to give everyone a chance to recover their weekend plans.
That being said, in order to make this successful, I those who are coming to give me notice beforehand, or at least clicking the "I am attending" button on the tournament page. I understand that emergencies come up, but what I'm asking is that before you attend, or click the attending button, you consider how likely your attendance is. It'd be greatly appreciated if such gestures of commitment were made only with the appropriate degree of commitment behind them: to actually come.
The reason I say this is because, it's not myself that I'm worried about, rather, the people who travel 5 hours to come here expecting a good turnout. So please, if you're on the fence, don't click "I am attending." However, if you can commit to coming, by all means signal me in some way so I can guarantee other carpools that their time will not be wasted.
I'm sincerely hoping for at least 15 for each event (Melee and Brawl). I know some players are skeptical about returning, due to the turnout last time, but I hope they reconsider under the premise that there will be a considerably larger turnout.
If there's simply not enough commitment before May 17th, I'll make sure to let everyone know so they can re-plan their weekends. I really appreciate the support, you guys. Bringing a dead scene back to life isn't an easy task, so any help is appreciated far beyond what I can express. Let's seriously make this a good event with a good turnout.
P.S. I'm also gonna be advertising hard-****ing-core to bring new players in, so I think that'll add to the attendance as well. Truthfully, last time the advertising was last minute because the banner took so long to make, but this time, I'm doing it all myself.