Originally Posted by TYVEK
i think that there are enough players around the puget sound area to have both events have good turnouts. you should go ahead and run your event on the weekend you planned. im pretty sure there will be people that wont get into the Showdown event, and having another tournament that weekend is a good option.
also their are people that are more local to your area (up north) that would prefer to play that one instead of travelling all the way down to shelton to play.
you can still get a really good turnout at your event if you ADVERTISE it really well, persistant flyers put up far and wide and keep talking about it. the better your advertising is for it the more people will come out.
it is a great thing to have "too many" tournaments for disc golf!! since the tournaments are so far apart geographically they can both be succesfull and allow people to play closer to home.
YES, the ONE advantage my event will have is that you guys are Adv and Pro fields... BUT I have personally heard from MANY MANY players (ADV and PRO) that have said "Danni I'd love to come, but up against Shelton I have to choose Shelton" and I totally understand that, your payouts are sick and we love the event too.
If we had always top out at 70 something players in past years, we would try and take the hit of losing the players to your event, but at 50 players we couldn't take a 20 person hit.
I feel we have always published our event as well as we can, it's more about our location to the greater Seattle area.
It is what it is, and I wish you had chosen a different date since you're not a multi-use park. You have a great and successful event, it's not your fault you're popular. I just have very little wiggle room for dates at my location.