Originally Posted by Danni
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.
first i have to say that i am in no way involved with the shelton event. i know the guys that put it on, but thats it. so my comment is coming from an outside perspective purely in the interest of Disc Golf as a sport and Disc Golfers that like to play.
dont cancel your event!! do you really realize just how many disc golfers there are in the puget sound area? the people that come on the forums regularly are a very small percentage. sure there is the crowd of tournament players that travel around the state each summer for tournaments, but even they represent a very small percentage of players. you might not get some of the "pros" that you want to attend, but dont take away the opportunity to play your event for the other people that would have signed up that are not interested in travelling all the way to shelton.
i still hold to my comment on advertising, get the word out. and then keep the word out every chance you get, im sure you will be suprised at how many people you could get at your event. just do your thing for the people up north, make that your focus.