Originally Posted by Tim
It works for the World and the US, why not the state too?
I base my opinion on the fact that in the time I've been playing, I have yet to see a meaningful state championship. There have been state championship tournamnets in this time, but they are usually announced a week or two before and are poorly advertised. As a result, the field is small and not truly representative of the state.
A properly run/advertised/sponsored tournament would be a great thing.