Originally Posted by spanky11
dont let us down Danni you know theres a ton of us who want to come play that tournament again. Gotta have this one it was a blast last year and i know theres a few guys out for course revenge
august 31-sept 1st?
You guys are super sweet and make me want to try!
I'll tell you what I'll let you in on THIS TD's concerns and you tell me what you think... fair enough? ( I do this mostly because I KNOW there's some people that really want revenge on my baby that ate them up last year, lol )
The park IS available August 31-1 (they don't have football that weekend), but here are my concerns to make this a successful event. We typically get like 50-60 players and I worry if we "run up against" another "popular tournament" we'll slip below that number and make it less successful for you guys the players.
On August 31st there is the WA state Championship... which I know is a popular event. (August 3rd is Steili side/ July 27 is Aquafest and I just love BA too much to do that to him knowing that's his established weekend)
This in lies the core of the issue, we kind of "made our place" in the weekend we had, it was super complex 4 years ago when we selected that weekend to balance the dates at our multi-use park with the local tournaments.
Its a shame, and it's an especially harsh pill for me personally since this would have been my last year as the TD, I was hoping to go out with a bang.
You guys know me I put the players first and I don't think trying to "go head to head" with another popular tournament will do anyone any good.
I don't hold any ill will towards Shelton, they aren't a multi-use park but they wanted a better placed weekend for themselves. I've actually been a supporter of their event since the first year.
I tried to move it to August 24-25, but the park has a soccer tournament that weekend.
I considered asking my park about Sept 28-29 ( I am not even sure if it's available being football season ) but I'm not sure how popular the NW Doubles event is.
This is kind of a double edge sword the way i see it... It means that our area has some great TD's stepping up and making the summer a fun disc golf place for the players, but I kind of got squeezed out.
I don't want to let you guys down (I actually enjoy the fact that you guys WANT to come play) I'm just not sure where to go from here.