Originally Posted by Tim
Hey everyone, I'm looking at running a tourney (and many more if it's successful) to raise funds to help enhance a course. I'm planning on having a casual, laid back BYOP doubles tourney, with the main objective of course, being a fundraiser. For all the big tourneys, TDs advertise the amount of cash added to payout and what not, but for a fundraiser, payout won't be that big of a draw. I don't really know how much I want to set the fees at...I don't want to make it too expensive, but again, I do want to make some money for the course. So, as a question to those of you that might have experience, or players that might be interested in such a thing, what are ideas you have for drawing players to play in a fundraising event if they're not showing up for the dolla dolla bills yo? Anything that's proven to be successful in the past? Anything that's proven unsuccessful? Thanks for any feedback!
Personally, I like fund raiser tourney's to have an out of the ordinary format.
That way people can just play the game and have a great time as opposed to having to worry about scoring well, cashing etc... Bring your own partner doubles tourneys and even three headed monster tourneys are perfect for something like this. People don't get to play these formats as often so they might be more inclined to play regardless of payout. Also you can use CTPs and other smaller prizes to spice things up a bit.
Anyway... that's my opinion on the matter.