Steve- thanks for the heads up, but actually we are not trying to compete with the regional sanctioned events. Our idea is to present a local-focus simple tournament to cater to the weekly league players. We did try to pick dates when the locals would be least likely to be going to any major tournaments out of state, but it is not our intent to draw significant numbers from any distance. And as a secondary benefit, by keeping the format extremely simple we want to encourage some new faces to venture into the TD role - as a couple have done.
Separate from the North Idaho Series, a few players have mentioned the possibility of running a sanctioned tournament at Farragut sometime this year. Nothing definite at this point, though.
btw- thanks for supporting the NIDGC and participating in some of our weekly league events. I've got $3 with your name on it that you won this week at Corbin.
See you next time you can make it over.