Originally Posted by TYVEK
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.
Danni, any thought to "resetting" the tourney model to match the potential changes/attendance risks? That is, if you're still game for doing that. If part of the conflict is your own desire to be at Shelton yourself,... then you know that's another layer to this.
any potential to downscale perhaps to take the risk level down? Instead of setting a break even attendance point at say 50 (or whatever it was, maybe 72 was break even, I hope not), find a model that takes it down to 35?
Perhaps.. preserve tradition and continuity even at the expense of scaling back slightly. Maybe more grassroots oriented feel? Could be done. I know its tough to swallow the idea of being a downer year when we always want to be growing toward the limelight.
Plus, when Shelton fills (perhaps quickly) it might be a great outlet for some.