Originally Posted by WestsoundBT
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.
Yes, we considered a lot of those ideas, and honestly we have a "unique" situation here, with our "local/ garssroots players". We are a military area, which means by nature we have a "transient" club.
You are correct though we COULD scale it down, but we have only ever attempted one event a year, so we really don't love the idea of a smaller scale.
Also in previous years I would have done like you suggested and took the hit and kept the tournament ball rolling as it were, BUT this was to be the last event for us as TD's. Like 80% of our club, Tim is military and we are OUTTA HERE come early spring 2014.
We loved our time here, and tried to bring a positive face to disc golf in our local area. We hope the locals will keep the ball rolling after we are gone.
I appreciate all the support and I hope I'm not coming off "snotty" I DO truly "feel the love" and know you guys are trying to genuinely help with sound advice... and AGAIN, I'm not upset with Shelton either.
We're just gonna play as much as we can, and "say our good-byes" to all the locals. It's been an amazing 4.5 years!