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Discussion: Northern championships vs Reno number of teams

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May 25, 2007
Lecak
Men's 55
1006 posts
Northern championships vs Reno number of teams
Quite a disparity in the number of teams entered when looking at these two events. I can't imagine how brackets would even be drawn that would make the Rochester event interesting. Reno's only a qualifier and there are 130 total teams.
May 25, 2007
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
394 posts
Pretty tough to compete with a resort destination like Vegas or Reno.
May 25, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
Plus I think there are too many tournaments. How many can a team go to. I don't think we need a tourmanent every week.
May 25, 2007
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
Fred- Not every assoc. runs a tournament every week. But in this case, the Reno tourney has been arround for at least 15 years that I can remember. Maybe more. That's why it's so big. I see they've got several brackets with over 10 teams and one is like 17. We're not playing in Reno this year, and I don't know why, but it's a great tournament in a real fun place.
May 25, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
that is what I am saying. All assoc's together results in 1 or more tournaments every week.

We were suppose to have a tournament this week in Glen Bournie which was cancelled because of lack of teams.

You would think the the Assoc's would do a better of job of coordinating tournaments so as to have a bigger attendance at each,
May 25, 2007
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
I suspect you're right Fred. But who makes the decsion on what tournament runs what week? Most of the tournaments are on about the same weekend every year, and they compete for teams. Maybe over time Darwin will prove to be right and only the strongest will survive. You mention a Glen Burnie tournament being cancelled this week. I don't know who's it is, but I think ssusa has one there later on and they always have a ton of teams. That tells me a couple of things. Ssusa runs a class tournament and the other one that failed either doesn't or hasn't proved it yet. Neither is a good thing for them, but heck, it's one less tournament on the clogged calendar.
May 25, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
It was a SSWS tournament. We are going to the SSUSA one at the end of June.

It is one of those problems that there is no solution for. Too much money and ego's involved for all parties to sit down and agree to a format.
May 25, 2007
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
394 posts
Whats wrong with a tournie every weekend?...LOL
May 27, 2007
bernie
Men's 55
64 posts
Glen Burnie tournament is same weekend as a big tournament in Bridgewater NJ...that caused alot of teams from the northeast to make a choice and most choose Bridgewater...If Glen Burnie had scheduled week of June 2-3 instead or 9-10 both would have been a success
May 27, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
Enviro-Vac there is nothing wrong with having a tournament every week. I would love to play in a tournament every week instead of league play.

What I am saying is if the assoc could get together and alternate or someother method so there is only one in the East and one in the West each weekend.

I know it will never happen but it is nice thought
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