yeah the nails were definitely rough on us in particular.... first game, player ends up with 7 stitches thanks to random nail being out on the turf as he slid in to the corner.
Overall though i thought it was a pretty good tourney... i did have a bunker lift up when it was 2 on 4 but i can't say the refs or anyone else had that planned...the other team capitalized on it and i didn't adjust fast enough...that's all there is to that....
Sandbags, in terms of sandbags, i loved the idea in boston, but i do have some complaints...please don't put the sand bag pouch where people are actually trying to play the bunkers, i know you probably can't control that anyways, but that's my only complaint about sandbags...
Rating of San Diego NPPL = A++ despite losing one of our players for the tourney in game 1.
Setup superb again, vendors awesome, reffing far superior to anywhere else, air at the fields = still cool, one tiny chrono for 1400 players kinda dumb, but doable, temperature as always awesome in san diego, spray painted turf was not quite as rough on the body this tourney as boston, lack of trash cans kinda harder on nppl cleanup, field cleanup crew spraying down the bunkers on every field still a great idea, crowd even bigger, bands even better, more photographers,
final result, 4th place Division 1
i can't complain at all. Great work everyone involved with NPPL, and all of the teams that were out there.
TWO THUMBS UP from me for sure.