The one thing that I try to do is help these guys at their tourneys but some are just stubborn (Like 4 man tourneys and they set the field to small in Williston and Minot).
It was a lot of OTJ learning for the refs. The Dickinson tourneys (Battle for the Badlands & Sapper Classic)we pretty much have the same guys and they are getting better.
when I am the head ref I am kinda an ARSE but I want everyone to be safe and have fun. The chrono is a big sticking point with me because I've been lit up by a hot gun and it sucks.
In Minot there was a lot of confusion but all-in-all the tourney turned out OK. I wish we could give out better stuff but the government has rules about what we can and can't do. I tried to get some co-sponsors but that got shot down. What we need is a shop that will set the field, get the refs and and the prizes (even if it means charging and entrance fee). The National Guard will supply the bunkers, marketing and some of the free stuff!
but for now, I just like getting everyone together and having a good day of paintball.
Some of you teams should have traveled with us this summer and played the I-29 series. It was fun and we learned a lot.
Look forward to shooting you all soon