Originally Posted by pbsmoker
I think the roster rules should match the audience you are trying to attract. If you want to get newer players to form teams and play, the rank of players should reflect that.
If you want more experienced teams signing up, then novice rules should be fine. This will allow a wider range of players to attend.
One problem i have seen in the past, is you get brand new rookie players show up and get destroyed by more advanced players, therefore diminishing the enthusiasm to continue to do tournaments.
This past 7 man event at Glory Road was well managed, the refs were spot on and everyone who played from what I could tell had a great time. There were beginners to highly skilled players mixed in throughout. I didn't see anyone get "destroyed." Szep puts on a class event and Tony and all his staff do a great job bad weather and all. The audience that Szep's trying to court are paintball players in general. It's really too bad more players and teams didn't and don't participate in the NCXL. We will continue to play as long as Szep allows it. Final note, congrats to Blue Collar. You guys stepped up when it really counted.