Dont start with a series. If tournaments are dead in your area, you need to start small and build up to a series. You also need to look at the field and how many players that field gets each year. Plus, what type of play are the players coming there for.
If there are alot of Private Games or Open game woodsball players, then start with an old style woodsball tournament. These are more relaxed events and the players are out to have more fun over anything else.
If players mostly come there for airball, run a small 3 man airball event.
Theres alot involved in any event, so dont get in over your head. On top of everything you just mentioned, you need to think about;
How much to charge- Most fields will either want to split the registration fee, or, want the full amount from the paint sale. Remember that the field needs to make money to and their just renting you a place to play.
Prizes- Most events payout or have prizes. At the least, trophies will be involved. Still another cost to the promoter.
Airball- Theres another cost to the field to set up, maintain, clean, and breakdown the bunkers for an event.
You have options that might help entice people to play. One option would be to make this a BYOP event. Raise the entry fee, lower the prize package, and split the registration fee with the field owner.
Another option would be to make it an FPO event, the promoter gets the registration fee, the Field Owner gets all the paint and air fees, and the paint supplier gives out the prizes as a sponsor to the event.
Ive been running events since 2001. We started very slow, and have built one of our events (Our Young Guns Series) into Illinois longest running tournament series. We average 20+ teams at every event, with a 6 game series. Its been so good that we will now add a 5 man Young Guns one day event at the end of the series this year. We do the FPO/registration fee split with the field, and its been a great relationship.
Last edited by PYROMAN : 02-24-2009 at 08:27 AM.