the beaner of ny, Foundation is a D2 team.
iRoNiQ, that sucks
. I hope you guys make a strong come back next year.
Highway Pirate, I would say its a combination of the weather and how NY is pretty spread apart, as well as the disagreeing on formats deal. By "disagreeing on formats" I mean there are teams who would rather play AXBL/CXBL full 50 minute matches, where as others would rather play the 10-15 minute race-2/xball lite formats, and a few that would rather play 5/7-man formats.
All of the teams as well as leagues and events just seem to be too spread out.
I could foresee a NY league, that is somewhat centrally located in NY, based off of the PSP Race2/Xball format really taking off. A lot of people dream to become pros right? NY loves xball. Why not build a league that's based off a well established national league? Using the APPA ranking system, this NY regional league could offer D2-D4 divisions of the race2/xball format. Oh, and throw a pump division in there while you're at it... 'cause there needs to be more NY pump teams too.
For prizes, don't offer gear... for the higher D2-D3 divisions offer a percentage off of a PSP entry fee, such as 75% for 1st, etc. For D4, offer free entry to the next event plus 2 cases or something to that effect. Or maybe skip the prize mentality and reward the teams that make playoffs with a free case of paint each. Then the teams that make the finals another case of paint, and just provide 1st-3rd trophies.
Unfortunately this dream league of mine would probably take a decent amount of start up cash... or have to start off slow with limited teams and go from there.