Mick at t-square, has a blog that alot of people check reguarly. Me being one of them as of i respect mick alot and i enjoy checking it. i come to a post everyonce in a while that really makes me think a little bit.
(this post falls in line with my way of thinking.
Back when I was marginally interested in holding tournaments, come hell or high water I awarded the advertised prizes. I also never canceled an event because sign up numbers didn't suit me. If one team showed up (and fortunately that never happened) I promised to split that team up and hold the tourney anyway.
Many event planners are short sighted. Rather than invest some time and money now in order to build something big in the future they want results NOW. Big profits. Big prizes. And this includes the teams. How many teams take the attitude, "Well, he only had 3 teams show up last time. Not worth my time."? Around these parts I reckon it's 6 or 7 teams. That's 6 or 7 teams that don't show because they are pissed that the others will not show.
Deliver what's promised. Stand by your convictions. Whether you are an event planner or a team remember - respect must be earned.)
now i am not pointing fingers at any one person but i am sick of going to tournaments and having 3 teams show up. just about the same 3 teams i might add it seems like.. I just want everyone to think a little bit about the way paintball in ar is and where we are and how much better it would be if everyone just showed up and played..
here is a link to his blog also. cool stuff http://tsquarepaintball.blogspot.com/