Originally Posted by ***MINIONS***
good thought, but this would raise costs for teams. this would mean paint companies would have to travel to 8 locations a year rather than 4 and sponsors would have to come out 8 times and nppl would have to set up fields 8 times. this would raise costs drastically.
You don't have to have a massive trade show at every event. Kee has a plant in florida, if they didn't want to send their semi-truck to every event they could ship the paint there.
I guess my point is have HB because its HB, but then have regional events. Heck you could have more than two conferences. This could increase exposure on the regional level and help to build teams and fields.
Then take the regional/conference winners and hold a national championship in Vegas.
This is done in many other sports. AAU does this for baseball, basketball etc.
As far as raising the cost for the teams, I don't see how that could happen. If I were able to play regional events with the quality of the national events. I could save $$ because the events would probably be closer, meaning I could drive (no flight or very cheap flights, and if you drive no rental car). Being that the events would probably be smaller, that could translate into a shorter tournament. Which in turn would save on hotel and travel costs, and it would mean less time away from work and school.
Tourney series such as CFPS, WCPPL, GPL and CFOA etc have all shown that the regional series could handle this type of league.