Originally Posted by Geaux Splat
Guys here are some facts u need to be aware of, if you want tournaments offered by fields we have to support each other. If not, this sport you say you love is gonna go away here in Louisiana. As owner of a field we don't make it on tournaments. We make it on rentals and parties. So think about this when your field is trying to do a tournament. Also, tournaments are a head ache to plan. But we want to support the tournament scene. So if u say u want more tournaments then support all of them. Especially the ones near by. Good Luck to all the guys headed to Chicago next week. God Bless.
You are talking to a large number of people whom have spent the last decade supporting our local fields, teams, and tournaments. People who have owned, worked at, organized tournaments for, reffed at, and spent countless hours digging post holes, hanging netting, clearing brush, as well as anything else that has needed done at our local fields. This is not to mention the thousands upon thousands of dollars we have individually spent over the years at these very same fields practicing and playing tournaments.
I would suggest, in the most earnest and polite way I know how, that you merely answer the questions they have about your event, possibly listen to their input, and lose the self righteous attitude. I can tell you that I for one, will not support anybody who tells me how or what I need to do in order to support the game I have been playing since the Splatmaster was the hot new gun, and after knowing most of the Louisiana players for years, I highly doubt that I am alone in that attitude. There is a very strong, loyal, and dedicated group of players in louisiana who know what is going on. The best way to develop their support, and promote unity is not by telling them what they need to do to make your tournament successful, and claim it is all "for love of the game". We've all been around the block. Numerous times.