I’m recovering now from the mental exhaustion of running the tournament today – with a last minute drop out and another last minute addition, we had 22 people playing (including me) which was a good lot of coaches, each bringing something slightly different.
I stayed up too late last night (until just before midnight), then wasn’t efficient getting breakfast, stopping at a Starbucks I couldn’t find in order to get an overly milky coffee. I could also have done with an assistant, because trying to run the administration of all the team entries and then the result sheets was a bit much: a few times we got results transposed so the winner was the loser, or we had the wrong count of touchdowns. No irrevocable errors, but with a scoring program that has a tiny typeface, and my less than readable result sheet design, it was harder than it needed to be.
One other thing that came up as I was reviewing the stats afterwards was that the prize for most casualties went to a guy with 15 casualties, who’d sustained 7. Whereas another player got 15 casualties and only suffered two. I wonder if I need another prize for that.
Everyone seemed very happy with the event, and it was good to get a few more connections, find some way to get more leagues playing in Seattle. As I left, I tried to book the room for my Halloween tournament, only to find the room already booked by somebody else, which threw me into a tailspin – thankfully it was one of the other organisers, booking it for me so it wouldn’t be blocked. Onwards!
One response to “Tournament thoughts”
It’s hard work organising “fun” things. But seems like your hard work paid off and was greatly appreciated.