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Tournament Formats- My Two Cents

We recently had a VERY successful DaKine Beach Club outing this weekend at Alki Beach in the AVA Juniors tournament.  Taking 1st place in the 12’s and 14’s divisions, and a 2nd in the 16’s!  I was able to speak with many disgruntled parents about the format (1 game to 21 pts in pool play), some courts were sharing with another pool, then into single elimination bracket.  As a professional event producer by trade, this format in my opinion is just a money grab.  I hate to say it, but you parents need to start questioning WHY you and your kids are being given so few points and games on tournament day.  I truly feel if you are dedicating your time to get your kids to the beach for a tournament, you deserve to be treated much better than a 1 game to 21 pt pool play format.  My suggestion to the organizers doing this to the region would be to take less teams if you can’t provide enough play and finish on time in order to create a better product.  My two cents.

2017-02-09T18:13:51+00:00