I just finished reading the thread about scheduling on the DSM site. I forgot my password, or I would have posted there.
First off, I am guilty of not checking with Steve first. It happened like this: In late July I send the PDGA a request for a B-Tier Event for September 22nd. I had no reply due to Dave Gentry not being in the office for Worlds and other large tourneys. When contact was finally made, he was under the assumption I was asking for Sept. 22 07. Not 06. I spoke again with Dave Gentry and he asked me to search the calender to find a date. Everything was booked and on the weekend of the 21-22nd ALL THAT WAS ON THE PDGA SCHEDULE WAS BIG CREEK. I did not purposely schedule against another tournament, but wasnt in the position to change the date either. Im sorry to cause Tom the inconveince, as I really didnt know. I am guilty also of not scouring the DSM board to check thier dates. That was my fault, as was not contacting Steve. I handled it through the PDGA and did it very quickly in order to keep everyone here happy.
This was ( after the missed Sept. date ) just to be a slightly bigger than local event. It was the PDGA who suggested we move it to a B-Tier as the numbers were within reach, purse wise. I really dont care for the notion Id try to submarine another event, especially in Iowa, where I not only travel to play, but hope to see a traveling contingent from.
I could not change the date and expect to get great numbers, much in the same sense I wouldnt purpusely schedule an event against an Iowa event, as obviously the numbers WOULD take a hit. I am sorry to have put Tom into a position where he had to change the date of his event.
We would have 4-7 people travel to Ottumwa. If those people wanted to go I would have understood. Judging by most of the comments on the DSM site, the attendance there still would have been good. If not very good. I wasnt expecting to snag a bunch of players from Ottumwa, quite different, since few Iowans ( More DSM players, I guess) attended our event in July. I was looking more at Chicago-area players.
Again, dont misread anything into it. I made a mistake by NOT going through the proper channels. I had no intent to screw up anyones event, and felt real bad when I heard it was Tom Cremer running it. Im not sure if we have met, but Ive only heard good things. I swear it wasnt listed on the PDGA event calendar, and I was more worried about the impact that this event could have on the QCs and on myself than doing enough research to prevent it. Anyone that thinks I would do it intentionally is way off base, and knows nothing about me.
> Jay can you link this to the DSM thread?