dirtyj wrote:I guess my question to both of you is how are you going to handle conflict with next years schedule? The next quetion rolls right into the first one. Tim/Clue would you show favoritism to people or teams that you belong to or are affiliated with. This could be considered a conflict of intrest in some cases if not handled transparently and or fairly.
In all reality we only had 1-2 problems this year and those could've been handled fairly easily with a little better communication. I don't see making the schedule being wrought with problems or conflicts of interest like some make it out to be.
I'm not looking to make some giant overhaul. I think having a deadline to submit dates over the winter will give us a good feel for who wants to do what. In the event that there are multiple interests for the same date, seniority may take precedent, but we'll explore other options. One thing I will not do is have one blanket rule that trumps all. Every situation is unique and should be handled accordingly.
There are weird situations like the Ankeny Summerfest or Iowa Games where the PDGA schedule or the Iowa schedule are going to be irrelevant. Those tournaments will happen regardless of sanctioning. Another tournament may get sanctioning priority, but the SC would have no authority to make them change dates.
I think the biggest issue will be getting the PDGA to honor the blessing of the State Coordinator. I have great contacts on the Board of Directors and can make sure that the PDGA will not overrule our decisions here locally.
Now, I haven't exactly addressed getting new tournaments on the schedule. I know you guys in Ames have been putting a lot of effort in the last year or so and it hasn't gone unnoticed. I expect you guys to push to get on the schedule. Atlantic and Forest City have been pushing as well. We're all going to benefit from this ambition. There are also tournaments that have fallen off a little bit. Madrid is probably extinct. Oskaloosa may be in a rebuilding process. These are things that are going to affect the schedule. I think there's going to be plenty of room for everyone. It may take some compromise, but I expect things to work out pretty smoothly, especially for next year.