Listen, IBJJF, it’s no secret you’re one of my favorite tournament organizations- and I am super excited that you set up another East Coast tournament relatively close to where I live (for anyone who is wondering, it’s taking place July 13).
My problem is with the venue: specifically, City College. During the registration period for the last tournament you had to stop registering competitors an entire week early due to issues with capacity.
I imagine you will face the same problems once again with this
Summer open: you will have to close registration early, causing some divisions to have maybe one, two competitors if they’re lucky.
We’ve already talked about suggestions to possibly even out the divisions before but for this new tournament, I would suggest a new, larger venue.
Or hey, come on down and party in Philly: we can find a venue big enough to hold everyone, fairly easy to access and enough parking for everyone. That way, everyone wins.