09-30-2007, 08:02 #1
How-To run/throw a successful tournamet
It's been a while since I posted on this board, but I've always received honest & straight forward responses to questions.
My question is:
What does it take to host/run/throw a Martial arts Tournament? (NOT MMA)
I'm looking for answers from start to finish. I'm trying to coordinate with a local school and my own startup company.
Areas of concerns are as follows:
Location - colleges, hotels, local Armory
Insurance for location
How does a local tournament become rated/recognized by other orgs such as NASKA, NBL or Krane
Organization of event - divisions, referees, registration (thinking of Online & local advertising)
any information would be of great help - thank youHappy Training
10-01-2007, 13:14 #2
Anyone out there
I know this might not be that interesting to some, but no one responded. Mods, please post in the appropriate forum if this is not correct.
Thank youHappy Training
10-01-2007, 13:31 #3
- Jeff Jaje
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This is the right forum. I'm not sure there are too many people on the boards that have actually hosted tournaments. I've gone to quite a few so I can say what I like from a tournament.
* Professionalism in communications and flyers.
* Starting in a timely manner - too many tournaments start late
* Enough people to handle registration. Long lines for registration keep many tournaments from starting on time.
* Knowing who your judges will be ahead of time. "Hoping" enough people show up to judge doesn't cut it.
* Consistently in judging, make sure the judges know, understand and follow the directions they are suppose to follow.
* being very clear of what does and does not count in sparring.
Most tournaments I've been to are in school gymnasiums.
Good luckThe unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly. - Theodore Roosevelt
10-04-2007, 00:05 #4
The only advice I can give is don't over-extend yourself, start small. I haven't hosted any tournaments, but the only really good tournament I've been at was a round robin submission wrestling tournament. It was finished quickly, and everyone got a good number of matches in. All it did was that. The bad tournaments tried mixing several styles together.Robin Ashe
01-12-2008, 18:00 #5
Reviving this thread:
I might do this for my senior project.Life without effort is a waste of time and air.
01-13-2008, 04:18 #6
Originally Posted by chrtorres
I have a detailed task&planning list that I'll be happy to email or PM to anyone who asks