That's a good analysis. I'll look into switching NHBB Ridgewood to November or December next year when I head over to RHS later today. NHBB Princeton will stay around where it is this year.
In looking at the calendar, that's exactly what I'd recommend, moving the Ridgewood bowl to late fall.
Edward Powers wrote:Perhaps this year was anomolous---No SHP Pirate invitational in September, the clash of FAcT & LIFT in October, no Quaker Invitational in November, and a choice by Bergen to host a Middle School rather than its annual October HS tournament. Whatver the case, NJ & its surrounding region lost about 4 four tournaments as a consequence during the Fall Season.
It is hard to tell whether fall 2011 or fall 2010 was the anomaly. To my knowledge, Pirate Open hadn't run for a bit before 2010, and Bergen had only run two fall tournaments before this year. Our 2009 event was in December and our 2010 was in October. Before we had any idea what we'd be hosting, Hunter announced the Fall Novice for Halloween weekend, and that is a useful tournament to have at about that time. If Bergen was hosting a high school event, it would've been in December, but once NAQT approached us about the middle school event, we moved it earlier so that it would be before our application deadline... great how that worked out.