Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

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Which of the following dates would be better for a spring tournament at James Monroe?

Sunday, April 19
0
No votes
Sunday, April 26
1
10%
Saturday, May 16
7
70%
No preference
2
20%
 
Total votes: 10

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Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

Post by intothenegs »

James Monroe (Fredericksburg, VA) is considering running a house-written tournament in either late April or mid-May. Since a majority of the Saturdays between now and PACE are claimed, our choices seem few and we may run a Sunday tournament- so vote on a date that you would prefer.

Once I get details worked out and can settle on a date, I'll post a more formal announcement.
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Re: Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

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Well, I would generally recommend against the 26th as it is not only the day after HAVOC, but at least a couple central VA senior proms are that Saturday night. The 18th is manageable, but a few schools have the preceding week off for Spring Break and may only be getting back that day. Despite the lateness, the May Saturday seems the most workable.
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Re: Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite »

Also, the VCU Season Finale is on the 18th, and I know some people from TJ will be reluctant to go to two different tournaments in the same weekend.
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Re: Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

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Quite simply, if we wanted to go, we can't on the 19th, and probably can't on the 26th. So the last choice would be the best even though it's quite a bit later.
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Re: Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) »

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Quite simply, if we wanted to go, we can't on the 19th, and probably can't on the 26th. So the last choice would be the best even though it's quite a bit later.
Well, perhaps better for you. I think something we should keep in mind though is that if you're hosting a Sunday tournament you are automatically going to have lots of conflicts with lots of schools, either because they have events like prom the night before (sidenote: given the nature of prom being that lots of schools run theirs at different times, I don't think Cameron's warning is valid because I would be shocked if a couple other schools miss because of prom on any day), or because people are religious (which is not unheard of in the south). For every person on this board advocating one date, who knows, there might be three other teams out there that refuse to go unless its some other day, so I would advocate taking some of the suggestions here with a grain of salt until you get a pretty complete response from lots of nearby coaches to try and figure out what date looks like it might benefit the most teams, even if it means your field may not be as nationally competitive.
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Re: Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

Post by Howard »

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:
Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Quite simply, if we wanted to go, we can't on the 19th, and probably can't on the 26th. So the last choice would be the best even though it's quite a bit later.
Well, perhaps better for you. I think something we should keep in mind though is that if you're hosting a Sunday tournament you are automatically going to have lots of conflicts with lots of schools, either because they have events like prom the night before (sidenote: given the nature of prom being that lots of schools run theirs at different times, I don't think Cameron's warning is valid because I would be shocked if a couple other schools miss because of prom on any day), or because people are religious (which is not unheard of in the south). For every person on this board advocating one date, who knows, there might be three other teams out there that refuse to go unless its some other day, so I would advocate taking some of the suggestions here with a grain of salt until you get a pretty complete response from lots of nearby coaches to try and figure out what date looks like it might benefit the most teams, even if it means your field may not be as nationally competitive.
Couldn't have said this better. Actually, probably couldn't have said it this well in the first place.

Obviously, you'll want to avoid major conflicts like spring breaks or Sundays when other tournaments are running. Beyond that, pick what works out best for you and things should go well.
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