You need to advertise the tournament if you want people to know about it and to come along to attend it. Advertising is one of the main reasons why tournaments are either well-attended or poorly-attended; advertising makes all the difference!
Try and give people as much notice as possible when you announce the event. Remember that people need to book time off work, or they need to book flights well in advance, or they need to book child care, or they need to clear their schedule in some other fashion. People tend to be busy and need as much notice as possible.
Advertising does not mean making an event page on Facebook an hoping that people sign up. Sure, use Facebook events, but think about all the ways you could possibly get the word out to people that the event will be happening. Bear in mind that there are data protection laws, so you can’t just spam everyone you know with whatever kind of marketing!
The better you advertise the tournament, the more likely you are to break even in terms of your budget, and the more fun you are likely to have at the event on the day.
Book a judge training workshop
We offer judge training workshops to help your staff and/or club members improve their judging skills. Becoming a better judge usually leads to developing skills that are useful for fencing, such as perceiving openings and predicting an opponent’s behaviour, so judge training has a wide range of benefits.
If you would like to book a judge training workshop, then please send us an email to discuss your requirements, and we would be delighted to help.