So, in preparation for next year and running a tournament, getting out and playing more this year is going to need to happen. Aside from that and getting the word out to the public, I am proposing a few different ideas and want to run it past the Kubb folks of Ottawa (and indeed Canada).
I’m throwing this out there as currently there are not a huge number of players. If we did a singles tournament, it would be a much longer tournament (depending on registration). It would also give an advantage to each person in that they are throwing all the batons. It is more close to what we play once in a while in the parks.
2-3 Member Teams
This would be the more standard style tournament so far in the USA. They do 3 members to a team (minimum). Again, if we have 100 people interested this would be much more feasible.
The other thought is that we do the singles tournament in the springtime and then the Team tournament in the fall.
Here is the biggest thing to think about. I did some checking and having it at Major’s Hill or Vincent Massey (or any NCC owned property) is bleeding expensive. Looking at City of Ottawa parks, it’s MUCH cheaper and makes more sense. Who knows, in a few years of doing this we may upgrade to Major’s Hill but for now I think a smaller park works. We can work with whatever we have for sure and cost effectiveness is what really matters.
This is the next part of it. Again, depending on interest (which I think we’ll have enough) I’d see the cost at not exceeding $20 per person to make it all happen. We may even be able to get that down a bit too depending on possible sponsorships.