« on: January 28, 2013, 10:52:06 AM »
I have a meeting planed with our local Parks and Rec concerning our club tournaments. It looks like they want to charge us a fee and have us carry insurance for our club tournaments. I'm sorry but we are not large enough to handle both these issues as we don't see large turnouts for our smaller club tournaments. So my questions are:
Are any clubs required to pay a fee to the local Parks and Rec when running a tournament?
Are any clubs required to provide insurance to the local Parks and Rec when running a tournament?
My problem with the fee is going to be if they want a set amount to run a tournament because if they expect $100 per tournament and I only have 8-10 players show up (not uncommon as we don't seem to get the support) then the payout is going to be poor as I have to deduct that from the entry. If we can agree on a small percentage of the entry fees then we will be fine. As far as the insurance issue goes, our club can't afford to carry and insurance policy just to put on a few tournaments each year. I know we can purchase one through the PDGA (which we will do for the PITT Open one time a year) but for our other smaller club tournaments we don't want to sanction them just to get an insurance policy as that my drop attendance even more.
Let me know your thoughts on this so I can have some ammunition when I go into my meeting. Thanks