I would love to see us all work better as a collective energy towards having a environment where we aren't taking possible players from the other's event. I know it is tough, but one can dream about it can't we?
Collectively, I think that the following areas should be working together:
I think that Des Moines is better positioned than the rest of us, because the IowaDG.com does a great job of keeping everyone on the collective same page in regards to scheduling. At least from my own outside personal opinion. I think that collectively we all as area groups should work hard to engage earlier in the season to create a good option of playing to make it work well for us all and the players.
I also kind of mean to look at the options mentioned and use that as a circle to encompass the area events inside of the circle so to speak. I think/feel that anything within 200 miles we should be looking at in terms of how to improve the experience for the player and entice the event to be bigger and therefore more beneficial to the communities that host the event. These three events are not going to see the activity that they should because the field is diluted. That hurts everyone. That makes me sad.