move discussion here to stop thread drift on KCFDC board topic
Some basic thoughts on the event:
It will be a fund raiser. All proceeds, less awards, will go to a beneficiary to be determined.
This is a club member only event. However, in addition to being a club member, participants will have to compete in a certain number of summer leagues prior to a predetermined date (probably something like 2 weeks before the Team Championship event). This is to deter "ringers."
Each team will have 16 players. The teams will be comprised of 10 players from qualifying event(s), 4 Captains picks and 2 lottery winners. Each team will carry 10 Open, 4 Masters(minimum) and 2 Women.
The team Captains will be the club VP of each state. Currently John Theiss for MO. and Jim Sherwood for KS. If they can't or don't want to be a Captain, they should be responsible to find someone to take their place.
The competition will be a two day, 3 round event, with 2 rounds of doubles matches on Saturday and 1 round of singles matches on Sunday. Each match is worth 1 point (1 for a Win, 0 for a loss or .5 for a halve) for a total of 32 points. 16.5 needed to claim the Championship.
I'll present this with more detail to the BoD. Basically, I'll be looking for their event support, some funding to secure a perpetual trophy and advice on a good charity to support.