Ok, so I've let this linger long enough. Time to get the ball rolling again. This is going to be a for charity event. I like the tree idea. This years beneficiary will be Waterworks. We'll try to raise enough money to get a few 8-10ft tall trees planted.
It seems John T won't be able to Captain the East team. As such I am going to alter this part of the process for this year. For future years I am going to suggest adding those two "posts" to the November club election ballot. Anyway, I will discuss that with the BoD in the Fall.
In a change of heart, and to drum up interest in taking on the responsibilities of being your state captain, I'm going to give the captain of each team an automatic spot on the roster of 16. So, for this year, I am asking for volunteers to take on the role of team Captain. Send me a msg if you're interested. Tell me which state you're in and why you believe you deserve to be captain. I'll make my selections this weekend.
To keep things centralized, the event will be held at WaterWorks and Rosedale. Saturday Sept. 8th, will be the two rounds of doubles matches at WW, Sunday Sept. 9th, morning will be the round of singles matches at Rosedale. Spots on the roster will be up for grabs during qualifiers in August. For the West team, qualifying events will be at Rosedale league on Aug 8th and Prairie Center league on Aug 20th. For the East team, qualifiers will be at Waterworks on Aug 16th and Swope league on Aug. 28th. If any of them happen to be rained out, we'll postpone 'til the next league at that location. Once I have Captains on board, I'll post details about how many spots will be available at each of the qualifiers.
We'll start promoting this event in June, once the XXXth KCWO has wound down.
note: changed qualifier dates. They may (will likely) change again based on Captains availability to help.