I want to bring something up about how the tournament was run, but want to say up front that I'm not upset at all. As someone who has put in countless (literally) hours in a non-profit organization over 7+ years, I greatly appreciate hard work done by volunteers. Still, if issues are not reviewed or discussed then improvement will not happen.
When I signed up for Ice Bowl on 1/17 at the store, I forgot to notate if I was playing Sat, Sun, 1 round or 2. Dick graciously called me on my mobile asking which I replied two rounds on Sunday.
When I checked in on Sunday AM, I informed them I was playing two rounds.
When I turned in the round card, nothing was said. One of the volunteers (name purposely not given) gave me the card back 15 minutes later asking who was and wasn't playing 2nd round. I found all 5 other players, marked the card with a Y or N next to name and turned it back in. My name was marked Y.
During lunch, my name was called out as double checking on second round. I checked in again stating I was playing 2nd round, this with a 2nd different volunteer (again name left out on purpose - but I know them all by name)
Sometime later, as my double checking personality started to kick in, I checked in again to make sure.
Then when the cards/groups were posted, my card was missing. I asked a third volunteer about it and was told to jump in on a card and have them write my name down, which I did.
I now see in the scores above (Rob Martin) that my second round score was not recorded.
So...I checked in / or informed four different people a total of six different times. My 2nd card was not retained and my score was not recorded.
If this was a PDGA tournament, I would be pissed as hell. Since this was a benefit and didn't have any real significance, I'm slightly annoyed but not offended. It is easy to criticize from the outside, but all of the volunteers definitely looked like they were working their ass off, which is EXTREMELY appreciated. I sincerely mean this when I say, THANK YOU.
My point is, all of us should strive to improve how we do things, running a tournament, etc. Heck, the day afterwards, I posted on how we could improve the beer donations and contacted 4 people on helping me to brew next years homebrew donation. I intend to personally get involved in the beer donations next year to try to get some fresh faces (ManKind, etc.).
I'll be back for next years Ice Bowl...with a larger contribution of homebrew. Let's try to improve the retention of who's playing and who isn't and the scores they throw.