I disagree. Most of the rooms that would qualify have in house or regular tournament directors.
Not too cool to ask to use their venue and not use the regular people to run it. Our two tournaments at Bogies are a pretty good example. They did a great job.
David Richardson ( owner Bogies) paid the TD for running both those tournaments out of his pocket, not a dime was snatched outta the entry fees or the added money ($2000.00 ) ( David Richardson also ) nor was the Calcutta money cut a red cent. Two people sent money $100.00 each, one was keoneyo I believe, he wanted it added to the prize pool and that's where it went, the other donation specified buying all the OP.O tournament players a few drinks, I believe that was Cory from DC and we set up an open bar with that $100.00 until it was completely used up by the all the players. The players came, some from great distances, some knew they had little or no chance to win it, or even finish in the money, yet they came at their own expense and I believe most if not all had a good time.
Now we are considering ( dreaming probably ) about a members only get together, but in order to do that we are going to need another David Richardson type owner to help out with a pool room at the very least. Several suggestions have been made, but no action has been taken to acquire a room. At least none that I've heard of other than Gulfportdoc.
Maybe it's a pipe dream, and that's ok, at least some of you are considering going and that says it could actually happen sometime in the future if a cooperative room owner is found.
The seniors ( Very Old Geezers ) tournament started in much the same fashion a little discussion, some brainstorming and then bam... Fruition... Both are in the books now with more planned.
This members only deal could work out, but it's gonna take some people stepping up to the plate and grinding out the details after a room has been found. Nothing can go forward without a room to have it.
I ain't asking David, he's done enough, but the rest of the USA is open...
I will play anywhere, anytime, if I'm still breathing, ya never know, cause... I'm one of dem old geezers...