Our last 2-Tournaments have been over-subscribed. Each tournament had a Waiting List of more than 5-players. So when is the best time to sign-up for a tournament?
I recommend registering at least 3-days before tournament registration closes. I have heard from many parents who have said “We were waiting to see how the weather was for the tournament.” And in just about every instance they waited too long and the tournament was already full.
For example, our last tournament, which was at Timberline Golf Course, we had a Field Limit of 24-players. The day before registration closed we had 9-players registered. On the last day of registration we had more than 25-players register!
What is the down-side of registering 3-Day before the Tournament? There really isn’t a down-side for registering early. We do not charge Cancellation Fees, so you can always get a full refund if circumstance prevent you from playing in the tournament.
What is the down-side of registering on the last day of registration? Plenty, as you stand a good chance of ending up on the Waiting List and missing out on a place in the tournament field.
I strongly recommend to all parent that they register 3-days before registration closes to make sure that they have a place in the tournament field.