It seems to me that there is currently one unresolved problem in scheduling next year: the uncertainty surrounding the (presumably all open) tournaments that Chris, Ike, and Chicago want to write. I would like to start working towards a solution.
Here's the way I see the puzzle pieces dropping in the fall:
Collegiate Novice will occupy September, and no one else really wants it (and no other tournament fits the bill).
October will likely have two of UVA/Michigan regular tournament, Yale/UCSD/Jerry regular tournament, and Minnesota/Penn Opens.
November will almost certainly have ACF Fall and likely the other of the three mentioned for October. Delta Burke will possibly run concurrent to MO.
There is an open slot in early December.
For spring, things are more nebulous. There are up to four open prime slots (two in January, two in March). SCT and Regionals will occupy February, and ICT and Nationals will occupy April. An early May tournament could also be a possibility.
The events that are looking for homes include three stalwarts: Penn Bowl (though we're not entirely sure if it's happening), Terrapin, and MUT; and the three above-mentioned Chris, Ike, and Chicago tournaments. Gautam has also expressed interest in reviving Elvis at Wisconsin in May. So we have a max of seven tournaments vying for four or five spring slots (plus the open December slot).
Here is my solution: These tournaments can all exist with a little compromise. One can take a January/March date, one can take the early December date, and one can take the early May date (possibly working in conjunction with Gautam to host in Madison). Or two can combine. Or one can attempt to become a June/August summer open. We could even try to host MUT and an open on the same weekends under the DI/DII concept (something I think would be fun to try with MO/Delta Burke in the fall as well, and eventually something that I hope will catch on in general).
While there are many great compromise options, I do not think that all three of these tournaments can take prime spring dates. Most people have voiced a preference for occasional open tournaments throughout the school year, but not three in one semester. Furthermore, having all three in prime spring dates would crowd out traditional spring events (Terrapin, Penn Bowl, MUT) or revert us to the problem of having a death-march of spring tournaments. To me, the least invasive option would be to have one tournament in December, one on a prime spring weekend, and one in May or in conjunction with MUT. Alternately, if two of the editors agree to combine, things could resolve themselves as well.
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