We had 14 show. That's after I released my judges to participate. Far less than I hoped for. We had fun - I always strive for that and I didn't allow my disappointment to color my day. I waited til later for that and I wanted to let that blue feeling fade a bit before posting. I'm not interested in any sort of finger pointing or blame assigning, but I would like some feedback from anyone that was in range of this event to detail their reasons for not showing up. I am willing to make changes within reason to accomodate the players because without the OP Pokemon will die and I'm not ready for that. It may be as simple as being too close to a holiday weekend, gas prices were too high, no ride, hated the GBA part - whatever. But people I need to know and PUI needs to know why these events failed. Yes - you heard right - failed. I won't even argue that point. Anyone that had over 30 can count it a success (Heidi, Phil) but 8, 10, 14 - for a premier event is a failure as it obviously attracted few if any new players and darned few of the core players. I had 3 new players so I guess that ain't bad. But I was "missing" at least 16 players that are in the area within a 2 hour drive. That ain't good. So pony up people. Tell us TO's why. No holds barred - no such thing as a dumb reason.