It ain’t easy.
Yesterday I ran another successful Submission Tournament. I think it went pretty well but as always I’m open to suggestions as to how to make it better. Some of the more successful moves we made this time were having the finals of each division run later, moving the 3rd ring out into the front of the building and a speedier registration method. If you have any thoughts on what to do to improve the event, comment here, I’ll be happy to hear them. I have photos and full results on the PC in the gym so I’ll post them up on the IP mainsite tomorrow.
I can officially declare that the next IP Submission Tournament will be on Saturday, March 27th. I look forward to seeing you all there!
In other stress related news, it’s squeaky bum time for The Fight Before Christmas. We have about 60% of the tickets sold so we’re delighted so far with the response to the event and we’re really confident that the event will be a success. But that doesn’t make me any less stressed out, and maybe when the dust settles I’ll tell some of the frankly unbelievable tales of people who call themselves fighters. Let me just say for now that the next time the Chaos show is held in Derry, I’ll send fighters there as Evolve have been excellent in the run in to this event; or when Rumble in Rush is on, I’ll send fighters there as RFA have been excellent. I may vent and come out with the whole story after the show is done and dusted but let me just say for now that certain clubs will not be invited to future IP shows. It seems a bit silly to accuse amateur clubs of a lack of professionalism, so I’ll just use the term bad manners.
Anyway, back to the grindstone sorting out ringside table arrangements, chairs, dressing room food and water, doctors, medics and the big one… the fight card! If you haven’t got your tickets to the event yet it would be a good idea to get them now from the gym or from any of the fighters! You can also get them from me on 085-8320174 and arrange a pick up/meet to get them.