I wrote about this a few days ago, and got interesting responses. While most people don't personally manage registrations at large national tournaments, most people do want to attend some of them. Getting in or not getting in, therefore, is a big issue.I decided to go to two people who have a long history of handling such registrations. Chris Palmer ran Yale's tournament for years, as well as other big college events, and he wrote the tabroom.com software that manages registrations, big and small. Jon Cruz directs the New York City Invitational, which opened registration the same day as Yale this year, and filled to overflowing with about the same rapidity.
The podcast is available at this link, and should appear on iTunes shortly. After we had talked, I thought that we had at least some sort of plan I could use for handling future overloaded events. Feel free to comment and tell us what you think.