I’m going to support this idea as much as humanly possible because I’d rather see this happen, I mean, I am a fan of SeattleVersus.
Sufficient Power - A venue can be a variety of establishments, not all being equal, meaning he’s got it on his checklist of things to ask (The last thing we want is a place to have a black out, then try to charge us even more for renting it out/taking more time and costing us more coin).
Space - Mickey has this in mind and knows exactly what to look for in terms of what will be “enough” for us. Keep in mind, a venue of 1200sqft. compared to 1400sqft. can be the difference in a couple hundred dollars, so keep that in mind when he posts more on what the cover charge will be.
Set-ups - This is where the community has the chance to help. When the time comes, Mickey will make a post about it, as to whether the venue is already set-up for games (Like GameClucks) or if we’ll have to bring our own.
You - That’s right, I’m talking to you. You guys are going to be essential because depending on what Mickey will find, the necessity of RSVP’ing WILL be needed. He doesn’t want to rent a place that will cost $200 for the day, then only 10 people show up (That’s a cover charge of $20 a person, in case you haven’t gotten your abacus out in a while). Meaning this can make/break Mickey’s run if we don’t fully support him and follow through if we say we are going to make it. Because what if 30 no shows happened, then Mickey had already collected, and then he has to foot the rest of the bill? Not cool in the slightest.
Casuals - Nothing is more fun than having a casual, but if a place rents by the hour instead of the day, those will be Money matches between the NorthWest and the venue… Typically the house always wins in those settings. If you know a system is meant for tournament and it’s in use at that moment, do the right thing, DO NOT JUMP ON AND START PLAYING. Everyone is hungry to play, we get that, but once you start delaying tournaments because of a casual… Like Young Jeezy said: “If it ain’t makin dollars, it ain’t makin cents!” ~ Don’t be THAT guy.
In general, that’s all I have to say about the situation. Have faith that whatever Mickey comes up with, he has the best intentions which will help him in his search.