First of all, i did a search for a thread like this and no joy. Also i hope it’s in the right forum.
Ok, so i live in Nottingham, UK and am wanting to start a tourney. My idea is simple in that i will hire a function room, advertise via internet (mainly facebook, neo empire etc) and leaflets given to local game stores. I know it may also be a sell out move, but i am also planning to run a more widely played game such as Black Ops in the hope of bringing more people in. Obviously as well as SSF4:AE and maybe (Ultimate) MVC3. This probably wont get started until the new year now.
What i really need some help with is general advice from anyone who has experience with running a tourney. Pretty much everything from type of tournament (single elimination? Round robbin?) all the way down to if i am going to get in trouble for using copyrighted images on flyers etc.
I realise there is a lot to cover so any general advice that can be given is greatly appreciated. I am not looking for business advice, if i can give give prizes to the winners and be able to break even financially then i am willing to give up as much free time as it takes to get this started and get a local scene going.
Also, feel free to make jokes about Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest etc etc