Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NPPL Huntington Beach Oversold

Or should that be over registered? According to the NPPL HB is oversold but in point of fact it really isn't. If it were they would have closed registration and put remaining teams on a waiting list. But they didn't. Instead, the league sent out an email yesterday announcing caps on all the competing divisions and encouraged all registered teams to pay soon or risk missing out on the upcoming event of the year. (Although it wasn't phrased quite like that the obvious intent was to push teams into converting those registrations into entries.) Curiously all the caps, except Pro and pump, are just slightly less than the numbers currently registered in the corresponding brackets. And I can't help thinking with only a few more days to register and pay the league is a wee bit anxious over what the final participation numbers will look like. And I remain curious over the effect Stay, Play & Save may be having on confirmed participation and paid entries. There are presently 145 registrants and the cap tops out at 131 maximum teams. It will be interesting to see how many teams end up competing in the event.

PS--a recap of Galveston is coming. I'm not blowing it off, just trying to get my thoughts in order.


Anonymous said...

What do you think the odds are that the team limits end up being however many teams end up paying?

Baca Loco said...

Depends. If the number ends up being a little low nobody will say a peep. Otherwise probably a good call.