Thursday, January 1, 2015
First, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2015 looks to be a busy year for tournaments and IGBO bowlers. Mid-December through late March is the busiest time of year for online registration activity. Currently there are 12 tournament registrations live. Others are in the wings about to be launched. It seems like I am cranking one out every weekend. 🙂
I also want to thank everyone for their patience during a recent outage this past December. Our host service provider moved TournReg to new servers and new network system. Through many miracles, we were only offline for a day and a half. TournReg is still maintaining a monthly 99.8% uptime.
TournReg averages 10-15 entries a day during this period (roughly 30 bowlers or $3000 a day in Pay Pal transactions). Weekends these numbers can double. All this server, email, and data traffic is free to IGBO tournaments. But, it costs me money and daily time to maintain. I also import hundreds of bowlers each week to local IGBO-TS tournament databases. It has been my gift to IGBO tournaments for last 7 years. I want to rest and enjoy my weekends. Perhaps I can go to more tournaments now with my new free time.
June 2014, I announced 14 months in advance the pending discontinuation of the TournReg online registration platform. Effective August 1, 2015 ( 8 months from now), I will no longer offer my “optional” TournReg service to IGBO-member tournaments. Tournaments currently using my service must soon plan for an alternative online registration process.
Below is a friendly reminder to the following tournaments impacted as of August 1, 2015.
Tournaments Needing to Prepare Their Own Online Registration System
|BIG D CLASSIC 2015||BLUEGRASS 2016|
|MAPLELEAF 2015||GOLDENGATE 2016|
|MENOPAUSE 2015||TROT 2016|
|SHOWGIRL 2015||SWEETHEART 2016|
|ORBIT 2015||PRIT 2016|
|GOBOT 2015||SPIT 2016|
|TART 2015||SVIT 2016|
|HIC 2015||OKCLASSIC 2016|
|RIOT 2015||COMIC 2016|
|TREAT 2015||GREAT 2016|
|JOLT 2015||GOTHAM 2016|
|CHIT 2015||IGBO 2016|
|MID-YEAR 2015||DIGLIT 2016|
|LASSI 2015||HOUSTON 2016|
|CAHC 2015||TGIF 2016|
|CHUZAPALOOZA 2016||LBI 2016|
|GAGME 2016||PRAIRIE PLOW 2016|
Below are details of the forthcoming TournReg Discontinuation Plan:
- Official Notice and Detailed Discontinuation Plan
- Frequently Asked Questions about the TournReg Discontinuation Plan
If interested, I created a page listing current data of IGBO tournaments using TournReg since 2011. (2011 was the first year in the current framework data format. I have online data in older formats since 2008.)
In Unity, Fellowship, and Communication,