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Old 08-04-2012, 11:34 PM
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How to get ppl to pre-register for the ace race

I am td-ing an ace race for my first time. For you veterans, how have you gotten people to pre-register for your event?
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:31 AM
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I'm not personally running one, but the TD for our local race is using iregisteredonline.com and a facebook page.

Not sure how many of the confirmed people on facebook actually went through the signup process yet, but I did and it seemed pretty straightforward.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:43 AM
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I'm running my second Ace Race in Evansville. I'm running it as Pre-Reg only, just as last year.
Don't underestimate the power of social media, local forums (although BG's leaves a lot to be desired), word of mouth and post at courses. Basically, advertise!
Don't be afraid to go to local retailers and post information. You may even talk to HB about helping promote it.
Feel free to message me if you have other questions. Promotions is one of my strengths.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:43 AM
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incentive?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:16 PM
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In the past when I ran larger Ace Races, I always marketed that you have a guaranteed spot if you register by "X" date. X being about three weeks in advance. After that it was limited availability. That way I had most of the people (and cash) before I had to order from Discraft. I would then order an extra 10 or 15 packs. The extra packs usually were spoken for by the date of the Ace Race, so there were none for day of walk ups.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:53 PM
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Make it widely known that you will only be ordering enough player packs to cover the pre-regs. Everyone else is out of luck.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:14 PM
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Make it widely known that you will only be ordering enough player packs to cover the pre-regs. Everyone else is out of luck.
That's what our TD is doing. He's also apparently got no life and has spent the last 3 weekends camped out at the practice basket with a sign up sheet. If you have no life, that will work.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:18 PM
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I gave up trying to get people to pre-register. I simply hate turning people away.
We pre-register until the last day and usually order double the number of registered/paid players as of two Fridays before the event (8-days before the Ace Race). This year we had 46 players registed two Fridays before the event.
We ordered 100 players Packs and had 7 left over.
And we've started selling those to people who missed the event.
This was my fourth one, so i've kinda figured out the locals.

The first year we only ordered for pre-registered players and were a few short. We just split up Players Packs to get everyone a disc for the day of the Ace Race, and ordered more Player Packs the following week for all the walk-ups after the event and let them pick them up when they came in.

No doubt it's a nerve-wracking thing, TD'ing an Ace Race. But it's worth it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:21 PM
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Make it widely known that you will only be ordering enough player packs to cover the pre-regs. Everyone else is out of luck.
This is what I do. Using mail in, paypal and in person at dubs. I order no extras for walk ups.
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