What is an Event Organizer?
A Event Organizer is the person who schedules an event, and usually the person that runs it and reports it. Organizers make sure their events run smoothly, and if there are any problems, they resolve them. They are responsible for the event from start to finish.
Event Organizers are responsible for the following:
- Creating the event. Determining the time, place, structure, format, cost, etc.. This includes sanctioning the event.
- Booking the site. Making sure that there will be enough space for the players.Paying for the site if necessary (for larger sized events).
- Advertising the tournament. Fliers, internet, etc..
- Recruiting qualified staff. This includes a judge, a computer person, gophers, etc. as necessary. At small events, the TO usually handles all of these responsibilities or assigns an employee to handle one or more of them)
- Making sure that enough product will be on hand for the tournament. (Sold by your store to participants in limited events)
- Dealing with any problems on the day of the event (leaky roofs, not enough play space, not enough basic land, computer malfunctions, delays, etc.). Note: Some things will fall under the Head Judge's department (if you use a DCI Certified Judge), but if it's outside of game play, it's the Tournament Organizer’s responsibility.
- Cleaning up the play area when the tournament is over. (Unless assigned to a store employee)
- Reporting the results in a timely fashion
If you have additional questions about what being a Tournament Organizer entails try asking them at the Organizer Community message boards.