Your tournament must be financially viable, so ensuring you have a comprehensive budget planned for your tournament is essential and the first step to hosting a PSA tournament.
Great! Your tournament must be financially viable, so ensuring you have a comprehensive budget planned for your tournament is essential and the first step to hosting a PSA tournament.
Please make sure you have your finances in place before committing to registering a PSA tournament. There are penalties for tournament cancellation, outlined in the PSA Tour Rule Book.
Make sure this is done early on to avoid disappointment. PSA have strict deadlines and regulations about registering tournaments, so make sure you consult with us first.
Excellent. Make sure you submit your registration form as soon as possible as PSA cannot hold dates for tournaments indefinitely.
This is an essential element that needs to be secure before registering your tournament.
Tournaments must provide public liability insurance of at least $1 million USD (unless otherwise agreed, in writing, with PSA). PSA do not need to be named on such policies.
Normally your club or venue will already have this, so always check first to avoid unnecessary costs and paperwork!
*Note: in countries where such insurance is not available, PSA will make it clear to players before entries close that this is the case and that any player entering does so at their own risk.
It is important that you have decided if you are using bonuses or not for accommodation as this affects your prize money breakdown and registration fees, as well as overall tournament budget.
Regardless, you need to ensure you name an official tournament hotel at least two months before entries close.
You can still register without knowing the exact tournament hotel, but be sure to make it one of your priorities to finalise!
A function might be something as simple as an informal meet and greet, or it might be a formal dinner. Regardless, you need to make sure you it is important to have an idea of any functions you want to invite the players to as soon as possible.
You do not need to finalise these details at the time of registration, however we do need these details before your closing dates. Remember, you will need to think about the activity, venue, date and time and dress code.
A media and marketing plan is an important part of promoting your tournament. Although you do not need to have this finalised when registering your tournament, it is good to start thinking about as soon as possible.
Things to consider include which media your will invite, who will do your reports and results, are you having a photographer, do you want a website or social media pages?
When registering you should have an idea of who you would like to have as your Tournament Referee. Contact your local federation for advice or speak with PSA who can help you.
if using WSF referees, you must check these assignments with PSA. Please make sure you email your proposed plan as soon as possible.
You can still register your tournament without having these things finalised, but make sure you start developing your promotional materials early on to advertise your tournament.
Be sure to make sure that you have checked PSA's Brand Rules and had any proofs of promotional material signed off by PSA before printing.