So you plan to have a lot of people hanging around? What I usually see is one event starting earlier. e.g. men's doubles. Then the ladies doubles, and mixed. Usually men's doubles has the largest number of entries and it would be prudent to get these out of the way plus turnover of matches (and players waiting around would be less) If you make the ladies(or guys) arrive later, they could do other more useful things rather than hanging around in the hall. That's being extremely generous. You will find people entering and not turning up (and there will be quite a few!). That's unfair to those who got their entry in later but were refused. 2 days is too short. You really like to put pressure on yourself. Make it at least 1 week. That way you can give some details out to people like...their entry has been successful! If they haven't been successful, they can go and make other plans for the w/end I'm 50:50 on this one. If a registered pair doesn't turn up, would you like to fill that group up to maintain the number of games in the round robin? (plus maintain the income you are trying to generate? One way is to allow pairs to register on the day on a first come:first served basis. i.e. "1. All men's pairs must register by 1.45pm. If by 2pm no registration, then the entry will be forfeit." "2. Players may be allowed to register on the day of the tournament on a first come- first served basis in the event of a registered entry forfeiting entry. Entry fees will be the same. Please note this is NOT a guarentee of entry." No need to state this point, but be prepared to run two matches at one time if it's nerly 10pm! Absolutely Just keep to one bird. If you want the higher end shuttles in s/finals and finals, state which one will be used. My preference is to keep to one shuttle only. It's a bit crazy to keep changing types of shuttles for a small tournament that finishes on the same day. And tournament organisors accept no responsibility for their safekeeping. Is on site stringing service normal for a small tournament in Canada? If so, you guys are realy spoilt! Definately! Those who forfeit entries on the day might ask for their money back giving you considerable administrative headache. I'd say, after closing date finishes, entry fee is non-refundable for those accepted into the draw. If you let people telephone, e-mail entry, they must get an official form in WITH THE MONEY!!!! That's their responsibility. Envelopes with the postmark on the closing date will be accepted. After that it is to the discretion of the tournament referee. Refuse all entries who don't PAY on time! Cannot stress this highly enough. Only accept cash in person...not through the post!! (cos some will say you took their money unfairly! - i.e. they sent the money but you said you never receive the entry) Now, did I miss anything out?