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7th Annual Midwest Hurling Tournament Survey
We had a great time hosting the 7th annual Midwest Hurling Tournament. As far as we can tell, its the oldest active hurling tournament in the country next to Nationals and we are very proud of it. We hope that all participants and spectators had a good time as well. We spend many, many hours looking into ways to make a better tournament every year and could use your help accumulating feedback from the event.
Did you attend as a player or spectator?
Did you have any difficulty finding the field?
Very difficult to find
A bit difficult to find
Not difficult to find
We realize the field is located in a remote location however the quality of the field and other amenities are appealing as well. Would you recommend continuing the tournament in Cottage Grove or conduct it at a park closer to downtown Madison?
The location is fine the way it is.
I'd rather see the tournament closer to downtown Madison even if it means giving up some of the benefits of the current location.
Do you have any suggestions to improve accessibility to the fields?
We try to impose upon other clubs as little as possible once they are here. Madison supplies referees and judges for as many of the games as possible. This year we refereed all but 2 games (the semi-final and the championship games we played in) what was your opinion of the refereeing at the tournament.
The refereeing was great
The refereeing was fine
The refereeing was awful
Did you eat the food from the grill or have beer/soda/water?
If you had food or drink do you have any complaints (poorly cooked, line too long, drinks flat or warm) or have any other comments?
This year we tweaked the format for the games. Each team played two 30 minute games in a lightening round followed by longer games after seeding was established. What was your opinion of the format?
The format was awesome
I really don't care about the format, just there to play in any format
The format was not good
Would you be interested in having a more expansive tournament format that had games mostly on Saturday with a championship held Sunday late morning?
No, I would not be able to stay overnight in Madison to play a championship game in the event my club makes it
Yes, I would be able to arrange to stay overnight in Madison and play on Sunday in the event my club makes it to a championship game.
If you have an idea for improving the format let us know?
If you were a player, did you feel there was enough opportunity to play in the tournament?
Did you use the "help phone" we had at the field for information?
I did not know there was a help phone.
Did you have any problem getting an answer to any questions you needed answered? State any comments you like about this topic.
Did anyone from your club (or otherwise) watch the matches on our live webcam streamed from our website?
I did not know there was a live webcam.
If you were a goalie for any of the teams, were there sufficient sloithars sitting by the goal available for timely puck outs?
Was the scoreboard helpful in following along with the game?
No, the scoreboard is unnecessary
Yes, keep the scoreboard
We have a rather unique set of goals that we pull out for the tournament every year (made of PVC). We are considering spending a big part of our budget on a more permanent set of goals next year. What are your feelings about the goals we use at the tournament (they have been the same ones we have always used for the tournament)?
The PVC goals you use are just fine
I do not like the PVC goals you use (please add a comment at the end of the survey)
Did you have any problems with the port-o-johns (was the wait time too long, were they dirty or unacceptably maintained, etc)?
No, the port-o-johns were fine
Yes, the port-o-johns were unacceptable (please comment at the end of the survey)
Was the tournament website helpful in providing you with the information you needed?
I didn't use the tournament web page as a resource.
All in all, did you have enough access to water and food during the tournament?
We add and remove items to the tournament every year. Please comment on your overall experience. Include what you'd like to see done in the future and mention what unique things you find particularly appealing so we are sure to keep them as part of the festivities.
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