2nd District Event Registration Thursday – Important New Information
Written by Frank Merrick.
District Teams, we have some important information for you! Not sure if you are a ‘District’ team? Check here.
Some of you may be aware that the Michigan and Pacific Northwest (PNW – Washington, Oregon, and Alaska) Districts use something called a ‘home event’ registration system. Under this system, all teams are assigned a specific ‘home event’ as the first event they sign up for. Teams may opt out of going to their home event, but then must wait until 2nd District Event registration to register for both District events they receive as part of their season registration fee. As these teams who opted out are actually going to be attempting to register for two events when 2nd District event registration opens, this increases the demand on the registration system.
Because of this:
MICHIGAN and PNW TEAMS: YOUR 2nd DISTRICT EVENT REGISTRATION WILL BE AT 11:00AM EASTERN TIME on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th.
This time is one hour before all other District teams, who will be registering for their 2nd District Events at Noon, Eastern Time, on the same day, as planned. We believe moving registration for these two Districts up by one hour will significantly reduce the overall burden on the system, and result in a smoother experience for all.
This is how the timing will work on Thursday, October 13th:
11:00 to 11:45 AM Eastern Time: 2nd District Event Registration will open for MI and PNW teams only. Events for non-MI and non-PNW District Teams will not be visible during this time. (Don’t Panic*)
11:45 AM to Noon Eastern Time: MI and PNW registration closes temporarily, but District events for all District teams become visible in the system once again.
Noon Eastern Time: All 2nd District Event Registration (including MI and PNW) opens, and remains open.
Regional teams, you should really just relax**, this has no effect on you. Your 2nd Event Registration is still scheduled for Noon Eastern Time, Thursday, October 20th.
We will be communicating this by email blast to all teams today, and likely tomorrow as well.
I’m sorry for the late change to this schedule, but as noted above, we do believe this will result in a better overall registration experience.