First, I apologize, English is not my first language (neither is spanish), I may write some stuff wrong, so I ask for your tolerance.
Once upon a time I was judge lvl1 under Upperdeck in the beautiful city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Roll Tide!) for this games, but our player-pool ended dry (they left, got back to magic or Yu-Ghi-Yo, got girlfriend/wife, graduate, etc...) and the game die.
No local store is supporting the game, and despite the regular disapearance of booster in the locals Target/walmart, no one seems to play it openly.
To play a senction tournament, I(and any other local player) have to drive 2:45 to 3:35h drive to reach one of the 6-7 store running them.
To try to change the situation I just passed (last night/this morning) both the (L1?) TO test, and L1 Judge test.
I figure that anyone living at 1:30h from tuscaloosa would be interested by a more local venue to play the game.
But now I'm facing my main problem: How to let player know I am here and I can organise sanctionned tournament.
I have access to venue, either at some local store where I know the owners, or the university ground (I'm a PHD-GTA, so I can obtain some room in the student center), If the game is not supported by the store at the beginning, I can by online at some card trader that give a "close to storeprice" price deal on boxes of booster.
But I need to be able to contact players, and players that don't necessarily check this forum. I was thinking posting flyer in the local store and some store in the neigbourd cities (damn you gas price!), but it must be better/faster/more efficient was to get the word out, and since you guys have (way) more experience than me on that, I'm seeking your wisdom here.