That's an easy answer to say, and lobs the volleyball back over the net in my lap. What's the process for deciding what the regions are? What are the rules regarding what state gets put in what region?
When is registration? You mention something about declaring by January 31st of the current year. What happens if you don't start playing until April of that year? Are we telling new players this isn't for them (versus currently new players can qualify for the SCS of the current year even if they started playing today for 2017)?
Who is managing the logistics of only counting events turf? It sounds like you want the IFPA to add a process where players select a region at the predetermined date (say 1 through 13, or however many they are). We then have to map out our build process to only build the standings of the events played in the region of that particular player?
How are the circuit events decided? For Michigan there are 37 different registered tournament directors in the state. Who decides what barrier represents the "East/West" split? If there are 10 events total, and 37 registered TD's, which 27 are left out in the cold? Is that a subjective decision (and if so, who decides)? Is it an objective metrics based decision? If so, what are those metrics that decide who the 10 elected TD's are?
What about states that have multiple locations that are capable of hosting? Who decides who earns that right to host? For example, if Traverse City wants to host Michigan, but so does Detroit . . . who gets it? (Assuming you have quality TD's and locations in each area willing to host)
Does each Regional only advance one winner (regardless of how big that region is)? How many participants for Nationals you do see based on that? Currently there's 40-50 players for Nationals . . . this seems like it would be far fewer players?
Does any of that $125 fee get paid out at the Regional level . . . or are you paying nothing to any of the players that qualify for regionals and perform well in that final?
What constitutes a major event? If Pinburgh decided to NOT by on the Stern Pro Circuit, could they then make themselves eligible for this Regional Championship? Is the Stern Pro Circuit the only metric that measures whether a tournament is a "Major" or not?
What do you do if Ohio has 31 IFPA endorsed TD's? Who decides what 5 events are included in the Ohio portion of this regional circuit?
So if Washington has 600 IFPA endorsed events each year, and Delaware has 2 . . . that means you only count the 2 from Washington? How you decide which 2 are counted?
What criteria are you deciding WHO those elected TD's are? In Michigan with their 37 TD's, how am I supposed to decide which 4 get "elected"? Do we have a voting process and let the players decide? Do I pick who I'm closest friends with? Do we raise funds and whatever TD donates the most to IFPA gets picked? I'm curious how you would narrow 37 down to 4 without causing an insane amount of drama here with the existing organizers.