The Club Manager and Teacher Roundtable at the Summer NABC offered a great collaborative environment.
One of the topics that received particular attention during the discussion was encouraging more participation in evening activities.
Popular suggestions included shorter games (12-18 boards) and newcomer games, but there were other ideas mentioned, too. If you see that your demographic could grow in this area, look at the options below.
Offer a light meal. Many are ready for dinner between 6-7 p.m. When you are coaxing players to come to evening games or classes, some sandwiches or other light fare can lead players to join in after a day at work. It can tide them over before eating something later at home.
Have you had success with evening games or lessons? Share them in our Tricks of the Trade forum!