For more information on hosting a sanctioned tournament, check out our Tournament Director’s Toolkit.
Continuing in 2020-21: Advanced Event Systems (AES) now allows clubs to pay for tournament entry online. To do so, tournament directors must work with AES and let them know they want that option available. AES can also set it up where the club has to pay a convenience charge to use the credit card payment. If the club does not pay the convenience charge, that fee will then be put on the tournament director. As a tournament director, we encourage you to read the AES flyer (click here) they have provided and follow the instructions to set it up. Tournament directors can get set up by logging into their AES account and clicking on the event name. Then they can click the payment link followed by “Checks & Online.” There, users will find a “learn more option” where they can fill out a request to as to who will pay the convenience fee (club or tournament director).