@nightowl974 I can only agree with your analysis about french Vintage. We managed to keep a small communauty in Lyon and we are playing once a month (btw you are much welcome if you happen to be around). Beside that and the once a year EW, there are no other tournaments in France that i heard of for a very long time.
@cha1n5 One of the things I found really helped us on our attempts to be bigger was when we said "we've got 8 confirmed" - people know if they show up, they'll get a real tournament. (That was our Harvey charity tournament which got something like 10 from Houston and 42 total in Austin)