Me and a few others are really passionate about Vintage and would like to start up a monthly, bi-monthly or even just quarterly Vintage tournament. I'm thinking allowing (decent looking) proxies and then maybe setting aside a bit of the prize pool for best placed non-proxy deck or something.
We've over the past couple of years given it a few shots but it always seems to peter out very quickly after the first initial buzz.
I'm basically looking for inspiration and advice from anyone who has had succes in the past starting up and getting to thrive a vintage scene.
A few things to know:
I live in Copenhagen, Denmark which is our capital city with around 1 million inhabitants give or take.
Magic is very popular in Denmark.
We have a LGS (the biggest in CPH) that will let us use their facilities.
Non-proxy Legacy is very popular with the LGS hosting a weekly 5-round tournament for 6-7 years at least now and showings of around 20-40 players every week.
Whenever I (or others) have tried to instigate a Proxies allowed Vintage tournament it usually gets a decent turnout initially... maybe around 15-20 players. But then it has fallen apart quickly afterwards. For example we tried to do a twice a year tournament and got maybe 14 on the first go. Then six months later 4 people turned up and that just kills the motivation on behalf of those trying to arrange it.
Oldschool is very popular in Copenhagen