I just learned that even my chess-playing nephew can't come. His really cool choir trip
does not arrive back home until too late on the 16th.
So far, the three tournaments I have run have had attendance of 4, 4, and 19. I prefer
19 to 4, as 19 is just the right size. I actually enjoy runing ones with 4 as well, but 4 is less than I need to make up expenses.
I will be amused, yes, but also a little humiliated if I gave a chess tournament and only 1 person came. On the other hand, I would have a room of my own, and could give myself a speech.
Yet I think I am still a not-so-little train that could, and I think I can have a good chess tournament despite this note of concern. We'll see if people come when June 16 arrives.