I'd rather have it public so everyone can see it especially certain people like Plus, who act as the main or at least major authority when I am not active. Of course, if there's a good reason it's private go ahead.
You might want to consider letting Bass take care of the tourney, he's obviously not totally neutral but he's done a great job with the MT board.
underground mod/test server: http://captain.psim.us/
Previous owner of 5th gen Streetmons server.
Previous owner of 4th gen modded server.