They have a loud speaker that they use to announce players to games. It is obnoxiously loud. Ridiculously loud. As I play, which is probably 50 feet or more from the speaker, all talking stops For me, all thinking stops. I was trying to listen to a basketball game, and could not.
How anyone could think a speaker system that loud and obnoxious was appropriate is a mystery to me. If I was playing cash I would just leave, but I am playing an otherworldly well ran tournament, so I will endure it.