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Also, don't forget that the membership is for a calendar year and if you sign up after October 1st they will extend your membership until the following year.
Moral of the story...... wait till after October 1st to sign up. :)
No matter the entrance fee, you'll be saving $10.00 each time by being a PDGA member.
So if you play at least what five tournys, you'll recope your money for joining the PDGA.
Tier (A,B,C) is how many days a tourny is. When you get your packet from the PDGA, you'll get information regarding play, rules, divisions etc.
Tier is NOT how many days a tournament is. Around here most events are 2 days, regardless of tier.
For Michael, you can start in A, B, or C tier. There's not a lot of difference between "B" and "C", though Bs often have more players, and sometimes slightly higher entry fees. B-tiers are required to have a $10 players pack, and a slightly higher Am payout ($500 higher pro payout). Bs often have a larger number of players than Cs, but not always. By and large, all 3 tiers have divisions for players of different skills, including the "lower" divisions which may be a good place to start.
I apologize. According to the PDGA site, "C" and "B" tiers can be one or two days.
The tournys that I have played were....
"C" tier, one day, two rounds of play.
"B" tier, two days, a total of four rounds of play (two a day).
Have not played an "A" tier.
3 day tournaments are unusual, regardless of tier.
I will expand on the previous tier post that 1-day tournaments are always C-tier. 1-days tend to have lower entry fees and be smaller events; a TD is unlikely to pony up the extra expense to make it a B-tier. There are, of course, exceptions.
2-day tournaments may be C-tier or B-tier. It's up to the TD. It costs more to sanction and add cash to payouts, so it's a matter of whether he thinks the tournament will have enough attendance, and be worth bumping up to B-tier. (Of course, bumping to B-tier increases attendance; a chicken/egg situation).
There are C-tiers that look just like B-tiers (full fields, players packs, etc.), and B-tiers with low attendance, but they are the exceptions.