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So I'm a little steamed up cause the annual local tourney sold the last 35 spots since Sunday, and now I'm #2 on the wait list(all cause I had to wait for a paycheck). Looking at the registered there a hand full of Reqs and AM 2's. I know its important for the game to grow, which I am all for, but I would like to lobby for a new PDGA Rule.
Upon a tournament selling out a seniority rule would be applied to all registered players, where as the highest or newest player would then be placed on the wait list.
We have payed more money to the PDGA over time, especially as an amateur with no chance of winning a cash prize to make up for a membership and entry fee's, thus making this a valid argument in my eyes.
So someone who planned a trip to a tournament and made hotel and travel reservations in advance could be bumped from the tournament with 1 days notice and be out all costs?
i understand bout waiting for payday, but i feel, first come first serve.
Wow, really? Virtually every tournament here sells out, the new players would get screwed over repeatedly? And I am an old guy who would benefit from the policy you propose so I am not biased towards the newbies at all. Our C-Tier Spring Fling had to go to separate days for the Ams and the Pros when the Am side sold out 90 spots in under 1 hour. Maybe you can talk your TD into splitting them next year? Our bigger events have added courses so they can accommodate 180 instead of 90. There are different ways to make this happen other than kicking someone who planned ahead out of an event
I was claiming I wold buy into the pro weekend if I top 3'ed, now I'm just wait list top 3'd!
2 weekends are starting to be more popular for sure. The good in that is, you could just play in the Open Div the next weekend. That's probably what I am going to do... Kinda exciting to see the sport growing like this, times 2!
Shot-gun starts bye bye, hello tee times!
I understand what you are saying but tourneys are all about first come first serve. Also, PDGA numbers are lifetime numbers. That means that you could be a pdga member in 1999 and then not renew again till 2012. That would be dificult to facilitate seniority based on the pdga number