« on: September 15, 2011, 05:56:25 PM »
Jack, thanks for what you do. I don't want you to think that just because I don't like how you do everything in a tournament, that I don't appreciate what it takes to run a tournament. It's tough being in charge. And there will always be complainers, but I'm also of the mindset that if you don't say something then those that put on events won't know how you feel. These are just my thoughts and what I felt about the 2011 KCWO. Take them for what they are worth.
As far as 3 discs and 2 shirts go, I would say that it is a pretty good deal. But right now, I'm not looking for a good deal. I have lots of discs and lots of t-shirts. I would prefer better quality and better selection. If I only got 1 great disc (that I picked out) and 1 good shirt that I wore often for $40, then I would be happy.
For the PDGA membership, it was a factor in my decision. I know not everyone is in the same situation as I am. I am very involved in my kids sports (coaching, etc.) and I don't have time to play in every tournament. The KCWO actually falls on a weekend that I don't have any other commitments and it's the largest KC tournament so I definitely want to play in it. I wasn't forced to play in the KCWO, but if I wanted to play in it I was forced to have a PDGA membership. I personally know others that were planning on playing in the tournament until they found it was going to cost them $100 to play. To say that it wasn't a factor, is false.
If the trophy only issue wasn't why Ams didn't participate, then why were the numbers down in 2011?