I just want to say thank you for putting on a great tournament. It was well organized and thought out. A huge thank you for all of the water available for the afternoon round at WW!! I think I drank about a gallon of water during that round. Those hills were tough on a big man!
As for the entry fee vs players pack, I agree that this was a great players pack for a low fee. I'd like to say that I made it home with everything, but my stool didn't fare so well!! It only made it about half way through the first round before collapsing.
As to the additional rounds, A vs B tier etc... I would like to see a similiar format next year. I can see a case for making the Advanced an A tier, and or having them play a third round, but leave at least the Rec div to play an easier layout. I have heard quite a few people comment that Rec is mostly younger players. That may be true, but it's also for inexperienced players, or players who just want to go and have fun in a competition environment. I.E. Fat Old men play Rec too Just my $.02!
Again, Great tourney! I had a blast!
This is the Midwest Amateur Championships. It's supposed to be a challenging tournament with challenging layouts. If you want easier layouts, maybe smaller tournaments (like LSDiscs' recent Run for the Roses) would be a better choice for you. I'm not trying to say your suggestion is a bad one, but for a tournament with a big footprint that could possibly get WAY bigger, I think it should stay challenging.