Friday night is kinda late to be deciding pool assingments isn't it? I mean that makes it tough for the AMs to make arrangements if need be. Just a question.
If you can change human nature to get people to sign up in advanced, then this wouldn't happen. If the shoe were reversed though and you needed to get in on Friday after driving here 4-8 hours with friends hoping to play, how disappointed would you be if you couldn't get in, only too see that the field is ~120, and that means that there was about 70 open spots?
My plan is along these lines. We will let everyone know in the Am pool to show up at Rosedale on Saturday morning. If there is more than one pool, then we will instruct those players to go to WW, and extend the start time accordingly. If we have the entire field at Rosedale, its a no-brainers. In that case Ams will play Rosedale and Cliff on Saturday, WW Sunday morning.
I as well think it is unfair, but thats the game of the PDGA event in the modern world.......SIGN UP EARLY and make it easy on the staff and players is the only items of wisdom I can bestow.
I wish it was a different story as well......