Doesn't some of the money from the Am entry fee go toward the Pro purse in these kinds of tourneys?
It depends on the sponsorship dollars that come in. Money in and Money out is really what the event is about. If we have more sponsorship dollars then everyone gets more.
Dale, sorry you think the fee is too high. Stiles is right though, if you want to haev a fun experience, help by volunteering. Lord knows we can always use more people to step up and make it enjoyable for those players. Especially in events like this, out of towners love to see locals helping with the events, I cherish it, and in fact have met some the best people that I interact with today from not playing with them, but seeing the work that they did while I was playing their event.
Its a wonderful opportunity when you volunteer to also get to see almost all the players as well and ineract with them. As a player you don't have that luxury, as a volunteer you typically have a great time, get exhausted, and meet wonderful people from all over the world.
Hopefully as well those of you that made it to the volunteer party last year will remember that as well and realize that we have a good group of people here, but we need more!