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2013 AM Worlds in Emporia! - July 7-13, 2013

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DZ, I'm going brother man, just waiting for payday this Friday and I'm all in.


--- Quote from: TPalmer on April 03, 2013, 10:42:18 AM ---Trophy only?  Guess you should have played Am Worlds in KC in 1999.   :P

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It's not trophy only.

Statement from Jeremy Rusco on this issue:

--- Quote ---If you are looking to win or place high in your respective division and make a personal gain by receiving additional payout, you still will! We just don’t see the need to pay out 250 of 500 amateur players. This creates mass chaos in most instances while all 250 players are trying to rush and get their payout and get on the road at the same time. We want to give you the best experience up front and for the entire time that you are in Emporia and think that we can do this without paying out half of the field.
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--- Quote ---Our payouts are some of the best in the business and we have almost zero sponsorship dollars to put towards the events except for the Innova Champion Discs CFR fundraising program and a few minor sponsors here and there. We hosted a very successful Glass Blown Open in 2012 that featured 432 players with a hybrid of trophy only. We handed players a player pack worth approximately $175, sent them off to play three rounds of golf, and then only paid out a small percentage of the field. Most players seemed to appreciate this model. We are doing the same this year and those that place at the top will be rewarded again. This is basically the same model that we put in front of the PDGA board for our 2013 Amateur World Championships bid proposal. The bid was approved and Dynamic Discs and Emporia, Kansas were awarded the Championships with expectations that the amateur tournament model was in need of some adjustments. The PDGA was supportive and encouraging and felt like if this was the year for change, then having Dynamic Discs behind it would hopefully be the best way to bring this to the players.
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Place in the top 10-20% and you'll get your payout.

dan howard:
I'm not sure and would love to see a new statement from Rusco.  No mention was made about any payouts in the 3/20 announcement on the pdga site.

Anyone else see the the 942 rated 13 year old signed up? Took 16th at The Memorial in MA1! :o

Divisions are filling up fast! 3 are already full!


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