Wait, you can accumulate points at these. tour points at leagues... wtf? Maybe this has the potential of going somewhere useful, but I doubt the PDGA has the right (read best for the players) future in mind.
The PDGA is so full of itself. Sorry to be a negative-nelly here, but:
PDGA: "Chuck and Rogerís rating system is arguably the most exciting part of being a member."
TW: I am a PDGA member for many reasons. Ratings is not one of them.
PDGA: "We are going to make your league better by offering PDGA player ratings to the equation"
TW: They are just claiming to do something great while really doing nothing at all.
PDGA: "It gives players more rated rounds that equates to more accurate player ratings."
TW: More rounds rated doesn't make your rating more accurate. It just makes it more average.
PDGA: "It will allow offering handicap events which are popular with recreational players."
TW: What handicapped events are they talking about that are so popular with rec players? Also, the ratings system is absolutely awful for use as a handicapping system. Try it and you'll see how it doesn't actually balance the playing field.
PDGA: "Ĺ of the $1 league fee stays with the league for course improvements, baskets, charities, etc."
TW: We already put $1 per round for the KCFDC benefit at league. Now the PDGA comes in and wants to give $.50 per round of our money in their name?
Jack, I know you're just experimenting with this to see how it affects turnout. In my opinion, it looks like just another way for the PDGA to squeeze more money out of disc golf communitees without really providing any service at all. "auto-magically" is, as us tourney directors know, the TD manually inputting and uploading data on the PDGA's behalf. again, the PDGA does nothing but collect money.
That said, 20 isn't bad for turnout at BV. Question is, who would have not gone out had it not been a PDGA (ugh) league?