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gcanter2376 12-01-2013 09:06 AM

Bad tournament experience.
 
Ok this kind of a rant I'll admit but I've never seen something happen like this before and not sure if it would be worth contacting pdga about or not.

First off I would like to say thanks to all td's. You have a thankless job and are often not appreciated for the work you do. With that said I had a bad experience playing in the Belch'n Turkey yesterday.

This was supposed to be my last intermediate tournament and I finished the last round thinking I had won my division. I shot a really good round for me. Little did I know a local player on the second card also had a great second round and tied me overall. Kudos to him. No hard feelings there. Problem is the td did not have the boards ready and never made an announcement about a tie. I specificly did not change socks and shoes just in case of a tie.I was literally 40 feet away leaning against my car waiting until everyone started leaving for the local billard hall for awards. When the td got there was the first time I saw the board with the final standings. This is when I noticed someone tied me. Now I know first place is supposed to have a playoff but that's not happening at a pool hall for sure. I was a little peeved that there was not a playoff but at that point I knew it wasn't possible. However when the winner was announced the other guy was given first place and I was second. Td never talked to me and never looked for me at the pool hall. When I went up for second I questioned him and he said that I was not there for a playoff. I told him I waited around until the end before I left. He started backtracking telling me it was no big as first place cashout was only $5 more than second. Which I do not believe and I did not care about the cashout. I felt like the the other guy got the home town hook up.
Is this something I should contact pdga about? I know its not going to fix anything for me but seems like this is something that shouldn't have happened. Tournament was not as organized as I'm used to but aside from the tie it wasn't the worst I played in.

bobmcnelly 12-01-2013 09:18 AM

Sounds shady. I would contact PDGA.

MrGlass01 12-01-2013 09:33 AM

Contact them, it's not his win.

CaptainAnhyzer 12-01-2013 09:39 AM

1.9.B - Final ties for first place in any division or for the reduction of field size must be broken by sudden death play. Sudden death play shall begin with hole number one unless a different hole or series of holes is designated by the Tournament Director prior to the start of the tournament.

YOU WERE RIGHT THERE AND WOULD'VE HEARD ANY ANNOUNCMENT FOR A TIEBREAKER.

TALK TO OTHER PLAYERS TO SEE IF ANYONE ELSE HEARD THE ANNOUNCMENT FOR THE TIEBREAKER. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY REPORT IT.

ru4por 12-01-2013 09:41 AM

Unfortunatly, life is sometimes unfair. I would have discussed my disappointment with the TD, expressing the lack of professionalism, had left a bad taste with you. Perhaps, the TD will handle things differently moving forward. Only injury here seems to be pride and principle. Chalk it up, there is always a victory in being the bigger person. Life will present bigger woes. Nice win, bro.

Homeslice 12-01-2013 09:43 AM

^ thread closed! ru4por is the winner :)

gcanter2376 12-01-2013 09:51 AM

tournie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ru4por (Post 2260912)
Unfortunatly, life is sometimes unfair. I would have discussed my disappointment with the TD, expressing the lack of professionalism, had left a bad taste with you. Perhaps, the TD will handle things differently moving forward. Only injury here seems to be pride and principle. Chalk it up, there is always a victory in being the bigger person. Life will present bigger woes. Nice win, bro.

Very sound advice. Part of me thinks that way and then I think about it and get angry again. Its a tough pill to swallow. I did have a mini discusion with him on the spot but he was arguing about the payout and that wasn't why I was upset. I know your right. I think I just needed to blow off some steam. Also I can really discuss it with him as he is 3 1/2 hours away.

I really think one of two things happened. Either he didn't realize there was a tie until after everyone left for the pool hall or he he did but thought I had already left and just gave it to his buddy. The td did not know me personally but I was there and he did not make an announcement.

gcanter2376 12-01-2013 09:52 AM

tournie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Homeslice (Post 2260915)
^ thread closed! ru4por is the winner :)

Can't argue with that. Thanks for letting me vent everyone.

pfpro 12-01-2013 09:55 AM

Congrats on your great showing! Good to vent - and then move on to bigger and better things at the next level:thmbup:

eegor 12-01-2013 09:56 AM

Tournaments take all the fun out of the game, just like it took the fun out of it for you.

Have a great round with friends and let it go.


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