Originally Posted by jenb
In a PDGA event, unless notice is given before hand, the TD is required to offer a division if 4 people who qualify for the event and the division request it. If TDs in your area aren't offering pro masters, just find three other 40+ players who will stand with you and request it. The TD cannot refuse your request. If he does refuse to offer the division, report him.
I'd think offering only certain divisions is the same as giving advance notice. That's the way we interpret it.
Anyway, for the O.P., at TD is going down a slippery slope when granting exceptions. Grant one this year, get 20 requests next year. Ask all the Pro Masters if they're OK with it, they may say "yes", but then a couple will be grumbling if you do well and saying they just went along with it to go along with it.