Originally Posted by DavidSauls
My value system is that the first $20 or $25, maybe more in certain places, is a good value for playing in an organized tournament. By which I mean, I would gladly pay that amount for a tournament with no players pack and no payouts, other than simple trophies.
There are dozens of threads about whether TDs should be able to make money. I think that, if any money is to be made, it makes more sense that it goes to the people who WORK first, before the people who PLAY.
That number sounds about right to me, $20-25 is a really reasonable price to pay for a couple organized rounds in a competitive setting and any other return is gravy. I played a 2 day, 3 round tournament that included camping and my entry fee was $40 (Ashleigh's was only $20 for the women's division). At that price, I was surprised to see great players' packs and a good amount of merch paid out, I would happily pay $60 for two players to spend a weekend camping and playing at a private course tournament with no merch at all.