Originally Posted by texhop58
The second was ran better as well. But it was also from dynamic. So they are a bigger company. My other was a small time local guy who runs a few different things.
Another thing to consider is that when you have a retailer running tournaments, they can eat a lot more of the costs. They bring big inventory, and on top of the wholesale markup for players' packs and payouts they often sell a ton of discs and other stuff to the players and even casuals passing by. An independent TD without a big stash of cheaply acquired plastic doesn't have that additional income so they can't afford to pay for things like course rental and TD supplies without it coming out of the entry fees.