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.