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Old 03-29-2013, 11:56 AM
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What are the appeals of "sanctioning" a disc golf event
Just curious.
From my perspectives and in no particular order:

As a player:
Ratings
Recognition - published record of my attendance & performance
Consistent event format (or at least known format)
Understanding who will be attending (pre-reg lists and the normal tourney crowd)
Planning - central list of events that are pre-announced well in advance
Expectation of being "welcomed" when attending out of town events
Common/familiar language and customs (including rules)
Stricter and more consistent adherence to rules

As a TD:
Providing all of the above...most of which is important in some way to each of my "customers"
Consistent and explainable format (less questions)
Ease of promotion
Insurance
Political clout with Parks department
Prestige
Helping to "grow the sport"
Keeping the riff raff out of my event
PDGA is the "bad cop" and I am the "good cop" when arbitrating issues
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:19 PM
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I don't know if we could get waiver, but this is a reason we haven't had a sanctioned event at the Brewery.
Alcohol is allowed during C-Tiers as long as it is allowed in the park and the TD allows it.
Since you are set up on a brewery, I don't think that would be an issue.

EDIT: I take that back. I checked the competition manual. My bad.

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:55 PM
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Sanctioning keeps the drinking and drug use under control
OK!! I have played two sanctioned events and in both people where smoking dope and drinking.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:01 AM
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From my perspectives and in no particular order:

As a player:
Ratings
Recognition - published record of my attendance & performance
Consistent event format (or at least known format)
Understanding who will be attending (pre-reg lists and the normal tourney crowd)
Planning - central list of events that are pre-announced well in advance
Expectation of being "welcomed" when attending out of town events
Common/familiar language and customs (including rules)
Stricter and more consistent adherence to rules

As a TD:
Providing all of the above...most of which is important in some way to each of my "customers"
Consistent and explainable format (less questions)
Ease of promotion
Insurance
Political clout with Parks department
Prestige
Helping to "grow the sport"
Keeping the riff raff out of my event
PDGA is the "bad cop" and I am the "good cop" when arbitrating issues
Excellent.

I do love that last item.

As a TD, the standardization of rules means that many things I don't have to think about, or be second-guessed about. I had a long planning session last night, but it didn't involved deciding what payout scale we'll be using, which means I won't be explaining it to any players.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:03 AM
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OK!! I have played two sanctioned events and in both people where smoking dope and drinking.
The distinction is that they're against the rules at sanctioned tournaments.

It's a little like speeding. Speeding is against the law and there's a slight chance you'll get caught and of course there are people driving over the speed limit on every highway. But if you had a road with no speed limit, it would doubtless be worse. Or better, depending on your viewpoint.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:20 AM
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I'm considering TD'ing a doubles tourney next summer. Does anyone know if NEFA has insurance through their sanctioning as well and if so how it compares to a PDGA sanctioned doubles event's insurance (or other factors).
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:36 AM
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NEFA does not provide any insurance.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:53 AM
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:32 PM
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yeah the drinking and smoking is generally a little more covert and less blatant at a sanctioned event than it would be at say an unsanctioned ice bowl for instance
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:56 PM
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FWIW from a AM player perspective, I won't spend money traveling if its not a sanctioned event. I travel to tournaments because of the competitive experience and the atmosphere, and 9 out of 10 times non-sanctioned events severely lack that.

If there's a local (within 30min) non-sanctioned happening and it's $20 or less I'll consider it, but I've found it pretty typical that non-sanctioned tourneys just lack the thrill of competing. It's just not fun to me when a dude (the TD) and a bunch of his buddies are tossing back tall boys instead of marking OB's or having a coherent players meeting the morning of.

(not accusing or implying anything about the OP, just to be clear, just making general observations from my non-sanctioned events)
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