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Old 05-03-2012, 04:05 PM
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I've thought for a long time that proper ID should be required when checking into a tournament.


The reason
John Doe is a PDGA member from Florida and is rated 980. He has accepted cash.

He travels to a B tier event in California and while John is a good player, he certainly is not at the level in terms of "oh this guy is a pro" like a Climo, Feldberg, etc.

Seeing a very small and tough open field, John decides to register as an advanced player without a PDGA numberand a fake name. John then pays the 10 dollar fee and plays the event in advanced.

This goes unrecognized because no one ever questions his identity or his status. And this is unable to figured out because he states he isn't a member and therefore, you don't track his results.

The PDGA gets his results and sees just another name on the tournament report without a PDGA number.

This scenario also applies to suspended members and such.

It's almost impossible to prove this has happened, but I bet at some point it has.

What would your thoughts be if you were required to produce ID at an event?
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:10 PM
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I dont think its a bad idea. It wouldn't bother me to provide ID
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:11 PM
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Anyone rated 980 would think he has a chance. If he is going to California to play in an event he will preregister because air fare isn't cheap and he wouldn't go there without being sure of a spot.

There was a guy who used a different name while on suspension and got caught.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:13 PM
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this is discrimination to people who can't afford I.D.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:15 PM
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The instances of this being an issue could be counted on one hand. Forcing all TDs to check IDs in order to prevent a cheater from trying to pull this off is a waste of time
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Anyone rated 980 would think he has a chance. If he is going to California to play in an event he will preregister because air fare isn't cheap and he wouldn't go there without being sure of a spot.

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hypothetical chris!!

he could be there for business. or seeing family.

or it could be a guy rated 940 who plays intermediate. Really any scenario like that.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:19 PM
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It's more likely that someone would use a counterfeit $100 bill to buy discs. Oops that just happened.
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Seems like this thread would make more sense on the PDGA D-Board.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:23 PM
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How about requiring ID to elect new PDGA board members?
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:24 PM
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Seems like this thread would make more sense on the PDGA D-Board.
People still post there?
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