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Old 01-09-2012, 12:15 PM
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Default Entry Fees for non sanctioned tournaments vs. sanctioned

I'm looking for opinions on this.

What entry fees do you deem fair for non sanctioned tournaments?

Usually for me if its going to be a smaller tournament I would make the entries @ $5 less than if it was sanctioned.
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Sanctioned;
$50 pro/$30 adv/$20 int,rec,nov,jr

non sanctioned;
ex. $40-45 pro/$25 Adv/$15 int,re,nov,jr

What entry fees are too high for you for a non sanctioned tournament and why.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:19 PM
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Only $5 less? I don't know much about where the money goes in sanctioned tournaments but I'm guessing more than $5 goes to the tournament being sanctioned. The thing that interests people about non-sanctioned tourneys is the cost so only taking that much off doesn't really lure anybody.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:21 PM
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Your entry fees for both are low compared to tournaments around here. I would say your examples are more than fair.
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I have played in 2 unsanctioned tournaments and they were $20 and $25 across the board for all divisions
neither had player packs though, so that would make a difference as well
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What was the turn out?
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:56 PM
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the first one i think was 30 ish (crappy weather) the last one was 38
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http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/218851964859320/

2 nights of camping + live music both nights + 36 hole disc golf tournament = $30 for all divisions
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the last one i played was $3.. gotta love it.
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There are too many variables to apply a fixed figure. Among these are what course the event will be on, and how many people might be attending.

I've seen some non-sanctioned events with fees about half of what sanctioned events would be on the same course, because they were charity fundraisers, or because they were catering to a different crowd---enticing a lot of non-tournament-regulars to play a lower-entry, lower-payout event.

A non-sanctioned event with a track record of high attendance, on a quality course, might have entry fees near or equal to those of sanctioned ones.

A first-time event on a new course run by a novice TD, where attendance might only be 20, I wouldn't pay half of a regular entry fee.
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What percentage of buy in is going toward payout at the non sanctioned? If it is 100% payout than you could charge whatever and probably get a better turnout than a sanctioned. I don't think many people are going to pay admin fees etc. for a non sanctioned event.
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