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Old 09-09-2014, 08:39 AM
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Default TD Signing up big names without permission

Is this really happening?
Are TDs allowed to put a players name on the registration list without their permission? I have recently seen some huge names on registrations only to hear they later did not verify and then some locals feel that the NT players are bailing after everyone signs up.
I dont typically side with the big shot touring guys but this seems abusive and wrong to me
Basically its like advertising that Katy Perry is gonna be at your kids sweet 16 party and get the excitement and attendence up and when she doesnt show all the kids say what a bitch. in reality she never knew about it!

Is this ok?
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:48 AM
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I have encountered this too. Shady as hell
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:56 AM
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Examples?
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:58 AM
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As soon as events become available to preregister I sign up. I pre-pay so often I may have 6 or 7 events shown as upcoming on the PDGA site. Sometimes TDs sign me up when they add their event online. It really frustrates me when I show up to an event and find out I need to pay. This just happened to me on Sunday. I had to go back through my emails to figure it out.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:58 AM
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I've seen it as well... I'm not sure if it's the players or TD's behind it. It's probably a case by case type of thing.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:05 AM
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This has become common practice it seems in the Midwest for TD's. They add big names to the pre-reg list in order to bolster attendance and/or pre-reg's. I've seen it happen on probably 4 tournaments this season so far. I think the PDGA should start leveling sanctions against the TD when it happens.

I've also seen TD's put a bunch of people on the pre-reg list to make it look like the tourney is filling so people will start sending in their registration too to avoid getting shut out. Shady as hell.
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We had a TD a while back who placed players on the pre-reg list as a standard practice who had not actually paid yet. In many cases, the players on the list had at least made a verbal commitment to the TD they planned to play so he added them to the list. Never checked to determine if some of the names were there without any notification from the player they were coming.
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I don't get why you would care if X pro is said to be there and doesn't show up as a player in the tournament im pretty sure that gives most any average person a better chance to win lol.

What is "shady" about it really? I don't think the comparison of saying Katy Perry at kids party = ProDGer on tournament sign ups is even remotely the same thing.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:16 AM
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allowing players to pre reg and pay day of is a lot different than just putting players down who made no commitment to attend.
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I don't think the comparison of saying Katy Perry at kids party = ProDGer on tournament sign ups is even remotely the same thing.
I think TDs would get better attendance if they put Katy Perry on the pre-reg list....
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