Old 04-22-2013, 09:18 PM
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If it didn't conflict with the flip trip I'd be interested. If the dates change or you do a second one count me in.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:37 AM
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Thanks David for your advice the endowment program is something I am definitely I am going to look in to.

There was some other off topic input as well and I just want it to be known that we are talking about a PDGA event here. I believe that the same standards and rules that are held for the majors will still be present here. I am personally responsible that the standards are being met, and I will field my position as TD. Just because the cost of the tournament is so low does not mean that the standards are any less. And that is what I am trying to achieve. I believe a quality PDGA event can be held at a fraction of the cost than most anywhere else.

I called the PDGA office today and talked to Mike the Events Manager. He liked the idea of what I am proposing. Talking with him I got some great feedback and some new ideas on how to make this work. First of all bill it as an introductory event for new tournament players. Encourage them to try something new but still offer a PDGA event so that seasoned players are encouraged to play as well. Second of all pair these newer players with experienced tournament players in the first round, so that rules and etiquette of play are managed accordingly. In other words, have a mixed division first round. Second round group by division and score.

Even though the $10 non-PDGA fee might scare some of the newer players from coming to play, I have thought of a way around this. The tournament is now $20 for all players, yet current PDGA members get $10 off. Non PDGA members will then be offered $10 towards a new membership. (As the PDGA currently allows this to non PDGA players playing in sanctioned events anyway.)

Im thinking that this could be a win-win-win situation, for nearly all parties involved. I still want to hear some more feedback from some of the diehards out there though. What do you think of some of my ideas? Anything you'd like to see different, something else to add?

This experience/tournament will also be documented. My buddy and his brother have offered to video the tournament, and all three of us plan on writing an expose on our experiences to be submitted to the PDGA.
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