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Old 09-16-2019, 02:30 PM
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"fell short of providing the experience you deservebefitting a Major."
I've been under the impression all along that this is the whole crux of the issue.

It was a major ffs right? And the complaints have been it felt more like a local C tier.
then those complaints were met with... ~'well it met the bare minimum requirements'

Are the bare minimum what people expect of something termed a major?




I kinda only 1/2 assed looking into this but I'm an AM40 player. If lets say i set out to play the biggest AM40 events in the country, the most prestigious events with that division it looks to me that this event would have been #2 on the list behind AM worlds? would that be right? Did it live up to that billing?
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:41 PM
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I kinda only 1/2 assed looking into this but I'm an AM40 player. If lets say i set out to play the biggest AM40 events in the country, the most prestigious events with that division it looks to me that this event would have been #2 on the list behind AM worlds? would that be right? Did it live up to that billing?
I don't know. It's not that simple, though. AM40 plays a lot of events. You can play AM40 at Glass Blown. You can play AM40 at Ledgestone. USMDGC has to live up to those types of events as well. The bar can get kinda high.

The flip side is that the high bar is supposed to be what makes an event a major. If the event didn't meet the standards, there are a lot of questions for the PDGA to ponder.

I don't have to ponder them, though. I'm just a guy with a rating low enough that I'd have to Lloyd Weema it at a major so even though USMDGC is going to be two hours from my house next summer, no way in Hell I'm going and embarrassing myself.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:52 PM
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Back 70 or 80 years ago, when I was a kid, there was this phenomena, if you bought something and it was lousy, or if you went to an event and it was lousy, you didn't go back. The company went out of business. Problem solved. Today, there has to be a ten week discussion (you'll notice I'm not calling it a whine fest) of the short comings of said product/event online.

If GBO and other events do it better, um, maybe folks should just go to them? Call me a dreamer.

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Back 70 or 80 years ago, when I was a kid, there was this phenomena, if you bought something and it was lousy, or if you went to an event and it was lousy, you didn't go back. The company went out of business. Problem solved. Today, there has to be a ten week discussion (you'll notice I'm not calling it a whine fest) of the short comings of said product/event online.

If GBO and other events do it better, um, maybe folks should just go to them? Call me a dreamer.
It's 2019, gramps. The world is a different place. Change with the times or don't.

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