I apologize if you didn't read that. I just went and checked the stumptown store page and it does not mention that the acepot will be given in scrip, which was an oversight. I apologize for that, it was not an intentional move to decieve people into signing up.
Accusing us of deception seems a bit harsh, Gawain, and it's frustrating that you would question my integrity in public forum, rather than contacting me personally.
If a $1000 scrip acepot is a problem, you're welcome to back out of the tourney and we will issue you a full refund.