Well I don't fully understand it... but from the way I see it I guess nobody is fully in the clear as far as the way this went down.
While it may never have needed to be the case in the past to have written and signed terms before payment, it apparently should be the case to avoid ugly situations like this.
SDGA, bad judgement call entrusting such a significant amount of money to a person who is either: a: too immature or irresponsible to handle money wisely, or b: too shady to be honest and do the right thing with it. or c: what is it Justin??? I want to give you the benefit of the doubt but I cannot understand why you seem to be skirting around the issue and don't repay the loan or give back the remaining money/merch.
Justin, what the heck man? It is more than obvious the club never simply GAVE the money away for the tournament with ZERO expectation of getting anything in return. That is ludacris. If I accepted a check for one THOUSAND dollars, I would have been damn sure what the club expected in return, whether there was a written agreement or not. What they DID expect in return is unfortunately up for debate, as this thread has apparently indicated.
But how about you man up and at least give the discs and remaining money (and receipts?) back to the club as any person deserving respect should, we document what you returned, and we go from there. Or do you not even have any money/discs left?? I just don't understand what series of events could have lead to this.