Originally Posted by Yoduh
Well not going to say I told you so cause I've made many mistakes myself. I hope the ladies planning on going are still interested in competing. That has to be a huge let down. I know of a couple here who aren't on the list yet. One will not be and I think the other will get on.. I hope any who want a refund will be given it. I still can't wait to play this weekend!!
The original 1K guarantee for the Open Women's division was originally set when the date of the Tournament was on the 29th-30th (when more pro-women would've likely been available). The only registered Woman pro was contacted before the decision was made to change the payouts. We have to admit that the total number of players in Open men , and especially for Open woman, may be much lower than expected, and so the "guarantees" made will be out of proportion. The pro men guarantee remains the same, although it may turn out that it should have been around $1,400 for first place (if in the end the open division doesn't fill up for a large playing field). With the extra 1K added to places 2-5, any pros contemplating playing in the tournament should know that taking 4th or 5th place will still payout similar to many 1st/2nd place prizes in other tournaments (depending on how big the playing field turns out to be).
As a reminder, $50 will be added to the total payout in the Open Women's Division for EVERY player registered.