Originally Posted by OneDarkRebel
I understand ALL of your BIAS. However, no one has ever been preemptively excluded from any Rebel events, AND...IN FACT...ALL are welcomed with open arms and you know that...ALL from all over the World are even welcome to fill ALL of the Central Oregon tourneys to the newest Central Oregon courses that the Rebels have built. This would probably make our local tourney director happier than ANY of us Rebels. My "issue", which I don't need a tissue for, is that the event isn't open to everyone fair and square...lottery system I get...this I don't. Very simple. AND, I feel like this is a crazy attack on my opinion. WOW.
It was obvious to us that this would be a very popular event and I can definitely understand why people might be bummed the event filled quickly, but I think what we have planned for this event is perfectly fair. Not only that, but we posted our exact plan for this Blue Lake event way back on November 1st. You can check it out HERE
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Not only has this entire series been run by Stumptown volunteers for years, but those same members also played a big part in getting Blue Lake installed. Are we not allowed to show our thanks to the very people who helped make this happen without you dragging us across the coals? I honestly can't see why you would have a problem with our giving our members this small reward for their support over the years... particularly since it is a club run event... run by club volunteers... at a course the club helped install in the first place.
You talk about setting a precedent, but these circumstances are considerably different than most tournaments. As Flash pointed out we've never charged non-members extra to play the events we run, and we have always tried to be a very welcoming club. I think its pretty damned disappointing that when we do try to do something for our members we get called out as the bad guys. What are we allowed to do for our members?