Originally Posted by Sam
What would that have accomplished? Judging from your ridiculous response here, it would have accomplished nothing.
Wow... you've got some serious "I am going to take my ball and go home" issues. Did mommy not love you enough or something? Not enough hugs at home?
Were you to drop off of the face of the planet and never TD another event, it sounds like you would be doing the sport a huge favor. There will be plenty of adults to step up and more than fill your child-sized shoes, I am sure.
By the way.. I wasn't at your event, I will not attend any of your events and I do not play pro. I do not like people who set up false expectations that they cannot deliver on. Perhaps you should have taken the sponsorship you had planned to donate to other events and paid the park since you clearly didn't have all of your ducks in a row before the tournament? Sounds like you should have bitten the bullet on that one and not left people thinking that you're a liar. Just a thought...
And you don't even know this fella?
At your first attempt of running a gig did any of your goals/expectations slip through the chains?
Was it a perfect gig?
If you answered yes then I say good job dude.
And then I'd suggest that perhaps you might try to share with others why and how you did it so that nobody complained
, instead of taking your time to bash a fella who IMO tried to do a good job as a 1st time TD.
I hope to cya at
's this summer.
I've run more events than all the folks replying to this topic combined.
You don't need to apologize or justify any of this crap that is being slung at you. Although if you stick with it, be ready for the folks like Slam Bam who aren't afraid to call a spade a spade even if it's a club.
Unless it's in writing at the gig table, how much the payout will be can lead to a lot of cheap talk.
At my last gig I mentioned to a lot
of people that I was shooting for a $1,000. 1st place pro payout. So, needless to say there was lots of talk.
the actual payout, but if it were not and the winners "BestBerg" would've complained, I would've politely smiled and said "obla di obla da", life goes on.
As for pros going to gigs expecting something that wasn't "promised"....
maybe the "dollar signs" in their eyes get in the way of reality.