Originally Posted by Jason Philips
In my understanding your events charge non-members $10 more an entry. In this case Stumptown asked for the $10 upfront to register early. They did not exclude anyone from joining Stumptown, they did not keep this all secret without allowing new members to sign up before the pre-registration. They notified people in general that the last Stumptown Slosh would be open to members before the general public back in November. This means anyone who was not a member had three months to pay an extra $10 (Like your non-member fee but this was for membership) and get the chance to register before non-members.
Hey Jason, thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts on the matter, it helps us to see all sides of an issue by hearing different viewpoints.
I just wanted to clarify one thing. The $10 non-member fee is for non-PDGA members and not non-Stumptown members. If you play in ANY PDGA sanctioned tournament and are not a PDGA member then you are subject to this fee for each tourney that you play. This fee goes directly to the PDGA but the TD's are responsible for collecting it and sending it to the PDGA. If they do not collect this fee they still have to pay that $10 for each and every non-PDGA member that plays in the PDGA sanctioned tournament. This is the cost for getting to use the PDGA provided insurance and for the round ratings for all participants among other things.
But one of the benefits to being a Stumptown member is getting $5 off your PDGA membership costs, so you are getting half your money back in savings. Another benefit is to get early registration to this tourney.
Once again, I am not trying to take a shot at you Jason, I just wanted to make this clarification.
Can't wait to play Blue Lake!