Originally Posted by Yoduh
All I am really asking is that you sign people up in the order they call instead of contriving some sort of last second rule only that applies to 2 participants in your head. It isn't right and it looks really bad.
Speaking of the BSF how would your tactics apply to signing up people who want to participate in that event. I'm sure the PDGA would LOVE IT!!
Next year if you want to do voodoo sign up, have it go for the whole entire event and wait till 3 weeks before the event and let people who have played the most CSI's into the event first.
I have always used the same criteria for adding players once CSI fills.
As far as order goes you mentioned the phone I have gotten emails, PM, Paypal notes and yes even standing right in front of me. So maybe by relying on only one of them is not going to be enough anymore.
BSF I am not implying anything here about the BSF
my point was in general and on the whole open players tend to wait till the last minute and then expect to get in. Now assuming the pDGA even cares how the waiting list works. Personally I won't cash anyones check before I know they are in.
Again no slight intended, or implied to the BSF
75% of the original invitees were personal friends of Dan's. Pender was Dans favorite event every year. The Montana players have always supported CSI (inaugural one was sponsored by Big Sky that $500 thing) so that's why they get first crack. 1000 rated players also get early RSVP access. Dave, Brody, Big Mike are all past champions. Nate, Dion, Chandler recently relocated Kyle are all great young talent and I am happy to have them.
I always have a strong ladies contingent (across all divisions) but wish more could come.
This years ADV Men has some up and comers. Jamie, D Major, B Parson and Jon Wills all played well at Bob West. Some players stepping up like Rahn, K Baker playing with their "true potential" peers.
Oh and my friends
But what it really comes down too is? Open players are the draw not the reward.