irwinje wrote: In theory, this league can be successful, but there will be growing pains along the way and everyone has to understand that you can't always split the field right down the middle. Another example is if there is an odd number of participants, etc.
irwinje wrote:I understand what you are saying, but you can't look at it like 11th is getting paid more than 4th.
irwinje wrote:You have to accept that there are 2 divisions (the whole time) The reason the field is divided after the first round is to prevent people from "bagging." Since everyone is playing for cash, I don't want people to show up and see who else is there and sign up for AM because they are intimidated by another pro player.
irwinje wrote:The division into pro & am is to give everyone a chance at cash and encourage AMs to come out and give it a shot. You never know, AMs might start cashing in the pro division and start building enough confidence to move up to pro for RCF events too. This would help balance the divisions for local tournaments, thus increasing the payout and evening the divisions so they aren't so Am heavy...
I think you're over thinking things a little bit.
Food for thought: We had some problems with the perception of bagging in some flight events I ran a while back. I ended up putting in a bump rule that said if your overall score would have put you in the top 1/2 of the flight above yours, you got bumped up.irwinje wrote: People need to understand that the field in divided into 2 flights after the 1st round and they stay in those flights after the 2nd round, regardless of how much better/worse they may have shot in the 2nd round.
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