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Question for BoD and those running for the BoD

Posted by Keith Bodin 
Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 15, 2012 03:21PM
Absolutely


Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 15, 2012 04:09PM
We should release this TD Bible for player consumption -they might learn a few things.....

Dex makes good points, as do several others - I personally like Gary's "flight the Ams" idea....

I do not agree that Ams should be paid out less - the lower finishers are the ones that actually NEED the discs - discs to try out that they might not have gotten themselves - good for disc sales overall and good for our series in keeping them coming back....

I'm not entirely convinced we should try "to fix" anything - but I do agree that a SNAC winner in a lower division should be required to move up - even if they had a "tourney of a lifetime" in order to win.......

Just my 2 cents.......Griff
Anonymous User
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 15, 2012 05:42PM
When I first started playing, before I started cashing, not cashing was my inspiration to get better.
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 15, 2012 06:55PM
I am learning a lot from this discussion. Thanks again to Keith for starting it. I am curious what players and TDs would think about making entry fees the same for all Amateur players. Advanced, Women, Masters, Grand Masters, Intermediate, and Novice all pay the same amount for entry fee.

I know a $5-$10 difference in entry fee doesn't mean much to some players, but I have listened to friends make a decision on the division they will play based on entry fee. Do you think as a player or TD that it would help or hurt to simplify things and have one price across the board for the entry of a tourney for all amateurs?

I am one BOD nominee that will be at the SNAC this weekend. I will be playing for the last time as an Intermediate. I just turned 40, so I will be playing with the Masters this season. I will introduce myself at Saturday morning's player's meeting. I would love to hear your questions, concerns, and suggestions.

Tommy Browning



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/15/2012 06:58PM by T_Bo_Max.
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 15, 2012 06:59PM
T_Bo_Max Wrote:
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> I am learning a lot from this discussion. Thanks
> again to Keith for starting it. I am curious what
> players and TDs would think about making entry
> fees the same for all Amateur players. Advanced,
> Women, Masters, Grand Masters, Intermediate, and
> Novice all pay the same amount for entry fee.
>
> I know a $5-$10 difference in entry fee doesn't
> mean much to some players, but I have listened to
> friends make a decision on the division they will
> play based on entry fee. Do you think as a player
> or TD that it would help or hurt to simplify
> things and have one price across the board for the
> entry of a tourney for all amateurs?
>
> I am one BOD nominee that will be at the SNAC this
> weekend. I will be playing for the last time as
> an Intermediate. I just turned 40, so I will be
> playing with the Masters this season. I will
> introduce myself at Saturday morning's player's
> meeting. I would love to hear your questions,
> concerns, and suggestions.
>
> Timmy Browning

the only way I would say novice pay the same as the rest is if it was actually considered a legitimate division. Since it's not, then I do not think they, nor Juniors should pay the same as intermediate and above.

Jacob Brown
University of Mobile, Mobile Al
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 15, 2012 09:57PM
Good points, Jacob.
Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 07:32AM
I would not make Jrs and novice the same for sure

Dex
Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 07:38AM
Griff; hereb it is, I pulled it off an excel spread sheet





Before Tournament Day - Do In Advance! Who Done Notes

Select date. Confirm with State Coordinator
Submit sanctioning agreement
Select courses and reserve including shelters
Select tournament format
Prepare spreadsheet for tracking event finances
Get logos designed if desired for identity and hotstamps
Get sponsors
Produce sponsor signs, banners, ads per agreements
Prepare registration/info handouts
Update web site / online reg activated?
Plan players packages
Choose hotel & camping options
Create maps and directions to locations if needed
Order custom discs
Pick up custom discs
Order trophies
Pick up trophies
Contact media
Acquire additional players pack items
Acquire all prizes
Get calculator
Get CTP materials (nails, bags, cards, pencils)
Get horn (if needed)
Develop schedule / divisions / courses. Post online
Prepare course maps and print/copy
Prepare course notes and print/copy
Player Program, yes? Prep content and sponsor ads
Prepare and print/copy scorecards
Get small pencils
Get ziploc bags
Get stapler & scissors
Get cash box or bag
Get payout tables (or spreadsheet)
Get envelopes for organizing payouts
Get leaderboard and print/copy leader cards
Get thumbtacks/tape
Get rule books
Get walkie talkies/batteries and/or swap cell phone #s
Tournament Director Checklist

Get tape measure
Get tee markers (cones or flags)
Get spare trash bags
Get sharpie markers
Get raffle tickets (if needed)
Make "Tournament in progress" signs
Before Tournament Day - Last Few Days

Write up player's meeting "script"
Prepare course - get additional baskets (if needed)
Prepare course - mark tees
Get food or beverages and ice
Mark out-of-bounds areas
Mark 10 meter putting area (optional)
Get extra registration forms for getting addresses
Collect all pre-registrations and fees
Create player's packages
Tournament Day - Before Registration

Set up Tournament Central
Post schedule
Put out hole sponsor signs
Put out directional signs & notices
Check mailbox for last minute mailed registrations
Set up CTP, etc.
Set out tee markers
Tournament Day - Registration

Take registrations - get ace pot
Take registrations - fill out scorecard
Take registrations - fill out spreadsheet (optional)
Get addresses/emails for everybody
Set up initial groups/holes
Tournament Day - Player's Meeting

Call meeting
Welcome players
Thank sponsors
Announcements (other events)
Go over out-of-bounds
Markers policy
New PDGA speed-of-play policy
CTP and other special contests
Rule of the Day
Tournament Day - Between Rounds

Inform players of next start time / Post
Check scorecards
Enter scores in the laptop (upload to PDGA optional)
Verify scores and places
Post scores
Arrange cards/players/holes for next round
Tournament Day - During Rounds

Organize pay-out
Monitor players not in the tournament
Be available for officiating
Put together awards packages
Tournament Day - After Final Round

Remind about raffle
Check scorecards
Verify scores and places
Ace pot throw-off (if needed)
Collect CTPs
Organize breakdown of baskets (if needed)
Print and post scores
Awards ceremony
Hold raffle
Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 07:52AM
Dex, don't forget the "Making sure everyone is playing in the correct division" statement! Lol!
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:30AM
Here are some helpful documents for TDs along the lines of the list posted above:

TD Checklist
[www.pdga.com]

How to plan event
[www.pdga.com]

How to run event
[www.pdga.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/16/2012 09:32AM by cgkdisc.
Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 10:03AM
You got that right Brad

Ain't it the truth

Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 11:04AM
On the question "making entry fees the same for all Amateur players", I'm hoping the reason for that is to flight them at some event. I'm hoping just because I think it would be interesting to see this happen, not because I am convinced it is necessary. I agree on the Rec/Novice exclusion point but not clear on why the Juniors should be excluded from flighting. Junior is a legitimate division under 2.1.4. They receive points and their division is offered (and currently occupied) at the SNAC. They do not pay SN Fees, but I'm not clear on why that should exclude them from the flighting.
Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 11:25AM
It just seems a bit high to have Jrs. paying the same as other divisions, as we know the parents are the ones paying.

Having a couple of Jrs.in tow could get expensive, I am all in favor of flighting them. So with that I guess the entry would have to be the same

Well that came full circle

Dex
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 12:04PM
I'd like to see it done with or without the Juniors. I don't think Juniors are needed to find out if flighting is a good idea but just curious as to why they should be excluded. The cost is an argument that could apply to everyone but the kids-in-tow point is a good one (I've been there). There is something to letting the kids play together but you could say the same for other age and gender groups and some of these Juniors do have game comparable to those groups. There is no point in including those with radically less skill. I think including only the Adv, A40 and Int would be a good test for flighting.
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 12:05PM
The more expensive it is the less younger players you will have. It's that simple. I personally hate spending 30 but that's my max and I'm in college. I won't pay anymore than that. I know as a younger play 30 would be too expensive for me

Jacob Brown
University of Mobile, Mobile Al
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 12:26PM
Second thought, leave the A40's out too so when you're done everybody flighted falls into an existing SN division with the points, fees, SNC qualification and reclassification rules in place.
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 12:34PM
Thanks Dex - I think we should use that listing every time someone complains about a TD/event.....

I think the list could also be used constructively by existing TDs to see how they "measure up".....

I can see several entries that would've relieved stress and headaches on tourney day over the 7 years i ran events......Good Stuff!! Griff
Anonymous User
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 02:10PM
T_Bo_Max Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I am learning a lot from this discussion. Thanks
> again to Keith for starting it. I am curious what
> players and TDs would think about making entry
> fees the same for all Amateur players. Advanced,
> Women, Masters, Grand Masters, Intermediate, and
> Novice all pay the same amount for entry fee.
>
> I know a $5-$10 difference in entry fee doesn't
> mean much to some players, but I have listened to
> friends make a decision on the division they will
> play based on entry fee. Do you think as a player
> or TD that it would help or hurt to simplify
> things and have one price across the board for the
> entry of a tourney for all amateurs?
>


New Orleans has been using the same entry fee for all am divisions for nearly two years now and we are drawing big fields at every event. You should get out of the house more often. I would rather vote for people who actually attend SN events!
Anonymous User
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 04:26PM
I'm voting multiple times though Tommy so I will put you on at least a couple of ballots.
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 04:34PM
i voted once... lol

Jacob Brown
University of Mobile, Mobile Al
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 07:47PM
Thanks Bluff. I came to SNAC in New Orleans last year. It was top-notch. I teach, so my weekends are rarely an option to travel out of town. I would love to support New Orleans, and other SN cities, more.

I wish more of the people who play tons of SN tournaments would volunteer their time, energy, and experience for BOD as well. You made a very good point. It is certainly an important commitment. To be quite honest, that is one thing that I am considering in my vote. I want people who travel SN land to be in the BOD. These are the folks who will get the most input from the players; not just from this forum.

I have not voted yet, because I am waiting to vote at the SNPs in Mobile. I'm hoping to learn more about each candidate.

What I do have to offer is an open mind for new ideas and an open ear to the players and TDs. I have ideas, but I am here to represent the wishes of the players as a board member.

Cheers,

Tommy
Anonymous User
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 08:30PM
Cool Tommy I'll vote a few more times for you.
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:13PM




Bluff Magee Wrote:
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> Cool Tommy I'll vote a few more times for you.

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Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:23PM
Are you saying Kernan will call his votes in?
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:25PM
Otherwise I don't get your point. Why would you insult Kernan? He has insightful input and he is on point 90% of the time.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/16/2012 09:26PM by T_Bo_Max.
Anonymous User
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:36PM
Tommy, that's not an insult at all...a couple of elections back phone-in votes were allowed at the last minute from a frat house keg party in Memphis.

LoL Tommy if you only knew. Word on the street is that some people are being told the number of votes collected so far in this election. I mean why not keep having elections that are compromised? It's an SN tradition. Why would anyone expect the SN to improve if the vote counters can't be trusted?

It is fun seeing how many times I can vote at least. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Anonymous User
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:41PM
And yes in the spirit of prior SN elections, I will accept cash for each vote I make for a particular candidate.

Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:46PM
"Frat house keg party in Memphis" made me bust out laughing. I only hope it's not true.

Honestly, are there going to be "hanging chads" in this election?
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:46PM
Another reason for memberships. Everyone has a specific email registered with the association and can only vote thru that. Keeps ppl from mass voting.

Jacob Brown
University of Mobile, Mobile Al
Re: Question for BoD and those running for the BoD
August 16, 2012 09:58PM
This thread was good for a while.......now it is funny!!!

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