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$18,500 missing from prize money! - 10-21-2012, 10:01 PM

If I counted correctly, there are 37 byes on the 256 bracket in the US Open.
Those byes mean there is $18,500 less in the prize fund.

It'll be interesting to see who gets less money, the top finishers or the bottom finishers.

Did the ABP shoot themselves in the foot? Is the economy to blame? Is "dead money" just tired of being dead especially with seeding? Who does the ABP think funds tournaments for them?

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10-21-2012, 10:09 PM

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If I counted correctly, there are 37 byes on the 256 bracket in the US Open.
Those byes mean there is $18,500 less in the prize fund.

It'll be interesting to see who gets less money, the top finishers or the bottom finishers.

Did the ABP shoot themselves in the foot? Is the economy to blame? Is "dead money" just tired of being dead especially with seeding? Who does the ABP think funds tournaments for them?

Some thoughts, late at night.
There were about 15 byes tonite, probably less but will check the chart tomorrow...


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10-21-2012, 11:19 PM

Did the APB players boycott?


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10-21-2012, 11:20 PM

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Exclamation If someone- - 10-21-2012, 11:38 PM

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If I counted correctly, there are 37 byes on the 256 bracket in the US Open.
Those byes mean there is $18,500 less in the prize fund.

It'll be interesting to see who gets less money, the top finishers or the bottom finishers.

Did the ABP shoot themselves in the foot? Is the economy to blame? Is "dead money" just tired of being dead especially with seeding? Who does the ABP think funds tournaments for them?

Some thoughts, late at night.
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and CONTINUALLY STALLED in player payouts for whatever reason-
In 30+ years, he hadn't figured out how to get it right.
It wasn't until the players showed some unity and said ENOUGH that anything changed.

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I'm glad the players respect themselves enough not to eat shit anymore and stand their ground-
  
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10-21-2012, 11:50 PM

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Please don't make them think that far ahead. Thats not part of the over all plan Bud.


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Correct count - 10-22-2012, 12:07 AM

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There were about 15 byes tonite, probably less but will check the chart tomorrow...
Going by the online brackets on AZ there are 219 players and 37 byes (9 in bracket1, 9 in bracket 2, 12 in bracket 3 and 7 in bracket 4) I don't know where the payout came from but that is the player count and byes as posted on AZ

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10-22-2012, 02:52 AM

Reading all of the bad things that go on by being a pro player , with boycotts ,not getting payed and Bs like.That's why i'm so glad i have a real job .. I work i get paid , If i don't work i still get paied.


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10-22-2012, 06:54 AM

So-o-o-o, are you saying the ABP is the reason for not having a full field?

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10-22-2012, 07:19 AM

Yeah, just to be clear, this is a thread about how there isn't a full field, not "missing money". Given the sensitivity of player payment issues, I think it's prudent to make this clarification.


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10-22-2012, 07:30 AM

Hmmmm I feel bad that this sport will never go far .


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10-22-2012, 07:32 AM

Thank you Jude for a prudent clarification.

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10-22-2012, 07:53 AM

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Thank you Jude for a prudent clarification.
Well, you had me all worried about missing money only to find out it's not money that's missing but players. All of the entrants understand that the prize fund relies on turn-out. This is a pretty easy concept. Your thread title suggests the field got robbed.


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I feel ya - 10-22-2012, 08:25 AM

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