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08-23-2014, 04:07 AM

LOL@ all the complaints about no money in pool and the players can't swing a $1,000 entry fee plus expenses.
That's saving $20/week for the year plus expenses - if you can't do that then I don't know what to tell you.
If you play that good (US OPEN SPEED) then WINNING $20/WEEK shouldn't be a problem!!!!
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LOL@ all the complaints about no money in pool and the players can't swing a $1,000 entry fee plus expenses.
That's saving $20/week for the year plus expenses - if you can't do that then I don't know what to tell you.
If you play that good (US OPEN SPEED) then WINNING $20/WEEK shouldn't be a problem!!!!
Oh well, keep complaining
The entry fee was lowered to $750.

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08-23-2014, 08:13 AM

I have no problem with limiting the field and still calling it the US Open. The problem is there would need to be some sort of viable qualification system to get in, and there is none. The world rankings and any money lists are sort of a joke in this regard and there is no system of qualifying via preset criteria and qualification tournaments.

The other problem with limiting the field is money. There is none, or at least not enough of it. Historically it is the dead money that has helped subsidize the tournament. Take that away and I just don't see how it pencils out. The event has not seemed to be a big money maker and those funds are going to have to be found somewhere. That is unless perhaps all the dead money players cause the tournament to run days longer and actually cost more than they contribute.

But if a system of qualification tournaments could be put together to fill out the field and there was a legitimate way to determine those that are exempt into the event, then the field could be limited to getting this thing done in a few days and perhaps make the thing financially viable.


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LOL@ all the complaints about no money in pool and the players can't swing a $1,000 entry fee plus expenses.
That's saving $20/week for the year plus expenses - if you can't do that then I don't know what to tell you.
If you play that good (US OPEN SPEED) then WINNING $20/WEEK shouldn't be a problem!!!!
Oh well, keep complaining
You realize that expenses for a week @ $100/night for hotel and $30 a day for food + gas or flight makes the trip like $2k-3k, right? And that $3k is basically what 5/6th get. Want to waste a week and not get anything bad? It's not financially viable. I probably would've played again this year had it been $500, but it's just not a good idea.

The difference is that people would jump at $500 to play with Tiger Woods or any big professional of a sport. It doesn't matter here, when you can play them for less outside of a tournament when they're near or if they're charging <$100/hr for lessons...whatever it may be.
  
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You realize that expenses for a week @ $100/night for hotel and $30 a day for food + gas or flight makes the trip like $2k-3k, right? And that $3k is basically what 5/6th get. Want to waste a week and not get anything bad? It's not financially viable. I probably would've played again this year had it been $500, but it's just not a good idea.

The difference is that people would jump at $500 to play with Tiger Woods or any big professional of a sport. It doesn't matter here, when you can play them for less outside of a tournament when they're near or if they're charging <$100/hr for lessons...whatever it may be.
69cents/day for the year is gonna keep you from playing?
Btw, I agree that only the top few will even cover "costs" same as the Derby. My point is that if you play US OPEN speed, you should be able to win the $ throughout the yr to pay for the trip.
I won't even play the open event at SBE and I can drive it everyday, cause of the cost of taking off work for those few days would equal winning the tournament, and there's NO chance of that
  
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