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02-14-2019, 11:42 AM

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Customer?

I thought they were players? Competitors?

Do we call tennis tournament players customers? Football players? Olympic competitors?

I think "customer" is a strange way of looking at it...but maybe I am way off.

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I don't see is as a misnomer at all.

I would think the hosts would seek to include folks, not add restrictions.

Events in the area used to draw hundred+, regularly...now, often less than 50.
  
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02-14-2019, 12:00 PM

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I don't see is as a misnomer at all.

I would think the hosts would seek to include folks, not add restrictions.

Events in the area used to draw hundred+, regularly...now, often less than 50.
I think customer is spot on.

Why? Customers are people that are looking to buy/spend money.

Well, pool player pay (buy) entry fees (product).

Pretty simple really.

Again, your right about the restrictions. That's complete horseshit. I dont follow that at all.


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02-14-2019, 12:44 PM

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I think customer is spot on.

Why? Customers are people that are looking to buy/spend money.

Well, pool player pay (buy) entry fees (product).

Pretty simple really.

Again, your right about the restrictions. That's complete horseshit. I dont follow that at all.
Thanks for the words.

I don't want to come off as oppositional and I think some lines must be drawn for the benefit of the hosts and for other participants:i cant say it is complete bs.

I find the decree: thou shalt arrive an hour prior to start and should get a hotel too, to be overly imposing. A detriment to the event for both potential players and therefore the hosts, as well.
  
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02-14-2019, 12:59 PM

That's the way all tournaments should be run - no exceptions! If I'm there on time you should be too.
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02-14-2019, 01:12 PM

I used to work for a deep sea charter boat fishing out of Glocester Mass. We used to get calls asking what time does the 8 o'clock boat leave? We politely said 8 o'clock on the dot. They would then tell us they were running late I'll be there by 8:10 or so. We then told them we'd wave to them on our way out. They got the message and that was that. Whoever thinks they are so important that 50 or so on time others should wait for them? No one customer is worth pissing off all the others. On time or stay home. Pretty easy really...
  
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02-14-2019, 01:16 PM

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I used to work for a deep sea charter boat fishing out of Glocester Mass. We used to get calls asking what time does the 8 o'clock boat leave? We politely said 8 o'clock on the dot. They would then tell us they were running late I'll be there by 8:10 or so. We then told them we'd wave to them on our way out. They got the message and that was that. Whoever thinks they are so important that 50 or so on time others should wait for them? No one customer is worth missing off all the others. On time or stay home. Pretty easy really...
Are you saying arriving 10 minutes after the boat leaves is to be treated the same as arriving 45 min before it leaves?
  
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02-14-2019, 01:18 PM

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That's the way all tournaments should be run - no exceptions! If I'm there on time you should be too.
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See my prior post...an hour early is unreasonable in some cases.
  
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02-14-2019, 01:29 PM

They should just say they are starting at 11am instead of noon. That would account for the extra time needed before the event to check everyone in. The actual time to start play would be noon.

When I go on trips with my idiot brothers, I always tell them I want to leave an hour before I actually do. That way I'm not upset when we constantly leave late. We are still early most of the time. I know I will never run a tournament, but if I did, that's how I would handle it.


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02-14-2019, 01:43 PM

Shoot, they kick you out of your room by 11:00 AM anyway, Sunshine.


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02-14-2019, 01:43 PM

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See my prior post...an hour early is unreasonable in some cases.
Why is that? Being early hurts nobody. And it's not early if that's the required time
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* NOTE: At 11:00 am, we will conduct a role call. If a registered player is not present at that time, his/her spot will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. We highly recommend that you arrive Friday night to avoid traffic and other delays. There will be no exceptions so please, arrive early. There is no need to call the Tournament Director or the venue to say you will be late. If you are late, you may lose your spot without refund - no exceptions, no favors.


Wtf? Who is the customer here?
I agree, one hour before the tournament is a lot of time. Most pool halls open at 11AM, so to say that if you show up at 11:15AM, you lose your spot is a bit harsh.

I would recommend this.....Doors open at 11AM, sign up is at 11:30AM. If you are not here at 11:30AM to sign up/pay, your spot will be forfeited to next player on the waiting list. Tournament will start at 12PM SHARP!



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Why is that? Being early hurts nobody. And it's not early if that's the required time
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Are you saying arriving 10 minutes after the boat leaves is to be treated the same as arriving 45 min before it leaves?
No. The ones that arrive 10 minutes late are allowed to try swimming to catch the boat that has all the folks that arrived on time. If they can catch up they are allowed onboard. Lol....
  
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The list is endless. If an individual pays and arrives before start, he has met his end of the bargain.
Treat it like your job. If I have to be at work at 11, I'm at work before 11. No different.

If the players cant respect the TD or the other players enough to be there on time - too bad.
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No. The ones that arrive 10 minutes late are allowed to try swimming to catch the boat that has all the folks that arrived on time. If they can catch up they are allowed onboard. Lol....
All things should be like this. It's called respect. Swim mf'er, swim. Lol
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