By adding advertising dollars as sponsorship money to the many, many annual pool tournaments held throughout the US, Canada, and the rest of the world, it helps build a money leader board consisting of a lot more players showing up as earning income at the top. But as stated, the sponsorship money has to support the top 16 players of qualified sponsorship events, it can't be used as a welfare system just to give more prize .only to the lower rated amateurs playing in those events. If they want a part of the sponsorship added money, then they can work on their skills no different than anyone else has to so they can increase their chances at some of those earnings as well.Sounds good, but has some logical issues as well. One, you'll never get enough people in the state opens willing to pay $1000 entry to justify it. You did allow for that, stating to adjust the amounts as necessary. You also allowed for additional lesser entry sattelites; however, how do you stop pros from entering to lessen their entry fees to the big tourney????
The reality is that there is no definition of pro. We're only just starting to get there with Fargo, but there's still a long way to go to have a definitively pro vs. amatuer.