Mike, you guys have been doing a lot of big handicapped tournaments lately. Why and do you think they work?
Yes, we are trying to do one per month and I feel it has been working. You will always have some problems and everyone will not be pleased, but for the most part they have been great.
Yesterday, we had our July tournament and 56 players showed up. We did the draw where the lower players drew the chips first and would not draw each other, to try to even it out. It went well, except that we had more players under 2.5 than we did over. This meant that a few players could draw a lower player. There is absolutely nothing you can do about it.
A few lower players that drew lower players were upset. I understand them wondering why this happened. My problem is when they take it way to far, even after it was explained to them.
A couple even badgered our guys running the tournament and wouldn’t listen to reason. That is a joke. Grow up, and have fun. It is a dart tournament; not life or death. The bar added $740 to the tournament, but you’re going to bad mouth them and the tournament director?
And when it was all said and done, a 1.5 player was on the winning team. How much better can it get? It was her and her husband’s first time here and they loved it.
They were worried because they heard that all of the “Masters were here” and they didn’t like low shooters.
After the tournament, I got a great message on Facebook from her husband thanking all of the Masters players for treating them so nice and making them feel comfortable. They said they would be back and tell all of their friends in PDI to come as well.
So, does it work? Yes, it does. When a first time tournament player can come in and win in a 28 team tournament, it doesn’t get any better than that.
To see how happy Tammie was should be why we all play. Not to rag on the tourmanent director because you got a bad draw.
Look in the mirror, you know who you are.
Again, these are just my opinions and I may be wrong, but I doubt it.