British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Jester » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:44 am

Do you know how many spots were paid out in the Open Division of the British Open itself? There were 15 in the division so if it was standard 33% payout then the top 5 cashed.

5th at British Open place was rated 997, tougher than the world benchmark to cash!
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Jester » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:15 am

On a different thread, congrats to all the Brit winners!
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Tim » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:26 am

On the Global side here is the extra payout that will go to those players on top of what they won at the BDGO and one lucky player got one of the USDGC spots on offer 8)

Markus Kallstrom $120
Arttu Sikanen $120
Juho Rantalaiho $80
Anders Sward $60
Mats Stromgren $50
Johannes Hogberg $40
Marco Lehousse $150
Kari Vesala $70
Derek Robins $90
Terje Rormark $35 and a spot at the USDGC

Great weekend and congrats to all winners
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by ssouth » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:12 pm

Thanks for a great weekend Charlie and his staff!!!

Thanks for all the support and well done all our GB competitors. Well done James, Jamie, dan, and Del!!

After winning my division i hope to donate my winnings to Macmillian Cancer support. Whos nurses were amazing when it came to looking after my nan.
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Re: British DG Open (BDGO) 2011

Post by Del » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:34 pm

The home page for the British Open states
<< quote >>>
LESS THAN TEN DAYS TO GO AND THERE IS STILL SPACE TO PLAY
AND WIN THE BIGGEST PAYOUT OF YOUR LIFE!

GUARANTEED
$20,000 payout for the Global Disc Golf Tournament
Open Winner takes home over $3,000
Masters Winner takes home a minimum $1,000
Women and Grand Masters get substantial rewards too!
<< end quote >>

and yet the Global payout to the Open winner was just $300, that's 10% of the "guaranteed" amount.

When the top line attraction in the invitation is a GUARANTEED minimum payout then you better deliver on your promises or have a very good explanation as to why they were broken.
Why was the word GUARANTEED used?
If $20,000 was an initial guestimate, surely it should have been revised as it became clearer how many participating events were taking place, and TD's and thence players notified.
British players may not have bargained on getting much of a share of the spoils, but I'd imagine some overseas players will feel that the event has been mis-sold.
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