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  • A Sponsorship Points Tourney

    Here's an Idea
    How about on the Third weekend of every month, have a tourney where the buy-in is 10 sponsorship points, winner takes all if under 50 people enter, 500 points if over 50 people enter the rest going to the runners-up.

  • #2
    Call me an ol' cynic, but...

    That would guarantee PSO having to pay out some sponsorship 'money', whereas if many people accumulate 100,200 etc that 'money' might never get paid.

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    • #3
      lol Rosita

      Marketing Marketing Marketing

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      • #4
        :wink:

        However !
        I think it's a fine idea, and probably my best (only?) chance of making 500

        cheers

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        • #5
          I like the ideal and guess what then we really are playing for something.

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          • #6
            I agree, I'd like to play that, but I don't think the tool is ready yet, however I imagine a heads up game for sponsorship points is possible now.

            CLAY

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            • #7
              So you should take points that you won by getting the best score over an entire month and then gamble it all on 1 crapshoot? Is that the kind of attitude the school should be encouraging?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Noodles
                So you should take points that you won by getting the best score over an entire month and then gamble it all on 1 crapshoot? Is that the kind of attitude the school should be encouraging?
                How is taking a portion of your sponsorship points from playing tournaments and using these to enter another tournament any different from playing for real money? After we win a tournament and we decide to play in another tournament we are risking a portion of what we won. And yes this is a gamble just like any tournament is. The same criteria we use when we enter a real money tournament should be used when deciding to enter this proposed tournament. Can I afford the buy-in? Will there be enough dead money in the tournament to make it profitable?, etc.

                To look at it another way, just think of the sponsorship points as winning a satellite. Does the school look down on entering satellites in order to win enough money for a buy-in to a bigger tournament? Isn't that how Mark got into the $10,000 buy-in at the World Series?

                I like the idea but I agree with Rosita on why it won't happen.

                Ricky Hard

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                • #9
                  the reason it wont happens is because i belive it would be classed as gambling and against the law for PSO where it is currently based.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Noodles
                    So you should take points that you won by getting the best score over an entire month and then gamble it all on 1 crapshoot? Is that the kind of attitude the school should be encouraging?
                    :lol: :lol: Yep ! :lol: :lol:

                    If it's the only reasonable way a dolt like me might make the $500 threshold, then that's a jolly fine idea.

                    But it would be optional :wink: , and it won't happen :

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                    • #11
                      good idea, but it will NEVER happen...

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                      • #12
                        It would certainly be good practice, but seeming as they are all sponsorship point winners, I can't imagine much dead money in the event.

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                        • #13
                          I can't imagine much dead money in the event.
                          The reason folks (correctly IMO) are so sure that this won't happen is that most of the "money" represented in the points already is dead money and if somebody were to win it in larger chunks than it presently resides it would get live and bust PSO!

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                          • #14
                            A mere drop, in the ocean that is, the Big One 2 payout


                            CLAY

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