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Strider

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Free Bracket Entry
« on: December 19, 2023, 05:51:02 AM »
Please help me with some etiquette. I bowl in a local monthly sport tournament. This time apparently they were a few spots short of filling all the brackets, so the TD put me in two. I ended up winning both. Am I under any obligation to split it with them, give them at least the entry money, or? I know they make money off brackets and they don't want to refund the money to the bowlers in unfilled brackets, but still... I'm normally a slow starter so I rarely enter brackets, so if this happens again, how should I proceed?

 

itsallaboutme

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Re: Free Bracket Entry
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2023, 07:23:15 AM »
Back in the day they used to pay whoever put up the money.  Then at the big tournaments they started to post signs that all payouts would go to the bowler, so thing eventually changed everywhere.  If you ever want the person to put you in again the etiquette is to give them the money and allow them to give you your cut.  If you keep the money or you decide what their cut is they are never going to put you in again. 

People running brackets putting people in without them knowing is a shady deal.  It's way to easy to look around and see who has the front 5 or 6 and use them to fill spots while you are "printing" the sheets. 

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Re: Free Bracket Entry
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2023, 07:54:58 AM »
They paid. so you get what they give you.

Strider

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Re: Free Bracket Entry
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2023, 08:01:36 AM »
They did tell me during practice, so nothing shady with the timing. I did what opienva1 suggested. When I went up I just collected what they gave me. Even though I didn't ask to be put in, I felt a little dirty collecting money that I had no risk in. I've had other bowlers tell me they were putting me in and I just let them keep if they won. If they want to give me a cut, fine, but I never asked.

Bowler19525

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Re: Free Bracket Entry
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2023, 09:16:15 AM »
I've had TDs enter me in brackets without me knowing. If they want to gamble on me, that's on them. If I win, I don't want the money...they can have it. I typically never enter brackets myself because I don't want the added stress of bowling in a tournament and also thinking about brackets and side pots.

SVstar34

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Re: Free Bracket Entry
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2023, 12:50:45 PM »
Not really a fan of that. If you can't fill brackets, just return money to people. Zero reason for a tournament director to enter someone in brackets.

Personally, we had someone come run a tournament in our area around mid July and there were multiple issues with money and brackets. As far as I'm aware, there are still missing brackets and we're in December. Safe to say, they're not running tournaments here again. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, they run some pretty big events in the middle of the country.

itsallaboutme

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Re: Free Bracket Entry
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2023, 02:30:58 PM »
I've seen shady doings at the Bowler's Journal.  It happens at all levels.

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Re: Free Bracket Entry
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2024, 10:21:44 PM »
Fun Games
I've seen shady doings at the Bowler's Journal.  It happens at all levels.
The same problem can happen in any playground! It's not too surprising