Are you really "Amateur" or "Open" in DDGA-sanctioned tournament?
Just wanted to bring the issues to the table for us to discuss.
How can we prevent "sandbaggers
" from taking advantage of their winnings from lesser-skilled players?
We can able to identify the player's names between AM and Open divisions from the DDGA-sanctioned tournament results.
We know and understand that at all DDGA-sanctioned tournaments, there are NO
cash payouts for AM players at all in order for the AM player to keep their status until the Nationals and Year-End Points where they can have the chance to capture the AM National & AM Points titles before moving up to the Open division.
The AM players CAN play in Open division at any local DDGA-sanctioned tournaments BUT they only need to REJECT cash payout and exchange for "funny" money or merchandises of equal values.
But what about those players who only played once in a while few years ago, happens to sign up for Open division and won couple bucks but stopped playing for long while. Came back to play again as AM player for the Nationals.
Is that allowed??
Throw your votes and thoughts here!!
I'll call this an open committee to anyone.
(Hint: Must be Active DDGA member to earn DDGA points! Renew your membership!)