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Discussion: Please tell me my eyesight is shot....

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Aug. 28, 2010
280 posts
Please tell me my eyesight is shot....
I am looking at a form for the entry fee to the SSUSA World says $660.00!!!!

Somebody tell me this is a bad dream please...
Aug. 28, 2010
Men's 65
839 posts

Be happy, it will probably be $700 next year! LOL! It works out to be $132 per game with a 5 game minimum. Hits the pocket book a little hard nowadays. You would think with the dedicated attendence each year of over 300 teams to this event, that this could be a bit lower. The gross taken in with tournament fees is over $200,000 less expenses plus undisclosed revenues for tournament shirts and hotels and car rental kick backs and whatever else can be made. It is the biggest one of the year and run quite well with the number of teams to take into consideration.

Compare that to LVSSA this year at $625 and SSUSA is a huge bargain at $660. LVSSA is no better than going to a local tournament for $300-$350. In fact most local tournaments are run much better than LVSSA, especially the past several years, which is exemplified by their decreasing attendence. The real drawing card the last several years is that it is in LAS VEGAS. Otherwise, the LVSSA is very poor for the money and puts too many teams in the wrong brackets.

Remember this, you always have the choice to go attend whatever tournament you would like and pay the asking price. Since the Phoenix Worlds draws the largest number of teams, SSUSA is holding the cards on this one and could charge whatever. It is also the only opportunity to play teams from all over the USA in one centrally located area. It is nice to play teams that you have never seen.

The Phoenix Worlds is a great tournament to attend, and everybody has to make a living, while putting on a super tournament, that takes a lot of time and planning and money to put it all together, so we can have a great time.

Andy Smith,
Double Edge,
60 Major
Sept. 1, 2010
60 going on 40
Men's 60
25 posts
What if, Hypothetically speaking, there was a major ring tournament around the same time? Hypothetically it was about $500, Suppose you could actually win a ring instead of a certificate for a deposit on the entry level ring ($179) but a certificate for a 14 kt gold ring with your team, event and date. Hypothetically you could play on manicured fields in the best condition. Hypothetically there would be up to 20+ quality fields. Not like South Phoenix but quality. Hypothetically it was in Southern California. Hypothetically it would be called the US West Coast Nationals or the US Nationals or the North American Grand Nationals or the Grand Nationals and it could accommodate 120+ teams to start with. So how many of you would come to this event? This is not a scienctific but a hypothetic straw poll.
Sept. 1, 2010
Omar Khayyam
1243 posts
Hypothetically, my team from NorCal would be there. But who has the money to build and maintain 20+ high quality fields?
Sept. 1, 2010
60 going on 40
Men's 60
25 posts
Hypothetically all but 5 are there now. The developer is thinking sometime next year for the rest... hypothetically. Something like what we are discussing might push him. I know he has the money! Discussions like this helps.
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