Also, with this being only the second tournament I have directed, I'm always looking for feedback, good or bad, that will help make future tournaments even better. I'm still very new to tournament pinball, and besides the 2 tournaments at York and Allentown I've only played in 2 other tournaments. One at Pinball Gallery and one at Crabtowne. So feel free to respond here with feedback about anything at all, or if you want to keep it private shoot me a PM, text, or email.
Another thing that's worth mentioning numerous times is Corey Hulse. He has been a huge help in both of these tournaments. I can't thank him enough as he assists me in becoming a better tournament director. Thanks Corey!
I do want to ask everyone what they thought of the bonus envelopes. We basically took $40 from the prize fund and spread that across 7 envelopes to give everyone a chance to win some money. Did the players like it? Or would you rather the $40 stay in the pool of money spread out for winning?
Lastly, after reviewing everything today, I noticed that I miscalculated the money allocated to the prize fund. If everyone recalls during my initial announcements at 1pm, I started to read off the payouts and realized the numbers were wrong at that time. Well I went back and re-did the numbers, but when I sorted the money into the envelopes I grabbed the wrong damn sheet. So, the money everyone won last night was based off 36 entries, when in fact we had 38 entries. Some people should have received a little more money, and others actually should have received a little less money. This was my mistake, so I'm not going to penalize the players that received a little extra money (we are talking $10-15). However I will make things right and will be sending money via PayPal to the winners who should have received more money.
1st Place "A" winner Mike Veith was paid $250, he should have taken home $275.
2nd Place "A" winner Pete Tsipouras was paid $140, he should have taken home $150
3rd Place "A" winner Chad Hastings was paid $70, he should have taken home $75
1st Place "B" winner Rob DeStasio was paid $130, he should have taken home $150
2nd Place "B" winner Brian LeBlanc was paid $75, he should have taken home $60
2nd Place "C" winner Anthony Wojtkowiak was paid $20, he should have taken home $25
Everyone has been contacted except Anthony. I don't have his contact info. If someone has it, please share with me or tell him to contact me so I can send him his money. (EDIT - Anthony has been contacted).