Quoted from silver_spinner:
nope, payouts don't reflect whats brought in. Even if it wasn't on patz dates i'm done with ohio show tourney.
each player averaged ~ $75 in entry fees not to mention entry fee to get in the show per day.
First place winner got a few hundred. I'm not cool with the lack of transparency there partner so its a no from me.
Every year where the money was collected at the front desk the amounts we received to pay out were definitely not equal to what was actually collected.
This year we collected the money at the tournament desk and I'm certain that this time the money collected lines up with what was paid out, you can check and double check the attendance of all the match play events, the entry rates, and the % of prize pool paid to each person as seen in the rules, and I'm very confident that it all checks out. The numbers themselves being lower than other shows tournaments reflect that this show was dying and attendance was low rather than money being hidden anywhere, also worth noting that I lean towards drawing up prize pools where more people get paid that way many people who were paying into the tournament all weekend can get something out of it, rather than throwing a bunch of money at first place to have a big flashy number that only 1 person gets to take home. Everyone who qualified in A got paid as well as 20% of the prize pool being paid to B division. Based on what is written in the rules, if $3,000 is collected by the tournament (which I believe is what we had), $600 will be paid out to first place. The other $2,400 isn't getting hidden anywhere, it's just being paid to 19 other people.
Neither me nor Tommy received any money for running the tournament, everything we collected was paid out. The only compensation we received was free entry into the show and tournament.
If you have any concerns about the tournament prize pools definitely let me know though and I'll be happy to talk about it! I want to have a solution that makes everyone happy just as much as you guys do. I was also very upset that in the past years of this show when money was collected at the front desk that it was being pocketed somewhere. I'm excited to be moving away from this show and on to Pinbrew.