Originally Posted by cgkdisc
Not incorrect. It's always been intended to be $500 added to the pro purse only. BUT since my post you quoted and having run the global event, Brian and I discussed why TDs should be allowed more flexibility when either only the pro turnout is low or the overall turnout including Ams is low. We agreed it was inappropriate to pay an extra $500 to 4 pros who paid $240 total to enter unless the added cash was completely donated by a sponsor who specifically wanted the cash to go to pros (rare occurrence for a B-tier). Look for more clear guidelines to be provided in the 2012 Tour Standards on this topic.
In typical B-tiers where at least 20 pros show up, it's probably reasonable to expect that the $500 only be added to the pro purse. Below that maybe only $25 per pro is the proper amount to add to the pro purse, UNLESS as I said before, the added cash is already in hand from a sponsor expecting it to only go to the pros.
So, basically - less than 20 pros, you don't need the full 500. Great. I can already feel the pro field dwindling further around here for those events. :/