Originally Posted by cgkdisc
No one's saying the money shouldn't go to the pros if there's a decent turnout. But if the pros don't show, then simply cherry picking the TD who did the work to host a disappointing event, many times for reasons outside their control, isn't good policy. With Board members who ran and won indicating more support for TDs, I suspect you'll see support for TDs on this issue to set aside minimum cash requirements when turnouts are low.
In my experience - if a tournament director is running a B Tier he needs to be expected to know what he is getting into ahead of time! I lost over $600 of my own personal money my first time. And I expected that to happen. I learned a ton of lessons. Number one of which is don't run a B Tier as your first sanctioned event. But number two is you need to get out word. DAILY. Make sure you're making sure that the pros are going to show.
Frankly this feels more like a loophole that'll allow TDs to completely forsake the pros at B Tiers. I could easily run a B Tier. Tell the pros I'm only adding $25 per pro that shows up, up to $500... the pros won't show at all, and I'll get to rake in the merch cash off of the Am field. This is a horrid precedent.