Originally Posted by cgkdisc
Let's get at what is at the root of this issue, what's the answer to the question, "What is the benefit to the TD for offering pro divisions at a B or C-tier?" Not saying I can't think of a few but I'm interested to hear other's thoughts on this.
Well, at a tournament in general... the main one is that they tend to bring friends. I rarely travel with other pros (mostly because of how bereft Toledo is of tournament playing pros), so I'm usually riding with 3-4 amateurs.
As for the benefits overall of offering a pro division, period, there really isn't one. Maybe we should just say screw it and save the TDs the trouble and eliminate the Open Division entirely? They're the only lames at the tournament that the TD isn't profiting off of at a typical C/B Tier event.