Current sanctioning requirements allow TD’s to limit added cash allocations (on a proportional basis) when there are fewer than 20 Pros entered in their event. The PDGA Board recently voted to eliminate that flexibility in 2013. That means, for example, that the TD of a B-Tier event would be required to add $500 to the Pro purse even if only one Pro were registered. It would of course be much more in an A-Tier or a National Tour event. There was much discussion of this issue, and it is not my intent to review the pros and cons of the Board’s decision here. I only wish to point out that concerned TD’s still have a way of retaining flexibility.
Any TD who is worried that unforeseen conditions (weather, competing events etc) might lead to larger than desired added cash payments to a small number of Pros can simply choose to sanction their event as a C-Tier.