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#11046939 - 08/17/15 11:18 AM Should tournaments pay deep into the field?
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Reason I ask is the James Harrison story about him taking away participation trophies from his kids made me think of this. To me I like seeing the top 15% get paid no matter the entries. Obviously Sealy and etc are a different type event but on a best stringer event to me if you pay more than 15% of the field it seems like participation trophies in some regard.

Trust me I am usually in that crowd that would be affected by reducing payout percentage anyway. I am a champ at missing checks... grin

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#11046952 - 08/17/15 11:25 AM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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If you are fishing to win, then deep payouts are a novelty.


I think top 15% is a fair payout.
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#11046963 - 08/17/15 11:28 AM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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1 in 5 or 1 in 6 is deep enough.

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#11046982 - 08/17/15 11:34 AM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I'm not sure what the best formula is. But when I was 19 I entered my first tournament. It was on Bob Sandlin. there were 157 boats. Me and my partner placed 10th and got paid $100 and that hooked us. It was awesome. We were more excited that we placed in the top ten on a lake neither of us had ever been on before, and against all the locals and great fishermen that were there. But winning some money was cool.
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#11047039 - 08/17/15 11:57 AM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Why in the world would anyone want to pay more than 15% or so? What's the point? We always feel good when we cash a check in Champs because we know we beat a LOT of great guys to get that check. It would do nothing for me, if we get 50th place out of 200 teams and that got us a check.

As it pertains to James Harrison's story, I think we he did was awesome! this country is quickly becoming one of entitlement and it makes me sick! Hard days work gets you a hard days pay. Being better than your opponent(s) in that game or on that day gets you a prize, trophy or whatever. Otherwise, you need to do better in the next game
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#11047126 - 08/17/15 12:30 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I think 15% is good, but I would like to see a winner take all format! But I know that will never happen LOL. I don't like the "participation award" era we are in!
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#11047144 - 08/17/15 12:37 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Our Club pays 1 in 5 which is pretty typical. That is top 20%. We only pay up to 6 places out however so the percentage can go down depending on the number of boats. I think that is fair.

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#11047154 - 08/17/15 12:41 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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You mean I don't get a check for finishing 38th????? realmad
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#11047197 - 08/17/15 01:01 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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#11047199 - 08/17/15 01:02 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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1 in 5 with 50% going to the winner.

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#11047205 - 08/17/15 01:06 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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man I will never get paid

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#11047219 - 08/17/15 01:14 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Chris Borden]
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Originally Posted By: Chris Borden
1 in 5 with 50% going to the winner.


I like that formula. Maybe a side pot for big fish
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#11047221 - 08/17/15 01:15 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Mark Perry]
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1in5 capped at 15 spots total payout. No ribbons for participant
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#11047231 - 08/17/15 01:18 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Fish Killer]
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Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
You mean I don't get a check for finishing 38th????? realmad


You can if there's 250+ entries and they pay 15% of field!

One in 5 or 6 is good average.
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#11047288 - 08/17/15 01:46 PM Re: Should tournaments pay deep into the field? [Re: Chris Borden]
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1 in 5 with 50% going to the winner.


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