Tagboard comments pertaining to Duck Golf Registration issues for Duck Golf 2 at Burnaby. These are being captured for the benefit of the Board when this issue is formally discussed. Comments on the Tag Board only exist for so long, and these comments may be long gone by then...
Miki: Maybe if paid pre-registration is logistically not feasible, come up with a way to penalise no-shows who don't cancel. ie. Charge them extra $$ at the next BCDSS event they play. A black list.
Wes M: I would suggest the TD from the following Duck accept money for reg at break of present tourny. Those of us who make every single tourny won't be pushed out by no shows.
Wes M: Sorry last thought. Maybe the pentalty for no showing is that you are unable to pre reg for the following tourny. seems fair.
Hammer: i like the idea of payed pre reg at the previous duck golf. Your assuming that the td for next duck will be there though. As far as punishment for not showing, what about people who have an emergancy. Those people shouldnt be banned from the next one. Also i wasnt sure about Pender last year because of work, i cancelled asap but that would suck A. If i could go and wasnt reged or B. Wasnt allowed to the next one.
Wes M: I'm not saying banned I'm sayin not able to pre reg. not a single tourny has be full. yet pre reg is over by 30 ppl within 12 hours. this is because one guy emails with 10 names so they get spots. then decide later If they actually want to go. emergancys are rare and do happen. but 30+ no shows are not emergancys
Hammer: I agree with you and it does need to change. I think that making people pre pay is going to be the difference maker. If you cancel in less than 7 days you get none of your fees back. That should ween out a few of the people who sign up just in case.
whinners: some ppl wont know until the day of...if they aren't coming..its called life happens. as for those that reggy late...tfl ..show up day of. cant really punished ppl because life happens
solutiob: take pre reg away...only have sign up day of....gets rid of all the complaining
Chad: Pre-reg is necessary - we've gone the route of not having it before and it didn't work AT ALL
Chad: best solution might be a $10 deposit towards event cost via paypal - if cancelling less than say 3 days before (or no-show), it's forfeited and goes into prize pool.
be on the: ball when reggy opens everyone knew when it opened..we all know ppl do the just incase reg..TD 's can make a note of who doesnt show..talk to them figure it out...there is always gonna be this problem..ppl re reg with 15 names...all i can say is be on the ball
as whinners: Said, life happens and not everyone is able to sign up at 8:01. easy fix... only accept 1 signup per person via email.
David C: Not mentioned so far, is that the TDs are volunteers, (and so is the board for that matter) we should try to come up with solutions which are LESS work for them and not more.
N8ure boy: Preference to BCDSS members first - active for over 1 calender year or previous. (members who have contributed longer should be rewarded.) This is incentive for ppl to sign up for the following year.
Mike McG: It has been mentioned before (Ted, Dan W.) but I think hosting separate am and open tourneys would be the way to go in the future. Either over two days, or even better, same day, different courses.
Mike McG: For now,I think a paypal prepay would help to keep prereg honest. It would be more work for us TD's, but I hate telling people they probably wont play, and then being 15 ppl short of a full tourney.
What about: Tee times?
Stephano: Are we to understand here that emails were sent for DG reg with a list of players to sign up as opposed to those individuals submitting there own emails?
AH: Yes Stephano
Or: Give an option to those who play every tournament to be pre registered for the whole duck series.