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Discussion: Vote Outcome

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Feb. 18

215 posts
What was the vote outcome on 4GG vs. 5GG +$75? Thanks
Feb. 18
Men's 70
4351 posts
NY² ... I haven't seen any final numbers on the advisory prefence poll, but a couple of days ago I saw the tally was running about 51-49% and I don't remember which way that went ... It doesn't fall into the mandate category since it's irrelevant when within any "margin of error" in a scientiffic analysis ... I'm confident there will be something released officially soon ... Thanks!

Feb. 21

35 posts
Fiest thanks SSUSA for doing the survey. It shows you care about the thoughts of the players and teams . It will be a decision that has to be looked at carefully. My question is with Mesquite so close will it just go as posted fee wise and the 4 game guarantee . Again Thanks
Feb. 21
Men's 75
92 posts
Has anyone else noticed the 5 game guarantee effectively ended in 2020 with, OF COURSE, COVID!! It's right there in black and white...on the tournament listing page-look left margin under Tournament Format. Virtually every 2020 Qualifier tournament has the same script. Here it is....

'....Five (5) games minimum initially scheduled (NOT "GUARANTEED")...'
(emphasis MINE)

OK, so most of those tournaments were canceled. But, the same language persists in virtually every Qualifier listed for 2021 and 2022. Prior to 2020 the "NOT GUARANTEED" language did not appear and we assumed the 5 games were guaranteed because SSUSA said they were.

Despite most tournaments the past 2 years allowing 5 games minimum, quite clearly, SSUSA has been floating the idea of dropping the 5 game guarantee for some time. Nobody seemed to notice, so why not do it?

When the tournament organizer says games are "NOT GUARANTEED" most of us assume he is telling the truth. Why SSUSA added that language---OF COURSE, COVID!!---and kept it there until now is a question only they can answer.

Maybe they will.
Feb. 21
Men's 70
4351 posts
That's hilarious, Dennis! ... The only reason we added that language was because a few years ago someone actually demanded a refund because they didn't get five games once following a total rain-out of one day of an event ... Our intent was always to schedule five games, but we occasionally have to defer to Acts of God, like hurricanes and torrential downpours ... NOT GUARANTEED is a simple acknowledgement that once in a while, "stuff" happens we can't control ... And SOME people will never "get it" while coming to the faulty conclusion that we somehow "owe them" when that happens ... Dennis, we don't spend 1% as much time trying to figure out ways to take advantage of you as you do dreaming up why you're a victim in something as ridiculous as this ... Gawd, that's funny!

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