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Posted by Steve in Denver on February 04, 2011 at 22:29:45:

In Reply to: KCBS promoting one event over others posted by Ron Cates on February 04, 2011 at 17:28:07:

KCBS is contracted with MMA. MMA has done some good stuff for KCBS. We all know that. MMA promotes sponsors that they sign contracts with. That puts money into MMA's pockets, and some in the pockets of KCBS. Simple as that. Ron Cates promotes competitions for himself and for the benefit of the teams that participate. That scenario leaves out MMA and KCBS from the serious profit portion of the picture. What part of that is questionable?

I'm not a bean counter, but it sure makes for a logical answer.
Ron Cates needs to get more marketing to keep up with MMA and KCBS, unless he want's to join them. Not sure that would be a good idea, much less how hard it would be to swallow that pill.

I like the opportunity to choose the events I participate in, regardless of who the sponsor is, or what my opportunities are to win any event. It's still my choice.

The timing of information also has a lot to do with the opportunities of teams to participate in first time events. Just like this week, Sam's Club, Smoke on the Water and today the GAB. When teams have to make decisions to enter the local events and then a "big" event pops up on the doesn't make for a good situation.

Sam's Club Competition Series is a great deal, for all of the teams that are willing to participate. Evaluate what it costs you overall.
Then decide what comps you have always done to make the schedule for the Sam's Club Series. It may not be an issue for a lot of teams. Looking at at $35,000 GC check does look good. What will it cost you; in more ways than one to even get to the GC event in Arkansas?

It's a serious adventure, that every team has to evaluate concerning the big prize money events. I know where my entry fees are going to, and it's to the organizers that I made commitments to back in December and January.
Just my thoughts.

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