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Old 07-19-2014, 05:10 AM #1
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WCO Shaping Up To Be Small Event

This event looks like it could end up with only 1/2 the teams that the 1st 3 events had. I guess the outrageous air fares and travel expense to this area is keeping teams from playing the event. I understand PSP's logic of having events in all parts of the US when they schedule, but maybe they should take a look at the cost of the expenses before they decide on what location. It costs nearly $600 a ticket to fly into San Diego form the East coast, and that was $35 cheaper than LAX. I started looking at other air fares to west coast locations and found you could fly into Phoenix $150 cheaper than anywhere in Cali.

This event does not seem to be drawing many west coast teams to make up for the eastern teams that decided the expense was too much. Maybe PSP will get the hint from teams not playing this event and move it next season to a more cost friendly area. More that 3/4 of the teams playing PSP is from the east to central US. The Pro division having more west coast teams than any other division, and with the challengers added in now it only makes up about 1/4 of the pro brackets.

I personally think another Central or Mid-West location would be better than a West coast location being it would keep travel costs down for more than 75% of the teams that play. I know I am bias because I reside in the east, but it looks like from the low turn out that a lot more people may feel the same way.
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:15 PM #2
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There is another event taking place 2 weeks before the psp event that a lot of west coast teams are playing as well as playing psp. Just bad timing. There are a good amount of d4/3 teams that haven't registered yet.
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:51 PM #3
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Its expensive to fly in and out of cali. A vegas or pheonix event is the most ideal "west coast" event... and im from northern california.
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There is another event taking place 2 weeks before the psp event that a lot of west coast teams are playing as well as playing psp. Just bad timing. There are a good amount of d4/3 teams that haven't registered yet.
Just from what I've seen the WCPPL offer, I don't really see a reason for divisional CA teams to play in the PSP when the WCPPL is in their backyard.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:26 AM #5
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Just from what I've seen the WCPPL offer, I don't really see a reason for divisional CA teams to play in the PSP when the WCPPL is in their backyard.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:28 AM #6
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Just from what I've seen the WCPPL offer, I don't really see a reason for divisional CA teams to play in the PSP when the WCPPL is in their backyard.
You aren't the first person I have heard that from. Central event would pull the most.

An event in St. Louis would be awesome, don't think there is a field there that couldn't support it but central I would think would be the way to go
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Just from what I've seen the WCPPL offer, I don't really see a reason for divisional CA teams to play in the PSP when the WCPPL is in their backyard.
This is what I am seeing... no reason to even have a West coast event. It is too expensive for the teams that want to play PSP coming from the east. I believe another Central or Eastern location would be much better than anywhere on the west coast. It will draw the teams that do want to play PSP and make it much more affordable to travel. Right now you have a south central event in Texas, a north central event in Chicago, a north east event in Maryland, and a south east event in Florida, Then the West coast that only 1/2 the teams can afford to travel to and the west coast teams do not want to play. I would suggest one of these 5 states Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, or Ohio. Hopefully PSP will see the West coast is becoming a bust for our series and make some changes for next year.
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Just hard for someone who is used to paying $250 or less an event airfare to literally double the expense of airfare alone. Only way I could see a west coast event possible is the first event of the year. Phoenix is still my favorite PSP venue ever to this day.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:41 AM #9
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You aren't the first person I have heard that from. Central event would pull the most.

An event in St. Louis would be awesome, don't think there is a field there that couldn't support it but central I would think would be the way to go
I don't know if they'd do another central event since there's PSP Chicago. I know Denver has traditionally been a NPPL event in the past, but I wouldn't mind seeing the PSP go there.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:03 PM #10
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All I hear are east coast teams whining about coming to CA. Have you considered it's just as hard for west coast teams to make tournaments in Maryland and Florida? Come on
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This is what I am seeing... no reason to even have a West coast event. It is too expensive for the teams that want to play PSP coming from the east. I believe another Central or Eastern location would be much better than anywhere on the west coast. It will draw the teams that do want to play PSP and make it much more affordable to travel. Right now you have a south central event in Texas, a north central event in Chicago, a north east event in Maryland, and a south east event in Florida, Then the West coast that only 1/2 the teams can afford to travel to and the west coast teams do not want to play. I would suggest one of these 5 states Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, or Ohio. Hopefully PSP will see the West coast is becoming a bust for our series and make some changes for next year.
this is true we are loyal to the series and from kentucky while we enjoy coming out to cali we had 5 guys for this one that simply couldnt afford it with the events barely being spaced 1 1/2 months apart from each other. phoenix in the early part of the year is always a few hundred cheaper than flying to cali in the middle of the summer which is peak vacation season.
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