Euro 2012

gagou9 (2012-07-08 21:12:43 +0000)
hello ! I have been wondering why this year, the competition is paid. I mean, for years, EURO and WC have been free. I paid already, and 5€ is not a big amount, but still, i wonder why every competitor have to pay for the winner to get 1000€. Is it a way to reduce competitor number, kinda depending on their money ? i will be there anyway, i will like the event, i will help if I can, but i would like to be aware of why we all pay for the winner to get paid. It would'nt be hard to reduce the prize money, and make it free again ! And, other question, is it possible to view the budget of the event ? thanks a lot ! Gaël
Sebastien (2012-07-09 08:41:27 +0000)
Hey, I'm not involved in the organisation but I have the strong guess, that the registration fee exists to make people register more consiously for an event with limited capacity. In the past a lot of people have registered for Worlds and Euros without showing up. I had the same problem with most of the German competitions and a prepayment system resolved this and the "too low capacity" problem at once. Looking at this I clearly support the existence of this prepayed registration fee. Considering the budget: A quick estimation shows, that the registration fees can only be a small part of it. Cheers, Sébastien
gagou9 (2012-07-09 10:03:01 +0000)
hey hoy ! thanks for your reply ! [quote="you":db6u150t]the registration fee exists to make people register more consiously for an event with limited capacity[/quote:db6u150t] alright, i really agree that a system must be found to make sure people register and come. I have been involved quite a bit in organizing events, and i some cases, when the event is made to be free, but in need to have a close estimation of the number of participants, organizers have done a very interresting thing : people pay in advance, and when they show up, they get refunded, as if they inform they're not coming a few weeks ahead the event. this way, the event is free, and not many people will register and never show up. It's a bit more work, but to me, it's a good way to keep it as it has always been : free. [quote:db6u150t]Considering the budget: A quick estimation shows, that the registration fees can only be a small part of it.[/quote:db6u150t] Considering a small calculation : 200 competitors, 5€ each. It adds to the budget a small amount of 1000€ and looking for the prize money (i'm sorry, i always found it a bit too much!), which is 3000€ total, we could easily reduce it "a little bit", and have the EURO free again :) i know i might be a bit fishy but i really really want to keep those to big events (EURO and WC) free ! i would like to help, to do whatever needed, but i don't know if any help is needed, and i'm actually not sure :) see you, Gaël
Sebastien (2012-07-09 14:27:06 +0000)
It is a lot more work to pay back those fees. Especially it is not really possible to pay everything back because of the paypal fees. I don't think such an event should be for free anyway...
gagou9 (2012-07-11 12:53:05 +0000)
i think having it free is a great way to keep it kind of familiar and fair. you're right, paying back needs work, and paypal sucks. but still, it could be a good thing to keep it free, in my humble opinion !