What to expect when you receive a tournament invitation
If you select “Playing”, you will be registered for the tournament and you will receive a confirmation email. You will be added to the “Confirmed Players” group. You will receive no further invitations for this tournament. If you have special requests, such as early or late tee times, you can send a message through the portal at this time.
If you select “Not Playing”, you will be placed in the “Players Not Attending” group and you will receive no further invitations or information for this tournament. If you later decide you want to play in this tournament, go to the original invitation and select “Playing”, or contact the tournament director.
If you ignore this email, you will continue to receive more invitations prior to the closing date (the Sunday before the tournament).
If the tournament has a registration limit and you select “Playing” after that limit is reached, you will receive a message indicating that you are put in the “Waitlisted Players” group. As players drop out (between Sunday and up to the tournament), these players will be used to fill the vacancy in the order they registered. If you become impatient and select “Playing” again, that will remove you from your position on the waitlist and put you at the end of the waitlist. Do not do this. If you are confused, contact the Tournament Director by email or text.
After registration is closed (usually the Sunday before the tournament), all “Confirmed Players” will receive an email letting them know they have been registered for this tournament. At this point, if you do not want to play in this tournament, you should respond and let the tournament director know you are not playing. This can be done by replying to the email, or by selecting “Not Playing” on the confirmation email you received earlier.
Tee sheets are usually created by the Wednesday before the tournament. If you do not want to play, please let the tournament director know before then or it does create a lot of extra work. This is especially true for ABCD tournaments where the computer assigns teams based on handicaps. Dropping out after Wednesday is a real pain.
Let it be known, if you drop out after Wednesday, you may be subject to paying the WWMC entry fee (usually $20), at the discretion of the tournament director. This may be dependent on Waitlisted Players.
If you fail to show up for a tournament you are responsible to the WWMC for the tournament entry fee. If you do not pay this fee, you will not be able to play in any future tournament until it has been paid. You may also be responsible for a green fee to the pro shop, but that will be left up to them to enforce that penalty. The excuse “I did not know I signed up” is not acceptable.
Please be alert and responsive to any emails as the tournament dates approach.
For any questions, please contact the current Tournament Director.