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How many showed up for the World Open? Did high travel costs have a
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Old Haasie wrote:
How many showed up for the World Open? Did high travel costs have a
negative impact?

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On Jul 10, 6:03 am, Old Haasie wrote:
How many showed up for the World Open? Did high travel costs have a
negative impact?

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This year it had 1262 players

In 2007 there were 1068

In 2006 there were 1315

In 2005 there were 1066

In 2004 there were 1204

In 2003 there were 1319

However, the low turnout in 2007 was due to the fact that the event
that year was held in the remote location of Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania because none of the big hotels in Philadelphia were
available. Also, the prizes were higher this year, but the entry fees
were higher too.

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samsloan wrote:
On Jul 10, 6:03 am, Old Haasie wrote:
How many showed up for the World Open? Did high travel costs have a
negative impact?

Old Haasie


This year it had 1262 players

In 2007 there were 1068

In 2006 there were 1315

In 2005 there were 1066

In 2004 there were 1204

In 2003 there were 1319

However, the low turnout in 2007 was due to the fact that the event
that year was held in the remote location of Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania because none of the big hotels in Philadelphia were
available. Also, the prizes were higher this year, but the entry fees
were higher too.

Sam Sloan



It's also worth noting that the 2005 event suffered from the "HB
Global" tournament (as did a number of others). It looks like the
World Open "normal" attendance is 1200-1300, all else being equal.
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