The Lag ~ Kelvin Greenleaf

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This is the first entry of my blog called, “The Lag.”

Let’s talk about added money, green fees, and coin-op tables, in a tournament setting.

I suppose we could start by giving definitions or meanings of these terms.

Added money: Money which is added to the tournament prize purse from another source other than the players’ entry fees such as the venue or a sponsor.

Green Fee: A fee charged to tournament players usually to cover table rental time.

Coin-op Table: A pool table with a mechanism to release the balls from inside once enough coins (or bills) are inserted into acceptor.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s put it all together.

What are the benefits of hosting a pool tournament? Generating income for the establishment? Perhaps… How? What kind of income? It is pretty much understood that pool players as a whole drink very little alcohol. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but I am writing in terms of a large group. So, to think or hope a pool tournament is going to generate a ton of income through beer and liquor sales is, well, naïve to put it mildly!