That's exactly what I did for more than 10 years. I had to stop because I couldn't afford to do it any more. There are no pin operators getting rich these days. They all could use help.
If I gave the impression that I think IFPA or PAPA aren't doing their job, that wasn't my intention. They both do exactly what they say they're going to do and I fully support both organizations. I've made suggestions to Josh exactly twice on how IFPA might help new players. Both times I've been shot down and I didn't pursue it any further. Both organizations help new players and new locations indirectly, which is appreciated.
Someone earlier in the thread was wishing there was an separate organization to help new players and TD's, which is basically what I was agreeing to. It's disappointing to me that most every time I bring up supporting locations and location players here, I get negative replies. Since I doubt those folks would prefer that location play would go away completely, I can only assume that I'm not communicating the message properly.
The west coast is the example. There is a direct connection between public locations and tournament play. If you can't agree with that, I'm not sure what else to say. None of this is related to the topic the thread was started for, so I'm going to try to make this my last reply in this thread. I'll pay the $1. Thanks again, as always, to Josh and the rest of the folks at IFPA. Your efforts are appreciated, even if it doesn't seem like it sometimes.