A quick update on the status of Pinburgh 2014, after a crazy launch day!
First of all, the tournament definitely sold out today. We have worked carefully through the queue, and right now there are 399 players officially in, and more than 75 still pending. The final spot is spoken for, pending a small technical matter.
If you have made it into the tournament, you will receive an email within the next 24 hours. If you have not yet made it in, you will receive a different email within the next 24 hours, explaining that you are on the waitlist, and indicating how far down that list you might be. Note that with the non-refundable portion of the fee, and payment being required up front, we expect far fewer cancellations this year. If you are on the waitlist, there is no need to send payment. If you sent money via PayPal already but didn’t make it, let us know and we will issue a refund.
Player numbers start at 101, so players with numbers in the 400s are still in. Even if you get a number 500 or higher, you’re still in – we don’t send out the “YOU ARE IN” email unless you really, really are in.
We recognize that not everyone could get in – it’s just not possible – and we feel bad about that. However, this is a tournament for 400 players which completely sold out in less than two hours, yet which probably has 500-700 potential players interested. It’s simply not possible for everyone to make the list each year.
Thank you all for your tremendous support, and we hope to see you there this year, whether you’re competing or not!