Here is an example payback for my tourney's on Oroville:
My last tournament had 35 boats. Basic entry is $175 (including BF). $15/$30/$40 options-100%payback on options-.
Total entry fees taken in-$6125
TOC fees- $1190
Payback (including $350BF)- $4230 (69%)
With options 1st took home over $2700 2nd- $1300 3rd- $900 and because of our change to the $15 option (middleman option) 17th and 19th place (18th was not in option) split the $285 that was in that option (142.50 each) and the draw for half of the late fees went to boat #18 $70. We also had great BBQ tri-tip sandwiches for the Anglers after they came off the water. I think it will just get better, the more we learn in the comming months. Any questions feel free to p.m. me or give me a call 530-589-2601 Jason.