Originally Posted by Jorn
What does "oversubscribed event" mean, they need pay more money?
Stuttgart is also always so oversubscribed...
1 mil = 3 of Top 6, right now there's 5 of Top 6 committed.
From now till Qualification sign-ins, players may opt-out of Brisbane, Brisbane may raise their money, or the tournament becomes oversubscribed.
e. Premier 700 Opt-Out Opportunity
If a Tournament does not agree to increase its prize money to the required level, the WTA will offer the Top 6 Players who committed to the Tournament the opportunity to “opt out” of their commitment starting from the bottom of the Top 6 Player List, subject to the following rules and procedures:
i. Top 6 Players may only “opt out” up until the Tournament has its allowable Top 6 Players based on its prize money.
ii. If a Top 6 Player elects to “opt out” of a Premier 700 Tournament, she will have fulfilled her commitment to the Premier 700 Tournament. Therefore, a withdrawal or ranking penalty will not apply, and the player will continue to be eligible to play her allotment of International Tournaments. A Top 6 Player who “opts out” of a Premier 700 Tournament will not be eligible to earn her Premier 700 Bonus Pool monies.
iii. A Top 6 Player who “opts out” will be given the priority to add an additional Premier 700 Tournament which does not have Player Commitment and will be eligible for Incentive Money.
f. Oversubscribed Premier 700 Tournaments
If not enough Top 6 Players select the option to “opt out” of a Tournament that has more than the allowable number of Top 6 Players per its prize money, the Premier 700 Tournament will be an “over-subscribed” Tournament, and all Top 6 Players who committed to play the Tournament as a Premier 700 Commitment Tournament, will be allowed to play subject to the following provisions:
i. If a Top 6 Player withdraws from an “over-subscribed” Premier 700 event, the withdrawal fine will be $25,000 (same withdrawal fine for all Top 6 Players).
ii. A Tournament will not be deemed hereunder as “over-subscribed” if by the 4 p.m. Qualifying Sign in deadline, the Tournament has raised its prize money to the required level, or if Top 6 Players have withdrawn and the Tournament receives the allowable number of Top 6 Players based on its prize money.
iii. If a Top 6 Player withdraws from one or more subsequent Premier 5 or Premier Mandatory Commitment Tournaments in the Related Swing of Tournaments, the player will have the ability to avoid suspension by selecting Option 1 or Option 2 under the Suspension Rule and performing her ACES; however, in lieu of the standard Late Withdrawal fine, such player will receive an automatic $50,000 fine which may not be eliminated and will revert to the first affected Tournament in the Related Swing as additional Bonus Pool compensation. The “Related Swing” means Premier Tournaments immediately following a Premier 700 Tournament. For example, the Related Swing for the Stuttgart Premier 700 includes the Madrid/Rome events and the Related Swing for the Stanford and Carlsbad Premier 700s includes the Montreal/Cincinnati events. In addition, any such Premier 5 or Premier Mandatory Tournament that loses Player Commitment due to a withdrawal from a Top 6 Player who competed in an “over-subscribed” Premier 700 Tournament as one of her Commitment Tournaments in the Related Swing, will receive an additional Bonus Pool payment to be determined by the WTA.
iv. If a withdrawal under sub-Section iii above is due to a Long Term Injury as defined in the Suspension Rule, such player will not be subject to the automatic $50,000 fine.
v. For a Premier 700 Tournament that is not “over-subscribed” these provisions do not apply.
g. Additional Top 6 Premier Player List Entries at “Over-Subscribed” Premier 700 Events
i. If an “over-subscribed” Premier 700 Tournament receives additional Non-Commitment Top 6 Player List entries (after the Player Commitment Deadline), in order for such player to be accepted into the Tournament, the Tournament will be required to increase its prize money to the required level in accordance with the Premier 700 Prize Money Policy.
ii. If an “over-subscribed” Premier 700 Tournament receives a withdrawal from a Top 6 Player who is committed to the event as one (1) of her two (2) Commitment Tournaments, and an additional Top 6 Player would like to play the event, the Tournament must pay the required next level of increased prize money. Tournaments cannot replace “over-subscribed” players who withdraw without increasing prize money.