Pokemon TCG tournament attendance has been getting higher every year for a while now (if tourneys in MD and Nats are anything to go by). Plus the number of dedicated players has grown, since many people who go to Nats have to travel for it. For some inexplicable reason POP has responded by cutting prizes at many tournaments this season. My little brother won a CC last year and then won another won last week. The one he won last February he got a bag, a hat, a medal, a binder and 18 boosters for 1st place. The one he won last week he got a binder, a medal (smaller and cheaper looking than the other one) and 18 boosters. Why didn't POP at least give us a few more boosters as prizes if they chose to cut back on the other ones? Is this really how POP has chosen to reward their players? It seems like a pretty poor way to me.