You all are going to think I am crazy, but I declined another thing today. Earlier this month (or was it last month?) I declined my acceptance to the RTC. Well, last night I received a wonderful little email from someone who wanted to help find me sponsors. I would become part of a group of players that would be sponsored by companies to help offset the cost of travel, entry fees, etc. I was very proud that they contacted me about this (honored, really!), but I wrote back today and declined their offer.
I told them I was very blessed to have a job that allowed me play pool and I didn't want to take a potential spot of someone else that could really use the financial help.
I wasn't sure how they would respond to my reply (I admit it sounds a little, I dunno, conceited or something?). But I truly would rather see someone else get a shot at financial support.
Their response was very kind and they thanked me for passing it on so another player might get the chance.