Prize money in recreational tournaments. Here in the Netherlands we have two tournaments in which you can earn some money (About $150-200 for the winner and 100$ for the runner-up), for 3.0-3.5 players. For one of the tournaments the top 8 of the rankings in that specific category (3-3.5-4-4.5 etc.) are qualified for that tournament. The other tournament is a pro tournament but also has a tournament for the other ratings. I was wondering if it's common for 3.0 3.5 etc. players to earn this amount of money in a tournament.