Money doesn't grow on trees, but it does come from winning. Getting good at winning tournaments will definitely fatten your pocket book.
Bringing home the bacon
Tournaments offer prize money. There are several types of tournaments. The primary method for earning money as a rookie is to play against the computer which is called an Anytime or 24/7 Tournament. It consists of a multiple rounds, and for every round won, players earn prize money. There is also prize money for winning the entire tournament.
There are also specific tournaments of varying types. There may be city tournaments, invitationals, and weekly/monthly/annual tournaments occurring where players earn money for placing. Most tournaments consist of qualifiers, where interested participants complete runs that qualify them for entry into the tournament. If it’s worth the entry fee, it’s worth a chance to earn big money and bragging rights throughout the year!