I was going through the official rules for the California Extreme tournament last night and the following minor changes are going into effect:
Tiebreakers in finals will no longer be random draw for machine. Instead top seed will have choice from amongst the games they have not yet played (henceforth referred to as the Trio clause.)
Tiebreakers for qualifying / byes from will change from random draw for machine to Survivor-style voting. Players each vote on a game they want to play. If there is a winner that game is played. If there is a tie, players revote between the tied games. If there is a winner that game is played. If not, then a game is randomly drawn from the games not voted for.
We are removing the $25 prize for top score on a game. I don't think there was a single case the last two years of these going to someone who didn't money anyways, so I'd rather just see that $300 worked into the prizes.
Here is the full rules document for reference.