Are Canadian TD's required to send 1 USD/player, or will CAD be accepted at par?
If USD, do you have suggestions for which days exchange rate the TD should use, and how we deal with the customer side credit card fees for currency conversion? The current exchange rate would put it at an amount that can't actually be paid in cash to the TD, thanks to quirks of Canadian coinage.
If I understand correctly the caveats up thread about "opt in/out", any player that receives points needs to be paid for, so new players in the "first five events" window that don't count for value of the event for other players still have to be paid for?
I think this, on top of the "no points for first five events" might put the nail in the coffin of free tournaments as a way to grow and encourage new players to become part of the wider competitive community; But I think it's been clear for a while that model is a PNW/location play oriented thing that the eastern, primarily private location play, organizer community doesn't really pay attention to - @Vengeance's certainly made a number of comments to that effect in this thread.
In fairness, this isn't as bad as the stupid limits on number of recognized events at a particular venue rules used to be, but it comes close.
It could be amusing to watch what percentage of the Pennsylvania state championship players under this system will be locals.