It didn’t suddenly become any easier to qualify for PAPA A finals, and “deep pockets” will likely not help a player qualify any more than they used to.
The “ticket-style” system could be considered flawed when it came to dealing with the number of played entries at PAPA. There was no adjustment for the number of total entries played on a game (only top 87 scores ever received points) which meant that by PAPA 19 “Consistency” was not rewarded.
PAPA 19 A qualifiers:
5 Players have 5 games earning >0 points.
14 Players have 4 games earning >0 points.
5 Players have 3 games earning >0 points.
Once a game drops out of the top 87, it’s score is irrelevant.