So the ‘official’ IFPA stance in working with the PAPA guys on how to handle the Pinburgh restriction stuff was this:
Should a player be artificially moved up into a higher division, and NOT qualify for the finals of that division, they will be listed in the standings based on their Day 1 finishing position.
Should a player be artificially moved up into a higher division, and they DO qualify for finals of that division, they will be listed in the standings based on their tournament finishing position. (This was ultimately to handle the situation where say Jorian wins Pinburgh, but only qualified for A because of his restriction . … he still “Won Pinburgh” in the eyes of the IFPA based on the complete body of work)
Now that Pinburgh has 70,000 players with 948 players in various restricted states, Doug and I are both too lazy to care to work that all out
So Jorian and Sean would be able to keep those points earned based on them battling out of the basement on day 2.
The others listed in Keith’s example . . .
Donavan would have been placed in 200th place (9.75 WPPR’s), instead of 61st place (12.59 WPPR’s). His 61st place finish did not make his top 20 WPPR resume anyway, regardless of that ~3 points bump.
Jason Dunn would have been placed in 251st place (8.63 WPPR’s), instead of 133rd place (11.09 WPPR’s). This artificial 2.46 point bump moved him up 8 spots on the world ranking (from 489th to 480th).
Damien Charlety would have been placed in 293rd place (7.87 WPPR’s), instead of 126th place (11.23 WPPR’s). This artificial 3.36 point was included in his top 20 WPPR resume, but he would still be ranked 71st in the world either way.
Adam Lefkoff simply would have been better off leaving after Day 1