This may have been about the IFPA submission and our rules that required Cryss be removed from the standings. 2017 we had the 50%+ rule, so with over 100 players anyone that didn’t play in 100% of qualifying rounds was removed from the IFPA standings.
This inspired the following change for the 2018 season:
Change log for 2018 (v5.4)
We are rolling back the “50%+” participation rule to be just the “50%” rule. Under WPPR v5.3, the participation percentage was be based on the number of participants for any event with greater than 50 players. For example, a tournament with 75 players will only be allowed to submit results where a player participated in at least 75% of the qualifying requirements. Any tournament with 100 players or more can only include players that have participated in 100% of the qualifying requirements. For 2018, no matter the player count, any IFPA-endorsed tournament or league with a qualifying portion, players can only be included in IFPA final results if they have met at least 50% of all qualifying requirements. Players that advance to the final round despite not meeting this percentage may also be included in the final standings submitted to the IFPA."
We wanted to get ahead of the exploit - don’t like where you are finishing in Pinburgh, just don’t play session 10 and you won’t be included in the results - for Power100/IFPA Rating metrics.