Hi all, but especially Josh. I just thought of something that I have not heard explicitly addressed before and which I cannot find online. This year, IFPA 17 will be in Florida. Florida already hosts Free Play Florida, which draws competitors from around the country and counts toward Florida’s SCS totals. (Bob Matthews qualified for Florida’s SCS based solely on his attendance there.) But most tournaments in Florida do not generate nearly the point strength of Free Play, due to the fact we have fewer and many casual players.
So, using this precedent, there may be tournaments held during the week leading up to IFPA 17 geared mainly toward the participants, and there will also be the IFPA 17 itself. Are those points in all those events going to count toward Florida’s SCS? Wouldn’t this be a bit out of character for what SCS is all about, which is finding the best players playing against locals in a state?
Counting all of those points is going to skew Florida’s SCS stats incredibly. In fact, it is theoretically possible that all those players might be able to come back and play their own Florida SCS without any of us!
What is going to become of these points? (Please let’s not open the Pandora’s Box of why SCS Championship points count for the following year, etc. I really just want to know the fate of the points of my fellow Floridians!)