Pretty much all of this . . .
There was a decent amount of confusion from even our brightest TD’s about how this rule works. I went back through and actually saw how many players were being removed, and it was typically just a handful of players (<2% in nearly all cases).
With SuperLeague now gone, the open exploit actually swings the other way where top players can intentionally bow out of a tournament they aren’t playing well in as a way to not be included in those results.
With the POWER 100 now being a “meaningful metric” for us, it would be in any player’s best interest to get yourself out of any result where your winning percentage against the top 250 could take a hit. Not quite the Cryss Stephens rule because he didn’t intentionally skip, but there could be 15-20 top 250 players that skip session 10 of Pinburgh intentionally under the right circumstances, and that wouldn’t be cool.