Trying to rejig locations so they fall in any particular state to bypass another states laws is ridiculous - if the aim is just to run a larger tournament for WPPRs.
I cannot see how the IFPA can sanction ANY tournaments until ALL of the major countries have relaxed laws enough to be able hold large tournaments.
The I stands for International - not Interstate
I think any reworking of the decay of points is likely to be flawed. If (as @pinwizj) suggested a 4 year data capture, the rankings hold even less validity indicating ‘the best player NOW’ It would also likely make the movement of people up and down the rankings more sluggish.
Let’s face it, this isn’t really anything anyone could have predicted and everyone is just trying to get by in all aspects of their work and life.
What it does do is give us a really good chance to look at potential changes that could be made to decay rate/ ranking system in general/ tournament values/ etc. etc. and possibly run simulations while we are on a break.
Personally I would expect the lockdown restrictions in some format to last for at least another 12 months (the last to be removed would be large gatherings indoors), wiping out most of 2021 for WPPR points.
During this time rankings would have decayed significantly and mean when comps do start they would effectively be more valuable from a ranking perspective. It would mean that players would have more of a chance to climb the rankings quicker by playing more thus encouraging more players to play competitive pinball (one of IFPAs goals if I’m not mistaken?)
It would probably be best to put this into a new thread if it was deemed worthy of discussion.