Change right before the event isn't always the best, going from two days and 64 spots to half that is pretty disappointing. I think at this point you should scratch the whole thing, plan on next year and making it 32 people, invite only (by whatever criteria), single elimination, 20.00 entry, and pay out the top 8. I would do a pro and am and just have two
tournaments because it doesn't take a scientist to know who's going to be at the top. This whole sign up if you want to play defeats the purpose anyway. Have there be 4 qualifing tournaments, majors if you will. The doom, rumble, challenge, and one more, and make it for iowans only. I get guys like sprague and chase are awesome. But how silly is it the award the first Iowa match play champion crown to an out of stater. I like it clue, I think it's a fun new format and I'm sure it will be successful.
This will be our third year of doing the bushwhacker tournament and I think people are more excited about drinking out of the trophy than winning any money. With having 64 guys this year our brackets will be perfect. However, I know some can't play which means first round byes which I'm ok with because It's totally random. Plus you get your handicap and it's only 5 bucks to play!
camping in humbolt 2013 - greco: "why is there so much water in my tent?" bernie: "sweat and tears greco, sweat and tears"