I agree, the issue is not really how well somebody plays or what their Fargo rate it, it is whether they actually get involved in onepocket.org so we get to know them and value them as a participating member. That is a little harder to put a number on however. But that is really what we want -- meaning we treasure good players like Brumback, Billy, and hacker, Tom Wirth, Ben Smith and others when they get involved here! And any good player that invests in genuine conversation here is going to be welcome with open arms to our tournaments.I'm not going to look back, but I seem to remember that it was 6 mos to be a member and 20 posts before eligible for the MOT. Not sure when that changed?
I thought the intent of the MOT was to socialize with our brethren and competing with them for mostly bragging rights. This is why there is typically no added money and a low entry fee, it's not a money maker. I'm not sure why excellent players would even bother to try to sneak in, there is not much money in it, nor why we would encourage it.
With that said, bring on John Brumback, Dr. Bill and other longtime contributors. We would love for them to play, just not the one time wonders because it's local to them or they're getting backed.
I stand with Jason. ...and I may not be able to go this year but I do feel strongly about this as well.