when some people say the $$$ will benefit the "elite" players in each state, how is that? the top 16 in many states for the scs this past year were not the "best" players in order 1 through 16 at all in each state and some of the better players didn't even make the top 16. Since there is not a cap on events/points and some tds manipulate the system greatly, its not the top 16 in order of "elite" or skill level at all. So now with the $1 fee the 16 people who play at the scs event in each state, if all spots pay down, the lower skilled players will now get a nice chunk of change even finishing last where as before they wouldn't get anything at all. With the fee, it may actually increase attendance and events even more now since worthy stakes will be made no matter if you finish first or last. It does get costly traveling all over even within a state for a year worth of events. Those who argue that are just in it for the "FUN" of it, pass your winnings along to another and if you are in it just for the "fun" why are you even voting or caring about ifpa points at all? Have a small local tourney or gatherings at your house, no coin drop, no ifpa points , no entry fees, no money for payouts and have a blast. provide food, games, expenses out of your pocket and make it fun fun fun! its what i'm hearing some people say. entitled, want want want but don't want to give, help or support. kinda like the same people who complain about events but never have events of their own, or bring games to events, or help. wow! you don't like whats going on, make your own rank system, put in all the time and effort all for free.