I like these changes! It's great to see an incentive for locations that don't have a lot of players to grow pinball in their communities.
Additionally, I really like that places that have a lot of players but not a lot of suitable venues can now run as many tournaments as they want. I know it's a bit of a luxury problem, but it'll be easier to introduce new people to pinball if they can show up at a 20 person tournament that's going on next Tuesday and takes 2-3 hours instead of forcing them to wait 3 months for the next big event where 50 people are battling it out over 6-8 hours.
More pinball is awesome. More competitive pinball is awesome. Thanks to all the IFPA people for doing all that you do so the rest of us can brag to our friends and family about our world rankings.