Dave - you hit the answer right on! In the past, I've always made it a point to not let anyone get eliminated on the first night. I played the winner's side out two or three matches, then started the loser's bracket first thing Friday morning. That's going to change as of the Black Bear tournament. I know some people are going to be unhappy about this, but we need to play out a couple rounds of the loser's bracket on Thursday night in order to get the tournament finished by the time the team tournament starts. I had a couple people inquire at Treasure Island about why I didn't do it there. Then they said it was because I needed to keep them around to meet my numbers for the casino. Wrong answer! I didn't do it for the casino - I did it for the players who entered into the tournament. I didn't think that players wanted to take a day off of work (Friday), get a hotel room for Thursday night, and then be out of the tournament by 10 p.m. Thursday. It really had absolutely NOTHING to do with the numbers for the casino. It was because I was doing what I thought was in your best interest. But I will change that if that's what you guys want, and I will change that so the singles events get done before the team tournament starts. Tony - I appreciate your comments and your suggestions. However, I can't start earlier on Thursday because I can't expect players to take off of work on both Thursday and Friday. I will start elimination players on Thursday night though. Thank you for your compliments, and thank you for caring enough to make some comments. I want you to know that I'm there for you guys - the pool players - and I'll make whatever changes possible to keep you guys happy. I appreciate all your support this year and hope you continue to support the MPA events in the future.