Originally Posted by gwillim
The potential problem that I see is that of different divisions playing different layouts, etc. I don't have a good way of verifying that MA1 and MPO played together, on the same layout. For instance, I don't know anything about how the DRO was run, so if they did use layouts, I've got no clue.
I would be more apt to amend the rules to say that if a player changes divisions late, that the fantasy participant would receive the points that they get in the div they play in.
If you chose McClain and he moved up to MPO, you would get the points for your normal MPO pick, and you would also get points for how McClain did in MPO.
It's not a good solution. But giving out points based on how someone theoretically did in a division they weren't competing in is a little hairy.
What about this...
What if everyone gives me a backup pick? Like a "starter" and a "bench" player? Only one person can count, but if something happens to your "starter" (injury, moves up, etc) then I you would move to your "bench" player, and the points for the division would be calculated on them?
MPO: A) Skellinger, B) Coates
MA1: A) Lund, B) Corbin
"A" player being the starter and "B" being the bench.
It would mean a little more work, but I think it's a much better option!
I like the option of having a bench player.
Furthermore, I would love the idea of submitting your top three finishers and points being awarded for all three. Not this year, but keep it in mind for next time around.
Short of using the bench player system, I would vote strongly for awarding points for the advanced player based on how he finished in the pro field. I agree it would be too much of a pain in the ass to determine what layouts were used. Even if the layout stayed the same, the different groups might play in different flights, bringing different weather conditions into play. Too much speculation.
With all that being said, I'd be willing to bet that this is the one and only time this situation will occur this season. But I agree with Tim that it is prudent to tie up all of the loose ends.