Bring your own partner is always kind of lame. Random doubles is better.
I DO like the idea of charging more. This increases the payout, filters out the field, and keeps the event from getting too crowded. There are plenty of other events out there. Hopefully, this will attract more serious competitors.
We need more specialized events, and this is starting to happen - pro only, am only, chick flick, handicapped leagues, etc. How about more Masters only events etc??