OK, so after the first round of Fantasy DG picks, I apparently have taken it upon myself to discover some kinks in the system. There was an email issue with my picks making their way to Gwillim--don't know what's up with that, but hopefully it won't happen in the future, that's beside the point though.
As it turns out, I got screwed on DRO--no fault on Gwillim's part, but due to unforeseen circumstances. My picks for DRO were McCoy Conner for Pro, and Steve McClain for Adv. I submitted my picks on the Weds. proceeding, and here's where the issues arise. Per the rules of Fantasy DG, we can only pick what players are registered on the Monday before the tournament. At the time I picked the players, they were both signed up in their respective divisions.
Problem is, as of Monday, McCoy wasn't registered, but he was
registered on the day I went to look at the list for my picks. There's no way to tell by the PDGA site when somebody has been added or removed, so there could feasibly be a different list every day that people would have to work with. Gwillim has already told me that for future events, he'll be posting the usable list ahead of time, so problem solved in that respect.
The other problem that I ran into, was that on the pre-reg list, Steve McClain was signed up as Adv. but at the time the results were posted, I saw that he'd moved up to Pro. Ryan has treated that as essentially a player dropping out, and I get the "here's your 20 pts. consolation prize". That's a fair interpretation of the rules as written, but I'd like to make an amendment if others agree with it. Not awarding any points for someone who dropped out makes perfect sense, but if a player still played, I think it would be fair to still award points for it. My thoughts are that if a player moves from Adv. to Pro, or vice versa, and the change is not posted before the event, then that player's score could be compared to the division he was originally signed up in, and points awarded that way. This all of course is with the understanding that the Pro and Adv. fields played the same layout/courses. AFAIK, when different divisions play different layouts/courses, Adv. and Pro almost always play the same, so I don't think that'd be much of an issue. So in the case of Steve, he placed 13th in Pro, but would have tied for 3rd in Adv.
I think the whole switching divisions thing is a rarity, but I'd like to have this kind of protection for people in the future. Without the issues mentioned above, I could have had 185 points from DRO...instead I got 40.