Originally Posted by TenHound
Thank you very much, SMUCAV. One question. Is this set in stone? Or rejiggered each yr. as tournament is planned out?
Its not set in stone, its what happened during the course of the year. Players enter tournaments, and the top ranked players get in (for example, the top 25 players in a 32 player draw). Some guys drop out and others are added in, and when the draw is made, the last guy accepted in (not including the qualifiers and the WC's) is the 'cut-off.' Go look in the Tournament thread for Tokyo, the initial cut-off for that was about 70 or so, I think. By the time the draw was made, it was all the way down to 139 because so many guys pulled out.