Thirdly, how about giving 1 point to the players out on Day 1?
It would be a way to break ties, it wouldn't affect the rankings more that that considering only limited number of tournaments count. And it would help me a lot calculating the rankings, it would make clear how many tournaments one has played.
that's the crucial point, so be it
1st match of the day should always be deadline and if there's Sunday matches, I wouldn't mind starting on Sunday, although I already know I'm gonna forget a lot of those
, maybe the one who runs the event should be allowed to decide