Unofficial because we are not going to change the format that everyone voted for. We must fulfill what that vote stands for and then if you want the format changed, do another poll for 2010 season. Until that format is changed, anything that is not part of it must be unofficial.
Things change. Jeez. There's new people and a lot seem interested.
I don't think the main issue is with the number of tournaments, it's with the scoring (ie every tourney counts) because this means people lose out. Not think?
I think when the vote was done this was never taken into account, it was just assumed they would all count. With this new format, you still have people potentially missing tourneys and therefore missing out on points and giving up on competition near the end of the year.
With a best "18" (or even best 15/12/10) that shouldn't be a problem for people missing the odd 500 or 1000.