A: It generates more upsets and thus more ladder activity. Also, it is better for out-of-shape doubles players, and there are a lot of us. Players can always play practice sets after the ladder set.
A: All money taken in will be given back as small awards such
as plaques or certificates. The split will be among the top half players. Here is an example:
A: The players who know you will estimate your rating.
A: It's more fun. Due to various styles, some players may find they can move up the ladder by beating players out of their category more easily than players within their category.
A: It keeps two players from playing each other exclusively. It also gives you time to think clearly before you hurt yourself again.