What would make these tournaments more enticing? Top 5, Top 10? All ideas are welcome.
I'd reckon the answer from anyone would be down to where they have a chance of finishing, so I guess looking at it like that then top 70 would be best. Then you'll have diluted the prize so those toward the top wont like it :-/
I don't care much about the pay to enter ones, they're a gamble and not one worth taking for me. What's happened to the weeklies is awful.
A lot of CC tournaments and other community orginised events use these so there must be a decent number of entrants. The prize fund is 2,500c after being cut by 60% (!) of what it now is. So for the sake of wgt saving less than 2 (of your more expensive) sleeves of balls a tier you impose that massive cut. I suppose when the fall in entries come you can cut the prize again or just stop them.
Anyway what is really needed to boost interest everywhere is at least one new, and properly populated, tier so that more players feel they can compete.