That was one of MC's problems. It couldn't attract enough of the low-rated players to help pay the bills. I looked at last years World Open and Philadelphia Open. About 30% of the players were U1600. MC was less than 20%.

Note: It's hard to get an exact count because many entrants played up one or two sections. So the percentage in the World and Philadelphia Opens was probably higher than 30%.

This thread is about MC. What do we have here at most recent tournament? 147 players were in the Open Section; 96 U/2200; 114 U/2000; 85 U/1800; and only 99 players in U/1600&below.

This will be 442 vs. 99 for MC2 if you draw the line at 1600.

If you draw the line at 1800 it will be 357 vs. 184