Why are the fields limited for MLD Local events?

MLD Local events are limited in field size for 2 reasons:

1. Board limitations of the host venues. Remember, these are not designed to be full blown weekend tournaments, they are designed to be played in existing venues with existing boards in 1 day.

2. The purpose of the MLD Local events is to introduce players to the MLD system/format. We want people to enjoy the events/system and to attend the Tour Stops so this new tour can be a success for everyone in North America.

While some venues can accommodate more players, the goal of the locals is introduce players to the MLD format/system and for the Locals to not take a life unto themselves. If you want to play in a field of 160, participate in a Tour Stop.