In the old system, each team got points for being at the tournament. Is that still true?

No. In the first season of the old system we penalized teams 25 points for missing a tournament and divided those points among the teams that participated. After reviewing that season’s results and considering the purpose of the Tournament system, we have discontinued that practice. Since the purpose of the system is to find the actual relative strength of all teams, we feel that changes should be based on the results of play and not simply participation.