Nobody is accusing CMU members. Nobody is mad at CMU members. You have nothing to defend. The point at question is the fact that the tournament was delayed 45 minutes for one person. That means the other X number of people who are attending have to sit around for another 45 minutes and then end up going home later. What if someone ends up in the finals, but has to leave because they have another engagement and were forced to wait 45 minutes? That certainly isn't fair to them. I understand the importance of field testing, and I'm sure the tournament was useful to you. But the store owner should be taking the other people into account, not just the one late person (CMU or otherwise). Waiting 15 minutes is understandable if they call ahead. But 45 minutes is way too long to wait for anybody. This is hearsay, but YJ has often talked about this owner giving advice to YJ's opponents and doing other such things. That's why YJ refers to him as The Evil Shop Guru. YJ said that he and others have been excluded before because they couldn't get there on time. So it would seem that he wouldn't have waited for just anyone. Actually, YJ said that he was happy to have the CMUer there because he is trying to become better by facing better opponents. He also said that he is a big fan of CMU. So I think you're wayyyy off base there. It has nothing to do with being good. It seems to me that it has to do with 45 minutes. Plain and simple.