Russ and Chris,
I think it is time to start the Rookie cup (without me 🙁), since I have a few extra points.
instead of having groups of 2, change it to groups of 5. That would be 4 groups. The group winners would go the the final group.
Anyone who reaches the same amount of points as the group winner with lowest points would go the the next round!
I like the bigger groups because man can afford to loose a game or two and still having a chance to make it to the next round. Once you are eliminated, I believe the concentration in the remaining games is questionable!