Reducing the draw size from 64 to 32 for the summer Regionals just doesn't make any sense. Kids won't miss any schools and many families use the tournament as family vacation. It's no big deal if its not a full draw. Why taking away this only remaining national event that sees 2 or even 1 stars in the draws?
Saving money for parents? This one is held in almost every geological locations that would not require flying.