This story came as a surprise to me, maybe you've heard it before.
My friend entered the Saturday knockout teams at a recent sectional, competing in the lower bracket of two being contested. Winning their first two matches placed them in the final. Just before play started one of their opponents fell ill and the team decided to withdraw. The director informed both teams that in order to collect the full masterpoint award they would have to cough up another c$52. If you pay up you win 4-1/2 silver points., so what would you do?
Plus... it's free!