Nice job, sounds like a pretty questionable way to determine who goes on to the finals... I could see adding the top N from the "B" and maybe even the top N/2 or N/4 from the C (if there is one). But knocking out any of those who already made the "A" just seems wrong.
Congrats on the good run!
Bummer about missing the final by a hair.
Sad face :(
It's just unbelievable how tight the times/placings are here.