From my past experiences, I can say a few things.
First, you don't know how quickly the leader board can change. Sean Rash was way in front after day 1, then fell from sight. While Wes came from behind to lead the qualifying.
Second, there is nothing you can do when your opponent is hot in elimination. Mika could just watch PBIII roll strike after strike in their match. PBIII never gave him an opening.
Third, being a 1 or 2 seed is no picnic, as you wait for the others to finish. Anxiety builds and you often never get into rythym, like Williams who had the lowest game in elmination.
Fourth, at the same time a bad game from an opponent often takes its toll on you. Wes rolled his lowest game against Williams. He rolled to the level of his competition.
Fifth, gotta give Belmo credit. He waited for the first 3 matches to finish, then came in to take care of business. And, it wasn't decided until the final ball was rolled. Unbelievable pressure, and supurb performance.
LM - Black Diamond 15#
Lord Field - Exodus Pearl 15#
Legends - L/M New Terminator 15#
Legends - L/M Xtreme Damage 15# Strong pearl