Why U-21? That could be as well U-23, or U-2.
I can agree with the opinions that MM YEC line-up is little bit taken out of nowhere, because of the stupid rule of two wild-cards, and these two wild cards are killing the concept of that tournament (no matter to who they award them), but I cannot see any benefits from creating such event.
First of all - if the event would award points for players, it would discriminate older players, and I don't see any reasonable answer on a question - why some players should get some points, while the rest is not allowed too, because they're too old.
The other thing is level of competition, of course some of the girls are more talented than some participants of the MM YEC, but if they would be really talented, they could qualify directly to MM YEC.
I think that we are going to see in a couple of years 125 YEC, and I thinki it is going to happen sooner or later, Stacey just need to find more Chinese cities willing to host these events