Last year, Eastbourne also went H2H with Southsea and had a great Q-draw:Not just the new rule.
Check the entry list of Southsea 100K ITF starting Monday:
Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA
All players that could have easily be into Eastbourne Quali, or even MD, but have instead preferred a supposed easier tournament that gives any way a lot of points.
It is ITF that is making a serious competition to WTA.