Hey Hans, have you considered a second list anyone could join? I thought with the write ups you are getting in game, you might have some interest if the requirements weren't so high.
I thought it would be cool if instead of a waiting list, you could bump players down to the lower list. The rank 1 player on the lower list then has the right to challenge upper tier list players to get on the top 10 list? I know there are some players who never made top 10 who have some game. My buddy onionknight can beat me quite a bit.
If you needed help running anything I'd be happy to assist. @Memories has beat me quite a bit but never made top 10 I believe. There are plenty of good players who deserve a shot!