I know you all are waiting for me to reply... lol
I almost like it completely, ALMOST!!
Has there been thought given to applying the 5 minutes to the tourney start only? and keeping the frozen/booted player incidents at 10 minutes?
What I mean is, if a player is in the tourney already playing, and they freeze up, and they then have to reboot there is a very good chance that it is going to take about 6 or 7 minutes by the time they realize it is them that froze and they reboot their system. In such cases 5 minutes is not nearly enough.
I see that TD discretion is an option, but sadly more often than not favoritism plays a part.
The clock may be relaxed in the finals of the Tourney, at the TD's discretion.
The TD may, at his/her own discretion, relax the Time Out clock in case there are Play Site Problems.
The TD keeps the time based on the Eliters Messenger posting, and his/her decision is final.