Sweating it at Derby City
That part is mostly on the Promoters imho. Having finals START at 1-3AM just begs a chop and the Promoters don't object because they wanna go home also! Plus, maybe im wrong but i dont think that would happen at Turning Stone, The US Open, The DCC etc-only in the 3k first prize pool room events that only have a smallest bit of meaning because we are talking about pool with pool players.
Not in my experience. In fact, the promoters have usually gone to bed already in many such situations. The chop is player driven.
It wouldn't happen in the biggest events for sure, but the fact that it happens at all is truly regrettable, and it sometimes shows pool's lack of self-respect.