As You can read on this page of Westwood the rules for the CnC ladder have been changed! The change happened on 01 July 1999. It's a great move to stop cheating. I think the CnC games on WChat will become as much fun as they've used to be:
No longer prizes for the top ranked guys! The prizes are now randomly awarded to players who played 25 or more games that month. That means You can win a prize by losing 25 games. The blacklisted players have no longer a reason to disconnect or to cause sync errors or to s-key or to use the ... and so on.
If You use more than one nickname in the same tournament, You will be disqualified permanently. This will reduce the alias-names-guys. You're still allowed to use another nick during another month. But who wants that? I like to be recognized by my friends and by the other guys.
Congratulations Ted, this is a great move!
Now the pure fun is back. I really love it. Thanks again!