While achieving a Sweep is part of what many feel SS is about - as far
as scoring, looking for that last section versus running sections - your
bigger score will come from running stations!
The major contest software programs have a mult is owrth this many QSOs
screen section - wqhen you approach the sweep note the increase in your
score that non mult Q was and then when you do work another you will see
that it is not - you said
"one's ability to do well is severely curtailed."
as reagrds not sweeping - I wholeheartedly disagree... having done SS a
lot, inclduing a threepeat in multi-single, after only landing in the
SINGLE OP Top Ten once, as a fourth place finisher who was the only Top
Tenner not to Sweep I can say - do the math... The winner is based on
scores, not on Sweeps - the Sweep is a personal goal but is NOT
mandatory and you are NOT severely curtailed by missing one!
See everyone this weekend - I will be in the rare West Central Florida