I got seasick of all the comments, so I am posting a new one :)
In principle I should not treat anyone differently by changing the date. However, an upcoming holiday, the fact that MrSmith has a chance to win overall and the fact that he has suffered more from the dates then the other two leaders have convinced me to change the date to the 10th. Hope everyone can make it. Given that we have played 9 out 11 games - I think we should keep the games as they have been so far. Thus I suggest to stick to 5$, and encourage anyone to present ideas on how the games for 2011 should be organized. I am open to good ideas incl 10$ games.
So, if everyone are pleased - I will suggest the 10th of October. Password stays. Gl everyone!