I have no dog in the fight, but you should have registered early is a strawman argument. It never stops. You only tried registering 3 weeks out!? Turns into, You only tried registering 3 months out?! You didn't register in the off-season?!? You didn't register right after world ended the year before?!?
Every team that is eligible to play should be awarded a spot. I realize that's pie in the sky talk. My suggestion in the future would be take the top 50 points teams, and let it be know in the off-season. That would help local USSSA tournament events. Teams would now be chasing points. Which is great for USSSA.