I was always under the impression that the prizes for this event would be for the CC members, NOT the Mods.
The Mods can create whatever games they like, and that is a huge advantage when it comes to general gameplay as has been voiced in this thread so far.
I have confirmed with Wham that even though this is an "Auto tourney" as such, it falls into a different catergory ie: "Event auto tourney", and so the prizes are awarded manually.
It was never the intention that the Moderation Team qualify for any of the prizes up for grabs.
Hope this clears things up.
I'm sure catcher will have a spare soggy cookie for you in chat if you wish to suck on it.