I don't know why I realized this only now, but I initially planned on having R1 last a week, and in my mind I was preparing to wrap it up by 11:59 PM on Monday, December 4th. I genuinely have no idea why I provided the deadline of '11:59 PM on Monday, December 12th,' which doesn't even happen to be a Monday in the first place. Regardless, I'm truly sorry for the confusion or false understandings that this may have caused to the participants. To rectify this somewhat, I've decided to instate a hard deadline to R1 of 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 10th. This allows the rest of the tournament to run smoothly while following a generic time frame from Monday-Sunday for games to be played. Again, I'm sorry for failing to host properly and for also having to implement drastic changes to the tournament as a result of my mental lapse.
Thank you pokeisfun for bringing my mistake to my attention.