It is shortened for more than 100 points on both sides.
I don't think it should be so for top 100 because I have gotten into the top 100 playing in elo and it wouldn't be very fair if I don't have enough time to think it through.
If you can't get there, play in T2 with Uppers or Montana or a clan that you are comfortable with. If no results come up, keep trying, you will get there soon.
Slow players have long been a bugbear of mine in DTs. I still don't understand how some players are able to achieve such high scores. So I just wanted to make two obersvations on time:
1) Today when I nudged over a hundred points in a DT, I was playing another player who must have been over a hundred, and our play times were shortened. But I was kicked out of the game for a time-penalty when my time bar was still a third full. So I think there might be some browser or server problems occasionally.
2)It's my understanding that the beta game now occassionally bans throws quick players out, after sending them a message that says they have been using hacks to speed their gameplay. If UR are coding in anti-hacking aspects, does that mean players have been using speed hacks before now on other parts of Urban Rivals? It would explain some of the high scores that people get - or used to get - in DTs.