As long as the intake port windows area is > the carb area (area of 14mm circle) I should be good.
I think you must be thinking of a different cylinder. Mine has a decently large trapezoid intake. No washer thingy.
It actually seems like the #22 High torque cylinder has a smaller intake than the #4. I got an extra cylinder from a friend, so I will port the cylinder tonight to see if that helps at all.