If I understand the rules correctly, in order to be eligible to participate in this tournament, your tournament rating has to be between 1525 and 1650. Your tournament rating is your highest rating + your current rating divided by 2, but is never lower than 100 points below your highest rating. If all that is true, how come one of the players in this tournament has a tournament rating of 1655 (abejnood)? Just curious to know what I am missing? I know if my rating is 5 points under a band, it won't allow me to play up a band. Any help would be appreciated in explaining this. Thanks.