Originally posted by FabianFnas
There is a check when a player enters a tournament. But nothing hinders that he can improve his rating over time. So can you, so can every one.
But of course there are problems with this. How do you propose a solution of this problem?
Off the cuff idea: Still use rating when player enters, but the rating has to be within 100 points when tournament starts. Problem with that is - what happens the the spot in the tournament, and what happens to the player who wanted to play and is now ineligable, and it is probably too late to enter at another level.
This is probably something where there is no good solution, but doesnt happen that much. Just something we have to accept, and play the game/tournament purely for the enjoyment of playing - not overly concerened with winning the whole thing and if it is 'fair'. This is just a game, and is not the Olympics.
Players ratings dont usually change that quickly, but a new player's may.