Originally posted by GraemeK
Just as a matter of interest, I entered into 'March 2012 Banded Threesomes I 1400-1425'. I noticed some recent entrants with much higher tournament/play ratings than the tournament suggests... how come? Kind of seems like us mortals don't have a chance now :-)
Your tournament entry rating changes every time you complete a game(see the note on your home page which tells you how it works).
I presume you are referring to "blicher".If you look at his graph, he's won a lot of games recently which will have boosted his rating from when he "qualified" to enter the tournament.
Also be aware that there's some sad people on this site who will deliberately lose a lot of friendly games to artificially lower their rating which allows them to enter banded tournaments below their real ability.I'm not suggesting anyone in your tournament is guilty of this practice.