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  1. 06 Mar '07 15:49
    Copied from my thread in the wrong forum (my bad):
    "I know it's not such a big deal, but it would be nice if the maximum rating for a tournament was actually relevant to the tournament entry *at the start of tournament play*. For example I am currently playing in round 1 of a banded tournament against a player with a rating 200 above the maximum rating. Which is hardly fair on the rest of us.

    Now I understand how it happened - he entered the tournament while his rating was within bounds, but in the time it took to fill the entries his rating has since progressed well beyond the limit for the tournament. There is a second case in a tournament still waiting to start, where the top rated player has his "tournament entry rating" 160 above the maximum. Is there not a way to remove such people from the entry list before the event starts? It makes a mockery of "rated" tournaments.

    I fully understand that people can have great shifts in rating *during* a tournament, so that by the time they finish the event they are well above the initial rating limit. That is not a problem for me. However, if a person's rating goes above the rating limit *before* the tournament actually starts then he should not be able to participate and his name should be removed from the entrants to allow the tournament to fill properly.

    This is not so much a gripe as a request, as i fully understand the amount of work that would have to go into doing this. But it's rather unfair to those of us entering a max 1700 rating tournament when there are rating 1900+ players in it from day 1 of play.

    r"
  2. 06 Mar '07 22:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by thundyr
    But it's rather unfair to those of us entering a max 1700 rating tournament when there are rating 1900+ players in it from day 1 of play.

    r"
    I don't think that can happen with the new rules now.

    Can it?

    Thread 58392
  3. 07 Mar '07 07:49 / 1 edit
    Tell that to the guy at the top of this yet to start 1550-1700 tournament:
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/enter.php?tid=1877

    I could also point you to my opponent in Group 5 of
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/view.php?tid=1330
    (also 1550-1700 banded) where his tournament entry rating is 2001. That event started *play* within the last two weeks, though it's been open to entrants since last September.

    Whatever the new rules are they don't take into account rating changes *after* you've entered the tournament.
  4. 07 Mar '07 07:57
    Actually wait, ignore my comment about the latter tournament. That's my second round opponent, so there's nothing wrong there actually. But the former tournament has not started.
  5. 15 Mar '07 15:52
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    I don't think that can happen with the new rules now.

    Can it?

    Thread 58392
    thundyr is correct. Ratings are only checked when you register. Your rating can then take you out of the band, but since you're already in you can still play.