Originally posted by Prefect
It's only in the rating restricted tournaments that the provinsional players should not be able to enter.
I think I have a solution. If the sub 1200's feel that they need protection from all those GM's sneaking around with a 'p' rating then petition Russ and get the cut-off lowered to 1199.
If the 'p' rated players feel that they are disadvantaged then petition Russ for a 'p' rated tourney only. This will achieve two things.
1) The 20 game criterium for a 'true' rating will be achieved in one tourney and will effectively sort the pecking order and
2) Apples will be matched with apples and if the odd 'pear' emerges then this will be illuminated more quickly and thus provide some form of comfort to higher ranked players when and if these players do enter an open tourney. What others think?