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  1. 26 Oct '13 13:32
    Hi I am new, can I join any tournaments as a non-subscriber.
  2. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    26 Oct '13 13:34
    Originally posted by SiebrenBelfast
    Hi I am new, can I join any tournaments as a non-subscriber.
    Generally speaking: No.
    There have been non-sub tournaments, but not more than once in a couple of years.
    You can join clubs which offer tourneys for non-subs. But you will still be limited to six games in parallel.
  3. 26 Oct '13 13:40
    ok thx. First wanna hang out here before I sign up
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    26 Oct '13 22:33
    If you join a club - nonsubs can join clubs - and just play against other club members, there's a club player table (ladder) you can climb by winning games. That might keep you happy until you get addicted and six games is no longer enough. 🙂
  5. 29 Oct '13 20:55
    I'm a subscriber. Rated at 1134. I tried to enter a tournament for 0-1149 players and it tells me I can't join because my rating is too high! Why?
  6. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    30 Oct '13 07:24
    Originally posted by Spence167
    I'm a subscriber. Rated at 1134. I tried to enter a tournament for 0-1149 players and it tells me I can't join because my rating is too high! Why?
    Your current Tournament Entry Rating (shown at the bottom of your profile page stats) is 1184. It's a method of smoothing the rating ups and downs just for tournaments. Your opponents run on the same calculated TER, so it's a fair way of keeping similar-level opponents together.