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  1. Standard member PocketKings
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    20 Jan '06 20:50 / 1 edit
    I don't think new members with a provisional status of 1200 should be allowed in the banded tournaments. you never know what this person's rating will be after a week or two. Its not fair that a provisional player enters a 1000 to 1299 banded or something and they are really a 1500 or greater player. we don't know it and get our butts kicked in. you enter a banded tournament because you actually have a chance and you know what your up against - players of around the same level as you. then you get a game with a p1200 and get destroyed, next week you see that same player is now at 1500 or so. not fair
  2. Standard member Ragnorak
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    20 Jan '06 22:02
    Originally posted by PocketKings
    I don't think new members with a provisional status of 1200 should be allowed in the banded tournaments. you never know what this person's rating will be after a week or two. Its not fair that a provisional player enters a 1000 to 1299 banded or something and they are really a 1500 or greater player. we don't know it and get our butts kicked in. you ente ...[text shortened]... a p1200 and get destroyed, next week you see that same player is now at 1500 or so. not fair
    I was under the impression that Russ banned p players from banded tournaments ages ago.

    You should send feedback explaining the situation.

    D
  3. 20 Jan '06 22:03
    Originally posted by PocketKings
    I don't think new members with a provisional status of 1200 should be allowed in the banded tournaments. you never know what this person's rating will be after a week or two. Its not fair that a provisional player enters a 1000 to 1299 banded or something and they are really a 1500 or greater player. we don't know it and get our butts kicked in. you ente ...[text shortened]... a p1200 and get destroyed, next week you see that same player is now at 1500 or so. not fair
    Strange, I thought this wasn't possible. I seem to remember that I couldn't enter banded tournaments when my rating was still provisional. But I see there are several provisional players in at least one of the banded tournaments. Could that be a bug?
  4. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    20 Jan '06 22:58
    It has been going on for quite some time now. I think I can count in months already.
    But it might have something to do with the 5 games rule. At that point one has the rating of p1200 (or is it 1200p?). After those five you'll get a rating that is more indicative, like p1196 or something. I think one can still enter a banded tournament after those five games. But i believe I saw a p1200 once (although it might have been someone coincidentally having a rating of 1200 even though more than those five games have finished).
  5. 20 Jan '06 23:23
    Originally posted by Aiko
    It has been going on for quite some time now. I think I can count in months already.
    It has never been possible for me to enter banded tournaments, with the one exception of http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/view.php?tid=939
    Xmas 2005 Banded Speedy Grand 1750-1849 Open

    In this case "banded" in the title was a mistake, and it was actually "open".

    Gezza
  6. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    20 Jan '06 23:37
    Yes, I can recall that. I even informed the site initiatives about it, it was acknowledge to be a mistake but still it was not corrected. Anyway, I have noticed that tournament and I can tell you it was not in that one (but it might have been in one of the 'real' banded tournaments within a near tournament id number. The Halloween banded ones, or one of the Xmax ones.

    But that will be impossible to verify now, weeks later, and possibly a lot of complete games later.
  7. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    23 Jan '06 12:55
    There are 3 in the January 06 0-1249 banded. the one in my pool started at p1200 and had maybe 3 completed games at the start of the tourney. its not like this player is a superstar or anything, it just bothers me that the true ability level is not known yet
  8. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    27 Jan '06 20:51
    The provisional player in my banded tournament (up to 1249) is now up to 1300. should this be allowed, can this player be removed?