I'm sorry about this, but I really had no intention of this happening. I am not sandbagging, and have simply improved. When I started that tournament, I was genuinly in that rating band. Since then, I have decreased my game load, and my rating has shot upward. It has nothing to do with sandbagging.
Ivangrice User 60478 in the July Mini Banded Duel I 1150-1175 Tournament 4631 has a rating that goes up and down like a yoyo. I imagine it all depends on what else is taking up your time in daily life etc that makes the difference for most people.
Edit: The reason I use this example is that I am playing in that tournament.