Originally posted by Freddie2004
WOW! check out thenoddyman in 0-1299 banded...who used to have a 1650 rating...cool dude...beating up on 1200 players...he must get a real kick out of it... why do people have to come and ruin tournaments that other people might actually have a chance of winning. In case these people don't notice, lower rated players have no other chance of winning tournaments (pretty much), so why come ruin our fun?
Just the way the cookie crumbles.
Whilst it is annoying, as paying members, they have the right to enter any tournament their curremt rating allows. Until Russ implements changes which restrict the ability of people who do this by giving you say a +/- 200 range over your highest ever rating then you will always get people who will be able to do this.
Having said that I have played in tournaments ranging from
Beta Banded 8x8 1000-1199 (Tournament 523) to
Mini banded III 1375-1399 (Tournament 619) and
Halloween 2005 Face Off Banded 1300-1499 A (Tournament 838)
which gives a potential range of between 300 and 500 points.
As you say if they win it will be a hollow victory.