Originally posted by CamelClutch
I'm currently in a tournament that was billed as being for players ranked 0 to 1100. The guy I'm playing is currently ranked 1400+, while I am 1000 something.
I thought "well, this tournament has dragged on since November, maybe he's had a good run and improved his record since then."
But then I scrolled back through his record and his highest rank ...[text shortened]... anking.
I would welcome input, especially from the folks who actually work for the site.
There is a system in place - Tournament Entry Rating - but it is flawed.
Tournament Entry Rating is calculated by the formula (CurrentRating + HighestRating) / 2.
"HighestRating" is limited to the last 100 days.
The "/2" and the "last 100 days" mean that sandbagging is possible if you do it slowly enough, or take a long enough site absence.
Rating floors, as proposed in Thread 106564
would be a much more effective fix.