Originally posted by atticus2
After 22 consecutives wins from position 280 in November, I have at last reached the top 6 on the 1-day Ladder. Only once on that 'climb' did I play anyone over 1500.
So I ask myself, without being disrespectful to my good-natured opponents, what has been the point? Because I joined the ladder after the initial start, I had to enter at the bottom. Had I ...[text shortened]... reach the top. Had they used all their entitlement, it would have taken me over two years!
Several of the players were above 1500!
Man of War , AtillaTheHorn, dairymaid, Luck, afx, Barnacles.
Had you joined at the start you would have been number one and would have then needed to wait for someone in the top 10 to challenge you.
Unless you subsequently lost you would be hanging around waiting for someone to challenge you at all times.
You could then argue what is the point of joining the ladder just to sit at the top?
While I appreciate it is frustating to have to play lower rated players, with little concept of the game compared to yourself, I believe that starting people, regardless of their rating at the bottom of the pack, is the fairest way to do things.
The next argument could be why have an annual championship, just give it to the highest rated entrant.
Well done on top 6 - lets see if you can make it to number 1.