Originally posted by rhbshould this be allowed, I know that it will be hard to moderate, but really defeats the point of them. It would be different if you had a fluxuating, but its obvious that there just there for the easy win...
one of the players in here had a rating of 1500+ at xmas and went down to 900ish due to timeouts. Just thought it should be known, as it makes for an unfair tournie (i read in the past).
My first and last time as 'snitch'.
Originally posted by skeeterI agree. There has been lots of examples of players abusing the banded tournaments, but all this would stop if the RHP admins wanted to stop it. There has been many good ideas how to stop it.
The real problem is that there is simply no provision for a "descending " rated player ( for whatever reason ) to nominate in a higher band. So don't take it out on the player as all she/he wants to do is to play chess somewhere. Direct all the hostility to RHP admin.
They and only them can fix it.
Originally posted by XanthosNZI only saw one of them when I looked through. It doesn't matter who did it, I just thought I'd mention it as it puts a slight bias on the chances of winning a tournament which has been setup due to peoples desire to have a fair chance.
Which person are you talking about? Both dfm65 and tidlum were rated above 1400 near the beginning of the year.