View Full Version : Why team and not tournaments?

06-05-2010, 12:19 PM
Why do they bump up players who are boarder line above their level in team and let clear and obvious underrated players play tournaments?
Does anyone know?

You can be a high 4.5 and play tournaments as a 4.0 as long as you want but if you are a 4.0 to 4.25 and play team you might get bumped to 4.5 so fast it can make your head spin?

Geezer Guy
06-06-2010, 05:29 PM
Maybe because you play so many more matches in leagues than you do in tournaments. Some people play in as many as a half-dozen leagues a year - that's maybe 40 - 60 matches? If you played a half-dozen tournaments you might only play 18 - 20 matches unless you do really well.

Regardless, though, I know several guys that were bumped up based on tournament play only.