View Full Version : Mixed NTRP question

10-04-2010, 10:17 AM
Noobie question about mixed doubles: When entering a tournament, is it simply a matter of adding the two individual NTRP's together or does it matter who is the higher rated player, the man or woman? I see a lot of mixed posts where the man is the higher rated player. My partner, my wife is a 4.5 whereas I'm a 4.0. Does it make a difference from the standpoint of what division to enter? The reason I ask is that a 4.5 man paired with a 4.0 woman is most likely a stronger team than we would be.

10-04-2010, 10:34 AM
In combo, should not matter who is higher, the sum is what matters. This is the way tournaments usually work. There may be rules about the max difference though, like a 5.0 and 2.0 could probably not play 7.0 together...

In league, nobody over 4.0 can play in 4.0 league for example so that's different. But when the division is quoted as 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 combined, it's always the combined NTRP that matters, AFAIK.