Newbie question about age divisions..

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by holaturtle, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. holaturtle

    holaturtle New User

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    I'm 36 and always play 4.0 division in tourneys. Some other tourney I want to play has aged divisions instead. They have 25, 35, 45 to choose from. Which division would I sign up for? And does this count towards your rating points for the state?

    Thanks!
    Turtle
     
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  2. Sim

    Sim Semi-Pro

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    25 means 25 and older
    35 -- 35 and older

    So if you're 45+ you can join all three sections I would assume. That's how I've seen it work in some places.
     
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  3. holaturtle

    holaturtle New User

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    Okay thanks Sim!
     
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  4. ian2

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    And it won't count into your 4.0 ratings. But it will count into your state ratings for that age division.

    I'm sure you realize that in Age division you might be playing a 3.0 in the first round, or a 5.5, depending on the lack of the draw...
     
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  5. ian2

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    One more thing: you are likely to see larger draws in 35s as opposed to 25s. That is the case generally, though it depends on where you are and whether there is Open draw in this tourney.
     
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  6. Angle Queen

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    Good newbie question. I had it too when I started. I was also confused by the 7.0 and 8.0 doubles divisions. I'm like, "I'm a 3.0...there's no way in heck I'll ever be a 7.0." Laugh was definitely on me. First, it's a combined NTRP...and NTRP...only goes to 7.0.

    And here's another LOL. Just got the flier for our club's in-house mixed doubles tournament. They're having a 120-Combo (age) division. Good that...it'll probably have the biggest draw. I'm just wondering if there's any 75-yr olds I can play with. I know a few ladies in that category...just not any of their husbands well enough to steal away!
     
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