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iplaybetter 05-18-2007 07:39 PM

How hard is it to become a top 250
 
How hard is it to become a top 250 in the country for boys 14's is it winning states, how hard is it, and what would form a benchmark, as in competition performance.

Sakumo 05-18-2007 09:51 PM

I'd say get into the top 5 in your section or 10 depending on your section, and that would be a good benchmark. As for level of play, 14's at national level is about a 5.0 the best 14 in the nation, Emmit I think is his name, is about a lower 6.0 player.

zcj41 05-19-2007 04:02 AM

God, stop using NTRP ratings for juniors already. All you have to do is play a lot of national tournaments and you'll get top 250, it's really not too difficult if you have the time and money to travel.

iplaybetter 05-19-2007 04:54 AM

if i don't do i just play every tournament i can.

NebAce1 05-19-2007 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by zcj41 (Post 1454227)
God, stop using NTRP ratings for juniors already. All you have to do is play a lot of national tournaments and you'll get top 250, it's really not too difficult if you have the time and money to travel.

Yea exactly I know a lot of kids that aren't very good, but just have enough money to travel around the country playing in little national events that get you a lot of points.

mJeez4293 05-19-2007 08:39 AM

lv 3's especially are jokes...

Sakumo 05-19-2007 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by zcj41 (Post 1454227)
God, stop using NTRP ratings for juniors already. All you have to do is play a lot of national tournaments and you'll get top 250, it's really not too difficult if you have the time and money to travel.

Nope, National tourneys only give you points if you win rounds. You can go to them and loose first round then loose consolations, and get no points. Eventually you might get lucky and play a sucky kid in the backdraw and get 5 points. That is enough to get you into the top 1000 in the nation.

iplaybetter 05-19-2007 10:03 AM

how much to do local tourneys give

Matt_MS 05-19-2007 10:36 AM

To your national ranking? Nothing, but play them to get your state ranking up so you can get into your division tournaments (southers, easterns, whatever) and then play nationals.

mJeez4293 05-19-2007 11:14 AM

actually sectional lv 3,4,5's give national points

Sakumo 05-19-2007 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by mJeez4293 (Post 1455221)
actually sectional lv 3,4,5's give national points

And endorsements. Most levels don't from when I was playing USTA. Look for endorsements and they should say in the info if you can get nat points.

I was back in town a little bit ago for a while, and I played a dual level 5 just because I hadn't played USTA a tourney in a while and some of my buds were playing it, and I don't think it counted toward national points.

cereal 05-19-2007 08:06 PM

[/quote]Nope, National tourneys only give you points if you win rounds. You can go to them and loose first round then loose cancellations, and get no points. Eventually you might get lucky and play a sucky kid in the backdraw and get 5 points. That is enough to get you into the top 1000 in the nation.[/quote]





sorry had to point this out its not cancellations its is consolation

Matt_MS 05-19-2007 08:53 PM

Oh yeah forgot about high level sectionals, my bad.

Sakumo 05-19-2007 11:57 PM

sorry I was using spellcheck and rushing.

vamosrafa15 05-20-2007 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Sakumo (Post 1453984)
I'd say get into the top 5 in your section or 10 depending on your section, and that would be a good benchmark. As for level of play, 14's at national level is about a 5.0 the best 14 in the nation, Emmit I think is his name, is about a lower 6.0 player.

its denis kudla and junior ore are 1 and 2 and they are much better than 4.0

Sakumo 05-20-2007 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by vamosrafa15 (Post 1456491)
its denis kudla and junior ore are 1 and 2 and they are much better than 4.0

Obviously, I didn't say they were. Most top players in the nation are better then 5.0

rbowser 05-22-2007 02:38 PM

Wow. Top 14 year olds are 5.0? That's a lot better than most people I play. I'm planning on trying to enter a local, and I know setting a huge goals like nationals isn't the best, so I'll shoot for locals, then state. One question: If someone asked to play you on a certain time (random) while you were on the court, would you do it?

Alex132 05-22-2007 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by iplaybetter (Post 1453826)
How hard is it to become a top 250 in the country for boys 14's is it winning states, how hard is it, and what would form a benchmark, as in competition performance.

well...i imagine its pretty hard. We got guy in south dakota whos like 14 and he is #1 in state for high schools. freaking ripping every1s butt :\

yeah im sure they 5.0s....at least. There some real gud players i seen that are pretty young

cereal 05-22-2007 07:48 PM

due to my recent raging good play at Nationals I have/will move into the top 50 in the nation!! excited

and you can be number one or number one million in the nation it takes solid hard work.

Matt_MS 05-22-2007 07:51 PM

cereal whats your name


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