Originally Posted by raiden031
Do the "end of the year" ratings ever apply to league play?
If you beat people bad enough to get the aforementioned "strikes" against you in league play, you can be bumped up during the course of the league season.
That doesn't happen in tournament play. For example, the guy that's leading the Florida section in 3.5 tournament standings has own most of his matches with scores like 6-0, 6-1. He's got literally dozens of scores like that, with one loss this year. He won't get bumped up until the end of the year though, because we're talking about tournament results. If those were league results, he would have been bumped up long ago.