Originally Posted by SweetH2O
Meanwhile, I have a 3.5 self rating at end of 2010, get a 4.0 early-start rating halfway through 2011, and play in a 4.0 league through the rest of the year. I have an over .500 record in 4.0 league, but remain 3.5 at year end 2011.
My hypothesis is that when they try to standardize the levels nationwide, some sections will be hard to be bumped up if your section was seen as "weak", and other sections will be easier if they are seen as "strong". But I'm just guessing like everyone else.
This is almost certainly true with you. The early start ratings are run before the "nationals correction", the year-end after. Therefore, your results alone warranted a bump, but apparently, your sectional correction un-bumped you.