Originally Posted by Mitch Bridge
If it is a local, convenient tournament in the 14s, and the 12s is going to be weak, go for it! It is not really playing "up". Convenience is a huge factor. If you are playing well in the 12s and winning many matches, plat the 14s satellites events nearby, if you are fortunate enough to be in a large section with a great tournamnet schedule.
Or even in a smaller section.
The decision is not irrevocable. There's lots of good advice in this thread and the other one. If anyone does not have a clear view after reading both threads, I say give it a shot to play up.
Everything to possibly gain and nothing to lose............except maybe some points in the lower age group.