Originally Posted by kylebarendrick
I'd say that, almost by definition, any self rated player good enough to make a difference at Sectionals/Nationals self-rated lower than they should have. That definition is provided by the self-rating guidelines that state "when in doubt, choose the higher level" - guidance that is almost always ignored.
I do support the clean solution of banning self-rates from playoffs. I'd be willing to settle for the compromise solution of running their dynamic ratings at the end of the local league season and immediately bumping everyone who's dynamic is at the next level.
That's like creating loopholes in the tax code and then expecting wealthy people with smart accountants not to exploit them