Originally Posted by goober
I am pretty certain you can't appeal a DQ.
The only way this could happen is if he played 4.5 for the rest of the year and lost badly enough to get bumped down to 4.0 at the end of the year ratings.
You can only appeal a DQ if the scores were entered improperly so as to generate the DQ. That appeal must be filed within in a certain tight time frame as well.
That could be the case here, but there is no where near enough information in the OP to know.