Originally Posted by omega4
So perhaps the best solution is to set a range limit as to how high a level a lower level person can compete against.
That is exactly what the UT rating system does within a given level.
The range to "stay put" in your current level is a year end rating of between -5.4 and +5.4. (In the smaller markets, this range to "stay put" is -6.4 to +6.4).