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Old 02-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by goober View Post
Depends on section. Our section they do count but only to end of year ratings not dynamic ratings.

*edit I saw you wrote DNTRP- but there is still an incentive to avoid them if you are intent on not getting bumped at the end of year.
Yeah, I meant end of the year DNTRP. They don't factor into dynamic ratings at all in Middle States, whether during or just at the end of the year. I don't think tournament matches are ever used in the "as you go" DNTRP, but are added into the year end DNTRP for certain sections. If it's something that is discouraging league players from playing tournaments, they should probably re-think that.

Also, do they use open tournament matches or just NTRP torunaments? If a 4.0 player runs into a 5.0 or 5.5 rated player in a tournament and manages just a game or two, that could end up as a serious ding on his/her end of year DNTRP even though they were completely blown out in the match.
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