Originally Posted by J_R_B
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.
From what I understand open and age group tournaments do not factor into NTRP calculations only NTRP tournaments count. I found this out when I asked an LC about a guy who was winning open level tournaments being allowed to play on a 4.0 team.