Originally Posted by beernutz
Thanks to you both. I was just curious how this situation would be handled since the player had apparently already self-rated at 4.0 and played two matches in addition to the 4 8.0 mixed matches.
That is an odd quirk of the system. I didn't realize there was such a connection between a mixed exclusive rating and a subsequent adult same sex rating.
If he had played 3 adult matches instead of 2, he would have gotten a C rating instead of an M rating, presumably 4.0 C since there is nothing at all indicative of 4.5 in his adult results. The real question is, if he self-rates for adult, regardless of whether he appeals down to 4.0 or not, do the two matches played last year count toward a dynamic rating? In other words, he should have some kind of dynamic rating from the two adult matches, so if he plays one more adult match, do those three adult matches then generate a YE C rating and therefore bypass the mixed results that generated a 4.5M rating? If so, even if he tries to appeal and is denied, he could conceivably sign up for 4.5 adult, play one match and get thrashed (he would even have to throw it - he's not a 4.5 player...), and hope that the three adult matches override the mixed ratings and bump him back down to 4.0.