Originally Posted by West Coast Ace
I was wondering why everyone kept saying 'play 4.5 and open' - as if 5.0 events didn't exist. And there are plenty of players at that level in So Cal. - I can't believe he can't find a tourney that won't have a decent field.
5.0 tourneys definitely aren't as prevalent, nor what they used to be. Lots of times you'll see divisions up to 4.5 offered, then it skips to Open. Also, the times 5.0 divisions are offered, they're around 8 draws.
I think the trend started cause there were too many people sandbagging in the 5.0s to collect trophies, but, I could be wrong.