Is A Self-Rated Player Protected From Disqualification If She Plays Up?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Cindysphinx, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

    Aug 31, 2006
    I have a self-rated 2.5 player. She played combo this fall. She will play combo again in January. She will also play mixed in January. She will then play 3.0 league in the spring. She will not play 2.5 league next year and did not play any matches or tournaments at 2.5 this year.

    In our league, there is no disqualification in combo, but we do have disqualification in mixed and in spring league.

    Say she plays 3.0 league and demonstrates the skills of a 3.0 player, and her computer rating rises above 2.5. She'll be OK, right, so long as she always plays up above 2.5?

    Similarly, say she plays 7.0 mixed with a 4.0 partner. Their combined rating is 6.5. Can she be disqualified even though she and her partner are technically "playing up?"
  2. kylebarendrick

    kylebarendrick Professional

    Nov 16, 2006
    Northern California
    As long as she only plays in situations for which a 3.0 rating is acceptable (like Mx7.0 with a 4.0 partner), then she's in no danger of forfeiting matches if her rating gets bumped.
  3. cak

    cak Professional

    Feb 23, 2004
    To be clear, she's a 2.5 player that is improving and may look like a decent 3.0, not a 3.5, right? I have seen self rated players DQ'd for under rating by more than one level, they just get DQ'd by verifiers, that are usually paid for by the teams fielding the grievance. This is more common in our area in mixed than in any other league.

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