Mixed NTRP question

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by BMC9670, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. BMC9670

    BMC9670 Hall of Fame

    Nov 24, 2008
    Noobie question about mixed doubles: When entering a tournament, is it simply a matter of adding the two individual NTRP's together or does it matter who is the higher rated player, the man or woman? I see a lot of mixed posts where the man is the higher rated player. My partner, my wife is a 4.5 whereas I'm a 4.0. Does it make a difference from the standpoint of what division to enter? The reason I ask is that a 4.5 man paired with a 4.0 woman is most likely a stronger team than we would be.
  2. MNPlayer

    MNPlayer Semi-Pro

    Dec 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    In combo, should not matter who is higher, the sum is what matters. This is the way tournaments usually work. There may be rules about the max difference though, like a 5.0 and 2.0 could probably not play 7.0 together...

    In league, nobody over 4.0 can play in 4.0 league for example so that's different. But when the division is quoted as 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 combined, it's always the combined NTRP that matters, AFAIK.

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