cgkdisc wrote:There's no question the qualifications to enter last year were too loose with regards to not requiring more rounds that your rating was based on to qualify or enter the USDGC. That's been fixed for 2012 with a rating based on at least 12 rounds. Even if you have league rounds included in your rating before playing a qualifier, you'll have to qualify by doing well at that qualifier by playing above your rating.
This is precisely what I wanted to address with this year's qualifier, but I wasn't quite sure how to say it. Ratings are like hands of poker. 7-2 off can win any particular hand, but the more hands you play the worse it will do. I think we need to do something that rewards or at least evens the playing field for more established players.
I wanted to give everyone a couple weeks to weigh in on this, especially those that are interested in trying to qualify. I'd love to hear some unique ideas or thoughts on this. Either way I'll nail down our plan of attack in the next couple weeks.