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Old 02-17-2013, 12:09 PM
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How did your official ratings change from your 'unofficial' ratings?

at the risk of getting prerubed immediately, i hadn't found too much info on this specific question...

I recently played my first tournament, playing in the rec division, and did much better than usual (average 902 rating), which was awesome.

however, my rating, unofficially, is now just a few points over the division line into intermediate, and i'm getting ready to sign up for the bowling green tourney in april. I'm now realizing that i should sign up for the intermediate division. Looking at an average of my normal rounds around the area compared to rounds played at that course over the last 2 years, i'm a typical rec player (850ish). I don't mind playing intermediate, if that's where my skill level puts me, but i'm admittedly not quite there yet.

My question is this: what have you guys experienced as far as changes from your unofficial ratings to the official ratings when they post?


btw: thanks to cgkdisc for the info he gave me earlier. still trying to understand this ratings system fully.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:18 AM
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anybody have any insight?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:33 AM
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There really is no standard for this. Sometimes the unofficial ratings are high, sometimes they're low, sometimes they're dead on. No way to really know until the numbers are crunched. All the anecdotal evidence in the world on a thread like this won't be the least bit useful in predicting what will happen to your rating.

If I were you, I'd go ahead and sign up in Rec. If your rating comes out over 900, you'll have more than two weeks after the update to alert the BG folks and change divisions. Only reason I can think of to be proactive and sign up for Intermediate immediately is if they're doing any kind of limits based on division. Like if you signed up in Rec, then had to move up, is there a chance that Intermediate would be full and you'd get stuck on a waitlist. If that's not a concern, then I wouldn't worry about it until the ratings come out.

Besides, there's always a chance that your tournament, for whatever reason, doesn't get into the March 26 update (first update of 2013). If that's the case, you won't have a rating before BG and you'll be good to go in whichever division you choose. No reason to lock yourself into Int when you don't have to, especially if you honestly don't feel you belong there yet.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:45 AM
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Knowing the TD, freezermink's tournament will be in the update.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:52 AM
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Chuck will drop your rating for $20 per point.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:59 AM
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Chuck will drop your rating for $20 per point.
i'll paypal some over to him right now. ha.

thanks for the help guys.

i understand its tough to guess; i was just wondering what everyone had experienced. there is a small sanctioned tourney this weekend that i could play and try to get a better average of my rating, but apparently it isn't uncommon for this particular TD to take their time reporting the scores, so i don't think it would do much good.

i'll have to give the bowling green TD a shout out to see what they think about the numbers for the tournament to see if i run the risk of getting bumped out if i have to switch. I planned on signing up for rec in the first place but it'll be good to know what options i have.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:01 PM
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pretty sure this saturday he is going to try to update them after the rounds
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:05 PM
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Chuck will drop your rating for $20 per point.
That must be why my rating is 0000 and my bank account is always empty.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:06 PM
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If I actually got paid that amount for those ratings adjustments, I'd have retired a few years ago.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:16 PM
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This is extremely common for the Ams. If rec is the division you would prefer to play, go ahead and sign up for it. You should have no problem switching up to intermediate should you need/want to
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