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Old 11-26-2013, 10:33 AM
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I am hoping to enter my first tournament this weekend. I'm crossing my fingers, but what I really need is folding money. I would be entering as a intermediate as there is no rec division at the City Champsionships. My question is at what point(ranking) does one move up to advanced? I noticed someone who signed up for intermediate has a PDGA ranking of 940, which is quite a bit higher than everyone else who signed up for intermediate. What gives? My apologizes if this has been discussed before…
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:35 AM
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935 is the cutoff for Int. It could be that person signed up before the ratings update and then saw a big jump.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:38 AM
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Judging by all the threads/discussion on this topic…

Basically anybody that beats you is a bagger.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:43 AM
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There are a couple reasons why someone can play a division they don't appear eligible for.

all answers are at:

http://www.pdga.com/files/2013_Tour_Standards_0.pdf
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for the patience and answers.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:18 AM
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If you get a total of 4 people that want to play a division they would have to make a rec division unless they stated that they are not doing any other divisions.

And that person would only be a bagger if he wins.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:47 AM
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Most of the tournaments around me are packed with baggers. I gave up on playing intermediate. I just play advanced most of the time now. I don't win, but I might take 5th or 6th place in advanced, and typically when I look at the scores I see that I would get the EXACT same place in intermediate. So yeah, baggers gonna bag.

In many cases, advanced ends up being less competitive because all the good players are in intermediate...
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Some guy was annoyingly drunk and calling me a sand bagger because I shot better my second round. I am 17 years old and he was middle aged. And I was appalled at his maturity. I simply apologized and said I will start missing putts.
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Most of the tournaments around me are packed with baggers. I gave up on playing intermediate. I just play advanced most of the time now. I don't win, but I might take 5th or 6th place in advanced, and typically when I look at the scores I see that I would get the EXACT same place in intermediate. So yeah, baggers gonna bag.

In many cases, advanced ends up being less competitive because all the good players are in intermediate...
They can't be that great if they are keeping their rating low enough to keep playing in int.
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Being my first tournament I don't expect anything, other than some nerves, but I couldn't help but notice the huge disparity between player rankings in the intermediate div. 944 is actually higher than some who chose to enter the advanced div. and what's more is he entered the Open div. in July's Jelly Jam as a 963 rated player, so something's up… My best guess is an injury made him switch styles/hands, which in turn is quickly decimating his game/rating…. but that's just speculation, also what happened to me. I wouldn't say it decimated my game/rating though, for one I have no rating, and for two: I haven't yet build a game for which TO decimate.
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