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Old 10-30-2019, 09:36 AM
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Open division, open to anyone who wants to pay and play. No ratings ceiling for the Open division, so anybody from McBeth to Weema can enter and play. I cant seem to find an ethics violation here, care to elaborate on your post?
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:51 AM
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We've had top pros at our local C-tier, and even unsanctioned events. Trust me, nobody objects. We're honored, and the top local players like the challenge of competing against them.

Surprisingly, even though they're earning a living touring the big tournaments, some of these guys also enjoy playing disc golf.
This. Most players would love the opportunity to meet, play against, and potentially even be on the same card as some of the sport's best and brightest stars.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:01 AM
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To answer in a simple, forthright manner,
Yes, it is ethical because they compete by the same rules as everyone they play against.

If it bothers you, that’s okay, just don’t sign up for that tourney.

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Old 10-30-2019, 10:19 AM
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??? Is this a serious question? Try playing MA40 or MA50 in SC. SC is loaded with baggers in those divisions who refuse to play against players with the same skill level.

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Old 10-30-2019, 10:23 AM
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??? Is this a serious question? Try playing MA40 or MA50 in SC. SC is loaded with baggers in those divisions who refuse to play against players with the same skill level.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:27 AM
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??? Is this a serious question? Try playing MA40 or MA50 in SC. SC is loaded with baggers in those divisions who refuse to play against players with the same skill level.

excellent point. this is a much bigger problem than sub-900 players competing in MPO.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:38 AM
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??? Is this a serious question? Try playing MA40 or MA50 in SC. SC is loaded with baggers in those divisions who refuse to play against players with the same skill level.
If you want to be play against players in the same skill level, then play MA1-MA4.
If you want to play against players in the same age bracket, then don't gripe that someone else in that age category is playing in their age group.

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Old 10-30-2019, 10:51 AM
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??? Is this a serious question? Try playing MA40 or MA50 in SC. SC is loaded with baggers in those divisions who refuse to play against players with the same skill level.
Or with duffers who refuse to play against players with the same skill level (MA3? MA4?), then cry "bagger" in an uncapped division.

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Old 10-30-2019, 11:08 AM
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So because I practice a certain course more often then others that then means I have an unfair advantage?
You're practicing more than other players in your area? Of all the dirty tricks I've come across, this one has to be the most vile.

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Old 10-30-2019, 11:12 AM
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??? Is this a serious question? Try playing MA40 or MA50 in SC. SC is loaded with baggers in those divisions who refuse to play against players with the same skill level.
Is this serious or are you being sarcastic?

Those are AGE protected divisions, not RATINGS protected divisions. One can not sandbag in a division that has no ratings cap. So your statement is no different than the OP's question.

Is it ethical for really talented players to play against less talented players simply because they are in the same age bracket?

Luckily Krupicka provided you with the answer, if you want to play with similar rated players then play in ratings protected divisions. If you want to play with folks your own age then be ready to play with a wide variety of rated players.

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