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Discussion: Teams moving up

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Feb. 2, 2008
Islandryder
3 posts
Teams moving up
I play in the 60 Major division and was checking the ratings for 2008. Can someone explain to me how a team that won 4 major tournaments in 2007 remains in the same division? The update showed to be Feb. 1, 2008
Feb. 2, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Sounds like another post on here.
Perhaps someone knows someone in higher places....

Though it seems odd it's not the first time for a team to remain "seated" in a real comfort zone.
Feb. 2, 2008
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
taits- The reason it sounds like another post is because it's the same as the other post Islandryder has here. He got no playing time on the first one, so he tred it again.

I looked into this team he's upset with, and according to the news articles here and the results from the winter nationals and the worlds, of the 4 tournaments they won, two were 2-team divisions, both against the same team, Chicago Classics Red, and they won the winter nationals in an 8 team division in the if game. The other win is a single game in the worlds for the usa title, but they didn't even finish in the top 10 out of 13 in Phoenix.

So I gues they won in groups of 2, 2, 8 and 2 and got killed in a 13 team division. And they didn't win anything that was an automatic move either. Makes me wonder if there might be a personal agenda here. They're a major team, but sure don't look like they are major-plus stuff yet.
Feb. 2, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
desertguy,
I was referring to the post by 2awesome, but to win like mentioned, does bring about a reasonable WHY...
I see your points as well. I think a major problem is GOING to a tournament and THEN finding out you'll only be playing a few teams. If you do win it doesn't get up move up or down should you loose.
Perhaps teams plan it that way as well. I think the "rule" states there has to be 5 in the same div your playing against, to count.
I wonder what has been the average in major (non qualifier) tournaments.
Feb. 3, 2008
smooth01
Men's 50
122 posts
Winter Nationals was an 8 team tournamentwere ,were there 5 teams from their age division? I thought any team that won a World or National was automatically moved up the following year?
Feb. 3, 2008
Wes
Men's 65
311 posts
Where did you find this Feb 1, 2008 up date
Wes
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