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Discussion: Age group ratings

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Dec. 6, 2011
OTE24
Men's 65
122 posts
Age group ratings
I have friend who is 65 and rated M+. What is his rating with a 60 team? SSUSA says that he's a M+ player with a 60 team. How is this possible with the age groups? Staff?
Dec. 6, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4251 posts
Ratings are same across the board (age brackets, 50-up)
I think the real difference is the ages themselves along with the persons ability.
Dec. 6, 2011
birdie
Men's 60
671 posts
John, Hope all is well with you. I am pretty sure that he can play 60 major without moving the 60 team up to major plus. There is a thread some where recently that discussed this issue. Thanks Harry
Dec. 6, 2011
OTE24
Men's 65
122 posts
Harry,
Thanks,thats what I thought. It's not clear with SSUSA. They need a rule book that clarifies ratings and policies. As for me, I only played one tourney last year because of knee problems. Seem to be getting past this and look forward to playing in 2012. Miss the friends I've made on the field. Pam and I moved to Mesquite,Nev.(80 miles E of Vegas) and love it.
Good luck and good health,tear 'em up at TOC.
John
Dec. 6, 2011
SSUSA Staff
1007 posts
It's difficult to make a definitive call on this absent more information. If the individual's age is 65+, that would normally mean he has an equivalent team history rating index of 60-Major. However, if he was on a team that may have won a National/World Championship at 60-Major and that team may have disbanded rather than move to Major+, his team rating history equivalency jumps to 60-Major+ for two years. Assuming that is the case (and we don't know from the limited facts presented thus far), there is a zero-tolerance policy of reducing/exempting rating issues involving players from such a disbanded team. If this is not the fact pattern, please contact the SSUSA office and seek clarification next week.

George Moreno will not be in the office for the next six weeks or so, and the persons qualified to definitively answer this inquiry, based on full facts, are in Florida this week. Thank you!

Dec. 7, 2011
OTE24
Men's 65
122 posts
Terry,
He's still 65! While you want to punish the team in question(which no longer exists),why punish an older player? I can understand keeping the current 60 year olds at their current rating,but if it's NORMAL policy to rate the next age group down in the lower age bracket,why not in this situation? You know all the facts and the team in question,but never once considered that the team broke up because their manager moved out of state. The team would have broke up anyway. You can hide behind phrases like zero tolerance, but the simple fact is you made it personal. It's ok little buddy,your organization/your rules.
John Sadler
Dec. 7, 2011
SSUSA Staff
1007 posts
John - Check your e-mail
Dec. 7, 2011
OTE24
Men's 65
122 posts
Thanks for the response,I stand corrected. The player is a 66 year old player.
John
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