Re: Ask Chuck Kennedy
There's no such thing as a pure ratings based event this year (next year it should be easier). However, you can put one together that's real close by offering only Open, Advanced, Int, Rec, Adv Women & Int Women. Since older players and women are allowed to play in those predominantly male divisions, you've got just about everyone covered by offering a fair division based on rating. The only players who might have to play above their level will be males of any age with ratings under 825. In addition, I would recommend offering Trophy Only in Open so it might encourage high rated Ams to try Open and provide a budget option for older pros with ratings over 954 who might not want to fully donate to the younger hotshots who they have to play in Open.