Re: Ratings are approximate
Chuck, just curious about the 100 pt drop thing.
It seems to me that something lower like 50 points would help to give a better representation of a players skill. Seems like we would want higher rating averages since so many things can lower the average more.
Basically wouldn't we want a players rating to represent there consistency at the top of there play, and not include bad rounds that just were not dropped. At least I would think for sub 950 players this would boost both hte ratings and competition value of the ratings.
Take my round ratings for example. I still have sub 800's counting, but they don't really represent my playing, sure I shot that low because of either XX or YY or whatever, and it shows the inconsistency in my playing, but if my rating was more based on my average normal or good play then I'd move up divisions faster and have a rating that showed my normal to best play.
Part of the reason I bring this idea up is that for beg and int players they don't always have the amount of rounds needed to out weigh the lower problematic ones.