Re: Ask Chuck
Using five propagators (P1-P5) at any given disc golf tournament, what if any of these scenarios were to happen:
P1-P5 all shoot the course record at the same time.
P1-P5 all shoot 100 points below their rating at the same time
P1- a 915 rated adv player who has broken through a skill plateau and shoots consistently 50 points above their rating
P2- a wildly inconsistent 820 rated player who on any given day can shoot in a range of 100 ratings points
P3- a 970 rated player now playing consistetly 20-30 points above their rating
P4- a 1000 rated player who has a bad day and shoots 100 points below their rating.
P5- an inconsistent 860 rated player.
Although the first two scenarios are not likely to happen, they could, and the third probably happens once in a while.
The most glaring inaccuracy of the system is that those rounds which would get thrown out due to their statistical "irrelevance" to a players rating could still be used to help establish ratings for other players during an event,
i.e. -a propagator shooting a horrid round that would not count toward their own rating.