Dave and I talked more about the World Rankings process than ratings, especially now that the Players Cup is on hiatus for a few years. The other issue is currently the Memorial gets more weight than other NTs. We talked about ways to incorporate the NT events in a different way than specifically highlighting just the Memorial even though it's usually the biggest field and in a different time of the year than the other major events used in the rankings. I am testing some options along those lines and we'll use something a little different for NTs other than just using the Memorial for the 2010 World Rankings.
Regarding ratings, Gentry, Roger and I have been looking at ways to improve the process of producing SSAs for each round. Rather than use the scores of every propagator who plays a round, we're looking at only using the propagators that have the lowest std deviations and a rating based on more rounds IF we have enough of these "premium props" playing. We're doing some tests to figure out what those criteria might be.
Rater of the tossed arc.