option not to play rated?
I have tried searching this forum for an answer to this but havnt been able to find it so my apologies if this is a reoccuring question but:
We are arranging an annual series of off season (cold winter around here) tournaments which we are getting PDGA rated for the first time. Some of the players do not feel they perform well in the winter conditions and might be afraid it will hurt their rating. Furthermore, having a decent rating could be important in order to be allowed to play at a lot of the major events later this year. Do players who feel this way have an option to play non-rated by "forgetting" to supply their pdga number or do they have to risk their rating or refrain from playing at all?
I.e what happens if a player who is a pdga member (current or not current) omits supplying his/her pdga number when signing up for one of these tournaments (pdga membership not mandatory). Would it be the TD:s responsibility to find the pdga number anyway? Does the round update his/her rating?