We believe our performance-based ratings process through Rated play has been a great success! And, like any success, we look for ways to improve on it. After a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the process, we will be tweaking it to ensure that club ratings and movement from one rating level to the next are accurate, clear, evidence-based and sustainable. We also want to provide a way for members who are unable to play Rated play have opportunities to improve their club rating.
So, effective Monday, August 9, the following performance-based rating adjustments will be put in place:
- Current members who, through Rated play have seen their club rating improve to the next rating level may submit a request to the club’s Initial Placement Committee (IPC) to be considered to have their rating increased
- New members who, within two weeks of joining the club, feel that they have incorrectly self-rated, may apply to the IPC to be considered for a different level.
- Members (current or new) under advancement consideration will be required to play a minimum of 10 additional Rated games (at their requested level) with the requirement that they maintain the new level in 10 consecutive games
- Once the 10 consecutive games requirement has been met, the member will be confirmed at the new level. Failure to maintain the higher level for 10 consecutive games will result in the player’s playing level reverting
- If, due to insufficient players for Rated play or an incompatible Rated play schedule, a member may play the 10 sustainment games in club social play where those scores are recorded and submitted to the IPC for consideration. If the IPC deems there is clear evidence to advance the member, they will be confirmed at that level.
- At the IPC’s discretion, if a member fails to achieve the 10 consecutive games requirement, they may be allowed to play additional games in order to verify they can play consistently at their requested level.
We believe these refinements best reflect the goal that any rating change is accurate, clear, evidence-based and sustainable.