« on: September 01, 2014, 06:18:52 pm »
My last thought on this - personally, I think the sign up should be in tiers. For example, I'll use MM1 - Advanced Masters because that is the division I played in at Emporia Worlds. For 2013 and 2014 I had to have 200 points to be invited. For 2015 I need 250 points to be invited. So far this year, I already have 569 points, more than double what I need. I suspect I'll end up with over 700 before the year is done. But, current player rating is 833. My rating when I was invited to 2013 Worlds was 828. That's pathetic. I felt like the Jamaican bobsled team. I went, but there really was no chance for me to compete. Don't get me wrong, I had a blast and will go again if I'm financially able to.
The tiers should be both rating and points. Something like, for MM1, you have to have a player rating of 900 and 250 points to be in the first tier invitation. After 15 days, if not sold out, then the next tear of 850 rating and 250 points. After 15 days, rating of 825 or 200 points. Something like that.
My three cents.