An adult player's quest to get a Master rating.
What's your source of information? And why were they excluded?
This is from comments on Lizzy's blogEugene Perelshteyn wrote: > Carol,> Yes, going into the event it was our understanding that we would not > be eligible to play in the final in case we win 1st. I believe Steve > Doyle mentioned it to Roman, and we were fine with this.> Either way, we are not interested to play in the final as it will be > online. Our goal was to have fun, play next to each other > over-the-board, and enjoy the great atmosphere of the tournament.> You can contact the 2nd place team.> Best,> Eugene> --- Carol Jarecki wrote:>> Hi Eugene,>> There is some misunderstanding, and lots of controversy, regarding >> your team's acceptance into the Playoff.>> As you said, the team members understood they could not play, as >> established in past years, because of it's rating configuration. >> Since the restriction wasn't in writing in the East's TLA Steve Doyle >> feels the team is allowed although others disagree, asserting the >> rule of not more than a 1000-point difference between boards 3 and 4 >> has been in place for so long that it no longer needs annual >> publication. This has caused such national contoversy that he has >> gone so far as to suggest the Playoffs be cancelled this year. This >> would be very unfortunate and most likely would not be agreed.>> I need to know if I may contact the second-place team to partipate in >> the Playoffs on April 12th which would satisfactorily resolve this >> problem in the interest, intention and tradition of the US Amateur >> Team tournaments.>> Many thanks for a quick reply and cooperation.>> Carol>>