There have been several times in the past when I was close enough to 1900 where a decent performance would have put me over. But each time I underperformed to fall further behind(Madison, Neenah, Rockford, Kansas City, Grand Rapids).
I am at that point again(1883). Since I plan to play in the u1900 section at the Kings Island Open, Nov. 14-16, I decided to wait till the cut-off for the November supplement(Oct 3), before I play again. (Just in case I cross over!)
I know, I know....ratings don't mean much, what really matters is playing good moves.
I have been re-reading Jeramy Silman's How to Reassess Your Chess . I am getting much more out of it this time around.
I have also been working on tactics(Understanding Chess Tactics, CTS) and openings.
My next week-end tournament will be the Hales Corners Challenge VIII . (Oct. 4)
And then the WI Veteran's Tournament (Nov. 8, 9)