ae_ted wrote: IF we went by current ACF rules then I would be playing im master as I won majors in ill, therefore according to rules, I would play in master class for at least 3 tourns, then I would be allowed to go back down if I had done poorly. Ya'lls current"champ" certainly would NOT like a person like myself playing in masters.
Ted, If you won Majors in IL - you are eligible to play in Masters IL next year. Thats all about.
No deals with National or other states. It is well proven that different States have different levels, and TN State event some people call "mini-National" So, Masters in IL = Majors in TN.
if you'll be able to win "National Major Division" than you earn rights to play in National Masters. Thats it. It really doesn't matter - me or anyone like it or not, you won and earn these rights.
And one more thing ... Today there is very big gap between Majors and Masters in National because everything is stagnated and everyone plays in the same Division for years. If we have more rotation, both Divisions will be closer and it will be harder to go up - thats what we are trying to get.
Old system which Joe propose to re-animate, do not generate a good competitive atmosphere and is not very encouraging. Putting everthing on dependency of rating is very high risk.
Gray zone - evil creature: everyone can play where they want to play ... ridiculous !
Joe - you have my full support anyway. 20 century wasn't too bad
and old system can still survive because there is no much young players involve. We are OK with old system for another 10-15 years.
All for now.
Ted, I am waiting for you in Master Division