Alan Burke wrote:There is already a situation where a congress this February issued its entry form last year and someone with a certain grade and who normally works weekends has taken a few days' holiday in order to play in it. However, when the new gradings have been issued in January, that player has discovered that they are now above the grading limit for playing in the event because the congress is using the new grading list to determine its sections, yet the entry form stated it would use "the current grading list". However, by that, it apparently meant the list in force at the time of the tournament and not the one when the entry forms were originally issued.
I'm trying to figure out the Congress involved.
Kidlington this weekend is under 225 and Frodsham the weekend after is under 210, but both entry forms say the August 2011 grading list will be used for eligibility.
They are the exception in not having an unlimited top section. I'd agree that it's disappointing not to be among the top seeds for a grade limited section, but that's not the same as being prevented from playing.