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Bingo. Most of the time if someone is playing the sandbagger card, it is a player that the accused beat and they have to rationalize their loss or it is someone in a higher division (typically one who ought to not be up there anyway) who is upset that someone with a better score than theirs is going home with more than they are, even if it's just a trophy. Some people just have a hard time grasping the idea of working to improve themselves to beat the "bagger" and would rather shame, ridicule, or even force the competition up and out of the way instead.and for sandbaggers Lot's of people have a weird view on this ,my last tournament I was called a sandbagger by someone with almost the same rating and the other 2 in our group agreed with him well I'm a 923 rated player so I'm am2 the one guy was a 920 player and the other 2 were dreambaggers only rated 890 I find a lot of player play the sandbagging card when the lose to justify their lost not saying it doesn't happen but not as much as people say
I agree with the last post. I do have one caveat though and that is that ratings are not exactly real time and sometimes the borderline guys make it over the hump and play at a consistent enough level to be in that next division but the ratings don't reflect it yet. Nothing wrong with that either.
Recently there was a guy in a two day tourney I played in and helped the second day: advanced/open saturday, Int Am sunday. The guy cashed on saturday 3rd I f I remeber correctly then tied for first on Sunday in Int am, lost in the playoffs and called the dude he lost to a bagger made a huge scene, slammed his putter into a tree, complained that the holes selected for a playoff were lefty holes (his opponent was a lefty) besides not being true it was pretty lame all the way around. The dude he beat didn't have a rating yet and was in fact probably better than int am but still.
The guys ratings put him at just over the top of Int am division but clearly he could play advanced. Playing Int after playing the previous day in advanced and cashing just shouldn't happen, nevemind the behavior.