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Should the PDGA limit how many divisions you can skip according to your rating? I play up one division up, I'm rated 925 and play advanced. We have a guy that is a 884 that plays in the advanced division. It sounds harmless until he's on your card the first round.I don't want to play with rec. players in the advanced division, like the pro's don't want to play with intermediate players in the pro division. What is the point of the player ratings if you can play any division you want.You can't play down two divisions, why can you play up?

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No they should not limit how many divisions a player can move up.

Have never heard of a Pro not wanting to play with a player moving up into their division because of their ability.

Kudos to the 884 player playing in the Advanced Division.
In a tournament situation I want to be challenged by equal players, not watch a rec. player melt down on the back 9. I'm all for playing with any level durning league and casual rounds.
Are you talking about a 1 round tournament?

If he has a back 9 melt down on the 4th round of a tournament, and you are on on the same card as him.

who is in the wrong division?
1st round, like it posted above.
Players that play up are called donators!
Good point. So the ams are basically paying the pros for the opportunity to play them. I guess there's not much to complain about when you explain it that way!
Donations are always welcome!! ; )
agreed.
In some ways it would simplify things. You have to play in the division range for which your ratings qualify.
Uhm I thought I posted this. As a mid range Intermediate: what if I am willing to donate to the Pros and play with them. I may become better and play better later on.

My rule of thumb. Play/work/watch/learn from/with people who are good at what they do and you will get better. After all right now I am just donating or whatever to in the Intermediate range to play with people who are a little bit better then I am or worse then I am. I mean all I get to do is play with the baggers.

Do not say that people should play tourneys to get better.
I dont care who I play with in a tourny as long as they know the rules. Its the same in every division you have the lower, middle, and upper. Play good 1st round and play with better people.

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