The ratings system really came about after I went to a local event for the first time and I was asked "what division do you want to play?". Well I had no idea and picked intermediate because it seemed in the middle. Then when I got done the nerd in me wanted to figure out this whole "division" thing worked. So I collected what results I could into a spreadsheet then started tracking how people did in each division. Once I posted something about it I ran into Ted who had done a rating of his own scores....so I merged them into one (with some tweaks) to get the ratings system. Finally made it a database and website once the spreadsheet was too cumbersome.
As for the ratings being used instead of a PDGA tourney, I don't see that happening. It was really a way to make a lot of the normal local tourneys like the PDGA with some guidance for divisions. In the st Louis area there are about 8-10 PDGA events each year. For example this year was : Sioux Passage C-tier, Endicott C-tier, Viche B-tier, Rock Spring Memorial C-tier, Brisco Woods C-tier, St Louis open A-tier, Gateway Logan C-tier. Then still to come are : Gateway Will more C-tier, St Charles C-tier, and maybe some more. As for the World's ...don't you need something like 500 points to qualify? You'll get most of that just playing in the Open (example 14th in advanced got 510 points).
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