Early Start Ratings Eliminated
The USTA National League Committee voted to eliminate all Early Start Ratings effective for the 2017 Championship season. In summary, whenever you register for a league, you will simply use your current Year End Rating regardless of the Championship Year. Here is the exact regulation:
2.05B(3) – Early Start League players must follow procedures set forth below when they receive a Year End Computer Rating that places them above the NTRP level at which they are competing:
2.05B(3)a – Players who are found to have valid computer ratings, after the appeal process, that place them at the clearly above level mark must immediately adjust to their new NTRP level. Prior team matches played are valid.
2.05B(3)b – Players who are found to have valid computer ratings, after the appeal process, that place them above the NTRP level at which they are competing may continue their participation at the lower NTRP level through the conclusion of any Early Start League in progress or until such other date or Championship Level as determined by the Section. They shall not be permitted to advance to any National Championship at the lower NTRP level. Prior team matches played are valid.
2.05B(3)c – Players on a 2.5 team who are found to have valid computer ratings, after the appeal process, that place them above the 2.5 NTRP level may continue their participation through all championships at the 2.5 level UNLESS their new year-end rating reached the clearly above level mark. If it did, they must immediately adjust their new NTRP level. Prior team matches played are valid.
What does this mean for PNW? No more early start ratings will be published. Instead, when you register for your leagues this fall (Mixed 18 & Over and Adult 55 & Over for most areas) you will use your current 2015 Year End Rating. That’s it! The intent of this is to be less confusing for players as you will now have just one rating.
The USTA/PNW Adult Competition Committee and Board of Directors will decide on which option of 2.05B(3) will be implemented in the Pacific Northwest Section. This will be decided and published prior to the start of Early Start Leagues. If you have any questions about this, please ask your Area League Coordinator or Adam Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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