If you win your group, you should advance to a
more difficult group.
Wednesday group winners advance the next
Wednesday. Sunday group winners advance the next Sunday. If you skip a
week you will miss your table advancement.
If you win your group and all the same players
show up the next week you would move up one “group number”.
When advancing, you may not displace someone who
is 500 points higher than your current rating.
Since the same players do not often show up every week, your advancement
may NOT correspond to a “group number” advancement.
For example: On a Sunday with 8 groups you win
group 5. Your rating is 1000, and the players you beat were all
900-1000. The Next Sunday there are only 4 groups. All the players in
group 4 are rated below 400. Placement in group 4 would be a “group
number” advancement but it would not represent a real advancement to
more difficult players.
Therefore we do NOT guaranty a
“group number” advancement.
Instead we use advancement to a group of higher
rated players. Generally speaking this means that with groups of 5 you
would be the 5th ranked player, playing four other higher
rated players. With groups of 6 you may not be the bottom seed.
There will be times when it is impossible to fulfill the advancement
rule for all players.
For example: Larry,
Curly, and Moe win groups 6, 7, and 8. The next week there are only 6
groups and all the players are much better than our trio. It would be
impossible to place each player as the bottom seed in their own group.
If the players in group 4 are all 500 points higher, then all 3 players
would need to play in groups 5 or 6. They could not each be the bottom
If you are unsure if you have been correctly
advanced, please do not storm in to the RR directors office demanding
advancement. You should first ask one our experienced player to review
your placement, to see if correct advancement was followed. Time has
shown us that In 99.9% of the cases correct advancement was followed,
but players don’t understand the
Arguing with the round robin director over group placement may result in
the suspension or revocation of playing privileges.