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Is it possible to stop members who are not in the correct rating range for a particular tounament from joining that tournament, just like you have restrictions in team match joining?
Every time I create a tournament and specify a rating range, members either below or above that rating range will also join it. Another problem that arises is that the Tournament Director cannot remove any players from that registration list. We can in team match lists. It would be great to have more control with the tournaments we create.
The consequences are we have to individually message each member and ask them to remove themselves from that tournament and register for the correct tournament for their rating range. Painful, time consuming, and not all members heed the request, for whatever reason, and we end up with, for one example, a 900 rated member playing in a >2000 rated tournament... it wastes the time of those members rated over 2000 to have to play the 900 rated member and that 900 member will obviously get slaughtered. And sometimes the other way around occurs. A 2000+ member will enter a low rated tournament... I can't remove that player so he/she is set to win... hence I can't start that tournament.
I always do invite only, but we have 482 members in Chess Nuts... so end up with some registering for the wrong tournament.. I normally create 3 tournaments. 900-1400, 1400-1800, >1800, but not all pay attention to the details/ratings and join any tournament. They can't join the wrong team matches as chess.com automatically prevents them from doing so.. would like to see the same thing happen with tournaments.
I'm amazed that you have those probs! Once I've set a rating range in my tourneys then I never get any entrants who are outside the set parameters,as they cannot enter even if they try.Also,you CAN remove players by using the 'manage players' facility that is shown in the tourneys,I've removed heaps of players from my tourneys by this method.
Oh cool Michael, didn't know that we can delete members ourselves... but I do know for a fact that players outside the rating range can enter... I did specify a rating and like I said some outside that rating have registered.
Well that shouldn't happen,Babs,and you should contact Chess.com about it.
Chess_Kebabs:Are you sure that they are not joining WITHIN the rating parameters, and then winning/losing games to find themselves outside of them?
Yes, I'm sure Nytik... some are way outside the rating parameters set.
Here is the link to the tournament in question... I did set the rating range correctly... 900-1400. There are 1700+ and 1800+ players there. I only created this tournament a couple of days ago.
Good point babs. The only thing i could sugest is have any members who are interested message the creator of the tournament. Then the creator could make sure that that members is rated correctly.
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