Why not take advantage of the dynamic 4-digit ratings and get rid of the 2-digit skill ratings?
Several factors played a part in the decision to primarily use the dynamic 4- digit rating for seeding vs event categorization:
- Tournament Directors and players are familiar and comfortable with the 2-digit skill levels that have been offered over the years.
- Players that were “on the bubble” would be challenged with knowing which event they would fall in once the tournament started, making it difficult to find partners and solidify travel plans around a tournament.
- Using a phased implementation method will allow us to see the future path that will work best for pickleball.