My unscientific take on tournaments is that the NTRP events have purloined our age divisions. If I'm right, that means weaker players will opt to play NTRP events (where the scales tip in their favor). Thanks to the Adult Competition Committee for scavenging a century-old approach? No thanks.
If the report that sectional rankings have been eliminated is true, then many sectional and district tournaments will be replaced by their NTRP/age equivalents while well established tournaments, due to their uniqueness, may even thrive.
The decision was apparently made without the participation of the affected tournaments nor had they been notified of its effect several weeks later.
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