Originally Posted by outlaws
after all the problems with fresh factory play d4 there gonna let a d3 player from freedom play on freedom angels this league is crazy for this because it is only going to stop real d4 d5 teams from signing up its so frustrating to email admins of the league and have it ignored and say well there isnt anything we can do and say that they cant play when in the rules it clearly states they can bump players to different divisons
As someone has already stated, where do you see a D3 player on their roster? There are two players ranked D4 and one player is ranked Beginner. I will explain a little bit of the process to hopefully answer some of your concerns. While using the APPA system for ranking, scheduleing, and scoring there are also some other features we utilize. There is a feature called "Vallidate Roster Classification" that we use to ensure the proper APPA classifed players are in the correct division. Now, we run this feature after the final registration deadline (which is Wednesday before the event at midnight) to ensure there are no problems. The system runs a check on every registered player for the event and makes sure they are in the correct division according to the APPA. If there is an issue it notifies us and we inform that player they would not be allowed to play in that division if they are ranked too high. For example: if there truly was a D3 player listed on a D4/5 roster, it would notify us. You may very well see an APPA ranked D1 player on a roster (before the event) but when the process takes place after registration is officially closed, we are notified and that player would not be allowed to participate.
To touch on your other statement. "its so frustrating to email admins of the league and have it ignored and say well there isnt anything we can do and say that they cant play when in the rules it clearly states they can bump players to different divisons"
Every email that comes into the league is read and considered. If you do not receive a reply immediately, all I can do is apologize for the delay in the response. However it seems you received a reply; although it might have not been what you wanted to hear, you did hear back from someone.
If you have any other concerns please do not hesitate to email me directly.
Again, thanks to all of the players who make this league a success!