Posted by Pat Holtz on 16 January 2010 23:13
This suggestion suits Glasgow - hence the reason it was suggested by Renzie.
Having Bossman and Antz in their Scottish qualifying has made it more difficult for them - simple.
They want their cake and eat it...............making their Super 11s & 15s team stronger whilst at the same time protecting their IM ranking by suggestion the Scottish is non ranking.
If this goes through then the Super 11s & 15s will get silly with even more super teams made up as effectively the Top 16 players could all play under the one IM area.....ie no qualification needed.
Jas, the open draws suits the lesser players, you only have to compare the MJ Hire events vs the IM to see this.
The Scottish gives all entrants an equal chance, it's the luck of the draw.
I have already qualifed for this years event being the defending champion and thus I have already earned ranking points whereas all others have not. So this suggestion would put me at a disadvantage but I guess that would not bother anyone bar me.
Every rep and league member needs to see the bigger picture here......they are trying to dangle the carrot of IM5 being ranked in exchange for the Scottish being excluded..........all to make it simple for them to increase the number of top players through their area.
Why do you think the Scottish entry is so much higher than the IM........cause the ordinary guy has a better chance to qualify and go further at the finals.
Jas - I do agree that the Scottish should be ranked and have more points than an IM but the others won't agree to this due to harder qualifying areas.........hence the reason for this suggestion.
Jas - what do you think it should be?
Let's make one thing very clear here......the IM rankings are never going to be accurate due to the hard / easy qualifying areas........and as you recently found out......the rankings mean jack anyway.......so why such a fuss?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Wake up and smell the coffee.
Edited by Pat Holtz on 16 January 2010 23:42