AzB Gold Member
I guess I havent explained myself well enough. I have know this player for 20 years. He got married hasnt played much the last 8 years. I know his top game. His top game is about 570 to 580 range. I gave him a 545 based on how he was currently playing. I stand by it 100 percent. I have run a bca league for 20 years. I think i am a pretty good judge. But i also asked the top players in my league for there thoughts. I have several players in the 600.
I dont handicap my league. I run it once a year for 12 weeks just to get everyone qualified. Its kind of like a reunion. LOL No one takes it that seriouly. After my league was over and after this player signed up for singles someone at CSI raised his starting fargo that I gave him to 600. Based on 12 weeks of player he went to 618.
He wasnt the top shooter in the league. He didnt have the best wining percentage. I talked to CSI they have nothing but my league stats as to why they bumped him. They have never seen him play. I think this sets a bad precedent that they can do this based on so little information.
They also told me that if they had no info they would have started him at 625. Correct me if i am wrong i thought 525 was the starter?
He has won 77% (or 72% if I have the wrong 618) of his matches. Fargo is only based on win/loss so winning a lot is what raises your rating. Other heuristic measures of how someone plays are irrelevant.
I think he is an experienced player that knows how to win despite not pocketing everything in sight. Fargo picks up on this while APA or jury type handicap systems may not.