Monday, February 3, 2014
Are these really our strongest 20 players in Malaysia?
Or are they just players who had more opportunities to get a higher rating? Do we want to know the answer to this question? If so then we need a better criteria to determine fighting strength.
I suggested top 8 from National Close vs top 8 from this active list. Equal numbers to prevent unfair preparation against say only 3 players coming from National Close. That is fairer right? Not ideal since there may be stronger players from the National Close that may not make it. But that would be approaching a fairer criteria at least.
Note: Remember the results from GACC? Ref: Here. There was unrated player took the crown in the women's category.
If we are concerned about consistency then a double round robin at the Masters to determine the players to represent Malaysia would be an excellent way to get the best of the best.