Phil, you are correct.
This rule was passed at the last Convention.
In my opinion, and it is only my opinion, it was done primarily for the World Tournaments. Sandbagging teams in the Mixed D World were loading up with C Men and B Women.
So this rule was passed so there would be no ambiguity at Worlds.
But that is just 1 tournament out of the whole year.
The reality is, there are seldom enough Mixed teams at tournaments throughout the year to have separate C, D and E brackets. Often times, the three have to be combined just to get a 10 or 12 team bracket to make.
We will try to get this addressed at this year's Convention.
In the mean time, we've got a meeting in Florida in two weeks. I am going to check into getting a temporary relief for this year. No promises, but am going to ask.
You are correct, it is difficult enough for Mixed D to compete with Mixed C and even Mixed B when those "Upper" team can theoretically have ALL C male players and the D teams can't even have 1.
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