To check ratings, start typing the name:
Provisional ratings: If the player has fewer than 50 rated games, the number of games is indicated. Their rating is still uncertain. You are entitled to use your judgement together with the indicated rating to assign them to a section.
Mouldy players: If the player hasn't played in the last five years, we may have them listed here, but the date of last play is indicated e.g. "from 20030304". Note that players who have not played for 10 years will be assigned a new rating, and adjusted for number of games by NRO. Some of the players from many years ago might not even be in the list of suggestions. See below.
Unfound: If you cannot find a player, it may be:
While the tournament is in progress you should check that names are correctly spelt. At the end of the tournament you should clean up any markers like @12 or @R or (N) that you may have included. The AUPAIR program has a menu item to Clean. Open the RatCooker program directly from the USB stick. It will guide you to find where you stored the TOU file on the tournament laptop (hint: use an easily findable working directory for your laptop work directory) and it will then copy the TOU file to the USB stick, run the ratings, and display them. Please check whether players flagged as being novices are really novices and not merely a misspelling.
If you don't use the RatCooker program you should at least copy the TOU file onto the USB stick ready to send to the National Ratings Officer.
If you ran the RatCooker program, the USB stick will contain a file e.g. 09camb.txt which can be opened with eg NotePad. It looks something like this:
Results and ratings: 31.05.2009 Scamander Div 2 Sun DIVISION 2 W M Old Chg New 1 5 +283 Maureen Harris 927 +21 948 2 5 +270 Blitz Greig 990 +17 1007 3 5 +268 Kate Larby 756 +47 803 4 5 +134 Dawn Boyle 909 +24 933 5 5 +104 Maree Swanson 911 +13 924 6 4 +46 Etty Meerding 844 +3 847 7 3 +130 Maree Hodgetts 855 -18 837 8 3 +122 Nina Clarke 941 -26 915 9 3 -149*Tash Page 718 10 3 -162 Eileen Koops 880 -15 865 11 1 -615^Darrel Keep 500 500 12 0 -431 David Petrovic 586 -45 541 High game Blitz Greig 2437 High word Dawn Boyle TWEEZERS 128Please check that any player flagged (by an asterisk) as a novice is not merely a misspelling. You can copy and paste this report into an email message to anounce placings and rating changes to the ozscrabble mailing list. The USB stick will also have the TOU file, eg 09camb.tou which should be emailed to the National Rating Officer for official processing.
Please inform the National Rating Officer if there were any unusual dealings, eg coping with byes or dropouts.