|Rank||Aug 2012||Aug 2011||Sep 2010||Sep 2009|
So, let's get to the two specific questions we posed at the beginning. The Stern question is the easier of the two to answer. Right now, the cutoff for position #250 is at about 92 WPPR points. The points needed to be in the top 250 have still been rising at a steady pace this year, and we'd project that it will be close to 100 by year end. So, if you want to make the top 250, plan on having at least 100 points as of then. That's no guarantee, of course; we don't know what players will do in the next few months, but we do expect the cutoff to continue to rise. Also, in figuring out, "am I there yet," remember that any points you earned in the latter part of past years still have to "decay." That may reduce your total to something less than what it is now. Remember that once results become more than one year old, they are reduced to 75% value; to 50% after two years; and to 0% after three years. So, if you earned 20 points at an event in November of 2011, that result will only be worth 15 points on 1/1/2013 when it counts towards Stern and IFPA.
|8/28/2012||<– Current Date|
|Date||Points||Value Now||Event Rank||Count Now||Value 1/1/13||Event Rank 1/1/13||Count 1/1/13|
|Total of top 15 Events||88.00||84.75|