"There is news on the Ratings front as well. The Ratings committee has made a decision on an interim measure to combat recent deflation while a more permanent solution is worked on.
Based on tournament reports for all events which ended between July 1, 2004 and September 6, 2006, all players will receive points for games played as follows:
2200-2400 : ½ point per game played
2400+ : ¼ point per game played
Ratings used will be as of the September 6, 2006. If a player crosses a threshold in the process, points will be applied above that threshold at the new rate"
some people ended up gaining as many as 200 points. i will have to go to kitchener in february and try and scoop some points now ;)