Simple Minds’ team rating (average of four players) was 2049. Here are our opponents’ approximate team ratings by round:
1 1700 won 4-0
2 2197 lost 1.5-2.5
3 1500 won 4-0
4 1700 won 4-0
5 1750 won 3.5-0.5
Bear in mind that the first two rounds use accelerated pairings, the upshot being higher-rated opponents than we would otherwise face. The pairings revert to normal in round three, so unless you have a perfect score you always experience a big dropoff there. But by round 5, you’d hope for something closer to your own rating.
As Greg K said afterwards, I know it’s somewhat counter to the spirit of the thing, but I’d rather see them split it into two sections. You could call the top one a Pro-Am.