A player who wishes to register in a higher section whose minimum score exceeds by more than 100 points his higest rating will have to pay an fee of $ 25 per section.
For example, a player of 1500, whose higest rating exceeds 1600, could register in section B without an penalty. If, however, his higest rating has never exceeded 1600, he could register in section B for a fee of $ 25 per section above the one to which he is entitled.
Unrated players can not register in Section A !! They are only eligible for the unrated prizes in Section E, even if they have paid an upgrade fee to play in a higher section.