Continuing on the quest to see how players were bumped up/down at different levels, here are charts showing how players at the 4.5 level were bumped up or down by section and gender in the 2014 year-end NTRP ratings.
Unlike what we saw for he 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 levels, there is not the bias towards more bumps up than down with many sections have more players bumped down than up, particularly for the women. There are a few exceptions though.
For the men, most sections had more bumps down than up or close to it. Narrowly having more bump downs were Eastern, SoCal, and Texas, and Caribbean had a fair number more, but once again, the Pacific Northwest was hammered with nearly 25% of the 4.5s bumped up to 5.0 and less than 5% bumped down.
For the women, there were even fewer bumps up, just the Pacific Northwest and SoCal having more players going up than down. Interestingly, Caribbean women received no bumps up, just bumps down.