Thursday, July 16, 2009
Due to popular opinion, there will no longer be a rating bonus for using females in your lineup beginning with the upcoming season. In past seasons, using one female resulted in a team being allowed to use a lineup rated up to 2410, instead of the usual 2400. This rule has been eliminated for 2009 and onward.
While we want to encourage female participation, many did not feel that to be an appropriate way of doing so. However, in order to continue to try to do so, from this point on each team will be able to have a nine player roster, instead of the regular eight player roster - with the only stipulation being that to qualify for the nine player roster, they must have at least one female on the main roster.