Young Hot Shots: Players who are permitted to play in events against players of substantially lower skill levels.
Seasoned Veterans: Players who are not permitted to play in events against players of similar skill levels.
These groups of players were created when the ACBL used an awards system to bracket, stratify, and flight events. The ACBL knew that these players existed, but the ACBL did not know who they were. The ACBL coined the terms, Young Hot Shots and Seasoned Veterans to refer to them.
Power Ratings will not list Seasoned Veterans. Young Hot Shots are “Most Underrated Players” with an under rate (UR) greater than 6.
If the ACBL uses a rating system to bracket, stratify, and flight events, then no one will be a Young Hot Shot or Seasoned Veteran.