I understand the scoring adjustment if it's to combat sandbagging, but my average was not adjusted, I don't think. I simply moved up because of some good, streaky play. How does such advancement help anyone?
WGT does not do average adjustments. Average only changes on rounds one shoots.
They reserve the right to move players up a tier based on undisclosed criteria.
It's happened to me 2x … I remember first over about 6 years ago … 1st and 2nd as TP in WGT weekly tournaments and won a TP brackets tournament. So it goes.