Originally Posted by mowens404
How can you stay AM if you're 980 rated. I thought you have to be under 970 to play AM....
No, it's the other way around. If you're registered as Pro, you can still play Advanced Am. if your rating is under 970. There isn't any requirement to 'move up' to Pro if you're registered as an Amateur, other than the cutoff at 935 after which you cannot play anything below Advanced Am.