Austin started their league about a month ago and they already have two DQ's at 4.0. The first one was your run of the mill DQ with Dennis McWilliams a self rated player dropping one too many bagels on his various opponents although some were 3.5 players yet those seemed to still affect his eventual DQ.
The interesting DQ was of Adrian Montanez who had a rating from playing Mixed Doubles and played tournaments at the open level and did well (sound familiar?). He seems to have been DQ'ed with only two strikes.
Has the USTA changed their equation a little bit to catch more people? They have talked about changes and it looks like they might have made some changes but just left us out of the loop probably with good reason. I think the overall change may be that EVERYONE is being looked at not just players with a brand new self rate.
It will be interesting to see what happens here in Dallas as well as other areas. FW seems unscathed so far but have been pretty good in the past so that isn't a surprise.