The AREA rating system was established the TAHGC and continues
through the efforts for Glenn Petroski and his merry band of AREA administrators.
There is no charge for this service. Members are issued an identification number
upon request. AREA ratings are used for seeding purposes for all BPA and SQLA
tournaments. Players possess an separate rating for each game title with and
exception for Squad Leader Series where all matches in SQL, COI, COD, and GIA
are combined in a single Squad Leader Series rating. ASL ratings are separate
from Squad Leader Series ratings.