Can I Still Fence in a Rating Restricted Series if I Earn a Higher Rating This Season?

We will no longer be grandfathering fencers who are otherwise rating-ineligible for a series.  That is, if a fencer fenced in an event in a rating-limited series and later earns a rating that otherwise makes the fencer ineligible for that series, the fencer will be ineligible for that series, rather than being grandfathered in that series for the rest of the season based on the earlier participation.

Example:  I have a C rating and fenced in the C and Lower Mixed Epee during the first half of the season.  I then earned my B rating.  I am no longer eligible to fence in the C and Lower Mixed Epee series, even though I started the season fencing in that series.