Context: I'm returning to the game after more than 25 years away! I only got back into it because my 8-year old son joined his elementary school chess club. They all got accounts to chesskid.com. Which in turn is parented by chess.com. I clicked on chess.com to see what that was about, and blam! I was swallowed up into the matrix again!
Anyways, there's not a lot of tournaments where I live, and I went to the Senior Open and talked to the TD. (To show how out of touch I was and still am, I asked him what that electronic device was that some of the players had. He said it was a play counter. I said, "What?" And "how much?"
So I said that I used to play, and do I have to come back as an Unrated since I haven't played since the late 80's? He said no, you always have your rating. He looked me up, and said that I have a 1762 rating!!! I was astonished. All these years I thought I was at best a Class C patzer.
I was astonished, and now I want to make Expert before I die. (I'm in my mid 50's). But as mentioned, there's not a lot of OTB games where I live PLUS I work and have kids and I do a lot of stuff with my 8-year old.
So I anticipate at best 20 tournament games a year. If I finish +4 against all rating classes that I get paired up against (Assuming an effective study plan), how many rating points can I gain, roughly in a year by playing 20 tournament games?