A completely different task is adding freshmen (well, this includes all fencers who come new into the group of course). If the freshman already has a current Felo rating, this is used for his or her initial value. However, if he has not, it must be estimated. Bootstrapping is impossible since not all fencers must get a new initial value.
This works this way: The fencer is included into the fencer list as “freshman”, which means that his initial value is set to a symbolic `0'. After approx. ten 5 point bouts (or, e.g., four 15 point bouts), the Felo program can estimate an initial value. Just click on the menu “Calculate” – “Estimate freshmen”:
In this case, Obi Wan hasn't had a Felo rating yet. After the “Estimate freshmen”, his estimate is inserted into the file.1 If the number of bouts of Obi Wan is not yet enough for estimating a reliable initial value, his initial value remains `0'. In this case, he simply has to fence a little bit more, and you must try again a couple of training days later.
 This needn't be the same number which is calculated as the current Felo rating after calculating all bouts but it should be very close to it.