1) We will use last-ins as byes as a general rule. Last-in byes are never compensated with 1st round points (no reward for showing up late).
2) Hosts: do not unregister early-bird registrants who are no-shows until right before you start tourney at 9pm ET.
3) If a player is present and registered early but ends up being a bye through no fault of their own and was not a last-in player, compensate them by awarding 2 points (covers abandoned games or host error).
4) The host does not have to accept people after 9pm (including de-registered early registrants who were no shows by start time), but may accept them if they arrive within a reasonable time (may start a table or accept as last-in byes or sub for a playing host). This is up to the host to determine.
5) If a host de-registers a no-show player at start time and the player arrives after that, if accepted, that player is considered a last-in player.
Sound about right?
: I was a player that registered early and was
: given a bye. Not only did I potentially miss
: 2 points, but also had to wait. It's not the
: end of the world, but if you are challenging
: for top spots, it could make a difference.
: If drunkie and kb are designated byes on
: Friday, they should get 2pts for their kind
: gesture....but this should only be used in
: this situation and not for all byes.
: Most leagues I have ever been in rely on
: computer generated byes, which makes the
: host unaccountable for who these players
: are. My concern is that the TK server might
: constantly choose the same players, which no
: one will know until it is used.
: I agree with Alan that taking a bye on
: purpose could be a manipulation by some to
: gain 2pts and then go into semis.
: I also believe that if players are not in
: the room at 9:00, when they tourney starts,
: they should be kicked from the tourney. If
: they show up late and a bye is available
: they can take that without points given.
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