Giving the hosts leeway to add players that are a couple minutes late is a good way to keep players and promote our tournaments. If some players utilize late entry as an easy way into the semis, so be it.
I do think Hosts should revisit game tables when the number of byes changes.
: Also One or two small things,
: I do not think a host should continue to add
: byes once they have announce the wilds. I
: saw the other night it was said 3 wilds,
: then the host allowed two byes and it was
: never re-announced the rooms. I myself do
: not always leave the lobby up in the corner
: so in this case I missed it and saw it after
: my game.
: Also if someone volunteers to be the bye
: they should not be entitled to a 2 point
: compensation, it should be used for a non
: last in or error I agree
: --Previous Message--
: If I could summarize a "consensus"
: 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
: 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?
: --Previous Message--
: 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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