Calling experienced tournament directors.
In tournaments to me locally, we have recently seen three cases of people leaving the tournament halfway through and while they where still in.
This has caused some - to an extend - heated debate amongst players. Not so much regarding the people leaving and their reason for doing so, which may be for good reasons. But the fact that they left players they eliminated looking like a fool. And for the disrespect for the tournament and the people running it.
Another way to look at it is that they loose the next match intentionally. Throwing in a bye of their own.
So, what would you do?
Regarding the tournament
a) Leaving the tournament as-is giving no-show players a technical lose for future matches.
b) Giving the now empty spot to the player just eliminated by the no-show players, or to highest non-qualified player etc. (where applicable).
Regarding the final standing
a) Give final position to no-show players as would-be for actual loses.
b) Give last place final to no-show players.
c) Disqualify them completely from final ranking.
A quick search through the rulebooks at PAPA did not show any clear answer (through I might have overlooked stuff). IFPA is redirecting to PAPA.