(Topic ID: 109771)

Tournament directors, what's your opinion on people leaving


By soren

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by bkerins
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    #25 4 years ago

    Coming from tournament organising in other games/sports:

    1. Never make it bad for a player to tell you he has to leave. He'll leave anyway, he just won't tell you. Super annoying.
    2. In elimination play, a player who has to leave loses their next match.
    3. In swiss rounds, or other arranged play, re-pair the round as if the player doesn't exist. They keep their match points/whatever, but they don't get any more as time goes on.
    4. In a cut-to-finals, if a player doesn't turn up have some rule in effect. Both variants are reasonable (add players until you have the right number/don't) but you should have it in the rules (as both IFPA and PAPA do per bkerins)
    5. If a player doesn't tell you they're leaving, feel free to be somewhat more punitive. However, their existing results should continue to exist from a tournament integrity point of view. If I beat you in the quarters and then leave, you don't get to play the semis: otherwise you can have post-match fixing and other Bad Things.
    6. Thankfully pinball doesn't have draws.

    #27 4 years ago
    Quoted from bkerins:

    Pinball does have draws, they're just really, really rare!

    Yakity yak.

    Compared to chess, or soccer, or many tabletop games (due to time constraints if nothing else) pinball doesn't have any draws.

    It's like (gridiron) football: yes, they happen. But you don't have to deal with it habitually.

    #38 4 years ago
    Quoted from bkerins:

    True, but rules must exist to handle draws. There has been at least one draw at the Pinburgh tournament each of the last four years.

    Of course, yes. As long as there's a theoretical chance of such a thing happening you have to have a rule for it. I believe the Olympics mints extra medals of various kinds for this eventuality: there was a tie to within the margin for error in one race, so two golds were awarded.

    Quoted from metallik:

    One ball/game tiebreaker?

    That being said, this slightly surprises me. Bkerins: why not just chop the point in half and move on? (Software?)

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