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WinTD assigning full-point byes

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:51 pm
by ChessHead1
Does WinTD follow the USCF rules for full-point byes? USCF Rule book 28L2, 28L3, 28L4?

How would WinTD handle the case of assigning byes in a 4-round tournament? It doesn't know in advance how many rounds will be in the tournament. 28L5 allows for the special case of a 4-round tournament, giving a bye to a rated player one score group above. So given a choice between assigning a bye to an unrated player in the lowest score group, or a rated player one score group higher, how would WinTD handle this case?

Also, can the handling of unrated byes be customized through options or preference file settings? Thanks.

Re: WinTD assigning full-point byes

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:05 pm
by moderator
Yes. However, we don't have any direct way to force the bye up to a higher score group to give an unrated player 4 rounds. However, what you can do is to trick the program by giving the unrated player a full point bye in round five (or any round off the end of your tournament). Avoiding giving a player two full point byes takes precedence over rated/unrated and score group so the unrated won't get a bye in rounds 1-4 and the round five bye will never affect the results or pairings in any other way.