Originally Posted by CMC206
I was thinking it would be cool if they institute something that penalizes the player that quits a tourney. My idea is to have a few categories:
DNF - I (injury) no penalty
DNF - E (Emergency) No Penalty
DNF - DNF something should happen to your rating like a -10 point penalty?
That is an excellent idea, plus the players who jsut no show the second day of an event would be much more apt to call or send a message to the TD that some kind of Emergency happend (real or percieved) which would then give the TD the proper information needed to assign players to cards and avoid the only 2 people show up rule.
I personally would never quit a round short of Injury or Emergency, but if I knew that my rating was going to take a 10 point hit if I didnt provide explanation to the TD, I would certainly make an effort to give them a heads up. This doesnt only happen on day two, it can also happen on round 2 if you shoot really crappy then I have seen many instances of no showing for round 2. In the interest of Sportsmanship and limited availability, I think it would be a great idea to hold these perpetual DNF'ers accountable.