A quick question - What happens to a player who does not make any (or many) turns and then times out all games in the tournament .
Obviously they will lose the round and be demoted - is that it - what if they do this week after week - they will just slowly float to the bottom....
Would it be better to just to ask them if they want out of the competition all together.... I say give them one more round to prove they can actually finish some games - else - kick them out. (I will probably have to pull out myself at some stage as other things in life become more important).
With all the luck involved in the small maps - 2 or 3 players not playing makes it more :luck" based (the more games you have in one pool the more luck is balanced out).
I understand that things come up in life - and that it may not be possible to play as much as other people - and if its shot term - I have absolutley no problem. But it would be silly for a player to just float to the bottom over 12 months clogging up the system.
There is rule:
"If a participant misses two rounds of the tournament, he’ll have to leave the contest."
One more variant - player can write me don't start battle in next round for him. In this case, this player will be counted as loser in group, but don't lose any points in rating and he'll play next round in the lower group.
If player can't continue to take part in the tournament, he can write me and I'll remove him from next round.