Check ID on forfeit


#1

I decided not to play my games for MK9 and went to the ref to notify him so the pool wouldn’t be stalled by them waiting for me. I approached and pointed at my name and said I would forfeit and the ref wrote it down. As I walked away I realized that someone could easily approach any other pool and pretend to be someone and forfeit their match if they hadn’t played yet.

I wouldn’t expect something sinister like that to happen next year but I would suggest that pool refs should be required to check ID (if available) when someone comes up to forfeit.


#2

dont worry about it…or that theres a feedback thread, or a thread about this exact thing already here.


#3

or you can just not show up… forfeit or not i still go through the brackets as if they were there or changed their mind or whatever. I sent no shows to losers, then elminated… i didnt eliminate from the beginning. I always have the next 2 matches lined up on deck so, if you don’t show and you’re in one of the last 2 matches that need to play the 5 minute timer starts then. After that it’s a DQ so don’t think that no shows really bother me, at least, as a judge.


#4

I saw judges stressing out over people not showing up, screaming names and tiring their throats. I don’t know how not telling the judge you didn’t plan on playing could have made things worse. I think it’s cool that you had a system laid out and were able to handle the situations but probably not every judge could do that.


#5

people take others spots all the time for no shows. Happens every year. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone it, just saying this is common