Please forgive me if this has been brought up before, but I noticed in my tournament manager statistics it states that for my first tournament there were 18 male competitors and 1 female competitor. The tournament really had 14 men and 4 women. Now I understand that the IFPA profile automatically defaults to male if it goes unclaimed, but for me, that would not be the best default.
As a TD I would be interested in seeing tournament statistics/demographics that were more accurate. I personally would prefer that the default would be “unknown”, and at least then I would know that the male competitors weren’t being over counted at the expense of female competitors. I’m curious if this is something that could be changed, or if there is a reason why it’s best that the default stays as male.
Also, I don’t think it would be a bad idea if TDs entered a new player’s gender when they submit results, assuming that the TD and the player are comfortable with that.