Hi @haugstrup, wanted to report what I think might be a bug in the Group Strike format.
We did 9 Strikes, and the tournament got down to 5 people. 2 people had 5 strikes, and 3 people had 8 strikes.
It was getting late in the event, so I wanted to ensure the match-ups were set up as follows:
- 2 people with 5 strikes play each other
- 3 people with 8 strikes play each other
That way, two people would be eliminated this round, and then the final three would play just one more game and we would declare the event complete.
The match-ups that it manually determined ended up as follows:
- Group 1: 5x, 5x, and 8x
- Group 2: 8x and 8x
So I figured I would switch it up to move around the 5x’s into the two-person group and we would be good.
When I tried to save the match-up, I got a “Groups must have three or four players error.” We ended up not using MatchPlay and manually kept track of the last two rounds. After the event was over, I cleared the round, added “Dummy Player” to the event with 8 strikes, and then manually adjusted the rounds that I wanted to close out the event.
So, I wanted to report the bug, but also wanted to report that there’s a “Dummy Player” who had a match-up against two people that didn’t actually happen in order for me to report the results into MatchPlay rankings.
We also took advantage of manually adding strikes to players, which is a great feature. That being said, I don’t think the final standings reflect what was the order of elimination from the event. I don’t know if that’s because we added a wave of people after a few rounds, because we added strikes to people, or some other reason.
In the end, it wasn’t a big deal for this specific event because it was a B-Division side tournament that doesn’t have IFPA implications, but wanted to flag it because I think it’s an awesome format that we’d like to use again in the future.
Event Link: https://matchplay.events/app/tournaments/13849