It’s funny, we talk about people acting like adults and yet we are babysitting peoples emotions as they play (don’t say this or that or do this type of action).
The ONLY issue with someone leaving early if they are mathematically eliminated is that they can force someone else out or let someone else slide in based off their finishing point. Me personally, I’d rather see THOSE players make it on their own merit vs my play. I have left two events early when I was mathematically eliminated. One was running 2 hours behind (so shame on the TD for allowing that IMHO) and the other (actually was 2 weeks ago) it was 11:15PM at night, the game chosen was a known game that plays forever and I had to get up at 5:30 in the morning. Plays 1 and 2 were tied and players 3 and 4 (me) were tied with not enough points to even compete for 1st or 2nd even if we won. So 1 and 2 were fighting for 1st and 3 and 4 were fighting for 3rd. I couldn’t care less about the $5 difference or the .5 WPPR point difference so I told the group “I’m out, just plunged the rest of my balls for this game” (I played ball 1).
See, I’m an adult so I can kind of make the decision of what is best FOR ME, not you or anyone else. Let’s not talk about adult vs kids but then in the same type of talk try to tell me what to do. If people look down on me for that, so be it but all the players playing still had equal chance to do what was necessary on their own merit so if they failed, that’s on them. Not me leaving.
Weren’t you one of the people that supported a player participating in a tournament that knew they wouldn’t be able to finish the finals if they made it due to flight concerns? Why the change of heart?