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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Giving a player a one-point bye in Vega

    Not sure if anyone else has had this issue: How do you give a player a one-point bye in Vega? The reason you might want to do this is that a player may have been absent for a number of rounds and you might want to quarantine them from further byes (NB do not do this in a FIDE norm or title tournament!) So you might want to pre-assign the bye to a different player. This especially might apply for junior events.

    This is the workaround I've found so far:

    * Determine the player (other than the quarantined player) who would in theory get the bye otherwise (the lowest seeded player of the lowest scoregroup). Mark that player as absent.
    * Automatic pair the round without that player.
    * Write down the pairing.
    * Delete the round and make the "absent" player available.
    * Enter the written-down pairing as a manual pair and manually pair the previously absent player with the bye.
    * You can now give that player a one-point bye.

    Better solutions welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Not sure if anyone else has had this issue: How do you give a player a one-point bye in Vega? The reason you might want to do this is that a player may have been absent for a number of rounds and you might want to quarantine them from further byes (NB do not do this in a FIDE norm or title tournament!) So you might want to pre-assign the bye to a different player. This especially might apply for junior events.

    This is the workaround I've found so far:

    * Determine the player (other than the quarantined player) who would in theory get the bye otherwise (the lowest seeded player of the lowest scoregroup). Mark that player as absent.
    * Automatic pair the round without that player.
    * Write down the pairing.
    * Delete the round and make the "absent" player available.
    * Enter the written-down pairing as a manual pair and manually pair the previously absent player with the bye.
    * You can now give that player a one-point bye.

    Better solutions welcome.
    There is no need to delete the round.

    After doing automatic pairing select the Modify Pairing' button.

    The player you marked absent will be in a table at the bottom right titled 'Unavailable players'.
    You can select him and click the button "make available selected player".
    Then in the pairing box on the top right enter their pairing number and the number 0.
    Then click the 'add pair' button.
    They will now appear in the current pairings list on the left.
    Now click the 'Done (keep current colors) button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos View Post
    There is no need to delete the round.

    After doing automatic pairing select the Modify Pairing' button.

    The player you marked absent will be in a table at the bottom right titled 'Unavailable players'.
    You can select him and click the button "make available selected player".
    Then in the pairing box on the top right enter their pairing number and the number 0.
    Then click the 'add pair' button.
    They will now appear in the current pairings list on the left.
    Now click the 'Done (keep current colors) button.
    There is also another way of doing this but it really should be used as a last resort.

    Again after doing the automatic paring there is no need to delete the round.

    Just go to the list of players window and right click on player name and a small window will appear.
    Now instead of selecting 'Set player status 'as you did when you marked the player absent select the 'modify crosstable option.
    From the window that appears you can give the player a full point bye in the necessary round.

    Note doing it this way means the player will not show up in the pairing list.
    The crosstable however will be updated as desired.

    The main function of this feature is as follows.
    A player enters a tournament after round 2 and you want to give them a half point byes in rounds 1 & 2.
    You can do so via this option.
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    Hello,

    I am arriving too late, but my answer could be usufel anyway for who still use version 7.

    The previous answers given by Bill are all correct, of course, but refers to version 7 (the version available when Kevin asked the question).

    With the current version 8 the situation is drastically improved. All players appear in the pairing page, even those absent. There it is possibile to award these players with 1 or 1/2 point via a dedicated button.

    Luigi

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