So what we had here was a DNF result (Did Not Finish).Chas Argent said:A clarification:
I was the one who said that the boards were reversed, but only after Brent and Dade had already realized that something was seriously wrong when Brent's reinforcements were not set up where Dade had expected to see them enter. Since they had set the boards up incorrectly, Dade had sent a squad to the wrong side of the map to try to interdict the reinforcements and couldn't understand why they were at the wrong edge.
We all checked out the scenario card in an effort to figure out what was happening, and I was simply the first to notice. It was not an unsolicited comment, which I never give during a game, especially when one of the guys playing is 4-0 and might win the whole enchilada.
It was certainly their decision to not continue, or start up another game instead. But, as I understood it, part of this was because Dade would only have 3 games in for the tournament and could not attend on Sunday, so was ineligible anyway to finish in the running anyway because he would need 5 like everyone else.
A DNF must *NEVER* happen in a tournament, never.
One side must win and one side must lose.
In the above situation, you had two options:
1. Replay the scenario in the time given. If the scenario could not be completed in time, then there will be an adjudication.
2. One player will concede that match.
Harsh, but there it is. Two assumingly experienced ASLers made a *HUGE* horkin' game error. They must suffer the consequences accordingly.
IMHO, the TD did not handle the situation in a satisfactory manner.
Again, a DNF result must never occur in a tournament.
Yes, that about completes my Masters thesis defence in Tournament Directorship.
Next up is my Doctrate of Tournament Directorship (DTD)