Gosh, that seems harsh if both players are happy not claiming.
Who "claims it regardless"? Since the event started all those months
ago someone must have been away for longer than 7 (or 9) days how
many games have been lost in this manner?
Still the rules are the rules and we agreed to them as you say. May i
ask a question, please? As the tourney will last at the very minimum
well over a year that would imply that whoever takes their annual
vacation first will automatically lose, is that right? Or do i have to take
my laptop to the Seychelles next year.