This article will guide you through understanding byes and how to add them Into your Bracket Tournaments widget.
What Are Byes?
According to Wikipedia:
“A bye in sports (and certain other competitions, such as chess) refers to organizers scheduling a competitor not to participate in a given round of competition, due to one of several circumstances.
In knock-out (single-elimination) tournaments, they can be granted either to reward the highest-ranked participant(s) or assigned randomly - to make a working bracket if the number of participants is not a power of two (e.g. 16 or 32).
In round-robin tournaments, usually, one competitor gets a bye in each round when there is an odd number of competitors, as it is impossible for all competitors to play in the same round.”
Adding Byes To a Bracket:
To include a bye game in a bracket, navigate to the Participants tab in your widget editor. Click on any participant, and enable the "Mark as Bye" option. You will see the participant being renamed to Bye.