I’m playing in this site wide correspondence RoundRobin 19x19 tournament. https://online-go.com/tournament/40559
It strikes me as a little odd that timeouts counts as wins in this setting. The main reason is this: When one player loses a single game in a timeout, they get disqualified, and the winner of the game gets a point.
This would make sense if now all of their other games finished or unfinished counted as losses, then it would just be like a tournament with fewer players. However what can happen is that a disqualified player has won games, and so even being disqualified for timing out one game they still have impact on the tournament I believe.
For instance some games from disqualified players are ongoing with non-disqualified players. I don’t know if this auto-corrects at the end?
It just seems strange to me, I’ve won 2 games and have 5 points due to timeouts, and one win by timeout is probably against a player it’s reasonable to assume I’d have lost against, and they have wins against other players.
TLDR : It seems from the point of view of a tournament in progress that disqualified players with wins could skew the outcome of tournaments. Any clarification on this would be appreciated
Edit: I think the fact it’s a RoundRobin tournament is important, and I forgot that. Timeouts would make sense in elimination format.