However the policy on this is a bit haphazard, so I'd thought I'd list the policy I use for my own events.
- A player wishing to receive a bye for a round must notify the arbiter in advance
- The player will receive half a point for the round missed
- A maximum of 2 byes can be requested by any player
- Players missing a third or more round shall receive zero points for the extra rounds missed
- No byes can be requested for the final round
- A player must be in the draw for the final round to be eligible for a prize