Re: YEC: Why NOT Inlcude a 3rd Place Match On Final Day
^^They have no choice but to play dead rubbers, once you decide to award points per match in the RR you can't just scrap matches that are no longer needed to determine the SF places. I'm sure that people who turn up for the day will watch a rubber like that, but with nothing at stake except money and points for the two players, it's kind of like watching a rerun of a sitcom. If it's a good episode it can be kinda fun, but you aren't going to be too pissed off if your Mum calls you halfway through.
They do have a choice not to play a 3rd place playoff, in fact I would argue that they would need a good reason to decide to hold such a match. The fact that the players can move up in the rankings is not enough: they had their shot to do just that in the SF and they blew it.