Holy tennis balls, Batman. It's just common sense. This isn't FITD or a game where you are picking who gets the most # of aces during the day, where one needs to pick everything prior to the day or tournament starting.
If a specific match that you pick doesn't start until 7 pm., just how is someone gaining an advantage by picking at 1. 2 or 3 pm instead of 11 am (first match of the day)?? In this particular game, if anything it probably works against you to have to make your pick late. You become limited to which matches you can choose, and it can hurt strategy.
Every betting site in the world that I know of allows one to pick the winner of a specific match as long as it hasn't started. Perhaps some have a 10 minute or 30 minute rule. Even MTF vbetting allows this.
I understand that the current rule was previously posted in the rules for the game, and for this result, I'll abide by the posted rule, but I still believe it should be changed.
Sir Markus, I have explained why there is a reason to change it, yet you still see no reason to change it. I still haven't heard a good reason why we need to keep it the way it is. And one doesn't always know ahead of time that one will be unavailable.
Look, we have held contests at the MTF Castle a long time where we pick the later round's winners and sets and as long as you got your pick in before the match starts you were fine. It was casual, we were pretty flexible. I even remember letting one or two people place their picks shortly after a match started since they were still on serve.
People are in different time zones all over the world. We have lives. We try to participate in these contests when we remember, when we can.
Do we have so many people playing these games that we need to be so inflexible when it doesn't really matter?
Thanks for your consideration.