Well, in chess, we have inconsistency with pairings because we have:Mick Norris wrote:That would never happen with chessAlex Holowczak wrote: I guess players can't really complain about the pairings.
(1) Arbiters who pair manually
(2) Arbiters who pair manually according to different rules from those in (1)
(3) Arbiters who pair using computer software
(4) Arbiters who pair using computer software different to that in (3)
Magic seems to have this all sorted by saying you have to use a specific piece of software for all official tournaments, no questions asked. The pairings may be right or wrong, but they are at least consistent!