1/2 pt. byes in four round events. Suppose you don’t play well on Sat. Lose the first and draw the second. Feel better and show up eager to play early Sun. but now discover you receive a forced bye and have to wait until Sun. afternoon thereby only getting in three games and not much chance to recover from poor showing on Sat. Why? Because of many other players having taken 1/2 pt byes they can no longer receive another bye so you are the one who gets the forced bye.