Make it less error prone to input results for Swiss tournaments.
For Swiss tournaments, you have to both enter scores and choose winners/losers/ties, and the winner/losers/ties are used in subsequent ranking instead of scores. This makes it rather easy to make mistakes during the input for the many sports where scores alone decide winners/losers/ties with higher scores as the winner. For example, you may enter a score of 3:0 of 'a' vs 'b' while accidentally choosing 'b' as the winner.
It will be great if there is an option in the settings so that you only need to enter scores and winners/losers/ties are guessed automatically instead of asking for an extra input.
In addition, is it possible/feasible to re-open a tournament to fix the mistakes of winners/losers/ties input and re-compute the final results in a best effort way? I understand that subsequent matches are not as intended if the input is incorrect, so that's why I say 'best effort' above.
A warning message is a great idea. But I didn't seem to get any warning messages when I input the scores. I have a test page below, and I entered the incorrect winner at will and didn't get any warnings. I am using Chrome.
The winner/tie selection is actually an extra precaution for making score reporting *less* error prone. If your selection contradicts the scores you entered, you'll get a warning message, but you can proceed anyway if you have good reason to do so.
We'll be revisiting the score reporting pop-up and improving it once we roll out some new features related to it.
As for re-opening tournaments to fix mistakes, we may eventually allow this, but for now, match results should be checked over before ending a tournament (this step: "Next Move – All scores have been submitted. Once you've reviewed the results and made final edits: [End the Tournament]")
Actually this isn't really limited to Swiss tournaments. I tried a Round Robin and it is asking to input both scores and winners/losers/ties too.