Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
The rules in many leagues say that a player is eligible for post-season if she plays two matches, *one of which can be a default.*
So what's the problem?
The problem is that player WASN'T in a ready state to play the match. By the rules, a default must be taken as a win by the winning team of that default if they truly have two eligible players to play that slot. If you do not, then it's a double-default. Or you play the players who are available. Usually defaults are decided on match day when insufficient players on a team are available. That team forfeits a slot or the entire match depending on numbers. Nowadays matches seem to be getting defaulted on the phone, especially when it's a make-up match and one of the parties doesn't feel like bothering to show up for it. It's much easier to cheat the system when you aren't forced to actually be present to make the decision.
Like I said in the other post. The big issue here is more along the lines that this player is now benefiting from 2 matches as opposed to just 1 match and it allows her to go to finals. That's why this makes it a double-issue really.
The right options are this:
1) Default win with a present player lineup.
2) Double-default because you have no players yourself who could in reality show up to play, regardless of who called who.