I am in the middle of a tournament and just found out that my doubles partner has had a friend pass away, and he has to be out of town next weekend for the wake. That's when the Semis and Finals are scheduled. So we'd have to default the semis...wondering what options I may have. I'd really like to play, and my partner suggested getting a sub for him, but that makes me feel a bit queasy. Options are: - Default - Obvious one. What I was planning to do before my buddy suggested the idea of a sub. - Get a sub to play with me. I have a couple buddies who are not quite as good as my partner, so no unfair advantage from the substitution. Curious what kinds of bad things might happen to me (and/or my partner) if I brought a sub, and how likely it would be for me to get caught...anyone ever do that? I've never seen anyone checked for ID at a tournament. This option feels like the wrong thing to do, frankly...I also thought I could contact the director, explain the situation, and see if he would let me sub. ?! - Contact the tournament organizer and see if it's possible to reschedule the Semi and Final (if we won the semi) matches. Might be able to play the semis Thursday evening before the weekend, and the final any time Tuesday the following week or later. Seems unlikely that is going to work...Anyone every ask to get matches rescheduled? Snowball's chance, or ? Appreciate any thoughts - my motivation is purely the fun of playing in a tournament, I hate to miss out on this since I don't play many tournaments any more. Thanks for your (gentle) feedback.