Question: Define bye. Explain the rules of giving bye with help of an example.
Ans: The position of a participant in a tournament who is not paired with an opponent, usually in the first round, and advanced to the next round without playing.
The right to proceed to the next round of a competition without contesting the present round, often through nonappearance of an opponent.
Allotment of byes in the fixture should be given in following order:
First bye will be given to last team of Lower Half,
Second by will be given to first team of Upper Half,
Third bye will be given to first team of Lower Half,
Fourth bye will be given to last team of Upper Half
Same pattern will be followed after fourth bye till the remaining byes have been given.