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By OKCoyote (Daniel Matteson)
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1E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
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1E North American Continental Semi-Finalist 2021
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2021
#560223
Since the website isn't properly recording, I went through the records and took note of all players that have earned a bye (or head start, if Tribbles) at a Continentals or Worlds event this year.

Players can earn a bye/head start that can be cashed in at any Continentals this year if they placed 1st or 2nd in any Nationals event, or if they won a Regionals event (or placed 2nd if the event had more than 10 players, which happened once). This also counts events in 2020, as there were no Continentals events held that year and the Organized Play Guide states that byes are good for the following year if that's when the next Continentals takes place. These byes are handed down to the next eligible player if the earning player has already received such a bye.

Players can earn a two-round bye (or double head start) at Worlds by winning a Continentals event in the same year. A second-place finisher earns a one-round bye or head start at Worlds.

Players can also earn a bye or head start for both Continentals and Worlds in a given year if they have reached a pre-announced threshold of Masters points in the previous year. This bye overlaps with other earned byes and does not get handed down nor cause a hand down.

I will update this list each week until North American Continentals as there still a few Regionals to be played.

FIRST EDITION WORLDS
The following players are eligible for a first-round bye AND a second-round bye at the 2021 First Edition World Championships:

Maggie Geppert (North American Continental Champion, 2021)

The following players are eligible for a first-round bye at the 2021 First Edition World Championships:

Sean O'Reilly (North American Continental runner-up, 2021)

FIRST EDITION CONTINENTALS
The following players are eligible for a first-round bye at any Continentals in 2021:

Jason Beyer (Regional hand-down, Deep Space 9, 5/22/21)
Andrew Bowling (Regional winner, Qo'noS, 7/18/21)
Jon Carter (Regional runner-up w/14 players, Neutral Zone, 4/3/20)
Jorn Engstrom (German Nationals hand-down, 8/7/21)
Kevin Jaeger (Regional hand-down, Andoria, 6/5/21)
Sebastian Kirstein (Regional hand-down, Neutral Zone, 8/9/21)
Johannes Klarhauser (Regional winner, Neutral Zone, 4/12/20)
Peter Ludwig (German Nationals winner, 7/4/20)
Niall Matthew (UK Nationals hand-down, 11/21/20)
Julius Melhardt (German Nationals runner-up, 8/7/21)
James Monsebroten (Regional winner, Neutral Zone, 7/12/21)
Matthew P (Regional hand-down, Andoria, 8/8/21)
Ensign Q (Regional winner, Neutral Zone, 4/2/21)
Gerald Sieber (German Nationals hand-down, 7/4/20)
Stefan Slaby (Regional winner, Borg Region, 7/24/21)
Mr.Sloan (Austria Nationals hand-down, 12/19/20)
Kris Sonsteby (Regional winner, Neutral Zone, 4/3/20)
Brian Sykes (US Nationals hand-down, 7/4/20)
Jason Tang (Regional hand-down, Andoria, 10/25/20)
Tony Thrustle (UK Nationals hand-down, 11/21/20)
Paddy Tye (US Nationals runner-up, 7/4/20)
Amber Van Breemen (Regional hand-down, Ferenginar, 8/29/21)
Michael Van Breemen (Austria Nationals winner, 12/19/20)

SECOND EDITION WORLDS
The following players are eligible for a first-round bye AND a second-round bye at the 2021 Second Edition World Championships:

Michael Van Breemen (North American Continental Champion, 2021)

The following players are eligible for a first-round bye at the 2021 Second Edition World Championships:

Ted Reebel (North American Continental runner-up, 2021)

SECOND EDITION CONTINENTALS
The following players are eligible for a first-round bye at any Continentals in 2021:

Scott Baughman (Regional winner, Sector 001, 5/16/21)
Jeremy Benedict (Regional hand-down, Andoria, 8/7/21)
Eric Bieche (Regional hand-down, Deep Space 9, 9/7/20)
Jon Carter (Regional winner, Neutral Zone, 8/22/20)
Justin Ford (Regional hand-down, Ferenginar, 8/28/21)
Matthew Hayes (Regional winner, Andoria, 11/22/20)
Christopher Jansa (Regional hand-down, Neutral Zone, 7/12/21)
Benjamin Liebich (German Nationals winner, 10/10/20)
Peter Machovits (Regional hand-down, Borg Region, 10/26/20)
Julius Melhardt (Austrian Nationals runner-up, 10/25/20)
Mark Muston (Regional winner, Andoria, 6/5/21)
Steve Nelson (Regional winner, Deep Space 9, 5/22/21)
Tjark Ott (German Nationals hand-down, 10/10/20)
Marco Puelsch (Regional hand-down, Vandros IV, 6/26/21)
Michael Shea (Regional winner, Cardassia, 8/22/21)
Stefan Slaby (Austrian Nationals winner, 10/25/20)
Kris Sonsteby (Regional winner, Andoria, 10/25/20)
Oliver Thust (Regional winner, Neutral Zone, 5/9/20)
Nathan W (Regional winner, Neutral Zone, 5/1/20)

TRIBBLES WORLDS
The following players are eligible for a 200,000 point "head start" at the 2021 Tribbles World Championships:

Daniel Matteson (North American Continental Champion, 2021)

The following players are eligible for a 100,000 point "head start" at the 2021 Tribbles World Championships:

Sean O'Reilly (North American Continental runner-up, 2021)

TRIBBLES CONTINENTALS
The following players are eligible for a 100,000 point "head start" at any Tribbles Continentals in 2021:

Eric Bieche (Regional winner, Deep Space 9, 9/7/20)
Lillian Chan (Regional hand-down, Andoria, 8/7/21)
Richard DeLashmit (Regional winner, Ferenginar, 8/28/21)
Markus Eberlein (German Nationals winner, 10/10/20)
Kevin Jaeger (US Nationals winner, 7/17/20)
John Kinney (Regional winner, Cardassia, 6/19/21)
Benjamin Liebich (German Nationals runner-up, 10/10/20)
Julius Melhardt (Austrian Nationals winner, 10/25/20)
Sabrina Melhardt (Regional winner, Borg Region, 10/25/20)
Johannes Mette (Regional hand-down, Vandros IV, 6/26/21)
Steve Nelson (Regional hand-down, Deep Space 9, 5/22/21)
Tjark Ott (Regional winner, Vandros IV, 9/5/20)
Stefan Slaby (Austrian Nationals runner-up, 10/25/20)
Kris Sonsteby (Regional hand-down, Andoria, 6/5/21)
Last edited by OKCoyote on Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:50 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Writing Team Manager
By OKCoyote (Daniel Matteson)
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1E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
Specialist
1E North American Continental Semi-Finalist 2021
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2021
#560321
I made major edits to this list as I forgot to take hand-downs into account! This took a little longer to compile as I had to manually award byes in order of event date, and it means a lot of names are on this list that weren't before!

I've also added results from this weekend's three Regionals in Cardassia.
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By OKCoyote (Daniel Matteson)
 - Writing Team Manager
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1E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
Specialist
1E North American Continental Semi-Finalist 2021
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2021
#560906
Added last weekend's Ferenginar Regional events (new entries in italics).
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By OKCoyote (Daniel Matteson)
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1E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
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1E North American Continental Semi-Finalist 2021
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2021
#561502
List is updated again for what should be the final time before Continentals this weekend.

Last weekend featured no new Regionals, but the 1E and 2E online Regionals that began 8/9 ended. Sebastian Kirstein earns the hand-down bye for First Edition. In Second Edition I had to work backwards a little bit. Ted Reebel earns the hand-down in Second Edition, which passes the one originally credited to him at Cardassia Regionals down to Sean O'Reilly.

Congrats to Sebastian and Sean!
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By OKCoyote (Daniel Matteson)
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1E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
Specialist
1E North American Continental Semi-Finalist 2021
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2021
#561981
In this week's update, I have removed players that cashed in a bye or headstart at North American Continentals. The remainder of the list will remain active until the rest of the year, in case another Continentals is scheduled.

In addition, I have noted byes earned for Worlds by this week's Continental Champions.
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By LORE (Kris Sonsteby)
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1E World Semi-Finalist 2021
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1E Andoria Regional Champion 2021
2E The Neutral Zone Regional Champion 2021
W.C.T. Chairman's Trophy winner 2014-2015
#561997
OKCoyote wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:13 am In this week's update, I have removed players that cashed in a bye or headstart at North American Continentals. The remainder of the list will remain active until the rest of the year, in case another Continentals is scheduled.

In addition, I have noted byes earned for Worlds by this week's Continental Champions.
Thank you, Daniel! Please note, in the event a Continental Championship is not held this year in Australia or Europe due to the ongoing pandemic, that those earned byes will still be honored at the next Continental Championship. I know this is a deviation from prior years, but this is a very unique situation.
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By OKCoyote (Daniel Matteson)
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1E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
Specialist
1E North American Continental Semi-Finalist 2021
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2021
#561998
LORE wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:32 am
OKCoyote wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:13 am In this week's update, I have removed players that cashed in a bye or headstart at North American Continentals. The remainder of the list will remain active until the rest of the year, in case another Continentals is scheduled.

In addition, I have noted byes earned for Worlds by this week's Continental Champions.
Thank you, Daniel! Please note, in the event a Continental Championship is not held this year in Australia or Europe due to the ongoing pandemic, that those earned byes will still be honored at the next Continental Championship. I know this is a deviation from prior years, but this is a very unique situation.
You might need to be more specific for the purposes of me keeping up with this list. ALL unused byes will carry over? Just byes for players based outside North America? What about byes earned in 2020?

Also: edited the bye list because I forgot 2nd place at Continentals earns a one-round bye at Worlds.
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