First I am going to chime in . I agree that this grey area is going to be a difficult one .
I can vouch that all LALG players are all experienced enough to show if a match has been scheduled . Especially Chis . Could be a mistake ? Just ask Chris .
Regarding other matchups that weren't played, it's frankly difficult to assign wins/losses to unplayed matchups based on the "reasonable effort to schedule" standard, as this standard isn't well-defined and one person's idea of "reasonableness" may differ from another's. At a minimum, we would need to know how what steps each team took to set up a match.
The minimum is going to be impossible to define . Although I gladly accept a friend request by a tournament player . I cannot initiate the friend request . For the reason that I am constantly trimming my friend list to keep it below 255 for the revolving recruits .
I do however post a very polite message on the players wall . With a greeting and that we have a match together . And could he or she please message me .
I think that is quite enough of an effort . If in a months time . That player cannot message me back . Then it is obvious that player is not interested in the tournament .
1 wall message is plenty .
Last month ( August ). The CC owner and I spoke many times . Both of us were very interested in getting our alt shot match in . By neither fault of either of us . We were not able to .
There are many instances with different scenarios .If 2 of the 4 have agreed on a time ? Is it really an agreed upon time ? NO .
If 3 of the 4 have agreed on a time ? Is it really an agreed upon time ? No .
If all 4 have confirmed . Then yes it's a match . Whoever does show for that match gets the win .
Going to be tough . I don't envy you Jeff and Mark .