So I joined the ladder-went to the invite room and was invited to play a round. The other participant did the invite. I don't recall how many holes we played before he or she quit, but they did. Am I to assume that they had a computer problem? At the time they were not playing very well.
The outtake from this is no matter where one might find a playing group, there will be a chance that the round will end as a solo.
Finished the round faster solo...didn't affect my score.
BTW- you know who you are...if we cross paths in the chat room, I'll still be willing to try again.