I appreciate that! [noparse]
[/noparse] I think the way that the site places a few players in a sort of preliminary area is troublesome though, because I want the start of the tournament to be a big deal, not something that only a couple of people are participating in; if this was a professional, serious tournament that everyone is invested in, I could see that working out. The way I want to set it up, is that at most there will be one bye in the first round, and later in the tournament there may be more byes. We also don't know the final number of players, so it will be impossible to make a proper bracket until I close off registration.
I plan to make the bracket using people's avatars, and making everything spaced out so that it'll be super clear and easy to follow. The bracket will be an image so that people don't have to click an extra link.