After reading about the tie break problem I began wondering about bye's. If you get a first turn bye(say at the state tournament) is that a good thing or bad???? Will the bye possibly hurt your ranking in a tie break situation?? Would you have been better to have taken the chance and played the first round???? Also how does it effect your ranking if you played 1 or 2 players(and won) who had byes??? Would this also lower your ranking????