Originally Posted by gnduke
I got to a point of using the second and third digits of the PDGA numbers when we did 10+ events a year to keep from always putting the same groups together.
for example my number of 9426 would become 42 for sorting the initial round.
I don't get how that is going to produce a different result from alphabetical. At every tournament you are going to be "42" and so will the other 42s, so whenever they show up, you're playing with them, just like Zadarecky playing with Zandstra.
It will produce a result that is seemingly random to those who want a random draw, but is also has a system to it so you can have an excuse for not making designer groups.
In Iowa, players with 00 for their two digits might not like this system so much.