I'm looking at a non-professional multi-school tournament starting soon with a major issue, that being Spring Break. Many of the schools don't have the same Spring break, and some of the schools will be closed when their matches would take place.
Previously, this has resulted in those schools having to forfeit, because our brackets system is so very basic. Giving them a bye also seems unfair to other schools, since this is an elimination tournament, and the other schools are not required to provide a reschedule.
I'm looking for a bracket design that could understand that some schools can't participate in certain weeks, without in some way giving those schools an advantage (aka bye) or disadvantage (aka forfeit).