Answered: Alliance Selection Clarification

As a continuation of a previous question by hamletbon and answered by Karthik, i have a question regarding alliance selection special cases.

We attended a tournament which originally had 60+ teams signed up, but due to weather conditions, only 24 teams showed up, which is the minimum for 8 alliances of 3.

If Alliance 1 chooses a team, but the first person that alliance 2 (or any other alliance) chooses declines, would they continue with alliance selection leaving the 8th alliance with no second pick? What if the refusal came after the first alliance had already made their second pick? Would each alliance be limited to 2, sending back the 3rd teams already selected, or would the end alliances play with less teams?

Yes, this is what would happen.