I don't think it is fair with me to play against two guys, seriously. I would have to beat to people to advance... I think the managers should think about something different, after all, it's suppose to matter just my score and my opponents score, not my scores and two other players scores.
I agree with Bruno here. You essentially he's only playing against 1 player, but that will be the better player of the 2, so his score would have to be better than both of the other 2, so he has to beat 2 players while other people only has to beat 1 which I don't think is fair to Bruno.
Maybe you could have a tiebreaker question for the other 2. First person to answer correctly advances. If both are around at the time of posting of that question anyway