Just ranting doesn’t solve anything.
Better yet, you could share your save game with devs so they can look further about your issue.
Some of us here in the forum are willing to take a look sometimes.
But beware, if you killed an NPC related to that second tournament or did something that blocked you, it is not a bug.
Many storyline “bugs” people complains, are not really bugs, but bad playing or previous actions. Yes, the devs could make some necessary NPC’s unkillable or dumber so you don’t lose reputation when they see you robbing or doing something not allowed but many middle to advanced players won’t agree. We take that challenge. Many have played the tournaments with no issues after 1.7.1 patch, after epilogue, before epilogue, no difference.
Just one note, I’m playing with PC. Can’t talk about Consoles.
I totally agree with you that we want the Sinew Bow back again. Patch 1.7.2 didn’t fixed that. I have reported it to the devs long ago too. However it doesn’t make my game unplayable, that bow was a bonus and I’m fine with some weaker bow while it is restored.