Tournament Schedule Builder

Clicking on "Tournament Schedule" button brings up this menu. At this point you have designated the teams participating in the tournament event. The teams have been assigned a grouping I call Sets. Each Set represents an Age Group and the Division or Skill Level of the included teams. An Event may have 200 or more teams and they can be divided however you choose into as many Sets as desired. 

All tournament schedules for every set in an Event are created in the same tournament file and is a 3 step process. The first, menu item 2 CREATE NEW TOURNAMENT SEEDING SCHEDULES, creates the Seeding Schedule for each set based on the number of teams you designate to each Set. With what I've created so far each team plays 2 seeding games, all on Day 1 of the Event.

The second step, menu item 3 CREATE FINALS BRACKETS AND POST SCORES, creates the tournament finals brackets, which you can do prior to assigning teams a positioning number. It has another function as well, each time you run this an HTML table is created and stored in the appropriate Event Folder on your local drive. It also provides the means to enter game score results. At the end of each day's games once scores are posted an up-to-date HTML table is created. Step 3 is to use menu item 7 INSERT TEAM NAMES INTO TOURNAMENT FILE, which takes the team names for the tournament teams list and inserts them into the seeding schedules.

After the first days scores are posted the standings are calculated and each team's game assignments are populated. After Day 2 scores are entered, game assignments for Day 3 are populated and finally after Day 3 scores are entered the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners team names are listed. 


Posting Game Scores

This is the first screen that comes up under menu item 3 "CREATE FINALS BRACKETS AND POST SCORES". If you just want to create the HTML table and have no scores to enter click on the "Exit" button. You'll be asked some questions mainly regarding the HTML table, the standings will be recalculated, the HTML code created and displayed in an edit window and you can elect to view and print the schedules in a report format.