Let's Build a Set of Tournament Schedules


Identify the Organization

This is the first screen that appears when you start the program. The information contained here describes the organization, it's Director, contact information, web site, and a number of system settings. Obviously, the information doesn't change too often so from the Utilities menu, coming soon, you can uncheck "Show at Startup" and this screen will be skipped. You click on "Exit" to leave this screen once information is entered.


Events Information

You might have events you sponsor all across the country. This form is intended to let you designate a particular tournament schedule you want to work on. Much of the information about the event will only be available once teams register for the event. After selecting the event click on Exit to leave this screen.


Tournament Sets

A tournament Event will have teams from both Genders and multiple Age Groups and Skill Levels. This form is where you define the format for a particular grouping of teams or Sets.

The information on the right side of the form is very straight forward, but let's focus on the right side. If you combine age groups or skill level groupings into one set because of limited number of participating teams, that information may need updating here. In doing so you create Pool A and Pool B that all compete together in the Seeding round but compete separately in the finals round. Their standings in the seeding round determines placement in the finals round. Number of teams  in each pool is verified here. Game time duration and starting times for each day as well are specified here. The number of available fields and which field to start play on is defined here too. 


Tournament Schedule Database Table

This is what is referred to as a Browse view of the final tournament database table. Notice there have been no game scores posted so the game schedule for other than the first day's games have generic team names inserted. As game scores are posted the team names are filled in automatically and a new HTML table is generated. This table can be uploaded to a web site so all participants can be informed of their next day's schedule as well as their current standings in the tournament.

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