Tournament organisation


#1

Hi,

does anyone know which tools the officials used to manage players, matches and results? The tournaments I went to in Germany pretty much did everything by hand on printed tournament trees and group sheets which IMO is pretty lame :slight_smile: and in some cases prone to error.


#2

for the most part it was done on huge cardboard brackets. then some tournament software for the finals IIRC


#3

Ok, it makes more sense to hand out group sheets to each group and let the players enter the results by themselves - but can anyone give more information on the tournament software? There has to be some sort of 2-sided management tool: enter results on a laptop in an administrative perspective, then display them with a projector in a “fancy scrolling graphic effects”-perspective. I tried to write one on my own using PHP, but it’s a sh*tload of work…


#4

…which is why there isn’t one tool that does everything, software like tio is good for making and running brackets from a laptop, and you can put that on a projector but it’s still a text bracket. Evo used custom web software that was updated from paper brackets. Judges were trained the night before on how to run a bracket, to be honest it’s hard to mess up if you use good brackets that clearly mark where the loser goes.