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How To Create a Tournament Schedule (Double Elimination Bracket)

This lesson will show how to create a double elimination bracket schedule for a tournament

Tournaments

Tournaments

Click the Tournaments link

Edit Tournament

Click the Edit link for the tournament to be scheduled

Generate Schedule

Generate Schedule

Click Generate Schedule

Scheduling Wizard

The Scheduling Wizard will open in a new window displaying five tabs signifying each step of the wizard.

1. Select the Tournament(s) to be scheduled. The tournament used to access Generate Schedule will be automatically selected.

2. Click Next: Set Locations

Select Location(s)

1. Check the box(es) of those Locations (Venues) required to schedule this tournaments' games with.

2. Click on Next: Set Weekdays

Select the Dates To Schedule

1. Select the Dates to Schedule - Select the dates in which games will take place

2. Select Game Time Slots - Select the earliest available Start Time and click Add Time Slot. Game times automatically increment after each click of Add Time Slot (selected time slots will appear below). The next step is to determine what game times are available for each date selected above. In the Select a Date drop-down menu it is not uncommon to select more than one date at a time.

3. Click Next: Adjust Settings

Specify Bracket Preferences

1. Lower Bracket Scheduling:

  • AB/BA will swap a team from the top to the bottom of the next bracket if they lose (common practice)
  • AB/AB will keep teams in the same location in the brackets (rarely used)

2. Keep Winning Teams On The Same Field - If enabled, winning teams will be assigned to home fields when possible.Turning this off allows best use of time.

3. Region Settings - Edit the Region name by clicking the Pencil icon.

4. Round Settings -Edit Round name(s) by clicking the Pencil icon.

5. Click Next: Preview Pairings

Bracket Pairings

1. Review bracket. If any changes need to be made return to the desired step(s) using the navigation bar above, or by clicking the Prev: Adjust Settings button to return to the step just prior.

2. Click Next: Create Bracket to finalize the tournament, create the bracket and view the public site.

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