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Organizing Successful Tournaments-4th Edition

4th Edition

184pp  Paperback

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ISBN: 1450460275
ISBN 13: 9781450460279


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If you have been looking for a comprehensive collection of schedules and brackets that can be easily tailored to your events, then look no further. Organizing Successful Tournaments is the definitive resource that will put an end to your search! Whether you are running a three-team league, a huge tournament, or anything in between, the most competitive and fair schedule or bracket is at your fingertips in this package. This book shows you how to access more than 2,600 web-based Microsoft Word templates as the framework for virtually any tournament. These templates are programmed to automatically create draw sheets in minutes for competitions based on your input of divisions, seeds, locations, dates, and times. The book explains every major type of competition:
  • Single elimination
  • Double elimination
  • Multilevel
  • Round-robin
  • Ladder
  • Pyramid
  • Level rotation
You’ll also find information on assigning seeds, awarding byes, and establishing proper tiebreaking procedures. With Organizing Successful Tournaments, you will enjoy the organizing almost as much as the competition!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Types and Selection of Tournaments and Leagues
Understanding Tournaments and Leagues
Selecting Tournament and League Types
Establishing Seeds and Byes
Using the Draw Sheets
Assigning Game Numbers and Locations
Chapter 2 Single-Elimination Tournaments
Advantages of a Single-Elimination Tournament
Disadvantages of a Single-Elimination Tournament
Draw Sheets
Playing Schedules
Chapter 3 Multilevel Tournaments
Advantages of a Multilevel Tournament
Disadvantages of a Multilevel Tournament
Draw Sheets
Playing Schedules
Chapter 4 Double-Elimination Tournaments
Advantages of a Double-Elimination Tournament
Disadvantages of a Double-Elimination Tournament
Draw Sheets
Playing Schedules
Chapter 5 Round Robin Tournaments and Leagues
Round Robin Double Split
Round Robin Triple Split
Round Robin Quadruple Split
Round Robin Seeding for Divisions and Play-offs
Round Robin: Splitting Into Three Divisions
Round Robin: Splitting Into Four Divisions
Advantages of a Round Robin Tournament
Disadvantages of a Round Robin Tournament
Chapter 6 Extended Tournaments
Ladder Tournaments
Pyramid Tournaments
Level-Rotation Tournaments
Tournament Board Construction
Advantages of an Extended Tournament
Disadvantages of an Extended Tournament
Chapter 7 Creative Tournament Solutions
Semi–Round Robin Tournaments
League of Tournaments
Round Robin Ladder Tournaments
Very Large Tournaments
Interleague Tournaments
Golf or Card Tournaments
Chapter 8 Seeding and Byes
Understanding Byes
Assigning Seeds
Seeding Entries Who Have Not Played Each Other
Chapter 9 Tiebreaking Procedures
Tiebreaking Procedures for Games
Tiebreaking Procedures for Tournaments
Chapter 10 Planning and Conducting Tournaments
Planning Ahead
Attending to Game-Day Duties
Providing a Tournament Summary
Assigning Committee Responsibilities
Staging a Safe Tournament

Supplementary Instructional Materials

With purchase of the print book or e-book comes access to FREE online tournament schedules, which are available at From this web page you have access to 2,600 Microsoft Word templates that can be used as the framework for virtually any tournament, including single elimination, multilevel, double elimination, and round robin. These templates are both Mac- and PC-Compatible.