Planner Options and How they Work – Round Robin

  1. Save this Day – This button is used to save your changes.
  2. Planner Snaphot – View the generated planner with this button.
  3. Court Assignment Type – The program can assign the next available court as the event progresses or the tournament director can assign blocks of courts to specific events. Your choice hear will determine how the program will calculate the schedule.
  4. Event Date – If your tournament runs on multiple days, select the date for the snapshot planner here. Each day must be planned separately.
  5. Location – If your tournament is being held in multiple locations, select the location for the snapshot planner here. Each location must be planned separately.
  6. Bracket Format – You can specify Round Robin, Single Elimination or Double Elimination. Some of the options shown will change for different formats. This screen shows Round Robin options. Single Elimination and Double Elimination will be shown on the following pages.
  7. Start Time – What time do you anticipate starting this event? You can leave the same morning start time for all events and the planner will schedule them starting with the largest event. Or you can designate a start time and the planner will start the event at that time or at the next available open time.
  8. Estimated Time for Each Match – This is critical for successful planning. Use a reasonable estimate based on the scoring format, size of the facility (players may need more time to get on court in a large facility), and whether or not matches have referees. Don’t forget to build in time for warm up and times outs.
  9. Number of Teams – The greyed out area shows the actual number of teams currently registered for the event. You can use that number or increase or decrease it to test the scheduling impact of the number of teams combined with the format you have chosen. The is a powerful tool for estimating event capacity based on the number of courts and maximum time available for the tournament.
  10. Number of Courts Needed – For a round robin event, this is the number of courts needed for each round of play. Ideally you would want enough courts for no more than one by per round. You can specify fewer courts here and the planner will use only that number to schedule the event.
  11. Rounds – For smaller brackets, you may want the teams to play each other more than once. Select the number of rounds here.
  12. Number of Playing Pools – Large round robin events can be split into playing pools.
  13. Teams to Medal Round – If you want the top teams to advance to a playoff round following round robin play, you can specify the number of teams to advance here. a minimum of three teams is required. If there is more than one pool, this number is the total number of players to advance from all pools.
  14. Medal Elimination Bracket Type – Your elimination bracket can be configured as either single or double elimination.
  15. Include? – Select Yes to include the event when you run the planner. Select No to exclude that event.