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Nine types of tournaments or leagues are described in this book: single elimination, double elimination, multilevel, straight round robin, round robin double split, round robin triple split, round robin quadruple split, semi–round robins, and extended (such as ladder and pyramid tournaments).
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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:
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!
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
Chapter 3 Multilevel Tournaments
Advantages of a Multilevel Tournament
Disadvantages of a Multilevel Tournament
Chapter 4 Double-Elimination Tournaments
Advantages of a Double-Elimination Tournament
Disadvantages of a Double-Elimination Tournament
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
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
Golf or Card Tournaments
Chapter 8 Seeding and Byes
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
Attending to Game-Day Duties
Providing a Tournament Summary
Assigning Committee Responsibilities
Staging a Safe Tournament
John Byl, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, where he teaches courses such as Organization of Sport and Physical Education. He has directed high school and college intramurals for over 30 years and has coached a variety of sports at the community, high school, and college levels. Byl has edited, authored, and coauthored many books, including 101 Fun Warm-Up and Cool-Down Games, Intramural Recreation: Step-by-Step guide to Creating an Effective Program, and Co-Ed Recreational Games.
Byl served as president of the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) of Ontario, SportHamilton, and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his significant contribution to making physical activity a priority in his community and in the country. Byl resides in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.