Tournament Scheduling

For any tournament director, the largest challenges are:

  1. For each day, will we get everything scheduled completed
  2. How much time will each bracket take
  3. When should each bracket start
  4. Schedule so that once a bracket it starts, it has a good flow and players don't wait inordinate amounts of time between matches.

In the early days, many tournaments were run starting the oldest or youngest age groups and then proceeding through the day in the order of the age groups. This is fine if you have plenty of courts and the groups are relatively small. In today's larger tournaments, the middle age groups are typically your largest and if they aren't started first, they may never complete.

THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY CREATE THE SCHEDULE.

WHAT IT DOES DO:

AGAIN, THESE ARE ESTIMATES. IN ACTUAL TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE, OTHER ITEMS AFFECT HOW A TOURNAMENT FLOWS: