Thursday, 24 March 2016

Round Robin Tournament Schedule

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The term round-robin is derived from the French term ruban, meaning "ribbon". Over a long period of time, the term was corrupted and idiomized to robin.

In a single round-robin schedule, each participant plays every other participant once. If each participant plays all others twice, this is frequently called a double round-robin.

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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Double Elimination Tournament

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A double-elimination tournament is a type of elimination tournament competition in which a participant ceases to be eligible to win the tournament's championship upon having lost two games or matches. It stands in contrast to a single-elimination tournament, in which only one defeat results in elimination.

One method of arranging a double-elimination tournament is to break the competitors into two sets of brackets, the Winners Bracket and Losers Bracket (W and L Brackets for short; also sometimes Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket, respectively) after the first round. The first round winners proceed into the W Bracket and the losers proceed into the L Bracket. The W Bracket is conducted in the same manner as a single-elimination tournament, except that the losers of each round "drop down" into the L Bracket. Another method of double elimination tournament management is the Draw and Process.

As with single-elimination tournaments, most often the number of competitors is equal to a power of two (8, 16, 32, etc.) so that each round there are an even number of competitors and never any byes. The maximum number of games in a double elimination tournament is one less than twice the number of teams participating (e.g., 8 teams – 15 games). The minimum number is two less than twice the number of teams (e.g., 8 teams – 14 games).

Below is a simple example of Double elimination tournament bracket generated using an online tournament management software.

Below is a little bigger example.

Single elimination tournament

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A single-elimination tournament — also called an Olympic system tournament, a knockout (or, knock-out), single penetration, or sudden death tournament — is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each bracket is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event.

This does not always mean that the defeated competitor will not participate further in the tournament; in some such tournaments, consolation or "classification" contests are subsequently held among those already defeated to determine the awarding of lesser places, for example, a third place playoff. Where more than two competitors can play in each match, such as in a shootout poker tournament, players are removed when they can no longer play until one player remains from the group. This player moves on to the next round.

Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage called playoffs.

The round in which only eight competitors remain is generally called the quarter-final round; this is followed by the semi-final round in which only four are left, the two winners of which then meet in the final or championship round. The round before the quarter finals is sometimes called the "Round of Sixteen", "Last Sixteen", or (in South Asia) "pre-quarter finals"; in some other languages "eighth-finals" is used. Earlier Rounds are typically numbered counting forwards from the first round, or by the number of remaining competitors. If some competitors get a bye, the round at which they enter may be named the "first" round, with the earlier matches called a "preliminary" round, or "play-in games".

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Monday, 19 October 2015

Tournament and Bracket Management Application online

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Zen Organizer is a Tournament and Bracket Management application online. It helps to digitize candidate enrolment, create individual or team events with criteria, generate single or double elimination tournament brackets or round robin tournament schedule and maintain match progress online. It can also be used to generate fillable blank brackets.

Tournament events can be created with criteria on age weight etc., and the entire matching candidates will be filtered and shown automatically to be added as participants. Single or Double elimination tournament brackets or round robin schedule can be auto generated and saved against the events.

Zen Organizer helps to digitize the candidate enrolment, it supports both web cam photo capturing and photo file upload for the candidate registration.

Zen Organizer supports both single or double elimination tournament brackets and roun robin tournament schedule generation, tournament brackets can be created and maintained completely online. This eliminates the need for printouts and pencil marking. Zen Organizer's tournament brackets support automatic match progress on updating the match score. Updated brackets will be saved in the system automatically.

Zen Organizer has extensive search functionality on all the records it manages. It will be a breeze to find any entity that you had entered into the application. All the records can be sorted and printed as you wish.

With Zen Organizer you will be able to download all your data at any time in Excel format to your local computer (Except tournament brackets which can only be printed).

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