Windows  Tournament Manager

The Tournament Manager is a powerful Windows application for various sports:
  Petanque Darts Team sports (Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, ...)  
  Badminton Billard Martial arts (Judo, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, ...)
  Table tennis     Squash Curling
  Tennis Padleball     Table football/Kicker/Foosball

The Tournament Manager

  • manages players, clubs and referees without any number restrictions
  • manages any number of disciplines at the same time, so that games are blocked if one of the players is currently playing in another discipline
  • displays match plans graphically
  • can print out all the necessary evaluations (starting fee list, game plans, game sheets, ranking lists)
  • saves game plans and rankings as text or html files
  • supports German, English, Spanish, Dutch or Danish user guidance.

With the Tournament Manager you always have a perfect overview of your tournament!

The Tournament Manager for Windows has been on the market since 2004 and is used by around 3,500 clubs worldwide
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Tournament Systems

1. Elimination System

The Tournament Manager supports three variants of the Elimination System:

Single Elimination

Classic tournament format in which the loser of a match is immediately eliminated.
Optionally, a match for 3rd place can be played.
Example of a tennis tournament with 7 players:

Double Elimination

Knockout system with consolation round in which all players play with one loss. Anyone who loses a second game is eliminated from the tournament.
Optionally, the tournament can be ended after the finals of the main and consolation rounds.
Example of a soccer tournament with 8 teams:

Complete Elimination

All entries have the same number of matches. The winner of a match plays with the other winners for the upper half of the positions, the losers play for the lower half.
Sample of a Petanque tournament with 8 teams: 

2. Round Robin System

All teams are partitioned into groups of equal size. In each of them all teams have to play against all others.
See the sample of a tennis tournament of four players:

Swiss Ladder System

The Swiss Ladder System has its origin in chess, but is becoming very popular also in other sports.
It is an intelligent mixture of the Round Robin system and the Elimination System. It is assures that

  • all entries have the same number of matches to play
  • players of different levels can participate on the same tournament (i.e. strong and weak players)
  • most of the matches, especially in the middle and end of the tournament, are between players of nearly equal strength
  • also the matches between very different players count, because not only win and loss are counted, but also the achieved points
  • each entry plays against many other entries, but never twice against the same
  • not all players have to play against all others.

A detailed description of the system can be found in the manual.
The following sample shows the first two rounds of a mixed tennis tournament with 13 players:

Ranking after round 1:
 1:0  Björn Borg 6:2 
Michael Stich
Monica Seles 6:3
Steffi Graf
Michael Chang 6:4
Stefan Edberg
Boris Becker 7:5
0:1 Gabriela Sabatini 5:7
Martina Hingis 4:6
Pete Sampras
Lindsay Davenport   3:6
Anke Huber 2:6
Ivan Lendl

The pairings of the second round are done by random, but separately for the players with 1 and the players with 0 points:

4. Super-Mêlée / Monster-DYP (Draw Your Partner)

Super Mélee / MonsterDYP is a tournament mode, where teams change randomly with every round. In each round, a new draw is made to determine which participants play together, whereby care is taken to ensure that a pair does not have to play together more than once. Winner is the player with the most matches won.
A detailed description of the system can be found in the manual.
The following sample shows the first two rounds of a Petanque tournament with 17 players:

5. Poule-System

The Poule System is a mixture of the Round Robin and the Elimination System. All entries are partitioned into groups of 4, the so called poules. In these groups, two rounds of a complete elimination system are played. After that, the so called "Barrage" is played, which is a match for the second ranking position: it is played between the loser of the final and the winner of the game between the losers. 

The Poule System ends in a unique ranking:

  • the winner is the entry, who won both matches
  • the entry, which looses both matches is on rank 4, and
  • positions 2 and 3 are ranked by the result of the Barrage.

The following sample shows a single poule of a tennis tournament:


Tournament Monitor

The Tournament Monitor can be used in parallel with the Tournament Manager so that players, referees and spectators can watch the tournament progress. The advantages are:

  • participants and referees know which pitch they have been called on.
  • spectators can see at a glance who is playing on which pitch.
  • the tournament management receives significantly fewer questions and therefore has more time for their core tasks.

Tournament Viewer - TView

Parallel to the ongoing tournament, the current tournament status can be transmitted to a web server using a script.
External observers can follow the progress of the tournament live using the Tournament Viewer (TView) by opening the Internet address of the tournament in any Internet browser. The tournament standings are updated in real time so that external observers are informed of any changes.

The Tournament Viewer (TView) is a free additional service for watching tournaments online.
This tool is not part of the Tournament Manager and is currently still in beta testing.