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Organizing Successful Tournaments-4th Edition

Organizing Successful Tournaments-4th Edition

ISBN 9781450460279

Regular price $29.95 $0.00

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:

• Single elimination

• Double elimination

• Multilevel

• Round-robin

• Ladder

• Pyramid

• Level rotation

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

Draw Sheets

Playing Schedules


Chapter 3 Multilevel Tournaments

Advantages of a Multilevel Tournament

Disadvantages of a Multilevel Tournament

Draw Sheets

Playing Schedules


Chapter 4 Double-Elimination Tournaments

Advantages of a Double-Elimination Tournament

Disadvantages of a Double-Elimination Tournament

Draw Sheets

Playing Schedules


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

Ladder Tournaments

Pyramid Tournaments

Level-Rotation 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

Interleague Tournaments

Golf or Card Tournaments


Chapter 8 Seeding and Byes

Understanding Byes

Assigning Seeds

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

Planning Ahead

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.