Q & A

 

 Questions and Answers

 
 
I need to create a 1-day tournament for 6 teams with 1st round being a blind draw then a modified elmination bracket. Is there a way I can manually create a bracket that fits the tournament I am hosting?  
You can do almost any tournament configuration manually. For manual/custom setups there will be no graphics - just game list that you create. However you still have all the features. You get tournament website, game alerts and rankings if you need it.  The easiest way to do custom/manual tournament - go to 'Leagues' and create single round robin (even if you need elimination tournament). Go to 'Schedule' and delete games that you do not need. Go to 'Reorder Games' and change game order and/or delete rounds that you do not need. We can assist you if you send us your requirements.
 
 
 
How can I build single elimination tournament with consolation bracket? 
You can do it. The easiest way is to create 2 single elimination  tournaments. First tournament has winner's bracket and second has consolation bracket. All games are generated by the software. Both tournaments are linked via tournament's webpages. Another possibility is to create one single elimination tournament. Software generates games for the winner's  bracket only. For the consolation bracket you can add games manually. You can find 'add game' button at the bottom of the schedule page.
 
 
 
We are having a 9 team softball tournament which will be pool play for the first day We are guaranteeing  4 games.With the ninth team it creates a problem in scheduling. The second day will be single elimination. How do we schedule so that all teams are equal in playing time. Could you create a bracket for this kind of scenario? 
Yes you can.  Create single round robin for 9 teams. Each team will have 8 games+bye. On 'Schedule' screen there is a delete button which you can use to delete the unwanted games. You can delete unwanted games in such a way so that each team plays 4 games. This way you resolve your scheduling problem. If you have doubts how to do it, send us your email and we'll send you the solution. 
 
 
 
I need to create a round robin for 4 teams with a maximum of 2 games each? Is there a way? 
Yes, there is. Create 4 Team single round robin and go to 'Schedule' page. Software generates balanced round robin schedule with 3 games for each team. You can adjust it and manually delete unwanted games. In each round click delete button next to each game that you do not need and it will be removed from the schedule.
 
 
 
I made changes to our league website but when I click 'weblink' I still get the old content? What do I do wrong? 
When you make changes to a league website do not forget to click 'Publish'. It will publish the content and save it. If you do not do it - your changes will be lost.
 
 
 
How to organise a tournament for 16 people?
Let's assume you are organizing a single elimination tournament. You already have 16 participants. Your next step is to create a game schedule. Find 16 team single eliminaion bracket on our website (we offer both editable and simple printable - both are FREE ). Using this bracket you can create game schedule for your tournament.  Another way is to register on our website and use tournament software. Software generates schedule for you and helps you keep track of the scores and game dates. Allows you to seed and shuffle players. You can also use email alerts to keep in touch with your participants.  
 
 

I want to create a bracket for a bowl tournament with 2 pools of 7 teams, there are 6 rounds.
Tournament software will do it automatically for you. Login into the application. Go to Quick Tab and select Single Round Robin league. Add the names of your 7 teams . Then click 'save' and the application will automatically generate a schedule for your 7 teams. You will see that each team will play in 6 rounds and one round for each team will be a Bye. Repeat the exact same steps for your second pool of 7 teams.
 
 
 
How can I set up a 3 game guarantee tournament for 16 teams? 
Split 16 teams into 4 round robin leagues with four teams in each. After all round robins are complete, advance 4 winners into a single elimination tournament. The overall winner will be the team winning the elimination tournament.
 
 
 
I created and published a tournament website. As it goes I made a mistake and had to delete my whole tournament to start over. However, after I deleted it the old published website is still there. How can I remove it?  
Published league is also an archive. After you delete your league,  published archive is not removed. Go to 'Archives' screen find your league and delete it. Now your published tournament websited is deleted.
 
 
We are planning a tournament with 7 teams which should be played in a single round robin. We can only play two games per day in 11 consecutive days. Any suggestions? 
You can generate 7 team league with 2 games per round. It will have 11 rounds. Your teams will play 1 round per day. The last round will have only 1 game. How to do it? a)Login and create league via 'Leagues' tab b) Add 7 teams. c) Go to 'league edit' screen and change 'rounds per game' field to 2. d)Click schedule link to generate schedule.
 

Can I create a round robin league where every team plays every other team 4 times?
Yes, you can. You can create a double round robin league when every team plays against every other team 2 times. Your next step is to create another double round league as described above. When both Leagues are completed every team would have played with each other 4 times.
 
 
 
Can I setup a pool play tourney with multiple pools at multiple locations. We have 60 teams.
If you have multiple pools - create a tourney for each pool. You have a lot of flexibility with locations. You can create one location to play all your games or you can assign each game to a different location.
 
 
 
I am looking for a tourney brackets that can be used with 5,6, or 7 teams that is brackets where each team plays a minimum of 2 games? with 8 teams tournament, that is easy to bracket outline NOT double elimination, just 2 game guarantee tournament brackets how is the brackets with 5,6, or 7 teams in the 2 game guarantee tournament? 
If double elimination tournament is not an option then, 2 game guarantee can be achieved by splitting your teams into 3 team pools for round robin play. 4 and 5 team pools will get you 3 game guarantee. How many pools you need depends on the number of teams. If you have more than 3 pools you can run a small elimination tournament between pool winners for the championship. To do it online, log into the application and via 'Leagues' tab create as many Round Robin Leagues with 3, 4 or 5 teams as you need. Create elimination tournaments for the pool winners via 'Tournaments' tab
 
 
 
Can your software generate a web site for a sports team?  
Yes, it can. Once you create a team - a web template is generated automatically. Go to 'Teams' list and click 'website' link next to your team name. Edit template as needed and click 'publish'  to make it publicly available. In a similar way you can create websites for tournaments and leagues.
 
 

I am running 9 team round robin tournament. What's the easiest way to make game schedule for it?   
Login into the application. Click 'Quick' Tab. Create Single Elimination Round Robin for 9 teams. On the next screen enter your team names and click 'Generate Schedule' Button. Your game schedule is ready. Find schedule link and click it. On the schedule screen you may enter game dates and time. You can also add game locations.
 
 

How can I save the changes that I made using your editable template? 
Login into the Tournament application. Find 'templates' tab and from there you'll be able to create/update/delete templates.
 
 

How do I advance a team in a double elimination tournament?
Software advances winners and losers automatically. Game winners are advanced to winners brackets and losers to losers bracket. All you have to do is record game score. Software looks at the game score, determines the winner and the loser and advances them to the appropriate bracket. In case of a single elimination only the winner gets automatically advanced to the next round.

 
 
I'd like to randomly shuffle players in my tournament but Shuffle button is disabled. 
Shuffle button is enabled only when your tournament has Registration status. You must also be a Professional Plan subscriber in order to be able to shuffle your tournament participants.
 
 

When I republish Game Calendar to Google new data is recorded over my old updates in Google calendar. How can I avoid that?
Data sync to Google calendar does not merge data, it overwrites over existing data. There is a workaround. Do not make changes to the data that you already synced. Instead create another Calendar in Google and merge all synced data into it. This way your updates will be safe. If you experience any difficulties please contact support and we will help you set it up.
 
 

I tried to upload players and teams from Excel but it fails. How can I upload it.
Excel file upload may fail in some cases. If the file is empty. If it's not an Excel file. If it's not in the format as described in Help. There are some other not very likely cases as well. Make sure you upload a file as described in Help pages and it will work. Please contact support if you are still having issues.

 
 
Can I import my contacts from Facebook or Yahoo mail into League Navigator?
Your first step is to export your contacts from Facebook or yahoo mail to an excel file. Login into the application, go to 'Utils' tab and import players from Excel file.
 
 

I tried registering for an account out your tournament making website. My filter deleted your email immediately. I've adjusted the filter settings but now I can't get your registration email.
We send email registration email only once. If you did not get it for some reason or accidentally removed it please contact support and let us know what email address you have used for registration. We'll reset your registration and you'll be able to register again. You may also try and register with a different email address.
 
 
 
Can I generate 28 Team double elimination for FREE? 
You can but it is not free. You need to sign up for professional plan. Click 'compare plans' link
If you need  28 team Single elimination bracket templates - it is FREE. Go to templates page and you'll find it there.
 
 
 
Can I generate Euchre tournament? 
You can create Euchre tournaments up 25 people. Euchre/Social Pairs
 
 
 
How to create and seed a double elimination tournament?
Register and login into the application. Click 'Tournament' Tab and Create Double Elimination Tournament. Add teams or players. Assign seeds. Each player must be assigned a seeding. Then you can do a random shuffle. For example, leave out first 4 seeds and shuffle the rest. Shuffle as many times as you want. You can choose any number of players to shuffle. You can shuffle all of them or none, it's up to you. Your tournament must have 'Registration' status in order to shuffle. Random shuffle works the same way for both single and double elimination tournaments.
 
 
 
How do you enlarge the brackets for re-printing? I clicked on the "Zoom" function. The bracket enlarged vertically, but not horizontally. Also happened this way when I printed it on landscape.  
Horizontal zoom has been implemented and is now available for elimination brackets.
 
 
 
How to send email Game Alerts? I created tournament and associated match notification alert with it. Also assigned game dates using scheduler. However I do not receive any alert emails.
Game alert works but check the following conditions: You must have professional subscription plan. Alert record must be active. Email recipients must have valid email addresses.
 
 

Can I change tournament participants?
You can if your tournament has 'Registration status'. Click 'Edit' tournament, then 'Add' link and you'll be able to add/remove participants

 

I started to use tournament tool but can not figure out how to randomly shuffle players in a tournament.
Player random shuffle function is disabled when you create a tournament using 'Quick' create. In order to shuffle players you need to create tournaments manually as described in help files. (Go to 'Tournaments' tab and create tournament from there) You can shuffle when tournament has 'Registration' status.
 
 
 
I have just registered by can not login
When you register we send you email confirmation with a link. Click the link to validate your registration. Now you can login. Sometimes spam filters will block emails or move them to Spam or Junk folders. So in case you did not receive registration email try to register one more time with a different email address.
 
 
 
How can I collect tournament fees with League Navigator software? 
You can collect fees using Google checkout. Our software allows you to easily create Google checkout buttons and add them to your tournament webpage template. Read more here  Collect Fees 
 

I can not remember my password.
You can reset your password. Go to the home page and click reset password link.
 
 

I did not get registration email
Sometimes people make typos in the email address and as a result they do not get it. If you do not get it try to register one more time. Another reason is that your email ISP may have a spam filter that blocks the delivery. Check your junk or spam folders. If you still do not get the message we suggest that you try to register with another email or contact support and we will help you.
 
 
 
I was just playing on your website and realized that I might need to upgrade my subscription, but before I do that I wanted to ask if I am going to get charged every six months?
You will not be charged every 6 months. All charges are one time only.
 
 
 
 
I need to make a round robin scheduling for 10 teams playing 4 games per week. Can you suggest a solution. 
Tournament software will automatically create you such a schedule. Login into the application and click 'Leagues'. Create new League and add 10 teams. Go to 'league edit' screen and change 'Game @ round' field to 4. Now click schedule link and your round robin schedule will be generated. Your league will have 4 games per round. On the schedule screen you may also assign game times and locations.
 
 
 
 
I need to create 2 game guarantee league. What are my options? 
When you create a single round robin league with 3 or more teams - you are guaranteed to have at least 2 games for each team. If you create a double elimination tournament with 4 teams or more, each team will play 2 or more games.
 
 


How can I schedule referees for each game? How many referees can I assign?
When you create a referee record you essentially create a team of referees. You can add or remove people to/from referee team. Typically each game is served by a different referee team. How to assign referee to a game? Go to your tournament and select 'Schedule' link. Find your game and you will see a drop down list of available referees (that you have created earlier)
 
 

Can I set up a round robin of four games for 80 teams where the top 64 teams are placed into a single elimination tournament? 
Yes you can do it. Split 80 teams into sixteen 5 team leagues. Each team will play 4 games in a round robin. When all round robin leagues are finished advance 4 best teams from each league into 64 team single elimination tournament (you can seed them or randomly shuffle). How to do it? Login and go to 'League' tab. Create a single Round Robin League and add 5 teams. Create another 15 leagues the same way. After all your leagues have been completed go to 'Tournaments' tab and create a single elimination tournament. Add 64 teams - 4 best teams from each league. Professional subscription is required for this task. Note: For additional fee we have a service that helps you handle data entry and score tracking. If you are interested send email request to support for a custom quote.
 
 
 
I need 7 team seeded 2 game guarantee bracket. Can you help me? 
Looks like you are looking for a double elimination seeded bracket. If you do not need scheduling you can use free printable brackets (with seeds). If you need game scheduling your best option is to use our tournament application. The application allows you to create 7 team double elimination with seeds.
 
 

 
I need a Round Robin with 12 teams, every round has 4 byes. How can I do it? 
Let's assume that 4 byes a round is the number of teams that do not play each round. Using our tournament software you can easily do it. Create a single round robin league. Add 12 teams. Standard 12 team round robin has 6 games per round. With 4 byes it goes down to 4 games per round. Go to League Edit page and change 'Games per Round' field to 4. Save league. Click Schedule link to generate your schedule. Round Robin League
 
 
 
 
If I have a 32 team double elimination basketball tournament and want to post the team scores but also the high scorer for each team, can I do that? 
Yes you can post team scores. Every game has 'Notes' field and can be updated on Scheduler page. You can also add high team scorers into tournament's  'notes' field on Tournament edit page. Tournament Notes field is posted as a separate tab when you publish your tournament. Contact support via email if you need more details.Elimination Tournament
 
 
 
I have 10 teams playing each other twice in a tournament. Each team plays a maximum of 1 game per week. There are however only 4 games per week. Is there a way to generate game schedule? 
Create double round robin League. Add 10 teams. Change 'Games per Round' league setting from default to 4. Click 'schedule' to generate game schedule. Each round will have 4 games. Each team will play a maximum 1 game per round. Teams will play each other twice in the tournament. Round Robin League
 
 
 
 
I have a tournament with multiple divisions. I do not see how can I create a division with multiple teams in it.  
You can use Tournament name field or Tournament season field  to save Division. For example,  if your tournament name 'Tennis Juniors' and you have 4 divisions 'South', 'East', 'West' and 'North' and the season is 'Summer' you can do one the following. 1) Create a tournament and name it ' Tennis Juniors South' and season 'Summer'. Do the same for other divisions: 'Tennis Juniors East', 'Tennis Juniors West', Tennis Juniors North'. 2) Another way is to add division name to  'Season' field. Name your tournament 'Tennis Juniors' and season 'Summer South'. For other divisions name seasons: 'Summer West', 'Summer East, 'Summer North'.  
 
 
 
I have created a best of 2 Playoff tournament. When I generate game schedule each round has only 2 games. However, it can go up to 3 games per round if each team has a win in the first 2 games. Is that the right behavior?
It's how the software works. Once you play first 2 games and record the scores a 3rd game will be added as needed. In your case, the decision is made by the software based on the scoring in the first 2 games.
 
 
 
 
I need a 11 team double elimination bracket, how can I do that? 
We offer free 11 team double elimination brackets. Goto Home page and find 'Free tournament brackets' link. As an alternative you may sign up for tournament application and create 11 team double elimination tournaments using tournament software. Printable Templates
 
 
 
 
I have 9 teams for pool play, 3 games each. What is the easiest way to draw this up? My thinking is a pool of 4 teams and a pool of 5.
Yes. The draw you have in mind is the closest to 3 games each for 9 teams. 4 team pool will play 3 games each and 5 team pool will play 4 games each with 1 bye each round. Check out our software that can help you generate round robins. Round Robin League
 
 
 
 
Can I run a tournament using the Monrad system with this software?
Monrad or Swiss system is not available at the moment. We are planning to release it in 2012
 
 
 
 
How can I create 8 team volleyball round robin on 3 courts? 
Using tournament software create single round robin league. Add 8 teams. Goto league edit screen and change 'Games@Round' field to 3. Click 'schedule' link and that will generate game schedule. In each round you will have 3 games, so you can play 1 round on 3 courts. Create 3 locations or courts. Now go to Calendar page and schedule dates or times for each gameRound Robin League



I want to organize a football tournament which will be played every sunday only.  2 games a week in a round robin system. will you please help me to make a schedule?  
How many teams do you have in your tournament? Let's assume that you have 6. Login and create Single Round Robin League. Add 6 teams. Go to 'League edit' screen change 'games per round' field to 2. Click update. Go to 'schedule' screen and game schedule will be generated automatically. Now go to 'Calendar' page and  schedule 2 games per week. Round Robin League


How can I create a fencing tournament? 
Select 'Fencing' from the drop-down list of sports sport. If it is not there - select 'Other'. Same goes for any other game or sport



If i am running a single elimination doubles tourney, where each team has 2 players, in dominoes, how do i create the bracket sheet?  
Goto 'Tournaments' page and click 'Create New Tournament'.  Make sure you select a) single elimination option, b) type 'Team' , c) the number of teams, d) 'Other' as a type. Click 'Save'. Now click 'add' link and add your teams. If you have Bob and Jon on a team call this team  'Bob/Jon' or give it any other name. You can later add participants to all your teams. Click 'schedule' link to generate game schedule.  Elimination Tournament
Help on how to edit teams can be found here : Team Edit/Create 

 

Can your software generate a web site for a sports team?  
Yes, it can. Once you create a team - a web template is generated automatically. Go to 'Teams' list and click 'website' link next to your team name. Edit template as needed and click 'publish'  to make it publicly available. In a similar way you can create websites for tournaments and leaguesPublish Team


I need to create a round robin for 4 teams with a maximum of 2 games each? Is there a way? 
Yes, there is. Create 4 Team single round robin and go to 'Schedule' page. Software generates balanced round robin schedule with 3 games for each team. You can adjust it and manually delete unwanted games. In each round click delete button next to each game that you do not need and it will be removed from the scheduleRound Robin League



How can I create double elimination tournament with consolation? Is it possible? 
It's possible. After you create a double elimination tournament and generate schedule, at the bottom of the schedule screen there is a button 'Manually Add Extra Games/Consolation Games'. Click it and add a consolation game(s) as needed



Can your software generate a web site for a sports team?  
Yes, it can. Once you create a team - a web template is generated automatically. Go to 'Teams' list and click 'website' link next to your team name. Edit template as needed and click 'publish'  to make it publicly available. In a similar way you can create websites for tournaments and leagues.



I need to create a round robin for 4 teams with a maximum of 2 games each? Is there a way?  
Yes, there is. Create 4 Team single round robin and go to 'Schedule' page. Software generates balanced round robin schedule with 3 games for each team. You can adjust it and manually delete unwanted games. In each round click delete button next to each game that you do not need and it will be removed from the schedule. 



How can I create double elimination tournament with consolation? Is it possible?  
It's possible. After you create a double elimination tournament and generate schedule, at the bottom of the schedule screen there is a button 'Manually Add Extra Games/Consolation Games'. Click it and add a consolation game(s) as needed. Another way is to create a separate single elimination tournament as consolation. You will have to add losers from the first round to this tournament.



We are having a 9 team softball tournament which will be pool play for the first day We are guaranteeing  4 games.With the ninth team it creates a problem in scheduling. The second day will be single elimination. How do we schedule so that all teams are equal in playing time. Could you create a bracket for this kind of scenario? 
Yes you can.  Create single round robin for 9 teams. Each team will have 8 games+bye. On 'Schedule' screen there is a delete button which you can use to delete the unwanted games. You can delete unwanted games in such a way so that each team plays 4 games. This way you resolve your scheduling problem. If you have doubts how to do it, send us your email and we'll send you the solution. 


I created and published a tournament website. As it goes I made a mistake and had to delete my whole tournament to start over. However, after I deleted it the old published website is still there. How can I remove it?  
Published league is also an archive. After you delete your league,  the published archive is not removed. Go to 'Archives' screen find your league and delete it. Now your published tournament website is deleted. When you publish your tournament again the archive will be recreated.



I made changes to our league website but when I click 'weblink' I still get the old content? What do I do wrong? 
When you make changes to a league website do not forget to click 'Publish'. It will publish the content and save it. If you do not do it - your changes will be lost. 



I need to create a 1-day tournament for 6 teams with 1st round being a blind draw then a modified elmination bracket. Is there a way I can manually create a bracket that fits the tournament I am hosting?  
You can do almost any tournament configuration manually. However for manual/custom setups there will be no graphics - just game list that you create. However you still have all the features. You get tournament website, game alerts and rankings if you need it.  The easiest way to do custom/manual tournament - go to 'Leagues' and create single round robin (even if you need elimination tournament). Go to 'Schedule' and delete games that you do not need. Go to 'Reorder Games' and change game order and/or delete rounds that you do not need. We can assist you if you send us your requirements. Contact support via email.


I want to see if I can get help to set-up a bracket for 7 or 8 teams round robin in coed adult softball tournament all done in 1day, games are 1hr each games .  I have 2 fields and i want to guarantee 3 to 4 games each. Please I need help, Is this possible... 
It's possible and you can do it in a few different ways. If you would like to have a single round robin when all teams play 3 games each your steps should be : 1) create single round robin and add 7 or 8 teams 2) Go to 'Schedule' page. Originally, teams will be scheduled to play 6 or 7 games each. Your should delete unwanted games so that each team plays 3 games.  Then you need to schedule date/time on 'Calendar' page. There are other ways to schedule round robin according to your requirements. Send email request to support and someone will get back to you with the solution. 


I have created tournament web template. After making changes to it and clicking 'web link' all my changes are getting lost. Is there something wrong? 
It's a common mistake. You need to click 'Publish' to save the changes  



I need to integrate tournament results and tournament brackets into my own website. Can you help?  
Yes, we can help you integrate it into your website. When you create your tournament website the software automatically generates a plug-in. Copy and paste it into your own website.



I need double elimination tournament with participants mixed at random. I can not figure out how to do it. I used Quick screen to create my tournament and it looks  good but random mix feature is disabled. How can I turn it on?  
If you want to randomly mix participants in your tournament do not use Quick create. With Quick create your tournament is assigned 'in progress'  immediately after its creation and you can not rearrange participants anymore. There is another way to create a tournament. On tournaments page click 'Create New Tournament' link and add participants. You will see that Shuffle button is enabled and you can mix your participants.  


I have 7 teams and I need each team to play each other once. I only have 6 days for this tournament. How can I build the schedule?  
You need to create 7 team single round robin. It will have 7 rounds with 3 games each and one bye. If you have 6 days for this tournament you can schedule to play one round per day  for rounds 1 through 5 and  play rounds 6 and 7 on the last 6th day. You can use 're-order/shuffle' feature   to re-arrange games and put them in different rounds. You can also change number of rounds using this feature.  



I need a bracket for a 10 team 5 day one game a night tournament can you help me  
If you need one game a night for 5 days it means your tournament will have 5 games. Each team will play one game. You can create such a  schedule by generating single round robin for 10 teams and then deleting all rounds with the exception of one.   If you need one game a night per team - total of 25 games - you need to create single round robin for 10 teams and delete last five rounds. Contact support with your email if you are not sure how to do it.


I have 16 players that have to play each player once a week how do i set up a bracket 
Create single elimination tournament with 16 players and generate game schedule. Each round every player plays once. Let's take first round of your tournament. It has 8 games. Schedule all 8 games of Round1 to be played  WEEK1. Schedule next round games to be played next week...Your resulting schedule will be exactly what you are looking for - 16 players  play each player once a week.  


Can i do triple elimination?   
No and yes. Triple elimination is not yet supported. There is no auto generated triple elimination bracket. However you can create games for triple elimination tournament by adding games manually but there will be no bracket drawings. Right now you can automatically generate single elimination, single elimination with consolation, double elimination, single and double round robins and playoffs.  All other tournament types you need to do manually by adding/deleting games. 


How do I reset my team rankings to a certain value and recalculate rankings based of this value?    
The system already does it by default. When you calculate your rankings it always recalculates them and adds it to 1500. You may change 1500 to any other number you prefer.  There is an option to add new ranking changes to existing rank value - it makes sense when you calculate rankings one tournament at a time.  



How do you get more teams in a league because I only can get 3, 4, or 5 in one league.  
Your trial subscription has expired. You currently have free Basic plan which only allows up to 5 teams per league. You need to upgrade your subscription and you can have up to 40 teams per league. Click compare plans link for more info. 


How to change seedings in my bracket? 
You can change seedings in your bracket as many times as you want  if your tournament has 'registration' status. Go to tournament list screen find your tournament and click edit. Change your seedings and click update. 


After creating a league and scheduling there is no information in the date column and there is no option to add a date.  How can I rectify this?  
You need to go to 'Calendar' Page and you can schedule any existing tournament/league game. You can also schedule custom events. In order to work with Calendar Page you need to add at least one location/court/field. Read more about it in help files: Game Calendar



How to schedule the double elimination tournament?can you give me format on how to do it?   
You have several options 
1) Use free double elimination templates that can be found here http://www.leagator.com/Lgnavhelp/template/tourn.html    
2) sign-up to create a free account and use software to create double elimination. 



For my tournament league I want to let players sign up and pay for participation. Tournament starts after everyone has paid a fee. Can I do it?  
Yes you can.   In order to set it up you need to have subscription plan w/ Checkout.   Instructions how to do it can be found in our help files :  Collect Fees     



I need to create a 10 team, double elimination, on 3 fields, one day, 75 minute games. starting at 8am and last game being played at 5pm. is this possible? 
It's possible with one exception. Our scheduling increment is 30 minutes (not 15 minutes). If it's OK then here is how you do it.  Create double elimination tournament and add 10 teams. Click 'schedule' link to generate game list. Create 3 fields/locations. Go to 'Calendar' page to schedule all of your games as described here  Game Calendar



I'd like to schedule all games in my tournament without location and set only date and time. Does your software allow it?  
If you do not want to create locations/fields and do not want to use Calendar to schedule games there is another way. Every game has a 'notes' field - just put your date and time into the 'notes' field and schedule all your games this way. 


Why can't I schedule double round robin tourney?   
You can schedule double round robin tourney. There are 2 different ways. Before you do it you must make sure that your league has status 'In Progress/Started'. If your league has 'Registration' status you can not edit or schedule games. a) First way to schedule games is to put game date in the notes field. You can do it on 'Schedule' screen b) The better way is to use 'Calendar' page. Add facility/location/court, select time and duration and attach a game.  Read help files for more info:  http://help.leagator.com/game-calendar.     


Can I create a final game between  winners of  winner and loser brackets  in my  double elimination tournament?  
On 'Schedule' screen there is a button to add custom games. This button is enabled when your league/tournament has status 'In Progress/Started'. You can add a game  using this button 



How do i get over 18 teams in a league?
You can have more than 18 teams if you subscribe for a custom package.  Please follow this link to read  more Compare Plans



How do i generate just season standings? 
You can copy/paste generated standings into another tab and publish this tab. Other tabs will not be visible. Send email request to support and we can email you an example if you are not sure how to do it.  



The software generates a "tournament home page" for me, which the players will use to view whats happening. However, on that page, at the top you include your home link and the words LEAGUE NAVIGATOR. I wouldn't want this to appear on software I am paying for.  
You need to sign up for a custom plan and words LEAGUE NAVIGATOR will not appear on your tournament webpage




I want to set up a games tournament where 4 people are sitting at a table, playing as two teams, but for themselves. Every player must play every other player and must also play against every other player. They should also be evenly distributed among tables ie. play 2 games on table 1, two games on table 2 and 2 games on table 3, etc. what sort of schedule do I need for 4, 8, 12, 16 players etc.?   You can do it. You need to create social pairs/doubles/euchre tournament. Please refer to Euchre/Social Pairs  for the explanation how to do it. 



I am  having a euchre tournament of five tables and one of six.  I am looking for a schedule to fit this amount of people.   I can only find for a four table.   
You can create euchre tournaments  and schedules up to 18 players (up to 5 tables) for professional plan.
You can create euchre tournaments  and schedules up to 25 players (up to 6 tables) for custom plan.  




I want to set up a games tournament where 4 people are sitting at a table, playing as two teams, but for themselves. Every player must play every other player and must also play against every other player. They should also be evenly distributed among tables ie. play 2 games on table 1, two games on table 2 and 2 games on table 3, etc. what sort of schedule do I need for 4, 8, 12, 16 players etc.?   You can do it. You need to create social pairs/doubles/euchre tournament. Please refer to Euchre/Social Pairs  for the explanation how to do it. 



I am  having a euchre tournament of five tables and one of six.  I am looking for a schedule to fit this amount of people.   I can only find for a four table.   
You can create euchre tournaments  and schedules up to 18 players (up to 5 tables) for professional plan.
You can create euchre tournaments  and schedules up to 25 players (up to 6 tables) for custom plan.  



I need to schedule a single elimination golf putting contest for 40 players.  
You can do it. Signup and create a 'single elimination' tournament. Add 40 players and click 'Schedule' link. Your contest schedule is generated automatically. Now to schedule games go to 'Calendar' page and schedule dates/times



I noticed that there is an option for overtime points but there is no option in the schedule for specifying an overtime win when entering scores on the schedule page. 
The way it works with overtime is via 'Notes' field for a game. If one of the games went into overtime just put word 'overtime' into the 'Notes' field  (with or without other notes or scores or dates). Lower or upper case - it does not matter. Position does not matter.  Example of a notes field with overtime and scores: '2-6,7-5,10-12  overtime'. Example with scores and game date: '[Date: Jan 30, 2011] overtime  [Score( 2-6,7-5,10-12 )]'



I wish to organise pairings for a golf tornament with 12 players over 4 days.  I wish to organise in 3 teams of 4 maximum rotation so each golfer plays with as many of the other players as possible   
Teams of 4 rotations are not available at the moment. You can create 12 player social pairs/euchre tournament of 6 teams of 2. Each golfer will be able to play with and against each other players . 
Read more about Euchre/Social Pairs



I need to schedule a single elimination golf putting contest for 40 players.  
You can do it. Signup and create single elimination tournament. Add 40 players and click 'Schedule' link. Your contest schedule is generated automatically. 
o to 'Calendar' page and schedule dates/times. Read more about  Elimination Tournament



I need to create a 6 week league with 9 teams (including byes) and then 2 weeks for playoffs. The league play will be 50 min time slots. Right now duration options are 30 min and 60 min intervals, and I can't figure out how to customize. Any help would be appreciated!!  
On Daily Calendar Screen you can not customize time slots. It is set to be 30 or 60 mins. Instead, you can put scheduled date and time into the 'Notes' field that every game has. You can put any date or game duration. Many people who do not like to use Calendar simply put time and game details into the notes field. In this case, when you publish your league website, game dates and times will be published as 'notes'.    



I used to have an option to create euchre/social pairs tournament but I do not have it anymore for some reason.  
Perhaps your subscription has expired and you need to extend. If you have basic plan you can not create euchre/social pairs or doubles with rotation. 




Why can't I schedule double round robin tourney?   
You can schedule double round robin tourney. There are 2 different ways. Before you do it you must make sure that your league has status 'In Progress/Started'. If your league has 'Registration' status you can not edit or schedule games. a) First way to schedule games is to put game date in the notes field. You can do it on 'Schedule' screen b) The better way is to use 'Calendar' page. Add facility/location/court, select time and duration and attach a game.  Game Calendar



Can I add additional admins to edit my tournaments? 
No, you can not have multiple admins for your tournaments. This may change in the future. However multiple people can edit your tournaments using the same account. Make sure they do not edit the same tournament at the same time or they can override each other changes.




It appears that you can have multiple tournaments going on at the same time, so I just wanted to see if there was a limit to that...  
There is a limit. For 'Advanced' plan it is 150. If you reach this limit you can archive some older tournaments and you can you can create new tournaments.  Compare Plans



How do you get more teams in a league because I only can get 3, 4, or 5 in one league.  
Your trial subscription has expired. You currently have free Basic plan which only allows up to 5 teams per league. You need to upgrade your subscription and you can have up to 40 teams. Click compare plans link for more info. Compare Plans



I tried to login without registration using my Google account but I can not get in? What's wrong?  
It happens when your system/computer clock gets out of sync. You need to synchronize your clock and try again.  If you register via our standard registration process you will never have this issue. 



I created a single elimination tournament but I do not see how can I create a consolation match for the 3rd place?  
You can do it. After you create your tournament and add teams or players, change tournament status to 'In Progress/Started' and go to 'Schedule' screen. At the bottom of the scheduled game there is a button 'Add Game'. You can manually add extra games and/or Consolation Games 



How do I seed only 4 players out of  8 in a single elimination tournament? The other 4 players should be not seeded.  
It's possible. Create tournament with seeds. Add all players and define seeds.  In the 'shuffle' column  select all  seeds from 4 to 8 and click 'shuffle' button. Selected players will be randomly mixed. You can shuffle more than once. 


How can I create a pool type of tournament with 2 preliminary round robin pools and final elimination tournament?  
You need to create 2 round robin leagues and one single elimination tournament. If you need to link them together you can do it when you publish each of them. Click 'Links' tab and add links to each other. This way people browsing your tournaments can easily go from one tournament to another. Pool style tournament  example



Can I create triple drop down bracket type tournament?   
Triple drop drown tournament is in fact 4 single elimination tournaments going in parallel. Teams or players who lose in the main bracket move to one of the loser elimination brackets. The way you create this type of tournament is simply by creating 4 single elimination tournaments. You can link all of them together when you publish tournament website.  



I have 11 teams and need to create 3 game guarantee tournament. What format should I use?  
You have two options: Option 1)   Create double elimination or single elimination with consolation tournament. You are guaranteed to have 2 games for each team. Now you can manually add games for 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th place. This way each team plays at least 3 games.      Option 2) Split 11 teams into 3 pools - 4 , 4  and 3 teams.  Create preliminary round robin rounds for 4 , 4 and 3 teams.  Then advance all teams to seeded single elimination tournament. Seeding is done based on the results of the preliminary stage. This way each team also plays at least 3  games.  



We are planning golfing trip for a group of 12.   Each round there will be 3 teams of 4. Need to create game schedule? Do you have this option? 
Yes, you can create schedules for 3 teams of 4. Each round it will be a different team since players will be rotating. Scoring is done based on player pairs. If you need individual scoring you can put it in game 'Notes' field 


How can I add multiple divisions to my tournament? 
You can put your tournament name in the 'Name' field and division or season in the  'Season' field. 


I need to build a schedule for 16 player tournament where opponents and partners  change every match. We are planning to have 4 games a week. Can you suggest a solution?  
We have an easy option to build game schedule for your tournament. Signup and and create social pairs league for 16 people. Add players and click 'schedule' link. Game schedule will be generated in such a way that partners and opponents change every round. You will have 4 games a round, so you need to play 1 round a week. 


I tried to publish my tournament website but there are tabs that I do not want to be published. How can I get rid of them?     
Each Tab has 'Publish' check box. Just uncheck it and re-publish your tournament.     



How do you put times in the bracket?    
Bracket templates are designed to be simple. You can not put times in it. Here is how you can do it. Create a tournament. Our software automatically generates games schedule  for each tournament and you can put times into it.  Game Scheduler


I am needing to do pool play for a volleyball tournament for 20 teams.  With a 4 match guarantee.  Does that mean I have to have 4 or 5 separate round robins and go to a single elimination?  
You can, but there are other possibilities.  For example, create 2 single elimination round robin pools  - 10 teams each. Click schedule link and software generates game list - 9 games for each team. Since you only need 4 games per team -  delete unwanted games in such a way that each team only plays 4 games (your league must have status 'In Progress' in order to delete games). As a result you'll end up with 2 pools of 10 teams where each team plays only 4 games. You need to play one final championship game between the winners of the preliminary pools.  The idea is that you can try different combinations and experiment with the number of pools and teams and select what fits you requirements.  


I am wanting to start a weekly tournament. One of the tournaments i will be running is a 4 team single elimination. Here is my problem. I want to charge the entry fee's to each individual player, because sign up will be solo. and the first round will be random teams. after the first round the teams that are randomly picked will be final for the remainder of the tournament. I want each team to have 5 players so there will be 20 players in all. How do i set up a tournament like this?     
We offer a solution how to charge entry fees from each individual player. For detailed instructions please read help files : http://help.leagator.com/collect-fees    If you have questions please email support and someone will help you set it up.    



NEED BRAKET FOR 24 TEAMS FOR 3 GAMES EACH THIS IS A SOCER TOURNAMENTWERE CAN I FOUND THIS BRAKETS GAMES ON SATUDAY AND SUNDAY   
The easiest way is to split 24 teams into 6 groups with 4 teams in each. Sign up and  create single round robin league for each group. Use calendar page to schedule dates and times.  



I HAVE 16 TEAMS AND NEED TO GIVE 3 GAMES TO PLAY FOR EACH TEAM 2 ON SATUDAY 1 ON SUNDAY I NEED HELP WITH THE BRAKETS FOR SCHEDULING AND TIMES GAMES FOR 1 Hr EACH GAME   
One way to do it is to split 16 teams into 4 groups -  4 teams each. Create Single Round Robin League for each of the 4 groups.  Click schedule link and software automatically generates game schedules. Each team will have 3 games. There are 2 ways to schedule dates: each game has a 'notes' field - you can put your date in there. Use Calendar page for more advanced way to schedule dates and times and it will help you avoid conflicts.  



I have 10 teams and need to give 2 teams a bye a week..I only have 4 slots a week for 10 teams to play.  
Create Single Round Robin League for 10 teams. It will generate schedule with 5 games a week or round. Next step you have 2 options:  a) delete one game each week for teams that you want to give a bye   or b) do not delete this game but move it to one of the extra rounds that you can manually add.    If you have questions how to do it we can help when  you contact support via email



On 'Leagues' in the iFRAME is it possible to remove the "Date, Time, Location and Notes" tabs under all games and games by team... as I do not wish for these to be seen.  
You can not hide any of the fields in predefined tables via application settings at this time. However you can create any custom tables manually (using html) and add them to any editable tabs.  



I need a schedule for a 12-14 team Round Robin Tournament. I have 6 rinks (station) and require four rounds. No team can play on the same rink twice on the day.  
You can do it using our online software. Sign up. Create Round Robin League with 12 teams. Software automatically generates list of games. Delete any game that you do not need. Move any game from any round to any round. 



Can I create a World Cup style tournament for 16 teams?   
Yes, you can. We have posted similar examples on our home page.  1) You need to create a few preliminary single Round Robin League. 2) For the winners of the preliminary rounds you need to create single Elimination Tournament



I need a schedule for 20 team partners pool tournament. every one plays twice  and scored on points instead of elimination   
You need to create double round robin league. There is no elimination and everyone plays twice.



I am trying to schedule a 7 team volleyball league with some tri-matches included and each team playing the others only twice. Do you have a template for this or can I create this somehow?  
Create double Round Robin League. This will ensure that each team plays 2 games against other teams. Manually add additional games for those teams that needs to have tr-matches.


How do I actually start mt tournament?  
1. Create tournament record. 2. Add players or teams 3. When your roster is finalized click 'Start' button and you can post and edit game scores. 



Can your software be used on a phpBB forum in order to post results?  
Yes, you can embed tournament/league results into any message board  



I want to set up a single elimination match play golf tournament (2 men/team) with a total of 36 teams. I understand how to do 32 teams into 2 brackets but need help with doing 36 teams.
You need to sign up and create single Elimination Tournament. Select 36 participants. Add your teams and software generates brackets and schedules. Send email request to support if you need more help. Contact Us   



I'm looking to do a King of the Beach style tournament at our sand courts. It's a whist format where each  individual plays with everyone once and against everyone twice. It's simple enough to do if I have multiples of  4 or 5 players or if we have number that we can pull pools of 4, 5, or 8 players from. However when we have 6, 7, or 11 players  I've not ways of doing the rounds. 
Try to create Euchre/Social Pairs league. It does exactly what you need. Basic/Free plan allows to create up to 8 players. Try it for free and if it works for you, you can create 11 player tournaments if you upgrade you subscription. Compare Plans



I'm having a field day with 12 stations. With two teams competing at each station for 10 minute intervals Between 1-5pm. Points will be given to the winner and none to the loser the person with the most points at the end of the field day wins ( there will also be opportunities to win bonus points).What format of tournament can I use your software to generate a schedule?  
You need to use single Round Robin League format. On the settings page set - 0 points for a loss. Set points for an overtime win - it will be your bonus points for a win. In order for bonus points to work use game 'Notes' field  - type 'overtime' and your bonus points will be counted. If you do not need to count bonus points just do not type 'overtime' in the notes



I need to setup a bracket with 16 teams, 3 game gaurantee, 2 fields, 2 days? how would i set up my brackets? flag football tournament   
There are many ways you can set it up. For example: (we have similar tournament on our website). Split 16 teams into 2 leagues( 8 teams each) and create Round Robin League for 8 teams. Software generates  8 team round robins in such a way that each team plays 7 games. You do not need it. You can reconfigure each of the round robins by deleting unwanted games. Delete games in such a way that each team plays 2 or 3 games only. Now as a final stage create a single Elimination Tournament for 8 teams (4 best teams teams from each of the preliminary rounds). When you have your tournaments created you can schedule them on 2 fields/2 days on our calendar page.



I shuffled players in my tournament but the order does not seem to change when I create game schedule.  
After you shuffle do not forget to click 'Update' button or your new order will not be saved. 



Need to create tournament pairs for volleyball. 10 people. 
You need to create create Euchre/Social Pairs league. Add 10 people and it generates pairs automatically.



I created a tournament but can not edit scores. Can you help?  
When you have just created your tournament you can not edit your games until your change your tournament status to 'In Progress/Started'. There is a button on 'Schedule' page to change tournament status. Please read help files where it is described in details. 



Can I rearrange games in my round robin and move some of the games from one round to another? I need it to make game scheduling easier.  
Yes, you can rearrange round robin games.  After you create round robin game schedule, click 'Reorder' link. You can move games between different rounds. From 'game schedule' you can also delete games that you do not need


How do you put times in the bracket?    
Bracket templates are designed to be simple. You can not put times in it.
Here is how you can do it. Create an Elimination Tournament. Our software automatically generates games schedule  for each tournament and you can put times into it. 


I tried to publish my tournament website but there are tabs that I do not want to be published. How can I get rid of them?  
Each Tab has 'Publish' check box. Just uncheck it and re-publish your tournament.   




 
 
 
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