More options for numbers of teams would be helpful. Such as 6 or 20 teams.
Andrew Hammond commented
1. Automatically advance players with byes to the next round and don't display the bye match.
2. Renumber matches for round one and two in the following order... Round 1 top to bottom, skipping matches with a bye. Round 2 top to bottom matches that do not include round 1 winners, Round 2 top to bottom remaining matches (matches that have round 1 winners). Remaining rounds top to bottom.
Cory Dzbinski commented
very hard dealing with a 32 player bracket when you have 17 players. Need an option to use exact number or i'll have to use another service. Should just generate the bye's for you.
Another reason is that we have 5 dart boards at our current tournament location. Labeled 1-5 and I would like to use the location notes to assign the boards, so when I shuffle the teams and add them I have to go back and switch all of the board locations to matches that don't have a bye or are auto advanced. I hope I'm making this clear, it's kind of hard to explain.
Thanks for the response!
I know there is always going to be byes. It's just confusing/weird to put 18 players (9 teams) into a double elimination 16 team bracket and have to advance all but one match to the second round. Maybe there is a better way to do it.
I bulk add all the teams into a 16 team bracket. Here is an example http://bracketcloud.com/tournament/27210
Any help, suggestions greatly appreciated!
A tournament bracket cannot be mathematically correct without byes. If there is a number of participants that doesn't fit the 8/16/32.. format then we must use a size that accommodates them and allow some of the participants through the first round automatically. Does that make sense? I'm not sure what you're hoping to see.. perhaps you have an example? We'd love to help.
I see this post is a few months old but I also would love to see this implemented. I have the same issues/needs as Charles Alvear, in that I'm involved in weekly tournaments where there are always between 8-14 teams and it would be great if there was the option for them, too many byes seem to just slow the process down to where we will end up having empty boards that cause the tournaments to take longer than they should.
Great work thus far! I'm very pleased and impressed with this and hope to get this option in the future. Would gladly pay $10/mnth for this.
Thanks for your detailed comment. I think our system currently does handle this scenario. For example, you can create a 16 player bracket and then only enter 10 names (using Bulk Add) and then give byes to the players who do not have a match in the first round.
Perhaps we could add a way to give a specific number of participants instead of the steps (8,16,32,64 etc) but functionality-wise it would be very similar.
Charles Alvear commented
I support this enhancement request.
To provide a use-case scenario,
- I run a weekly single-player, double elimination darts tournament,
- we don't always have a fixed number of players each week.
- We generally have between 6-12 people show up to play on any given week.
- I use printed brackets from PrintYourBrackets.com and a set of numbered poker chips to have people draw their place on the bracket.
- In cases where I don't have exactly 8 players. example 10, I can fill out the bracket and determine which 6 players will have a bye, and which 4 players will play a 'pre-round' to get the bracket started.
- Here's an example of the 10 player bracket I use: http://www.printyourbrackets.com/10teamdoubleelimination.html
It would be great if bracketcloud could handle these oddball scenarios because I would love to manage the tourney online.
Effectively, it would be great if I could import a player list and have Bracketcloud fill out the bracket for me, determining the correct type of bracket to use, randomizing the player list in the bracket and determine which players have a bye.
Thanks for your consideration. I'll keep my account active and will hope to hear about the outcome of this enhancement request!