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Organizing Successful Tournaments 4th Edition PDF

Organizing Successful Tournaments 4th Edition PDF

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    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.

    With purchase of the print book or e-book comes access to FREE online tournament schedules, which are available at

    From this web page you have access to 2,600 Microsoft Word templates that can be used as the framework for virtually any tournament, including single elimination, multilevel, double elimination, and round robin. These templates are both Mac- and PC-Compatible.

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