The Pool Play tournament type is planned and we will do it as soon as possible.
Is there an official status for this suggestion? Thanks for a Great App, by the way!
I believe so. A streamlined Pool option will be easier for the baseball world to understand, though.
Correct... Just realize some tournaments have as few as 4 teams up to 24 teams in a division. Just found one tournament of 18 teams and they split it into 3 pools, A, B, & C. They only played 2 pool games each. Then they seeded them into a common single elimination bracket... thats a mess! 99% of the tournaments are weekend tournaments that have fewer than 10 teams.
I did verify that 2 groups of 3 teams will not replicate the bracket referenced in my previous post.
I can't seem to make that happen. I will try the 2 groups with 3 teams model... However, I will say most of the tournament directors I deal with will not understand that! :)
Here is a link to a tournament from this past weekend: http://82challenge.com/winonaschoolsoutbrackets.html As you can see, there are several "divisions" based on age group. Looking at the top bracket (8U), you can see there are 6 teams in that division. The tourney begins with "Pool Play" of 2 games for each team which is not a round robin...
The Pool Play is to determine "seeding". Once the division is "seeded", then those should flow into a normal bracket. Most tourneys are single elimination, however, there are many that offer a "consolation" bracket which would be a double elimination bracket. (I know you are working on that...)
Also, note that 8U bracket is played on TWO different fields or locations. The larger the bracket, the more fields required to complete a tournament in a 2 day time frame.
Thanks!ITDawg shared this idea ·
We have just published the option to change manually the order of teams with the same points. We know it’s a temporary solution and the automatic score difference will be implemented soon. However, now you have the possibility to publish correct standings.
Looks like Konkuri currently uses Runs For (RF) to determine seeding order. Here is an example of one Tournament Director's rules for Tie Breaker in Pool Play:
Pool Play Tiebreakers:
1. Win-Loss Record
2. Head to Head
3. Fewest Runs Allowed
4. Highest Run Differential (Runs scored minus runs allowed)
(Max. +/-8 runs per game)
5. Coin Flip
So, looks like you will need to allow Tournament Admins to choose from a list of rules in order of precedence. Just an "idea"!