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Organizing Successful Tournaments-4th Edition

Organizing Successful Tournaments-4th Edition

$41.95 CAD


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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.