The ESA website is pleased to announce that all registered paid members can now create and publish their own tournaments for FREE. This feature is open to any registered paid member / donater (including non ESA) and is available in the members area > my tournaments.
The organiser will allow you to create Groups and Knockout, Straight Knockout, Swiss System and Round Robin.
You can also choose whether to allow players to enter online or input them manually > just click on the entrants link after creating your event and add the players.
In addition the tournament software also provides the facility for registered members to organise their event fixtures. After creating a tournament and adding the entrants, you simply select your seeds > click on randomise to conduct the draw > organise to create the first round of fixtures.
The new Sliders Tour events will be using the software and we hope that many of our paid members will see the benefits of this fantastic feature as it can be used for most sized events......although we would recommend a minimum of 8 players for a 4 round Swiss.
The software will allow you to enter players names, randomise the draw, enter the number of tables, total rounds and will automatically create fixtures, sessions and referees. You will also be able to print off each rounds fixtures and results and display the match results automatically on the live website (optional).
Finally one of the best features of the software is that you can publish the results live instantly on the website, so everyone can see how an event unfolds.
Note: If your event has an odd number of players then you can create and the player "BYE" within the system and enter a score of your choice.....typically 3-0.
If you have any questions about the tournament organiser, please email firstname.lastname@example.org