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If you have ever looked for a collection of great schedules and brackets that can be easily tailored to your events, then look no furtherOrganizing Successful Tournaments is the one 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 comprehensive package. More than 1,000 Microsoft Word templates provide the framework for virtually any tournament format and are programmed to automatically create draw sheets for competitions based on your input of divisions, seeds, locations, dates, and times.
Every major type of competitionsingle elimination, double elimination, multilevel, round robin, ladder, pyramid, and level rotationis thoroughly explained to help you determine the type that best suits your needs. Youll also find information on assigning seeds, awarding byes, and establishing proper tiebreaking procedures. With Organizing Successful Tournaments, you will enjoy the event as much as the competitors will.
John Byl, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, where he teaches courses including Organization of Sport and Physical Education. He has directed high school and college intramurals for more than 30 years and has coached a variety of sports at the community, high school, and college levels. He also has served as an advisor on league and tournament formats, preparing the schedule for the Womens United Soccer Association (WUSA) in its last year of competition.
Byl has authored and coauthored several 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. He served as the president of CIRA Ontario and vice president of SportHamilton and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Byl earned his PhD in organization, administration and policy from SUNY-New York, a masters degree in human kinetics from the University of Windsor, and a bachelors degree in physical education from the University of British Columbia.