Knockout Setup

To set up a knockout event you need to:
  1. Create the event
  2. Add teams
  3. Add fixtures

Create The Event

Select Admin, then Events, then Add Event to organisation. Enter:
  • Event Details:
    • an event title, e.g. Knockout Cup
    • a season, e.g. 2016 which must be active.
    • select event type of Team Knockout (Draw at start) if the draw for your event is determined at the start (like Wimbledon tennis). If a new draw is made each round, then select Team Knockout (Draw by round)
    • Number of boards
    • Rate of play
    • Grading limit. Total/average grade for the team (depends on the setting for your organisation). Leave at zero for an open event.
  • Owners. It is possible to delegate the control of one event to another user. If you want to do this, select Owners, then check their userid.
  • Display If you want to add some event specific text, select Display. The text will appear under the view tab for the event.

Press the Save button at the bottom.

Adding Teams

  1. Navigate to the event. If you just added it you will already be there. If not, select the event from the list of events under fixtures on the left hand side.
  2. Select the Teams tab (sub menu).
  3. Select the club the team belongs to, the match night, and edit the team name if necessary. If the club is not listed it needs adding under Admin/Clubs
  4. Click Add Team.

Adding Fixtures

Select the Edit Fixtures tab. Select add fixture.
  1. Select the home team.
  2. Select the away team.
  3. Select the fixture date.
  4. Enter a round. Be careful to specify the correct round, or it won't draw the table correctly.
  5. Enter a table number (see below).
  6. Date option can be ignored, or you can set it as follows:
    1. N/A - does nothing
    2. Postponed - means, rather than showing the date when looking at the fixture list, it will have the word 'postponed'. You can also filter on 'No date' fixtures on the main fixtures tab or seem them under Reports/Un-dated
    3. Not Set - means, rather than showing the date when looking at the fixture list, it will have the word 'not set'
    4. Week Of - means, rather than just showing the date when looking at the fixture list, it will have the words 'week of' before the date. This is for when you have reserved a week for a cup match and you don't know the exact date until you know which the home team is.
  7. Press Save button.

If the event is of type "Draw at start" , then use the table number field to arrange the knockout table (See the Draw/Results tab) to indicate how the fixtures feed into the next round. For example, if you had 6 teams, you might arrange the table thus:

Round 1Round 2
(table 1)Team 1 v Team 2(table 1)Team ? v Team 3
(table 2)
(table 3)(table 2)Team 6 v Team ?
(table 4)Team 4 v Team 5
or you might do it like this, depending if you want the winner of 4 v 5 to be home or away.
Round 1Round 2
(table 1)Team 1 v Team 2(table 1)Team ? v Team 3
(table 2)
(table 3)Team 4 v Team 5(table 2)Team ? v Team 6
(table 4)
The differences between these 2 is that:
  • The fixture Team 4 v Team 5 has a table number of 4 in the first example and 3 in the 2nd.
  • The fixture in round 2 for team 6 has its home and away swapped