Proper bracketing for Tournament Play

Proper bracketing for Tournament Play

Post by JIm Smi » Thu, 30 Aug 2001 03:55:29


I will be hosting my first table tennis tourney (totally amateur), and
I am unsure of the proper bracketing to use for the event.  Do I do it
like March Madness?  I'll have about 16 players, and I wonder if I
should use a double-elimination format or not.  How about for doubles?
 I would welcome and appreciate any and all advice.
 
 
 

Proper bracketing for Tournament Play

Post by Wayne Johnso » Thu, 30 Aug 2001 12:02:08

First thing you need to know is how many tables and how much time do you
have.  The second is do you want a nice cold beer in one hand while saying
"Hey, hey, hey!"  or do you want a lot of sweat on the floor?  Once these
questions are answered then you can plan your format.

Wayne


Quote:
> I will be hosting my first table tennis tourney (totally amateur), and
> I am unsure of the proper bracketing to use for the event.  Do I do it
> like March Madness?  I'll have about 16 players, and I wonder if I
> should use a double-elimination format or not.  How about for doubles?
>  I would welcome and appreciate any and all advice.


 
 
 

Proper bracketing for Tournament Play

Post by Robert Trude » Fri, 31 Aug 2001 00:38:01

Quote:

> I will be hosting my first table tennis tourney (totally amateur), and
> I am unsure of the proper bracketing to use for the event.  Do I do it
> like March Madness?  I'll have about 16 players, and I wonder if I
> should use a double-elimination format or not.  How about for doubles?
>  I would welcome and appreciate any and all advice.

Double-elimination is great when you don't know the proper seedings of players.

Here's a chart for 16 players from  http://www.playpool.com/download.html :

ftp://ftp.playpool.com/pub/tournament_charts/playpool16de.pdf

--Rob