How to make a draw

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  1. rabidturtle

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    Hi I'm running my first tournament and I had a question about making draws.

    What is the general rule for giving byes, ie how many do I give? I have about 25 players signed up and it is double elimination.

    Thanks for your help in advance
     
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  2. Duzza

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    I would (I think) make it a 32 draw and give 7 byes? If you have seeds give it to the top 7 seeds?
     
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  3. rabidturtle

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    What do I do for the consolation bracket then?
     
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    Every tournament I've played just have a bye first round for the consol too...

    As in 1st seed gets a bye, but the bye then becomes the no.1 seed in the consolation. So if a player that would have met 1seed in the 2nd round loses 1st round he then goes straight to the 2nd round of consol. There may be internet generators that make these for you too. Try searching something like "draw generator" I know it worked for round robins.
     
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    haha Duzza, you're Aussie, a tennis player and obviously into poker, you are my kinda guy :cool:
     
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  6. Duzza

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    Haha yep. Love poker. Just cashed out a fair amount on a site too which I'm very happy about :D I have a lot of tennis friends/coaches that are really interested in poker too, maybe they go hand in hand somehow?
     
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  7. woodrow1029

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    Are you in the USA? If so, are you using TDM to do the draw?
     
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  8. Zhou

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    Here take a look at a usta tournament draw.

    http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=66600&E=2

    Here it has the consolation draw and main draw. The draw is of 32 and it shows how the consolation draw is worked. Like this spot is filled with loser of 1-4 and so on. It is pretty self explanatory if you just take a look. I mean it makes complete sense how it is worked.
     
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  9. Mdubb23

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    I am only 13, however I have been playing tournaments since I was 8 and am top 25 in the M I D W E S T for 14s. How it should work is that you should give 8 seeds, and give the top 7 seeds a bye, while the 8th seed has to play the first round match--the number of seeds in a tournament should always equal a power of two. (This is all assuming you use a 32 draw!!!!) You should assume that most of the first-round matches in the backdraw are NOT going to be played, because you are guaranteeing each player at least to matches, and the winner of the first-round main draw match will have to go on to play a seed, and most likely lose, therefore that unseeded first-round victor will have played his two matches. He is done. And the seed, assuming he has won, will go on to play another match, guaranteeing his two matches. So the first-round unseeded main-draw loser will have no one to play in his eighth of the draw, and therefore will recieve a bye into the second round of the backdraw. The only way a first round backdraw match will be played is if the unseeded player that won in the first round beats a seed, than the seed is out of the main draw having only played one match, and would need to be entered in the backdraw. The only exception to this is that, since you have the 8th seed playing in the first round, there will for sure be a first-round backdraw match from that eighth of the main draw, because there will be two losers in the main draw after only having played one match. From this point on it should be fairly straightforward. Hope this helps.
     
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  10. Mdubb23

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    So how'd the tourney work out?
     
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  11. rabidturtle

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    Started it on Saturday. We got 42 guys in the Men's Draw and 22 in the women's. It's a multi -week, double elimination tourney, so it should be a while before we get a champion.

    Thanks for all your help :)
     
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  12. Mdubb23

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    Good to hear. Glad I could help.
     
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