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How To Run A True Swiss Tournament

On this page you will find a step by step tutorial on how to run a true swiss tournament.

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1. TD Administration Center

TD Adminstration Center

Now you´re back in TD Administration Center. You need to click on Administer Tournaments.




2. Created Tournaments

Created Tournaments

On this page you will find the tournament that you have created. Click on the number that you will find under ID #.




3. Change Your Seeding

Change Your Seeding

Make sure you that change your Seeding from Rating to Random. To do this click on the little arrow found next to the word Rating and select Random. I have put a square around it for you. Now click on Change Seeding's.




4. Your Seeding´s Have Changed

Your Seedings Have Changed

This is what the page looks like after you have click on Change Seeding. Now Click on Return To Administer Tourney #Your Tournament Number Will Be Here.




5. Open Check In

Open Check In

Click on Open Check-In but for a real tournament you will need to open Check-In the day before your Tournament starts. This will allow players to join in your Tournaments. As this is a fake Tournament you will have to add the players yourself.




6. Check-In Has Opened

Check-In Has Opened

This is the page after you clicked on Open Check-In. Now click on Return to Administer Tourney #Your Tournament Number Will Be Here.




7. How To Add Fake Players

How To Add Fake Players

Click on Tournament Main Page and just register the Fake Players. The Fake player name and password you will be able to find below.

 Name   Password 
 Denmark  123
Canada 123
Germany 123
Holland 123
Spain 123
Russia 123
Finland 123
Belgium 123
Italy 123
Korea 123
Austria 123
 Australia  123
USA 123
Mexico 123
Sweden 123
France 123
Norway 123
Greece 123
Brazil 123
Japan 123
England 123
Ireland 123
China 123




8. On Your Tournament Page

On Your Tournament Page

Now all you do on this page is click on Register.




9. Registering A Fake Player

Registering A Fake Player

As you belong to a league already you should know how to register for a Tournament and it isn´t any different with a Fake player. So do this for 23 Fake Players that you can find on Step 7. Once you have added the fake players go back to TD Center.




10. Close Registration

Close Registration

Now it´s time to run your fake Tournament so you click on Close Registration.




11. Registration Has Closed

Registration Has Closed

Once you have closed Registration you will see Registration Is Closed so you just click on Return to Administer Tourney #Your Tournament Number Will Be Here.




12. Start Tournament

Start Tournament

Now click on Start Tournament.




13. Pairs Are Up

Pairs Are Up

Once you have clicked on Start Tournament you will see Pairs Are Up I have under lined this for you. Now click on Return to Administer Tourney #Your Tournament Number Will Be Here.




14. Tournament In Progress

Tournament In Progress

Now click on Adjust Round 1 Results to get your pairs for round 1. In a live tourney you will tell the players who they are playing against in the room where your tournament is being held.




15. Your Tournament Pairs

Your Tournament Pairs

The player´s that are in RED have got an automatic win and the players that are in yellow need to play a game against their partner in the tournament. I have underlined one in GREEN for you.




16. How To Post A Win

How To Post A Win

This is how you post a win. For Example: Let´s say Austria won against Japan all you do is just click on the name Austria.




17. Tournament Match Result Posted

Tournament Match Result Posted

Once you have clicked on Austria it will come up with Austria declared the winner at the top of the page. I have under lined it for you.

Now click on Adjust Round 1 Results and keep on reporting until all teams have been reported but before you start reporting please read the Step below.




18. Change/Post Match Result

Change/Post Match Result

Now you can see that Austria has change from being YELLOW to RED.




19. Return to Administer Tourney

Return to Administer Tourney

Once all teams have been reported you need to click on Return to Administer Tourney #Your Tournament Number Will Be Here.




20. Advance Tournament To Round 2

Advance Tournament To Round 2

Now click on Advance to round 2.




21. Next Round Pairs (Part One)

Next Round Pairs (Part One)

You will be able to view Round 2 pairs.




22. Next Round Pairs (Part Two)

Next Round Pairs (Part Two)

Now click on Accept Current Pairings. Please Take Note: By clicking on the button that you have acknowledge the current pairings are correct and there is no turning back once you do so.




23. Return to Administer Tourney

Return to Administer Tourney

Now click on Return to Administer Tourney #Your Tournament Number Will Be Here.




24. Adjust Round 2 Results

Adjust Round 2 Results

Now click on Adjust Round 2 Results to get your pairs for round 2. You just report just like I told you to do in Step 18. Keep on doing the rounds like I have told you to do them.




25. Keep On Reporting

Keep On Reporting

This is what the page should look like once all Pairings have been reported.




26. How To Swap Players



At some stage of your tournament you will notice that some of the player´s are highlighted in blue and it is easy to swap the players around. All you have to do is click on the little arrow next to where it says player 1 and select a player name and the same where it says Player 2 so For Example: swap Italy with USA and then click on SWAP PLAYERS. Do this for all players that are highlighted in blue and so that you haven´t got any players highlighted.

Once your see Update TD Stats File in Tourney Administration you will know that your at the closing part of your tournament so Click Here to go to How To Close Out Of A True Swiss Tour.

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