Wisconsin Swiss in Madison, WI will be the first tournament to use Leaguevine's scheduler and score reporting to fully manage the tournament. Several tournaments have used it in the past as an aid, but Chris "Bus" Olig of Midwest Ultimate is the first to use its full functionality. By using this innovative score reporting system, absolutely everything will be taken care of using smartphones!
For players/captains/coaches, this means you will never have to walk back to tournament central to report scores. All of the score reporting will be done on your smartphone, and you will be expected to update the scores of your games multiple times per game. To update a score on your smartphone, visit m.leaguevine.com, create an account, and simply find and update your game. Leaguevine Mobile is a simple web application that runs in your browser and thus you do not need to download anything. As you and others update scores, you'll be able to see the live results coming in from other fields. Your schedule is posted on m.leaguevine.com as well. Because each round depends on the previous round's results, the schedule for the next round will be posted 10 minutes before game time. Leaguevine Mobile will work on almost any smartphone from mid 2009 or later. If no one on your team has a smartphone (iPhone, Android, Palm Pixie, Blackberry 6, Windows Mobile 7), please stop by tournament central before games start and we will find a solution for you.
For the tournament directors, this means they will never have to input any scores. Scheduling will be as easy as clicking "Add a round" once each round completes.
The Wisconsin Swiss tournament format uses 5 rounds of a Swiss format then has bracket play with the seedings for the brackets determined by the Swiss games. The format is inspired by the popular Windmill Windup Tournament and the specifics for the Wisconsin Swiss Saturday scheduling can be seen on the Standings page. Players/captains/coaches do not need to know how the scheduling works because we will generate it automatically for you, but the information is there if you are curious.
Here is the tournament format specific to Wisconsin Swiss:
- All games to 13, win by 2.
- Each team has one time out per half as well as a floater.
- Games last 90 minutes, with 1 hour and 45 minutes between start times. Games will begin at 9:00, 10:45, 12:30, and 2:15 on both days.
- The Soft cap is at 80 minutes and the hard cap is at 90.
- Schedules for each round of play will be posted 5 minutes after all teams have submitted their scores. Because generating schedules relies on teams entering scores, please enter your scores as often as possible (preferably each point) at m.leaguevine.com and once a game is done, check the "Final Score" box when you submit it.
- There will be 5 rounds of Swiss play. Four will take place on Saturday and the final round of Swiss play will take place on Sunday.
- The teams ranked 1-8 after Swiss play will move onto the Swiss Bracket (1st place).
- The teams ranked 9-16 after Swiss play will move onto the Sharp Cheddar Bracket (9th place).
- The teams ranked 17-24 after Swiss play will move onto the Mild Cheddar Bracket (17th place).
- The teams ranked 25-32 after Swiss play will move onto the Aged Cheddar Bracket (25th place).
- Winners of each bracket will receive a wheel of cheese. The top three teams in the tournament will receive monetary prizes.
- The schedule is located here: http://leaguevine.com/tournaments/13476/wisconsin-swiss-2011/swiss/games/
If you are attending the tournament, we hope you enjoy this swiss format and the mobile score reporting! Please let us know what you think.