Once registration has closed you are able to create your draws. This article will show you how to create the draws for a Single Elimination and/or First Match Backdraw.
To get started, select the "Create Draws" button on your event page, seen here:
On the left-hand side of the page, you’ll see the word Draws with three horizontal lines above it. Move your cursor over the 3 horizontal lines on the right side of the screen to open the Draws Drawer. Here you can select the draw you would like to use or click the + sign to create a new draw.
In this case, we would select either Single Elimination or First Match Backdraw we previously created, or create a new one.
If you select the "+" button, you should see a pop up like the one below. Complete the information with the specifics for your Single Elimination or First Match Backdraw and click "Create".
Now let’s talk about the Player Bank, or the list of players you see that have registered for your event. The Player Bank allows you to search for players that have registered for your event on an individual basis. This feature also allows you to sort players by their UTR, name, or status within the draw.
You'll see all the players that have registered under All, Not Placed, Placed, or Players not in this Draw. In order for them to be moved into the Round Robin, you'll need to move them into the Not Placed category first. Select their names and click "Add to Draw".
Hint: The option to move will appear after you select players to move. It will appear to the left of the Auto-Fill option.
Once players have been added to the draw, your Player Bank should look something like this.
Next, click "Auto-Fill" and the players will be placed into the draw automatically.
You should see a message like this:
Once you click "Confirm", the draw will be automatically filled. It should have the players in matches and look something like this:
Want to make changes to the draw? No problem. Click the player’s name in the match you’d like to swap out and use the drop-down to make a new selection.
Hint: In First Match Backdraw formats, the Auto-Fill feature will automatically seed the top 25% fully rated players. This is the only way to have seeded players. A projected player who has a higher rating than a fully rated player, will not be seeded above any fully rated players. If you would like to move them, you may do so!
Once you have the players placed in the draw to your liking, you can then enter in times, dates, and locations for the Rounds or each match. You have the option to do this by round by clicking the "Set Location" and "Date & Time" under the round or you can do it by individual matches by clicking the "Set Date & Time" and "Set Location" on the match details box. Here is the information you will be asked to complete:
For draws with a back draw, move your courser to the far left of the page to expand the "Draws" drawer. There you can select the draw or back draw you would like to edit. Note once scores are entered, players are automatically pushed to the back draw.
Once the times are entered, you can then choose to Publish the draws. Publishing draws allows for the players to then see the draws from the main event page. To Publish the draws, click the "Publish" button on the top right of the page. There you can select each draw you would like to publish. If you ever want to unpublish the draw, simply uncheck the boxes.
Once the draws have been published, you will then be taken to the event homepage. There you can scroll down and click on the "Draws" tab to view the draws. Here you can filter through the published draws and print your draws.
Congrats, you've just created your Single Elimination and/or First Match Backdraw Draw's!