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Frequent Questions

You have questions? Here are answers. If your question is not answered below send it to play@matchplay.events

  1. General questions
    1. What is Match Play Events?
    2. What makes Match Play Events great?
    3. How do players get live results on their phones?
    4. Can I use Match Play Events offline?
  2. Tournament questions
    1. What kind of tournaments can I run?
    2. Can I add/remove arenas after the tournament has begun?
    3. Can I add/remove players after the tournament has begun?
  3. Device & browser support
    1. Which devices are supported?
    2. Which browsers are supported?
  4. Billing & Premium subscriptions
    1. Can I try before I buy?
    2. What do I get for my money?
    3. How much does a Premium subscription cost?
    4. What is the "Supporter" subscription
    5. What kind of security is in place?

General questions

What is Match Play Events?

Match Play Events is an online app that allows you to run many types of tournament on any device (tablet, laptop, computer). Your players can follow standings and results live on their own mobile devices.

What makes Match Play Events great?

  • It works anywhere. You can use an Android tablet or an iPad or even your spare laptop that's just collecting dust in the closet.
  • The free version is useable. Use your free Match Play Events account to run fun tournaments—it's not crippled to the point where you can only use it for testing.
  • It's very flexible. Run many kinds of tournament formats and configure them exactly how you want.
  • As an online service your tournaments are always available no matter where you login from and your live results will never be out of sync.

How do players get live results on their phones?

Players can go to https://matchplay.events/live to find your tournament and see live results.

Can I use Match Play Events offline?

You have to stay connected to the internet while using Match Play Events. The main advantage this gives you over offline apps is that your tournaments are not tied to a single device. If you forget to bring your tablet to a tournament you can simply borrow any tablet and login to your MAtch Play Events account and be ready to run your tournament.

Tournament questions

What kind of tournaments can I run?

Too many to answer in a single paragraph! See a full list of tournament formats.

Can I add/remove arenas after the tournament has begun?

Yes, you can. If you add an arena it will be available the next time you draw any arena. If you remove an arena existing matches will not be affected, but you can manually redraw arenas for affected matches.

Can I add/remove players after the tournament has begun?

Yes, you can! The one exception is single elimination bracket tournaments. For those tournaments removing a player has no effect and you need to give that player a loss in their current match. Adding players to a single elimination bracket after the tournament has started has no effect.

For all other tournaments you can add and remove players after the tournament has started. This can be very useful in case a player has to leave early or one arrives late. Adding and removing players doesn't take affect until you start the next round. The current round is unaffected. Count your players before starting each round!

For knockout tournaments you should manually adjust the strike count of the late arrival or they get an unfair advantage.

Device & browser support

Which devices are supported?

The Match Play tournament app will work on any modern tablet (iPad and Android etc.) or desktop browser. The display on smartphones is probably too small to use unless you have a giant phone and turn it sideways.

Match Play Live results are available on any modern smartphone, tablet or computer.

If you are having trouble using the built-in Android browser it may be too old. In that case install Google Chrome for your Android tablet.

Which browsers are supported?

Any modern browser. I recommend using Google Chrome, but the latest version of Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer will also work.

Billing & Premium subscriptions

Can I try before I buy?

Absolutely! You can try the premium features for 90 days with no commitment and no credit card required.

What do I get for my money?

With a premium subscription you get additional tournament formats, the ability to add more than 32 players to a tournament and more awesome features. You can see a comparison on the front page.

How much does a Premium subscription cost?

A premium subscription costs $30 annually and you can become a supporter for $50 annually.

What is the "Supporter" subscription

The supporter subscription are for people who like Match Play Events and would like to spend a few extra dollars to support continued development of new features. At the moment your only perk is a nice fuzzy feeling inside, but there could be additional perks in the future. You never know.

What kind of security is in place?

Credit card payments are handled by Stripe. Stripe uses all industry best practices for handling credit card payments online. Your credit card details are never shared with Match Play Events—they are never actually present on the Match Play Events servers.

Even then all communication between your computer/table and Match Play Events is encrypted industry standard SSL/TLS encryption.