Pingolf elimination bracket tournaments
Pingolf elimination brackets are created to facilitate playoffs for Pingolf tournaments and are a variation of group elimination brackets. The only difference between the two is the way scores are recorded. The way players are seeded and advance in the bracket are the same.
Instead of using a scoring system to award points to 1st/2nd/3rd/4th place finishers, the organizer in a pingolf elimination bracket enters the amount of strokes used on each game. The two players with the fewest amount of strokes advance in the bracket. Typically, players will play three or four matches each round, and in that case, a pingolf elimination bracket mimics the finals at the IFPA Pinmasters.
When players are eliminated from the bracket, their final standing in the tournament is determined by the amount of strokes used in the round they were eliminated.
- See seeding.
- Bracket size
- Determines the size of the bracket that will be built. Regular brackets for 8/16/32/64/128 players are available as well as special brackets for 12 players (top four players recived a bye), 24 players (top 8 players receive a bye) and 28 players (top four players receive a bye). There is also a special setting for 40 players to mimics the format used in the Stern Pro Circuit finals (this is limited to two rounds). You must have the exact number of players in your tournament to match the bracket size. Create "dummy" players to fill out the field if you don't have enough actual players.
- Arena draws
- See arena assignments.
- Matches each round
- Determines how many games each pair of players should play against each other each round.