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  • After a Little Guidance on Using Matchplay

    Had a great ol chat with Dan yesterday and he gave me some top advice on organising the tournaments here better using matchplay.
    I already had an account as a player but chipped in to upgrade the account for the extra features and have read all the way through the handbook.

    One thing i don't remember seeing and can't find looking is Dan was telling me it's possible to run a dummy or test tournament to get some practice in using the software and to train a scorekeeper.

    Can anyone help me with some general advice and specifically if that is an option in Matchplay?

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    Cancel that i found it. Still interested in any general advice or links on getting better at being a TD.
    In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
    Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
    Looking for;
    Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

  • #2
    Go to "Create Tournament", and there should be checkbox to tick.
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    • #3
      Yes mate, thanks i found it and edited my post above. Adding in the arenas now. Not sure about adding players, should i just ask them to register with me on the day and i add their names?
      I'm assuming then matchplay will make an account for them?

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      One more question, i liked the sunday comp at Bennies where they had match play with the first 4 to reach 32 points being assigned a final spot. This is how we've been doing it here sort of.
      I can only find number of rounds in 'duration' doesn't seem tpo have that option.
      Would [MENTION=11834]chopchop[/MENTION] be doing this manually or is there a setting to get the software to do it for you?
      In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
      Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
      Looking for;
      Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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      • #4
        use the search function as it ties into ifpa so if they've played in a tourament ever you can search and find them within matchplay. New players do a search and if they aren't found then add them.

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        • #5
          Yes i found myself that way.
          In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
          Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
          Looking for;
          Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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          • #6
            I haven't done it myself, but I would assume that you would set Duration to "No set duration" - the tournament will keep running round after round until you stop it - you stop it when the right amount of people are at the target points.

            You can also view some of the settings that people use for their tournaments on matchplay.
            Here's some of the settings they used at Benny's:
            https://matchplay.events/live/27vz1/config
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            • #7
              Thanks mate, i appreciate it. This is a crash course for me as i will be using it for tomorrows Sunday Silverball.
              Looks like Johns doing 1 round and then adding another when he adds scores. That'll work i guess.

              aaah wait, that's only a 6 player one, maybe a houseball or something. I'll do a search.
              In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
              Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
              Looking for;
              Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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              • #8
                Hi Garry, great to see you posting and asking for help.

                When entering players in MatchPlay, the players IFPA profile number should come up if they are in the system. If not, don't worry. They will be matched up once results are in, or if they don't have an IFPA profile yet, they will receive one once the results have been approved for IFPA WPPR (World Pinball Player Rankings) inclusion.

                A new player may not always appear or count toward the tournaments points until they have played in 5 tournaments.

                New players, who receive an IFPA profile after the tournament has been included for WPPR'S, should go to the IFPA website and register their IFPA number officially using the below link:
                https://www.ifpapinball.com/user-profile/

                Players should occasionally check if they have duplicate accounts or whether some of their events are missing or gone to another person with a similar name. Check first using the below link, before officially registering using the user profile link provided above.
                https://www.ifpapinball.com/players/find.php

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                • #9
                  Thanks Dan, i'm starting with matchplay and i'll figure the IFPA stuff later down the track. Most of my guys are not worried about points at this stage.
                  Found the team of Freeballers i took with me to Bennies the first time so i've added them. I'll add the others to Matchplay on the day.

                  Just hoping John will chime in on how he manages the one at Bennies. If i can emulate that and learn how to manage it half as well and stress free as he does my group will content.
                  In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
                  Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
                  Looking for;
                  Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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                  • #10
                    Hi there! On a plane right now and finally we have wifi in Australia.

                    I do the group Matchplay as per suggested with “no set duration”.
                    I also set up a second comp page called “xxxx finals”
                    As each round progresses you just check the “standings” page and as people reach the target of 32 or whatever is set, deactivate them on the main page, and then add their name the “xxx finals” page. Easy as that! When you have you 8 you can close the first page, and just use the “finals” one

                    Hope that helps.

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                    • #11
                      It certainly has John, hopefully that's the last piece of the puzzle for me.

                      I'll get a few practice rounds in before the big November Tweed Challenge so i'll hopefully be dialed in by then.

                      I appreciate all the help here and also the feedback from the Freeballers that i could be doing better. Sometimes that's the only motivation to improve and glad i could respond.
                      In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
                      Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
                      Looking for;
                      Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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                      • #12
                        Trying to figure out how to add a scorer now. It won't let me add someone who i have already listed as a player, i think they have not registered on the matchplay website even though they have previous tourneys and an IFPA number the program is asking me for their matchplay id # and not bringing them up in a search even though they were found when i was looking for players.
                        In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
                        Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
                        Looking for;
                        Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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                        • #13
                          Have a read of the Matchplay thread on tilt forum

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                          • #14
                            Thanks, i'll search it up.

                            http://tiltforums.com/t/match-play-e...n-thread/958/3
                            This the one?
                            In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
                            Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
                            Looking for;
                            Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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                            • #15
                              Glad i ran a couple of tests. Took me a while to figure out how to add scores simply etc. i also found that after you close the tourney it links a button to create playoffs, so that will solve me having to do the setup the day before with a separate tourney name.
                              This software is tops, i'm loving how easy it is.
                              My scorer was wanting to resign but i bet he's back in again now.
                              In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
                              Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
                              Looking for;
                              Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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