At risk of overstaying my welcome here, I have another thread topic that I would like to get some input on.
When your club, league, family, or just self run a tournament / race, how do you do your brackets? What is the most popular type? (IE: double elimination, single elimination, 4 at a time, etc...)
Do you use any programs to keep track of your brackets?
To start this off, we normally run a double elimination bracket from 32 - 128 cars. No player starts against their own car (we allow multiple entries). Up until last Christmas we tallied our brackets by hand, with printed excel brackets. To speed things up I bought a copy of Tourney Master 3. Which is OK, but since it really was not designed for racing or even really too many stat categories, nor does it really have a good database that remembers cars for reuse - it only speeds up the racing portion and not the stat keeping. Although, I know that not many groups keep stats (races ran and won is our most important stat). We run 6 different events at some get-togethers, so the bracket software does speed it up after everyone is registered. I am always looking for something better to keep brackets on though.