Create "Stations" where we can assign tournament matches to
This would make it very easy to manage what match is going on where. Otherwise, they have to be self managed or not managed at all, which is a mess. It would be nice to have a section called "Stations", I can enter in my stations, and then for each match, I can mark what station it is on.
Partial support is in production, and follow-up features for (a) automatic station assignment and (b) requiring station assignment on a match before starting it, will release within a couple weeks (we’re privately testing it on production for a big event tomorrow). Thanks!
Jeremy West commented
Greetings. I like the new station feature, thank you. When do you anticipate automatic station assignment being released? I have a tournament on 6 October and running a simulation.
jeff macintosh commented
I use two large screens to display my brackets on site. The stations screen would be a welcome addition to have on display. However it would appear that screen will only display the logo of a team, rather than the name(s) of the participants. There is alot of space occupying the current layout. Will there be an option to have a players name displayed rather than just the logo of their team? So when displayed. it show John Smith vs Bill Brown, rather than just the logos?
Tim Cox commented
Is there anyway I can get into the beta test group I also have a large event that I am hosting on September 7th and I'm using an old API that somebody made like 3 4 years ago that works okay but occasionally crashes I would much rather do it all inside of a single interface it physically possible
@Ian thanks for your feedback! We internally had some feedback almost identical to yours, so we intend to address those issues.
Additionally, we have some major time-saving features on the way soon related to stations:
First, you'll be able to turn on automatic station assignment. On tournament start, stations will all get assigned, then as matches complete, the freed up stations will get assigned to the next matches in the queue.
Second, you'll be able to require station assignment on matches before they start. So even if both players are set for a match, we won't open it up for score reporting until a station is assigned. Once assigned, the match will open automatically and email notifications will go out.
Used together, these two features make managing stations and notifications immensely easier. We're using them in production tomorrow for https://cxm.challonge.com/events/ctm2018 and we'll publicly release them very soon.
I like that you guys finally added (well, at least a start) a "Stations" feature. The only problem with it is that it currently doesn't save a whole lot of time. It needs to tie in a little better with the bracket to be extremely useful...
Right now if you assign a match to a station on the Stations tab, the bracket does not highlight that match in blue to show that it is currently in progress. This would be very helpful as I have the bracket up on the TV for everybody to see. Currently I have to periodically (when I have time) go through and mark the matches in the bracket that I've already assigned to stations.
Second, if the station name could be displayed next to the in progress match on the bracket that would be super awesome!
Oh, and lastly (rather minor) but if the Station name could be shown on page where you are assigning a match, that would be helpful. Because right now I see an open station, click on it then I look around to see who I want to assign and by time I do that I sometimes forget what station I'm on.
Thanks for at least starting to incorporate stations in to Challonge!
They've added something by the name, I can't seem to get it working though. The text field is broken.
Tim Cox commented
I see it's been 4 years and this seemingly small request has gotten no attention, who do I have to pay? My league is used to Challonge and changing would be "painful", but right now, tracking who is on what board (Dart Matches) is a paper method outside of the visible interface, which is inefficient. Please reconsider this request.
When are you guys going to add stations?
Jp & Heather Jones commented
I agree if we can put in a Location and a date time of the match would make life very simple for tournaments an leagues that take place at different locations simultaneously
We use "Fields" and Times for each game would be helpful.
This (and no offline client) is the only reason we used TIO for a years instead of challonge. Please give us a station manager. This would make challonge a lot more useful for tournament organizing and we would have no more reason to use TIO instead.
This was created for melee tourneys but I'm sure it will help with this anyway
John C commented
It would be good if you could put in that you have 5 boards for use in your tournament and have it auto assign matches to those boards. Allowing for the admin to change it if a particular game is running long. If the brackets assigned it people would not be able to complain that the person running the tournament is "always" putting me on the board by the door or restrooms, or whatever. You could also have a designated board for the championship match and have the program not assign that board, if possible, to the semifinal matches for the top of each bracket. Thanks for your wonderful program.
D Griffin commented
If the table names in the brackets could be set to simply recycle teh same numbers in each new round instead of incrementing the table/match name (e.g. AA, AB, AC, etc) new in each round it could solve this problem. Then you could just match your stations with the letters it generates.
Yes this would be very helpful with stations(courts whatever) being listed and being able to assign each match to them and showing which stations are open or not. capability to email/tweet/whatever when a match station is assigned would be great to add to this as well. Thanks
Is this ever going to be done? I feel like it is the one thing TioPro has over Challonge, and TioPro is terrible so this would be nice to have
That is almost a Entiy for locations and then auto assign, or assign locations from a drop down list, possibly in an expanded bracket format for easier entry.
This would be supported by auto scheduling of matches based on a length of game and length of time between each round.