EBRACKET is about tournament administration. As a tournament director, you can set up these various tournament formats:
EBRACKET is also about viewing results. As a parent, friend or player, you can see:
To view scores, just click on the "View Scores" item at the top of the page. The computer or mobile device will attempt to use its internal information to find tournaments currently nearby. If that doesn’t provide the proper tournaments, then enter the city or zip code of the area the tournament is located. This should result in the tournaments in that area. Click on that tournament to view the scores and results.
To administer a tournament for the first time, click on the "Tourney Admin" link at the top of the page. Enter the information to create a new account. Once set up you can create a new tournament totally free of charge! All the set up for the tournament is only visible by you, the tournament administrator. When your tournament setup is complete you will need to purchase credits to "publish" the tournament. Publishing a tournament makes it available on the “View Scores” screen and mobile app for the general public to see.
Publishing a tournament is only available once you have purchased enough credits for your tournament. One credit is equal to one team in your tournament. If you have 20 distinct teams in your tournament then your tournament will cost 20 credits to publish. Once your tournament is published then any changes to your tournament will automatically show to the public. If you add more teams to the tournament then you will need to republish and more credits will be deducted from your account. If teams drop from your tournament, you can remove those teams and credits will be returned to your account.
When my daughter started playing basketball for our club team I immediately decided I wanted to be more involved. I joined the board for the Appleton North Girls Basketball Club and also started coaching. One of my responsibilities on the board was to help run youth tournaments that we host. I really enjoyed doing that but really felt like there was a better way to administer the tournaments. My idea was to take what is done on the big posters in the cafeteria and simplify and automate the process. Parents and fans, either at the tournament or elsewhere, will have access to the tournament schedule and results as they happen. As a coach I can also see where all the teams finished for the tournament. I found that unless I was in the championship game I had no idea who won the tournament. Now I can see all that information whenever I need it. It sounds simple but there's more to it than meets the eye.
Although I had the experience that created the idea for EBRACKET, what you see on the website and mobile app was created by my ridiculously talented business partner, Barry Van Groll.
I love technology! Since my first Packard Bell computer in 1993 it's safe to say I have been working with a computer nearly every day. I wrote my first program when I was 12 and my first website when I was 14. That's not uncommon today, but back then it was unheard of. I saw the value in technology both as a means of childhood entertainment and as a career. When Jason approached me to help him build his vision of a superior Pool & Bracket Tournament Management System, I was on board immediately.