Quizbowl Schedule Generator

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Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:07 pm

This tool is still in development. While I don't think there are any critical bugs, I would still suggest you double-check your generated schedules just in case.

The Quizbowl Schedule Generator

I created a tool that will automatically generate a Quizbowl schedule. Simply tell it how many teams you're expecting, the format you want to use, and fill in the brackets and room numbers, and it will do all the hard work for you! It comes with a live preview and the ability to edit your schedule as you see fit, including filling in playoff teams.

Features in the works, in approximate order of priority:
  • Adding schedules for tournaments of all sizes between 11-36 teams to be used for high school events (i.e. 8-10 rounds guaranteed)
  • An FAQ and a beginner's guide to schedules
  • Adding schedules that ensure all rounds have at least one bye (for packet-sub tournaments)
  • Printable versions of schedules
  • Schedules that are personalised for each individual team and room at a tournament
  • Probably a better method of allocating playoff teams within their brackets
As usual, if anyone has any questions, suggestions, or bug reports, please let me know.
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Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Post by Ndg » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:37 am

This is very cool, and something I've been thinking ought to exist for a while.
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Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:24 am

I've added some more schedules for tournaments between 4-10 teams. Assuming nothing surprising happens, I should have all of the suggested ACF formats available with time to spare before ACF Fall.

In addition, I fixed a couple of issues regarding escaping characters and a really dumb bug involving bracket IDs, so if you did have a schedule created, you might want to go ahead and double-check to make sure that didn't mess anything up.

Thank you to everyone for helping me test this. I'd almost certainly miss something crucial if it weren't for you guys playing around with this tool.
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Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:05 pm

This is a really nice project for the community, and will be extremely helpful for new tournament directors.
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Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:52 pm

There should now be schedule templates up for all ACF and NAQT-approved college formats up through 24 teams. The one caveat is that at the moment some schedules (I think 16 and 20 teams, for a couple of examples) don't have byes built-in, so if you're hosting ACF Fall, were planning on using this, and are in need of a schedule with byes, please let me know and I can add one in.

I believe I caught all of the errors, but please go through and make sure there aren't any mistakes before you use these schedules in a tournament setting.
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Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 pm

Oh my god, thank you so much!

Could you add a QR code to the website so people don't have to type up a URL?
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Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Post by CPiGuy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:55 pm

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Oh my god, thank you so much!

Could you add a QR code to the website so people don't have to type up a URL?
There are a number of websites that will allow you to generate a nice easy-to-remember URL like [site]/2019fallcanada.
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Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Post by settlej » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:24 pm

This tool was very helpful for ACF Fall! Thank you for creating it.
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