CATAN Studio is excited to offer our Tournament Organizer app in partnership with Best Coast Pairings. The below guide will hopefully answer any questions you might have, either when reading instructions provided in the Tournament Kit, or if you should run into an issue during your event.
While this app is suitable for use for all CATAN tournament events, CATAN Studio administrates the English-language tournament program only! If you are running an event somewhere other than the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, or Australia, and need assistance with your tournament, please refer to this page to locate contact information for the publishing partner in your country.
Download the Best Coast Pairings Tournament Organizer for iOS or Android and create an account using the same email address you used when requesting your event.
Once logged in, find and tap on your event. On initial login, you should be taken to the Events listing. To navigate there in the future, access the main menu. Depending on your device, you may need to click the “hamburger” icon in the upper left.
Go to the “Event Details” Screen and ensure the event Name, Location and Time for your event are correct.
At this point you can add additional details for your event such as an image, any additional links, and an event description. You may also set up online registration.
The remaining fields are advanced options and all the proper defaults for a CATAN National Qualifier have been pre selected for you. There is no need to change them.
The “PIN Options” section relates to the BCP Player App, which your players may use to pre-register for your event, as well as self-report their scores during the tournament. You may switch these options on or off depending on your preference.
When you are complete tap “Save”. Each event generates an inclusive webpage with your added details where players can easily search events and pre-register; BCP will even handle ticketing for you. Ticketing is 5% +.30 per ticket sold. There is no fee for “Free or $0” registration.
Navigate to the “Pairings” menu and tap “Start Tournament”. You will be prompted for an optional timer and push notification to players that the round is up.
The table assignments are now viewable through the BCP Player App, the events webpage, and in your TO app.
You can enter scores for a table by tapping on the table, and entering the scores for each player. Ensure you select the winner for each table.
Players may also enter their own scores with the Player App downloaded to their device. If corrections are needed, you may make changes in this same screen.
When all the scores are entered, tap on the “Next Round” button. The new round will generate. Repeat until you reach the end of the Preliminary rounds.
Between rounds, you may wish to print out or share rankings. You may do this from the main menu, selecting “Placings”.
Semi-Finals/Finals: At the end of the preliminary rounds, you will be prompted to “End Tournament”.
Important: It’s not necessary to “End Tournament” before proceeding to your Semi-finals/Finals, however it is good practice, to make sure all games are complete, and to display standings.
Once you perform a “Top Cut” you can no longer reset your event to the beginning. This is why backup paper records are important and why you must be certain all scores are verified prior to advancing past your preliminary games.
Once you are ready to proceed past the preliminary rounds, you will want to return to the “Pairings” menu, which will show the end of Round 3.
Tap on the options button (:) in the corner of the pairings menu (on the top right for Android and bottom right in iOS) and select “Top Cut”.
Choose to cut by 16 players and generate the Semi-Final round (Round 4).
Enter scores and mark winners as before. At the end of round 4, Your winners from each table in Round 4 should advance to the Final round (Round 5). Enter scores for the final round and “End Tournament” as above.
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