Bracket Formats

The R2sports event management software supports multiple draw type formats

Brackets that can be used for tournaments, leagues, and seasons include:

Elimination Brackets with consolation options supporting up to 256 participants, Round Robins with different display options up to 16 competitors, Pool Play divisions up to 160 competitors in 10 different groups, and Heats with up to 200 competitors.

R2sports Screen Shots: Round Robin

King of the Court

The King of the Court bracket format accommodates 4 to 16 players, pairing them as doubles teams with every other player in the division to compete against various teamed opponents in a round robin schedule. Match results are recorded individually, with certain exceptions for odd numbers of players or draw sizes. In these cases, some players may not pair up or may need to play an additional match, in which their worst result is dropped.

The division type can begin as either singles or doubles before being converted to King of the Court, and counts towards the doubles individual rankings in sports organizations using R2 Rankings.

Advantages: This format fosters social interaction and camaraderie, as players partner with various teammates and become better acquainted with one another. It also offers an alternative solution for 4-7 player doubles divisions, providing more matches compared to traditional formats or even canceling the division.

Disadvantages: The King of the Court format is sensitive to changes in player numbers, as adding or removing a player can significantly impact the bracket. While removed placeholders can fill vacant spots, match-ups may still be affected. For optimal results, it is recommended to recreate the bracket if player numbers change.