From version 18.104.22.168
is it now possible to setup Round Robins with 2 to 8 rounds (the players play each other more than once).
This option is availeble in singles, pairs, mixed pairs and 4 players team mode.
In this tutorial I will use the PDC Premier League 2010
as the sample. The PDC Premier League 2010
database can be
downloaded from the "Downloads"
screen in DfW and also from the main page on this site.
To setup a Round Robin with multiple rounds, open the "Tournament" screen in DfW as shown in the screen shot below.
Click the "Round Robin" tab and then click the "New" button as shown below to create a new Round Robin.
Fill in the title, rounds, number of players (max number) pr. group, best of and win points for example.
In the Premier League the format is best
of 14 legs (or first to 8 legs), it is 2 rounds and 8 players
in the group (only 1 group).
You get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
When done with the setup, click "OK" to save and close the window.
This is how an empty Round Robin with multiple rounds and 8 players in the group looks like.
We must now add the players to the table.
The order you put in the players does not matter really. It affects the order of play ("OOP"), but the order of play
can be changed manually later using drag and drop.
Set the playertype (optional) before you start adding players.
To add the players, dra and drop them into the table (the grid on the left) or double click the players, one by one.
In this sample I start from the top and put in the players alphabetically.
As soon as all players has been added to the table (or group if you like), we must now set the
order of play. The order of play is set with just one single click on the "OOP" button on top of the "OOP" grid.
The order of play is automatically saved to the database so there is nothing to be done
to keep the order.
We can now start to put in results from matches already played. When I register the scores from the Premier League
on Thursday evenings, I normally start the match from the "OOP" grid by RIGHT clicking the grid and then select
the item "Start selected match". The advantage of starting a match from the "OOP" grid is that the result/legs are saved
automaticcally to the tables so I would only have to refresh the Round Robin after the match is done to
see the results in the "OOP" and the points in the table.
My Premier League 2010 database is not 100% complete this year. I have missed the first two matches + one in week 6.
Since I don't have all the matches, I must put in the first two matches manually. The results of the first
two matches can be found on the PDC page.
The first match was Ronnie Baxter v Terry Jenkins. I can now browse to the match in the "OOP" window or use the simple search function
in the "OOP" grid. When search ing for one particular match, you must put in a space + "v" between the names
or else you would not get a match (example "Ronnie Baxter v Terry Jenkins").
The Ronnie Baxter-Terry Jenkins match ended 7-7. I put the results into the "OOP" window by clicking the "Res" column.
The Ronnie Baxter-Terry Jenkins match is number 11 in my order of play and I now want to move this match to the top
of the "OOP" to have all the matches in correct order
(or the order the PDC has setup the matches if you want).
To move the match, select the Ronnie Baxter-Terry Jenkins by single clicking the line (you will se a focus rectangle
around the names) and then RIGHT click to get access to the popup menu. In the popup meny, click the item
"Move selected match to the first available space" as shown in the screen shot below.
"Move selected match to the first available space" means move to the first available row where the result is not 0-0.
The match was moved to the first position in the "OOP" window.
As soon as the first result was put in, the table was sorted automaticcally. The second match, Mervyn King v Adrian Lewis,
must also be put in manually. Mervyn won this match 8-5. I repeat move operation so the match is moved to the second row.
Because I have all the rest of the matches, except for one, I can now just drag and drop the rest of tha matches
into the "OOP" window from the "Match log" screen and the results will be saved to the database and the table will also be updated.
Please be aware of that you don't need to drag and drop the match into the "correct" row (match) in the "OOP" window, just
drop it into the window on a line with the corresponding round number and DfW will find and put the results into the correct row.
When draging and droping matches into the "OOP" window, the only thing you should be aware of is that you must drag the match
into the correct round, that's all.
When you drag and drop matches from the "Match log" or start the match from the "OOP" window, the background colour will
change. The colour indicates that a match in the datbase is assigned to the match in the "OOP" window.
Drag and drop all the matches into the window. The final match I must put in manually is the match from week 6,
Ronnie Baxter v Adrian Lewis, who Adrian won 8-6.
This is how the table lookes like after I have put in all the results from week 1-7.