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Tournament Management Software is software that's intended to help tournament organizers set-up, host, and manage tournaments and registrations more easily. Some examples of such software systems are listed below.

See also: Tournament Scoring Software

All Tournament Pro[]

All Tournament Pro is actually a general-purpose product for all types of tournaments (softball, basketball, soccer, etc.) that also supports martial arts tournaments. Among its more unique features is the ability to estimate match-times and deconflict competitor schedules to ensure that a single competitor isn't scheduled to compete in two events at the same time. In addition to handling competitor registration, All Tournament Pro is also strong in terms of event-day features, such as ring-side scoring and display of match results.

Cost: $20 up-front fee, plus $4 per competitor ($3 from the competitor, $1 from the tournament organizer).

Kihapp[]

Kihapp is another full-featured product that handles everything from online registration to bracket making and certificate printing.

MAT Action[]

MAT Action is a cloud-computing-based software system that's intended to provide real-time management of tournament data (especially using tablet computers such as iPads and Android tablets), so that for example a person can register a walk-in competitor at the front door using an iPad, and have that competitor's data show up in real-time out on the competition floor on iPads being used by scorekeepers. 

While most Tournament Management systems have websites that are mobile-device compatible, MAT Action's strength is that it provides downloadable apps to your tablet or smartphone for tournament management.

MAT Action includes the SmartReg component for competitor registration. SmartReg is an online tournament registration and payment processing system that displays to competitors only the divisions they are eligible to compete based off their criteria.

Cost: MAT charges a fee of $5 directly to competitors at the time of registration.

Register4TKD[]

Smoothcomp[]

Smoothcomp is a Web-based platform for organizing tournaments for a variety of martial arts and combat sports. It handles:

  • Athlete registration, athlete payments, discounts and refunds, late fees
  • Bracketing
  • Event scheduling
  • Scoreboarding
  • Publishing competition results

The drag-and-drop user-interface is optimized for both tablets and laptops. Athletes and spectators can use any Web-enabled device to view results and upcoming events. Schools can perform bulk-registrations for large groups of students. 

Cost: €1 per competitor

Sportdata Event Technology[]

TaekoPlan[]

TaekoPlan is an older PC-based system (i.e., not Web-based).

TKDConnect[]

TKDConnect is a new web based system that provides features to competitors, event hosts, and coaches. Competitors can register for events, track and manage registrations. Coaches can track and manage their competitor's registrations. Event Hosts can view, track, and manage registrations in real time. They also have access to Credential printing and Bracket Printing. Local event brackets are organized to evenly distribute byes between schools and make sure competitors from the same schools do not compete against each other in the first round.

Tomato[]

Tomato is an older PC-based system (i.e., not Web-based).

Cost: €600

TournamentTiger[]

TournamentTiger is a cloud-hosted service that is accessible from any computer, tablet, or phone using your web browser. This makes participant registration and tournament management activities such as bracketing, scoring, awards, and holding area management very accessible.

One key benefit of TournamentTiger is that it is very configurable. This allows a tournament host to define all different sorts of events, even non-standard events that may be specific to their school. It then uses this information during the registration and bracketing process. This helps to ensure participants are providing good information during registration and that they are only registering for events in which they are eligible to compete. This quality data assurance helps make the bracketing process much simpler and more reliable as well.

Being an online service makes changing information or adding new participants very easy as well, even on the day of the tournament. For example, lets say you have a participant checking in the day of competition, and he notices that he accidentally chose the wrong belt rank when he registered. This data can be fixed on the spot, including correcting divisions and printing a new badge, even if these tasks are handled by different people running your tournament. All data changes are automatically visible everywhere.

Pricing for TournamentTiger depends on the specific package of features you wish to use, but they are all based on a percentage of revenue charged through the system. Online credit card processing is included in the service. This makes it easy to get signed up with very low upfront costs and allows you to fund your service as registration revenue is earned.

Feature summary: online participant registration, store system, configurable bracket generation, configurable scoring system, automatic division results, holding area management, printable award certificates, participant badges / wristbands, etc

WiredMA[]

WiredMA  is an online tournament management system which allows tournament organisers to plan, promote and host martial art tournaments.  Competitors/Instructors/Parents can register and pay online.  The tournament organiser can monitor the entries in real time and then print the automatically generated draw sheets (brackets) for the big day(s).

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