Jun 242014

As many of you know from my earlier post: http://cornempire.net/2012/02/26/tournament-bracket-display/ I’m always trying to display brackets online. While my previous solution was ok, it isn’t the easiest to use.

So, I’ve created a few Google Sheets templates which can be used for displaying tournament brackets. I’ve created 4, 8, 16 and 32 player brackets. You just fill in the names, and the scores, and you are all set. The nice part of this solution is that you can use the Google Drive app on your phone/tablet to update in real time, and of course you don’t need any server infrastructure to manage this solution.

You should be able to view these, and make a copy into your Google account. Then create your own brackets based on the file. If there are any problems, let me know.

Here are the templates:
4 Player
8 Player
16 Player
32 Player

Here is an example of a completed bracket: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FyXqWXpNE0z9Fx419H0WI1ZRoIvTXXyyE9Z5GFzd_7U/edit?usp=sharing

Feb 262012

One of my long time goals has been to be able to easily display tournament brackets on the web. It seems to be a difficult problem to solve with lots of questions out there, and few answers. There are a few solutions, but they have various issues and downfalls.

I decided to give it another try myself. And this is what I have come up with: A bracket builder, a saved file with raw data, and a bracket viewer that can read the files. If all that sounds like too much, the bracket builder can just spit out the HTML code to display the tree.

I’ve outlined how it works, uploaded an example and have provided a download so you can integrate it with your own applications.

Aug 072011

I recently began working on a new website that will catalog all of the tennis courts in Newfoundland.  You can visit at http://www.tennisnewfoundland.com

Today I added coordinates for each court and city. This allows me to create a custom google map for each page and put links directly on the map. I also added a verification feature so that courts which are confirmed open float to the top and those which aren’t float to the bottom. I made some tweaks to the style sheets as well which should make the site more userfriendly on mobile devices.

Other features include a commenting feature using Disqus, pages for cities and a list of clubs in the province.

Take a look and let me know what you think.