League Manager can run your post regular season playoffs and tournaments. If you played nine holes each event in League Manager, it is easiest to run 9-hole playoffs/tournaments. It is possible to run 18-hole playoffs or tournaments after a regular season of 9-hole events, but it is a bit more involved.


ScenariosRegular Season Holes / EventPost Season Holes / EventLeague to use for post season
19 holes9 holesUse existing regular season league
29 holes9 holesCreate and use new 9-hole post season league
39 holes
18 holes
Create and use new 18-hole post season league



Scenario 1: 9-hole regular season; 9-hole post season; use regular season league


You can run your post season events using the same league used for the regular season by tacking on however many manual events you need for the post season. 


Schedule


At the beginning of the season when you set your schedule, you can add enough events/weeks to handle your playoff(s) or tournament(s). For example, if your regular season is 20 weeks long and you have 3 weeks of playoffs, you could set up your schedule for 23 events/weeks. At the end of the season, if you realize you need to add some events for playoffs, do so. You will insert three "M?" - manual - events for the last three "A##" - Automatic - events (see Figure 1).


Figure 1


Pairings


Your playoff may start with all of your league players/teams or just those who qualified. You will need to manually pair the players/teams who will be playing in the playoffs. Please see how to manually pair in the article, How to Manually Schedule a Position Night, Fun Night, etc., or the User Guide page, Manually Insert Event or Build Schedule.


You will first manually pair the players/teams that made the playoffs. Then, you will need to randomly pair all others. League Manager requires that all are paired before saving.


Results


You can use one of the existing results reports to come up with your results, create a new results report or figure it outside of League Manager.





Scenario 2: 9-hole regular season; 9-hole post season; create new playoff league


You can create a new league to run your post season. In this scenario, create a new league as a "Filled" league (this brings in all your players and scores, handicaps, settings from your regular season).


Players


If only your players who made the playoffs are playing, then you can delete or move everyone else to the substitute list from the Pre-play Manage screen. If players that did not qualify for the playoffs are also playing "just for fun," then you can leave them in.


Schedule


The schedule for your newly created playoff league in League Manager is simple. Just create enough manual events to take care of your post season playoffs. If you have three events/weeks in post season, change the number of events in the schedule to just three. You will insert three "M?" - manual - events to handle your playoffs (see Figure 2).


Figure 2


Pairings


Your playoff may start with all of your league players/teams or just those who qualified. You will need to manually pair the players or teams who will be playing in the playoffs. Please see how to manually pair in the article, How to Manually Schedule a Position Night, Fun Night, etc., or the User Guide page, Manually Insert Event or Build Schedule.


You will first manually pair the players/teams that made the playoffs. If you included players/teams that did not make the playoffs, then you will need to randomly pair all of these non-playoff players/teams as well. League Manager requires that all players/teams are paired before saving.


Results


You can use one of the existing results reports to come up with your results, create a new results report or figure it outside of League Manager.





Scenario 3: 9-hole regular season; 18-hole post season; create new playoff league


If your group's regular season consisted of nine hole rounds each event, but your playoff will be 18-hole round(s), you will need to...


  1. Create a new 18-hole league for your playoffs
  2. Export players from your regular season
  3. Import players into your 18-hole playoff league
  4. Calculate players' 18-hole handicap from your regular season data
  5. Create your playoff schedule
  6. Manually pair playoff events
  7. Produce your results



A. Create new 18-hole league for playoffs


Create a new 18-hole league to run your post season. In this scenario, create a new league as a "Blank" league.



B. Export players from regular season league


Follow the directions at Export Players to put your players into a CSV file that you can import into your new 18-hole league.



C. Import players into new 18-hole league


Follow directions at Import Players to bring your regular season players into your 18-hole playoff league.



D. Calculate each player's 18-hole handicap


You will need to calculate each player's 18-hole handicap from the tee they will play. You will need...


  • the number highlighted in green in Figure 3 below from the last event of your regular season
  • rating for the tee(s) that will be used in the playoffs
  • slope for the tee(s) that will be used in the playoffs


Figure 3

In the example for Luther in Figure 3 above, we would...

  1. Go to last event of the regular season
  2. Go to Pre-play Manage screen
  3. Find Luther's name and click on it
  4. Click on the tab labeled, "Handicap #(number of last event)"
  5. Click on the button labeled, "How is handicap calculated?"
  6. Scroll down to Item 3 at the bottom
  7. Find the number highlighted in green (Handicap) in Figure 3 above - 11.29 for Luther
  8. Multiply 11.29 by 2 to derive 22.58.


Do this for all of your playoff players.


If everybody is playing from the same set of tees, then use the following formula to calculate the handicap each player will use in the playoffs:


Course Handicap = (# derived in eight steps above) x (slope for set of tees/113)


If players will play from multiple sets of tees in the playoffs, then use the above Course Handicap to calculate the Final Handicap for each player.


Final Handicap = Course Handicap + (rating for set of tees played - par for set of tees played)


In the 18-hole league for playoffs, go to Pre-play Manage screen, click on a player's name, click on Handicap #1 tab and type in the Final Handicap for that player.



E. Schedule


The schedule for your newly created playoff league in League Manager is simple. Just create enough manual events to take care of your post season playoffs. If you have three events/weeks in post season, change the number of events in the schedule to just three. You will insert three "M?" - manual - events to handle your playoffs (see Figure 2).


Figure 4


F. Pairings


Your playoff may start with all of your league players/teams or just those who qualified. You will need to manually pair the players or teams who will be playing in the playoffs. Please see how to manually pair in the article, How to Manually Schedule a Position Night, Fun Night, etc., or the User Guide page, Manually Insert Event or Build Schedule.


You will first manually pair the players/teams that made the playoffs. If you included players/teams that did not make the playoffs, then you will need to randomly pair all of these non-playoff players/teams as well. League Manager requires that all players/teams are paired before saving.


G. Results


You can create a new results report or figure out playoff results outside of League Manager.