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Big 12 Tournament

A new file has been added, called 10team.sql, which you can use to run the Big 12 Tournament.

Enjoy!

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2014-03-11

Easier developer experience

This project has been Mavenized, put on GIT, and uses Jetty to make it much easier to get running.

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2013-12-01

Tournament & Bracket Tracker v0.6.1 Released!

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. This is a major feature enhancement release. This release adds adds 10 feature requests and it is highly recommended to upgrade.

New this release is support for new technologies such as Java 6, Tomcat 7, and secured email servers with Java Mail support. New ways to administrate your pools are added with multi-level groups, multiple tie breakers, alphabetized team names, and the ability to plug-in automatic game updates with scores.... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2013-03-18

2011 March Madness Begins!

The demo site is set up with the 2011 Big Ten tournament. Get started with your bracket challenges today!

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2011-03-07

Basketball Conference Tournaments Beginning!

March Madness is here! The conference championships are just beginning. You can get in on a pool at the Demo site: http://regier.dnsalias.net/tournament/servlet/com.tournamentpool.servlet.MyTournamentServlet?invitationCode=910GXT

You can also download a copy and host your own March Madness bracket challenges.

Let the madness begin!

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2008-03-10

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.5.1 Released

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. This is a major feature enhancement release. This release adds adds 16 feature requests and changes the license to the GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

Most features in this release allows just about anything that could be done with the interface to be undone, and to provide lists of players, pools, groups, brackets, teams, leagues, and tournaments. You can delete or remove any item that is not used elsewhere, allowing administrators and players to clean up mistakes and keep a clean site without resorting to hacking the database. ... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2007-12-31

Intent to move to AGPL

I intend to change the license to the GNU AGPL with the next release.

http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/agpl-3.0.html

If you have concerns about this change, please let me know.

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2007-11-20

NIT 32 team tournament script available for 2007

A script is now available to set up the 32 team tournament format used by the NIT tournament this year. Be quick! Games start tomorrow.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=133182&package_id=146759&release_id=491490

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2007-03-13

2007 March Madness Notes

The 2007 Men's NCAA Tournament is available on the Demo server. Feel free to use it for your own pools if you don't feel like doing your own installation.
http://regier.dnsalias.net/tournament/servlet/com.tournamentpool.servlet.MyTournamentServlet?invitationCode=910GXT

I've found that the new start time logic for tournaments can be a little flaky, depending on which MySQL version you use. Older versions of MySQL seem to have problems, but newer ones don't. I could get pools to close properly if I run a SQL statement updating the tournament start time to the current_date, then restarting the server. I've also had problems with some older tournaments not having a valid start date in the database. Whenever I then tried to view those tournaments I'd get an exception. The same fix works for this problem too.... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2007-03-12

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.5.0 released

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. This is a major feature enhancement release. This release adds many new options for the tournament pool administrator. You can do tie breakers, not show the player's brackets to each other until the tournament starts, limit the number of brackets per player, and run a pool starting later in a tournament, such as starting at the Sweet 16, without adding extra administration work. There is also a new interface for setting the start date and time of the tournament, sorting enhancements, the ability to edit pool settings, and ranking the brackets of a running pool. Players can also reset their passwords if they have provided an email address when they register.... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2007-03-06

FIFA World Cup Soccer Stage 2 script available

There is now a SQL script available to add a new tournament type which can handle FIFA's World Cup Soccer tournament in Stage 2.

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/bracket-tracker/worldcup.sql?download

Stage 2 starts on June 26th. Pairings will be determined on June 23rd.

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2006-06-03

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.4.4 released

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. This is a minor feature enhancement release. This release sorts the brackets in a pool so that the brackets with the most points show up on top. It also gives group administrators the ability to change a pool until there are brackets added to it. This will help them correct mistakes. Administration form based pages now put the focus on the first form element. This should make administration faster to do. ... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2006-03-20

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.4.3 Released

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. This is a bug fix release and fixes all known bugs. This release specifically fixes some user interface bugs that eventually result in corrupted data. Recommended upgrade for all users.

This release also includes support for the NIT tournament.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=133182&package_id=146759&release_id=401967 ... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2006-03-16

NIT Tournament Type Available

A SQL script to create a tournament type for the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is now available for download.

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/bracket-tracker/nit.sql?download

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2006-03-14

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.4.1 Released

Ready for March Madness!

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. This is a bug fix release. It solves a number of issues that have been preventing the successful use of v0.4.0 in various environments. Specifically, this release reinstates support for JDK 1.4, fixes a database upgrade issue, and fixes a bug where non admin users didn't see the right groups. Also included are some user interface improvements for the MyTournament page.... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2006-03-08

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.4.0 Released

Ready for March Madness!

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. The main focus of this release is administration. Administrators can now create a new tournament, create teams and assign the seeds all from the user interface. This release makes irrelevant whether or not I release .sql files on the night that the brackets are revealed, because anyone can set it up. This release also adds the notion of a 'League' so that teams are properly grouped and you don't make the mistake of women's team in a men's tournament or
vice versa. Also added was the notion of a site
administrator. This is automatically the first person to register on the site. This person has the authority to create new tournaments, set them up with teams, and to assign other site admins.... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2006-02-28

Demo Site Available!

There is now a Demo Site available for you to try out. I will probably run some mock tournaments as people start registering.

http://regier.dnsalias.net/tournament/servlet/com.tournamentpool.servlet.MyTournamentServlet?invitationCode=910GXT

The link above uses the new automatic invitations so that everyone will be invited to the 'Demo' group.

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2006-02-03

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.3.0 released

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. This release adds support for invitations. This gives the administrator of a tournament the ability to send out an invitation URL which, when clicked by a prospective player, will add them automatically to an appropriate group without administrator involvement. This release also makes gives links to the tournament update pages so that you can easily update the games as they happen, and delegate the authority to update the games. All screens are properly secured. Various bug fixes have also been made.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=133182&package_id=146759&release_id=381214 ... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2005-12-28

New home page and new features

The home page at http://bracket-tracker.sourceforge.net is now up and available with documentation.

I've been working on a number of features and bug fixes the last few weeks. I expect to have an updated release available in the Christmas 2005 time frame.

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2005-12-11

v0.2.2 build problem

There is a problem with the v0.2.2 build. In Tournament/Web Content/WEB-INF/lib/ the file webutility.jar is out of date. It does not include the StringUtil file. This results in errors on when submitting the registration page. To fix it, just create a new webutility.jar file from the Web Utility project and put it in the WEB-INF/lib directory when you deploy.

You can also grab the updated jar file from CVS.

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2005-03-16

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.2.1 released

The major reason for this release is to fix a few bugs that have popped up in v0.2.0, which would prevent you from running a successful pool. However, thanks to Bill Phillips, we also have a new, cleaner user interface!

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2005-03-15

Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker v0.2 (NCAA 2005) released

The Tournament Pool & Bracket Tracker is a J2EE application for easily administrating a sports tournament office pool. This release is ready for use with the 2005 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, which begin on Thursday. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=133182&package_id=146759&release_id=312157

This application supports small groups or organizations who wish to provide an NCAA basketball tournament pool without a lot of administrative work in calculating up-to-date results and possibilities. Though it was built with the NCAA tournament in mind, it is built generically and should be able to handle most other sports tournament pools For instance, it has been demonstrated to work with the ACC tournament. It is web-based and thus users can register themselves and start enterring their brackets on their own. They can edit and change and play with their selections in an easy to use interface, until they are either happy or run out of time. After the adminstrator of a group adds them to the group and provides at least one pool, the user can submit their finished bracket. Once the tournament begins, they cannot change it. Users can submit a single bracket in as many pools as they want or switch them up. Once the tournament is underway, as games complete, users can keep track of their progress as the administrator for a tournament updates the results of games. The pool adminstrators can choose from many different scoring systems, and in the future may be able to define their own.... read more

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2005-03-14

Project is live!

There are screenshots available so that you can see that this project is real. Code should be uploaded into CVS tonight.

Posted by Avery J. Regier 2005-03-11