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Your first Tournament in just Five Minutes

In order to set up your first tournament there's just a few simple things you need to do: it'll be done in five minutes. Just follow these instructions step by step.

To set up a tournament you need to register and log in to MeinTurnierplan.de. After logging in you'll find yourself on the page My Tournaments.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Your first Tournament in just Five Minutes > Create new tournament

Create new tournament

If you don't have any tournaments yet, this page will be pretty empty. Let's change that! Just enter the name of your tournament and click Create tournament.

You now have created your first tournament and find yourself in the tab Prepare tournamentGeneral properties, Modus.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Your first Tournament in just Five Minutes > Edit general information

Edit general information

You can find the name of your tournament on top. If you accidentally misspelled or want to change the name of your tournament you can do so here as often as you like, even if the schedule is already set. Just click the Back button on top of each page until you're back here and edit the content of this box.

Below the name box you'll find some information about the presenter. We're skipping this here but if you're interested, you can read more about this under Presenters and Sponsors. Now, we'll move on to the number of participants.

The number of participants strongly depends on the mode: not every number of participants works in each mode. Get more info about modes and numbers of participants here. For the first tournament I’ll choose 6 participants and 1 group (Everyone competes everyone).

Under First Match Number in this Tournament you can pick a number for the first match, for example to avoid having a consolation round start with number 1. Under Best reachable place in this tournament you can set the best possible ranking to be seventh instead of first, for instance.

We'll skip the rest on this page. If you're interested you can follow reading on Group phase with second half, Use participants logos, Use your own group names and Connect tournaments.

Click Save and continue to set participants.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Your first Tournament in just Five Minutes > Set participants

Set participants

After adding general information you can now add the participants. The page should look like this:

If you want to edit the general information once more, just click Back.

Here, you can enter the names of all the teams that are going to participate in your tournament. If you don't know all of the participants yet, just click Save to save your work until here – you can always come back here and continue editing. You can also go to the next step and come back later by clicking Back. Now, it looks like this for me:

Click Save and Continue to get to Location, Time, Settings.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Your first Tournament in just Five Minutes > Set location, time and additional settings

Set location, time and additional settings

Here, you can enter a location, time and additional settings.

In the first four boxes you can enter the location, street address, city (community, village...), as well as the zipcode. This is an example of how it can appear in the end:

Below, you'll find four settings for the fields: here, you can enter the quantity of fields as well as the first field's number. You can read more on this under Fields.

Then, you'll find the time settings. Here, you can enter the starting time, duration of each match, and duration of breaks between matches. I want my tournament to start at 8am. Also, I want one match to last for 15 minutes and there should be a 5 minute break between matches. Continue reading under Set date and time for matches. It'll look like this in the end:

With the option below you can determine the referees to be provided by the teams. If this option is activated you’ll see the number of the responsible referee for each match.

With the next option you can activate the ideal display for video projectors (here: Beamer) which leads to bold writing in the display.

Under calculation mode you can pick one of the two following options: the DFB key or the Standard from MeinTurnierplan. If you prefer a different key you can edit the Match order later.

The remaining options are not needed right now. Click Save and Calculate Plan for the tournament to be calculated.

Now, you're in the tab Run Tournament. Congratulations, you've created your first tournament in as few as five minutes! Just have a look at this page and experiment for a little while. Afterwards, you can continue reading.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Run tournament

Run tournament

After creating your tournament you can start editing it. If you're still in the Prepare Tournament view, just click Save and Calculate Plan. If you're in the My Tournaments view, open the tournament by clicking the file symbol.

You can see the schedule on the left and the current rankings of teams in the table on the right. In the mobile version you'll see the ranking on top and the schedule on the bottom of the page.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Run tournament > Enter scores

Enter scores

To enter the scores of a team go to the match schedule and find the column Result. Enter the scores of the teams and click on the blue button with the check mark in order to save the results.

Viewers who are using the Presentation page will see the results live (there can be short delays).

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Run tournament > Mark match as active

Mark match as active

To mark a match as active just tick the little box in the Active column and save your settings. Active means that this match is being staged right now. The match will be highlighted in red. Viewers can see all changes live. As soon as the match is over, just uncheck the box and save again.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Run tournament > Unrivaled matches

Unrivaled matches

Unrivaled matches are not being counted. The entered scores will not be used in the ranking calculation.

To have a team play unrivaled simply put an exclamation mark before the score when you enter the scores. For instance, enter !7 : 4. Unrivaled matches will be highlighted in blue. If all matches are marked as unrivaled the ranking table will stay empty.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Run tournament > Extra time and penalty shootout

Extra time and penalty shootout

In a final round the score of a match can be marked as having been achieved with Extra Time (E.T.) or with Penalty Shootout (P.S.). Herefore, just tick the respective box and click Save.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Run tournament > Carry over participants from preliminary round

Carry over participants from preliminary round

Tournaments can include a preliminary round and a final round as well as a winner group and a loser group. You'll find the schedule of the final round below the preliminary round's schedule.

In the tag Run Tournament, between the two schedules, you can see the button Take over participants from group stage to final stage.

First, you can only edit the results of the preliminary round. After clicking this button you'll see which teams are playing in the final round. And now, you can enter the results of the final round.

In case you did a mistake in the preliminary round, you can jump back to that round by clicking the button Back to group stage. You'll find it right here.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > User Administration

User Administration

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > User Administration > Register a new account

Register a new account

Without being a registered user you can view tournaments created by other users. However, after registering your own account you'll be able to create your own tournaments, pick teams, upload logos and so much more.

To create a new account just click Register in the menu.

A page will open that allows you to start a standard account free of charge. Just pick a user name and password and enter your email address.

After clicking Send you'll receive an email from us.

Click on the link we sent you in order to activate your account.

Congratulations! Now you can log in to your account.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > User Administration > Login

Login

After your successful registration you can now log in. Just click Login in the menu.

Enter your user name and password and click Login.

You'll be directed straight to the tag My Tournaments.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > User Administration > Change password

Change password

If you'd like to change your password you can do so by going to My Profile on the top right of your dashboard or in the menu of your mobile version. Here, just click on Change Password. You'll be asked to enter your new password.

By clicking on Change Password your password will be updated.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > User Administration > Forgot the password?

Forgot the password?

In case you've forgotten your password just click on Forgot the password? when logging in. Enter your user name on the next page and click on Request new password. The new password will be sent to your email address.

Please remember to change this password after using it to login.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > User Administration > Activate and extend premium account

Activate and extend premium account

In order to activate or extend a premium account you'll need a license key. Go to Price List on the top right of your dashboard or in the menu of your mobile version. Here you can find our pricing models and the advantages you will get. Just click on Purchase License via Share-It and follow the instructions.

As soon as you've got your license key, go to My profile. Here, you can enter the license key and activate or extend your premium feature. It'll be available immediately.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > User Administration > Delete account

Delete account

If you'd like to delete your account go to My Profile on the top right of your dashboard or in the menu of your mobile version. Here, you can find the button Delete Account and all Tournaments. Click on this button and confirm that you really want to delete your account.

All tournaments, settings, logos and claims to already used license keys will herewith be gone.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Presenters and sponsors

Presenters and sponsors

For your tournament you can add a presenter and if you have a premium account you can also add a sponsor.

To add presenters and sponsors just go to the first step in Prepare Tournament. If needed you can use the Back buttons to jump back to that page – all entered data, like team names etc., will remain.

In the upper section you'll find the boxes Presenter, Presenter Logo and Presenter home page (URL). Here, you can enter the presenter, their logo and their website. By clicking on the logo users will be linked to the presenter’s website.

For premium users, right below the presenters, the same settings can be found for sponsors.

The presenter will appear on the front page as well as on the page My Public Tournaments (Premium Function) just next to the name of the tournament.

On the tournament's pages, e.g. the Presentation Page, the presenter will appear on the left and the sponsor on the right of the tournament's name.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use logos

Use logos

MeinTurnierplan.de is supporting the usage of logos in different places on the site: Under Presenters and Sponsors, Group Logos and Participant Logos as well as My Public Tournaments (Premium Function).

In order to use a logo you first have to upload one.

Upload a logo

To upload a logo you first need to go to the respective page where you want to add that logo, for example the first step in Prepare Tournament. You can find the logo overview on the left.

If you click the little triangle right next to Upload Logo a menu will open. Here, you can upload a logo from a URL or from your computer. Also, you can upload the image via drag and dop.

On MeinTurnierplan.de you can upload a logo as a *.jpg, *.gif or *.png file. It will then be saved on our servers. All other formats will not be supported. If you want to use a logo that is a *.svg file, please use a tool to convert it in advance. Animations in *.gif formats will not be supported.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use logos > Upload a logo > Upload a logo from a URL

Upload a logo from a URL

If the image is saved on a different server, like a club's website or Wikipedia, you'll have this option:

First, right-click the image and choose Open Image in New Tab (This text may differ depending on the browser you're using). In the upper section of your browser you can copy the URL.

Paste the URL into the box Upload from URL. The picture should be shown in a moment. By clicking Upload it will be uploaded onto our server and can now be used for your tournaments.

If an error occurs while uploading the image, save the file on your own computer first and upload from there.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use logos > Upload a logo > Upload a logo from your computer

Upload a logo from your computer

If the image is saved on your own computer, proceed as follows:

Click Choose logo. A window opens that lets you choose the file. Navigate to the file and click Open. It should be shown on MeinTurnierplan.de now.

By clicking Upload the image will be uploaded and saved on our servers.

If this doesn't work, please check if the image is a *.jpg, *.png or *.gif file. If necessary just convert it to the format needed. Very big files (measures 2000 pixels and more) will be rejected

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use logos > Upload a logo > Upload a logo with drag and drop

Upload a logo with drag and drop

This is the fastest and most comfortable of all three options:

Just drag the image with your mouse from a folder on your computer or from another website into the marked area on the left side above the blue Upload button. In most cases the image will appear right there and can be saved on our server by clicking Upload.

If this doesn't work, please use one of the other options to upload a logo.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use logos > Use logos

Use logos

Your logos can be used in all marked sections now.

Just click on the logo that you can find in the overview on the left, hold your mouse key pressed and drag it over to the desired box.

If you chose the wrong logo it's very easy to replace: just click the right logo and drag it over to the desired box.

If you don't wish to use a logo anymore, click the logo once and a little cross appears on the top right of the box. Just click the cross and the logo will be removed.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use logos > Use logos of participants

Use logos of participants

To use participant logos you've got to activate the box Use Participants Logos in the first step of Prepare Tournament. By clicking Save and Continue you'll be directed to the next page where you can enter participants. Here, you have the option to add logos of participants for this tournament.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use logos > Delete logos

Delete logos

If you'd like to delete a logo entirely from our servers, e.g. when the maximum amount of logos is reached for your account, just click on the logo once. A little cross appears on the top right of the box. Click the cross and the logo will be removed.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament modes

Tournament modes

On MeinTurnierplan there are several tournament modes available. You can find them in the first step of Prepare Tournament.

There are five modes available that can be used with different settings:

  • Group (Every Team Against Each Other) / Groups without Final: These tournaments have got one or several groups of participants. They can be used in connected tournaments as preliminary or intermediate rounds.
  • 1 Group (League): These tournaments are played as Every Team Against Each Other as well, but over the course of several days (e.g. every Sunday). For tournaments in this mode there are extended methods for the calculation of matchdays.
  • Final Round Only: Final rounds are tournaments that follow a knockout system. Furthermore, all ranks can be played off with additional fixtures. There's Final rounds, semifinals, quarterfinals, last 16 and rounds of 32.
  • Groups and Finals: In this tournament mode there are two rounds: a preliminary round that is played just like in the mode Group and a final round that follows the knockout system.
  • Winner and Loser Group: In this tournament mode there are two rounds that are played in two groups each. From the rankings of the first round one winner group and one loser group is identified. Then, in the second round, the teams play for the ranking in between these groups. As opposed to 1 Group (Every Team Against Each Other) the number of fixtures can be reduced.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament modes > Group matches

Group matches

For group matches participants are divided into one or several groups. Which participant should belong to which group can be decided in step two of Prepare Tournament. Within a group everyone competes against everyone. But it's possible to delete individual pairings later on.

MeinTurnierplan provides up to 16 groups per tournament and up to 24 participants per group. However, the maximum number of participants is 64. If you wish to have more participants or groups in your tournament you can achieve this through connected tournaments.

In case of a final round following a group phase there possibly is a minimum number of teams. For a quarterfinal, for example, there have to be at least eight teams. If you pick a smaller amount of participants the required minimum will be picked automatically. Without a final round the minimum number of teams per group is two.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament modes > Group matches > Group phase with second half

Group phase with second half

In group phases with second half games every pairing of teams will be played off twice.

To activate this you just have to tick the box Group phase with second half (back round) in the first step of Prepare Tournament.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament modes > League

League

League mode is for those tournaments that last for a longer period of time, e.g. every weekend. In distinction from group matches you can pick matchdays in the third step of Prepare Tournament (see also Date and Time for Leagues).

On the presentation page you can pick an individual matchday with a league to make the display even more individual. With usual group matches this won't be possible.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament modes > Final matches

Final matches

Matches in the final round are following a knockout system. Up to 32 participants can compete against each other, with connected tournaments the number will be unlimited. This way there can be final rounds, semifinals, quarterfinals, last 16 and rounds of 32.

Additionally, final rounds allow participants to compete for ranks. Also, it's possible to run a small semifinal, i.e. a semifinal that stages matches between the lower ranks, which results in ranks five to eight.

Matches and ranks can be erased if you don't want or need them.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set dates and times for your matches

Set dates and times for your matches

You can pick the date and time for individual pairings in two ways on MeinTurnierplan: they are calculated automatically in the third step of Prepare Tournament. Afterwards you can change the date and time for pairings individually.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set dates and times for your matches > Set dates and times for group matches

Set dates and times for group matches

The time for group matches can be set in step three of Prepare Tournament. Here, you can enter the start time, duration of a match in the group phase as well as breaks of the group phase.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set dates and times for your matches > Set dates and times for final rounds

Set dates and times for final rounds

If the tournament is in a mode that has a final round, you can also set the duration of final round matches as well as the duration of breaks in the final round.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set dates and times for your matches > Set dates and times for leagues

Set dates and times for leagues

For league matches you can make additional settings concerning matchdays. In the third step of Prepare Tournament you can enter the first day of the tournament, the usual start time and the duration of a match in minutes. Also, you can set the matchdays which will be the weekdays when individual pairings are happening.

By clicking Refresh Matchdays the individual matchdays with their starting time will be worked out.

Now, times for the individual matchdays can be edited in the boxes below.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set dates and times for your matches > Change dates and times for matches

Change dates and times for matches

If you'd like to change the date and time for individual matches go to the page Run Tournament and click on Change match sequence, times, fields, placements. On this page you can change the times for individual matches in the column Start.

If the box Automatically continue times on change is activated, the start times of all following matches will be shifted after the change of one start time. This can be very helpful when you want to add long breaks for instance.

If you don't want that, just deactivate this box.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set dates and times for your matches > Reset dates and times for matches

Reset dates and times for matches

If you'd like to renew the times for a tournament and want them to be automatically calculated, just click on the little triangle next to Change durations of matches and breaks or in the case of leagues click Change Matchdays. The same form is opening that you already saw in Prepare Tournament.

By clicking on Refresh Time all start times of the tournament will be updated.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Connect tournaments

Connect tournaments

On MeinTurnierplan.de you can link tournaments. Thus, you can create as many tournaments as you like. In doing so, one tournament can have up to eight predecessors. The number of successors is unlimited.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Connect tournaments > Prepare connected tournaments

Prepare connected tournaments

In order that a tournament can be a predecessor tounament it needs to be played in either Group mode or Winner and Loser Group mode. A tournament with a final round can not be a predecessor tournament. The remaining settings can be chosen as usual.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Connect tournaments > Set up connected tournaments

Set up connected tournaments

For the next tournament that you're going to create, in step one of Prepare Tournament, go to Take Over Participants and click the button Add +1. A new line will appear in the form.

You can make the just created tournament a predecessor by checking the box on the left. In the box right next to this one you can enter a name for this tournament. This name will appear in the tournament schedule to refer to the predecessor.

If you want to delete a single predecessor tournament just click on the button with the little cross right next to it. In order to delete all predecessors, click Delete all.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Connect tournaments > Run connected tournaments

Run connected tournaments

To run a connected tournament you first have to play off all predecessor tournaments. Subsequently, you'll have the opportunity to carry over the participants of the predecessor tournaments with their ranking. To do this, just click Take over participants from group stage to final stage.

The participants will now appear in the match schedule. If you carried them over too early, you can undo this by clicking Revert taking over participants. The participants will now be erased from the match schedule.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use your own group names

Use your own group names

For tournaments with one or several groups you can name groups individually. In step one of Prepare Tournament just activate Use your own names for the groups. Now, you can give each group its own name. This name will be used instead of, for example, Group A.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use your own group names > Add your own group tokens

Add your own group tokens

Every group has its own abbreviation. This mostly is a single figure. If, in step one of Prepare Tournament, the box Use your own names for the groups is deactivated, the default abbreviations will be A, B, C etc.

When the Use your own names for the groups box is checked there are two lists on top of the next page where you can either choose alphabetic or numeric enumerations. In the box below you can set which figure you want the counting to begin with.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use your own group names > Use your own group logos

Use your own group logos

Every group can also have its own logo. To set this up, in step one of Prepare Tournament activate the box Use participants logos. In step two you can now drag logos from the menu on the left into the Group Logo section. See also Use Logos.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set up fields

Set up fields

MeinTurnierplan.de makes it possible for you to allot a field to every match. In the third step of Prepare Tournament you can pick the number of fields. The maximum number of fields depends on the number of participants in the tournament.

If you don't want the enumeration of fields to begin with number one, you can pick a different number. This is useful if, for instance, there are two concurrent preliminary rounds in a connected tournament.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set up fields > Enforce the display of fields

Enforce the display of fields

Normally, a field is not shown if there is only one in total. This can be changed by clicking Show Court also if only 1 Court.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set up fields > Multiple courts: participants preferably play simultaneously

Multiple courts: participants preferably play simultaneously

There are two options of distributing participants over several fields. Your favored option can be entered in the box Multiple courts: teams play at most at the same time.

If this box is activated, as many participants as possible will play simultaneously. If the box is deactivated, as many groups as possible will play simultaneously.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Set up fields > Change fields afterwards

Change fields afterwards

The fields that were chosen for the matches can be changed later. Under Run Tournament click Change match sequence, times, fields, placements. Here, you can pick the respective field in the box of a match. An appearing yellow frame means that two matches are staged on the same field simultaneously.

By clicking Save or Save and Return you can save your settings.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Add referees

Add referees

For every match you can appoint a referee. For this, in step three of Prepare Tournament click Create referee plan out of participants. Now, there will be as many referees for the matches as there are teams.

If you're happy with the allocation of referees you can go to Run Tournament and click on Change match sequence, times, fields, placements. Now, you can enter each referee in the column Referee. An appearing yellow frame means that the same referee is supposed to work in two matches simultaneously.

By clicking Save or Save and Return you can save your settings.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Placement rule for groups

Placement rule for groups

The Placement rule in group phase defines which rule is used to rank the teams. The team with the higher score will always be ranked higher. If two teams achieve the same score the ranking will be decided by the second category.

If both teams also achieve the same score in the second category the ranking will be decided by the third category and so on... The aim is to have a clear ranking at all times.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Placement rule for groups > Direct comparison

Direct comparison

A direct comparison is used when all other ranking rules have already been applied. In this case, the winner team will be the one that had won the match where both teams have actually competed against each other.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Placement rule for groups > Scores for group winners

Scores for group winners

A team scores depending on the results of a match. If it lost the match it will get zero points. For a draw it gets one point. The winning team will typically get three points.

In the box Points for Winner in Group Phase the points for the winning team can be set to two.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Placement rule for groups > Display negative scores

Display negative scores

In sports like handball the so-called negative points exist. Hereby, the display includes points that the team scored itself as well as the points that all the opponents have scored. By clicking Show Negative Points the display of these scores can be activated.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Change the ranking of participants

Change the ranking of participants

In some cases it is necessary to adjust the automatically generated ranking. For instance, when two teams have the same scores and the decision is based on the drawing of lots or a penalty shootout. To do this go to Run Tournament and click Change match sequence, times, fields, placements.

Scroll down and you will find the section Change Placements. You can pick the desired rankings in the little boxes on the left. Click Save to save your settings.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Delete matches

Delete matches

Group matches and some of the matches in the final round can be deleted easily. To do this go toRun Tournament and click on Change match sequence, times, fields, placements. Here, you can click on the little cross to delete a match. The match will now be marked grey.

By clicking the Recovery Symbol the match can be restored.

To save these settings just click Save or Save and Return on top of this page.

In final rounds only those matches can be deleted that have no other matches depend on them. Hence, the result can not be used to find out which team is playing in a different pairing.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament key

Tournament key

A tournament key generates which team is playing against which other team at what time. It is the blueprint of tournaments, so to speak.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament key > The DFB key

The DFB key

The DFB provides a key for tournaments. It is supposed to ensure a distribution of participants that is as even as possible. It makes the distincion between indoor soccer and leagues.

MeinTurnierplan.de makes it possible for you to let your tournaments be calculated by the DFB key. To do this just go to step three of Prepare Tournament, scroll down and pick Calculation mode for groups, DFB Key. The implemented algorithm can be used for as many teams as you wish.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament key > The DFB key > DFB sources

DFB sources

Indoor Soccer

Leagues

Concerning indoor soccer please note: The match schedule for six participants in the DFB template is different than the DFB key on MeinTurnierplan.de. The reason is that participant number 6 has four home games there. MeinTurnierplan.de instead provides the result of the underlying algorithm, so the distribution is even.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Tournament key > Standard key of MeinTurnierplan

Standard key of MeinTurnierplan

Also, MeinTurnierplan.de has its own algorithm for the calculation of tournaments. It also provides an even distribution of participants but the pairings here start with 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and so on. Therefore, the standard algorithm is useful for tournaments that are inherited from Excel sheets. Excel sheets usually start with these pairings.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Match order

Match order

If you're not happy with the order of the matches you can adjust it manually. Go to Run Tournament and click Change match sequence, times, fields, placements.

Under Modify you can youse the hand symbol to pick a match and move it to a different place. The rest of the matches will shift automatically.

An appearing yellow frame means that one team is supposed to play twice at the same time.

By clicking Save or Save and Return you can save your settings.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Exchange teams

Exchange teams

Two teams in one pairing can be exchanged. Go to Run Tournament and click Change match sequence, times, fields, placements.

Under Modify you can exchange participants by using the arrow.

By clicking Save or Save and Return you can save your settings.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Delete a tournament

Delete a tournament

Tournaments can always be deleted. To do this go to My Tournaments and pick the tournament you would like to delete. Click the cross in the Tournament column in order to delete the tournament.

On top of the page you'll be asked if you really want to delete the tournament. Check the name of the tournament and click Confirm Deletion to finally delete the tournament. Click Cancel if you picked the wrong tournament or aren't sure whether you really want to delete.

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Use tournament links

Tournament links create the nice possibility to share your tournament with fans, participants, sponsors and everyone who is interested. You can find them on the page My Tournaments under Tournament Links.

There are the following four tournament links:

  • Presentation Page: This page is perfect to display your tournament on desktop computers, TV sets and mobile devices. You can send the link to others so that they can view the tournament on their devices.
  • Widgets: If you'd like to display your tournament on your own website or your blog widgets are perfect to do so.
  • PDF: You can generate a PDF file for every tournament that enables you and others to print the tournament's data.
  • QR Code: This page is helpful to make postings. People will see a big QR code that they can scan and that will direct them to the presentation page.

Widgets are little embeddings on your website (so-called IFrames). They help you display content from MeinTurnierplan on your own website: this works live and in your individual color scheme.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use the presentation page

Use the presentation page

Via tournament links you can see your presentation page and share it with fans, friends and athletes. To get to your presentation page go to My Tournaments and under Tournament Links click the little desktop symbol for the respective tournament.

You can now see the presentation page displayed like for all viewers of the page.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use the presentation page > Show only one group, one round or one matchday

Show only one group, one round or one matchday

It is possible to display one group, one round or one matchday only, in case you don't like to display all matches.

In the navigation bar on top just click on the group, round or matchday that you'd like to display.

The display will change immediately. Click on All Matches in order to display all other matches as well.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use the presentation page > Show only one team

Show only one team

If you'd like to display only one team click on the team in the tables on the right (in the mobile version you'll find them on top). The display will show all matches of that team and highlight the team itself in yellow.

Click on All Matches in the navigation bar in order to display all other matches again.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use the presentation page > Navigate through connected tournaments

Navigate through connected tournaments

If the tournament is a connected tournament the names of predecessors and successors will appear on top of the page. By clicking on them you can go right to their pages.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use the presentation page > Display wins, draws, losses

Display wins, draws, losses

By default, for every group you'll be shown the number of matches, goals, goal difference and points in the display. Sometimes, you might also want to see how often there was a win, draw or loss.

To display this data click on the little black plus on the right side. The three columns are now going to be displayed.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use the presentation page > Hide navigation bar

Hide navigation bar

Sometimes, you might not want the navigation bar to be displayed, e.g. when you're using a projector. To hide the navigation bar click on the white triangle on the right side. The navigation bar will now disappear.

By clicking on the triangle again the navigation bar will reappear.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use widgets

Use widgets

If you want to display your tournament on your website or blog, widgets are perfect to do so.

There are two kinds of widgets. The widget for tables helps you display the placement of teams in a group or in the final round. The widget for matches allows you to display pairings – either all at once or just certain pairings, e.g. only the ones of Group A or the ones of the preliminary round.

To get to widgets go to My Tournaments and click on the star symbol in the Tournament Links column.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use widgets > Widget for tables

Widget for tables

The widget for tables shows the ranking within a group or within the final round. With the box named Group on the left you can choose which table you want to be displayed.

Furthermore, you have the following options:

  • Beamer presentation: If this box is activated the font will be bold which is helpful for the widget to be displayed through a projector.
  • Suppress Num Matches: If this box is activated the number of matches for each team will be hidden.
  • Suppress Num Wins, Losses, …: With this option you'll be able to see the overall score but the number of wins, losses and so on will be hidden.
  • Hide Logos: By activating this option the logos of participants can be hidden. The widget will appear more narrow and will load faster.
  • Navigation for Groups: This option opens a navigation bar above the table that lets users navigate through all the groups. This way one widget can be used for all groups.
  • Premium – Suppress link to MeinTurnierplan.de: Below the table there's a link Show full tournament. By clicking it users are directed to the presentation page on MeinTurnierplan.de. If this option is activated the link will be hidden. This is only available if you have a premium account.

Depending on the tournament mode you might not have all the options available.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use widgets > Widget for matches

Widget for matches

The widget for matches displays a selection of matches or all matches.

You can choose what you want to be displayed under Group, Matchdays and Match number. Here, you can pick a group or matchday (groups can only be picked when there is a group phase in the tournament, matchdays can only be picked within leagues). You can also filter for participants but beware that when you select one participant the selection of a group will be ignored. Filtering for matchdays will ignore the filter for participants.

In the box Match number you can specify the exclusive display of matches with certain numbers. You can either enter a single number (e.g. number 17) so only this particular match will be displayed, or you can enter a range of matches (e.g. 4-9, in order to display matches 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9).

Furthermore, you have the following options:

  • Beamer presentation: If this box is activated the font will be bold which is helpful for the widget to be displayed through a projector.
  • Suppress match number: Normally users can see which number each match has got, i.e. when it will be played in the order of all matches. If this box is activated the number of the match will be hidden.
  • Suppress times: This option allows you to hide the start time of a match.
  • Suppress field: This option is available for leagues and helps you hide the number of fields.
  • Suppress group: This option allows you to hide the column that shows the group a match belongs to.
  • Suppress extra time: In final rounds you can show that the scores were achieved after overtime. To hide that activate this option.
  • Suppress penalties: In final rounds you can show that the scores were achieved after a penalty shootout. To hide that activate this option.
  • Suppress headlines in final matches: Final rounds normally have titles like Semifinal 1 oder Third-place Play-off. They're are displayed in an additional row above the match. To hide titles activate this option.
  • Premium – Suppress link to MeinTurnierplan.de: Below the table there's a link Display Whole Tournament. By clicking it users are directed to the presentation page on MeinTurnierplan.de. If this option is activated the link will be hidden. This is only available if you have a premium account.

Depending on the tournament mode you might not have all the options available.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use widgets > Edit colors and sizes of widgets

Edit colors and sizes of widgets

Widgets can be edited individually: you can adjust colors and sizes in the way you like. On the widget page pick the widget you want to work on and click on the little triangle next to Edit colors and sizes. The settings for colors and sizes will open now.

You can pick sizes, like the font size and line width. Also, you can decide about how big gaps should be, e.g. the distance between text and frames.

If you click on the colored sections a menu opens that allows you to pick colors.

The controllers help you to adjust the proportions of red, green and blue. You can also use the box right next to those. Here, you can enter proportions as numbers from 0 to 255.

For some colors, you can also regulate the transparency. It indicates how transparent a color can be. 0 means it can not be seen at all. 255 means that the color is completely covering. If the background of your website is multicolored you can use transparency to have it shine through slightly.

CLick Cancel to close the color window without applying the colors. Click Apply to have a preview of the color in the widget. You can see how the result is looking. If you're not happy with it you can still click Cancel to get the original color back. Or click Okay and the color will be used for your widget. The window then closes automatically

Just play with this a little and see how colors can change your widget. It's fun and in the end you'll have the widget customized to fit perfectly into your website.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use widgets > How to embed a widget into your website

How to embed a widget into your website

Widgets can be embedded into your website as so-called iFrames. If you're using a content management system the steps may differ, but for Joomla and Wordpress we have created some instructions below. The procedure will probably be similar in other systems.

If you've got the outright access to your website's HTML coding and can easily embed iFrames proceed as follows:

  1. Set up your widget as you wish to use it, including the adjustment of sizes and colors.
  2. Under settings for your widget, click the little triangle next to Widget Code. The code will be displayed.
  3. The upper widget code is the one for HTML. Just copy it and include it in your website right where you want the widget to appear.
  4. Done! Have a look at your site. The widget should be there now.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use widgets > How to embed a widget into Joomla

How to embed a widget into Joomla

If you'd like to use a widget on a website created with Joomla it first needs to be enabled. You'll find instructions online, like this one on Youtube:

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Use widgets > How to embed a widget into Wordpress

How to embed a widget into Wordpress

For Wordpress users we have a plugin to embed widgets: MeinTurnierplan.de Widget Viewer (Download to install manually here).

After installing and activating the plugin you can use the Widget Code for Wordpress to embed the widget. It's the one below the HTML widget code.

There are two short codes: [mtp-table] and [mtp-matches]. These are generated by WidgetWizard including all parameters and just need to be copied and inserted.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Put tournament on cover page

Put tournament on cover page

MeinTurnierplan offers you the opportunity to put your tournament on our homepage and increase the attention of our users.

To do this, go to My Tournaments and select the tournament you'd like to be displayed on our Homepage. Choose the option Homepage in the Public column and you will see a check mark. Check the mark on the right and your changes will be saved.

Now, your tournament will be displayed on our homepage. On the day it takes place, it will definitely be presented there. On the days before and after that, it will only possibly be presented there.

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Use an assistants link

The assistant's link is available for premium users. It makes it possible for you to invite assistants to edit your tournaments without giving them your login data.

To use this go to Assistant link under My Tournaments and click the check mark next to Assistant Link – Enter Results without Login. Below you will now see a link that you can copy and send to your assistants. They can now enter the results of the tournament.

In case the link gets into "the wrong hands", you can generate a new link by clicking the Repeat symbol. The first link can't be used anymore.

By clicking the cross you can deactivate this function, so that entering results will only be possible by logging in.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Premium: Add defaults

Premium: Add defaults

Premium users can enter default settings for all new tournaments they plan to create. Default settings will be applied to any new tournament, but can be changed whenever you wish.

To edit default settings just go to My Profile on the top right of your dashboard or in the menu of your mobile version. Scroll down to My Tournament Defaults.

If you already have created a tournament that has the settings you want to apply to all other tournaments, you can simply use the function Take over. If there are any other previously entered defaults here, they will be lost.

You can get all necessary information about defaults on this Help page and under First Tournament in Five Minutes.

If you're happy with your defaults you can save them by clicking on the blue Save button below the default settings.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Premium: count site views

Premium: count site views

Premium users can measure how many views a tournament has. You can see the total amount of site views and the amount per day.

To activate this function go to My Tournaments. Next to Impression counter is deactivated click the check mark in order to activate the counting of site views.

You can now see the total amount of site views and the amount of today's site views. You can reset the counting by clicking the Reset symbol. Click on the cross to deactivate the counting.

On the presentation page the site views are also displayed. Just scroll down to the footer.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Premium: My public tournaments

Premium: My public tournaments

As a premium user you can create your own tournament page. Here, you can present all your tournaments which is very useful for connected tournaments.

MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Premium: My public tournaments > Create and edit your own page

Create and edit your own page

In order to create your own tournament page as a premium user go to My Profile. Scroll down to the section My Public Tournaments. Here, you can edit the settings of your public tournaments.

You can use your desired link for your page's URL. It's going to look like this: www.meinturnierplan.de/mt?DESIREDLINK.

You can give your page a title that will be displayed above all tournaments.

You can also have logos on the left and right. Therefore, you need to Text that's written inside.

If you're happy with your settings click Save. You can now see a preview and the link to your tournament page.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Premium: My public tournaments > Put tournament onto your own page

Put tournament onto your own page

In order to add a tournament to your own tournament page go to My Tournaments. Under Public just check the Home box for the tournament you'd like to add. Click on the check mark next to it to save your changes. You can now see the tournament on your tournament page.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Premium: copy tournaments

Premium: copy tournaments

As a premium user you can copy tournaments. This can be helpful if a tournament is repeated every year.

To copy a tournament go to My Tournaments. Under Create Tournament you can choose Create a copy. Just pick the tournament you'd like to copy.

Under With results you can choose whether you want to keep points, overtime, penalty shootouts etc.

By clicking Create a copy a copy will be made and you will be directed to the next page.

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MeinTurnierplan.de Help > Premium: information as running text (ticker)

Premium: information as running text (ticker)

As a premium user you can display a running text for your tournament. It will appear on top of the page. You can use it to display current news or advertising messages.

To create a running text go to Run Tournament. In the above section you will find the section Ticker.

Just enter your text and activate it by clicking Save. Delete the text by just deleting it from the box and clicking Save again.

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