Addicts of this fascinating game are always on the lookout for a friendly competition and meeting other fans. IngenPool is designed to assist in making such sought-after events occur more often, hopefully turning out tons of exciting competition at your local halls.
IngenPool is designed for the real world, where late registration, last minute change, table re-assignment, match results modification are a reality, and somehow part of the excitement.
The best way to experiment with all the features is to download and install the software, and use the built-in tourney simulator along with the 5 free demo Tournament credits.
Every registered instance of Ingenpool offers the following great features. Explore them below.
A tourney is setup in 10 easy steps. Templates can be created for weekly tourneys to save in set-up time. Your default payout table is automatically loaded. The "Prize %", represents the percentage of entry fee being returned to prizes, and can be adjusted for each tournament along with any money added. The payout table adjusts dynamically as registration are processed, or you may select to set the prizes manually.
Build a comprehensive respository of your players and teams.
Once a player/team is recorded, registering them for a tournament is only a matter of retrieving their entry and hitting the "Register" button.
Tell IngenPool which tables are available, and watch it schedule your tournament's matches.
This live computation is based on the event schedule (which can spread up to 7 days), how many tables are open, the races and handicap in play, and the estimated time per single game. Different schedule-handling options are available to adapt to most situation. The "Live" schedule is continuously re-computed on the fly as the tournament progresses. In "Freeze" mode, the schedule is initially computed and remains unchanged, which is the default for most tournament software, but as we all know things never go exactly as planned. The best IngenPool setting is "Live on tour day / Otherwise freeze", allowing for dynamic scheduling without pulling in players from one day to another.
Managing a Tourney
IngenPool is flexible and lets you make changes as you see fit.
Everything you need to manage a tourney is one right-click away. You will make mistakes, declaring the wrong winner, send players to the wrong table, enter the wrong scores. IngenPool is designed so anything can be easily undone or corrected. You can even undo a Tourney all the way back to the start! Right-click any position on the bracket (or table) to open the dynamic context-menu.
Easily manage table assignment and allotted time
To start a match, drag a ball-tray from the bracket to an open table. The table timer starts automatically and will buzz and turn yellow when the expected computed match time is exceeded. The tables can be renumbered to reflect your pool room set-up. The 64 tables are "smart-scrolling", so everyone gets to see the table assignments and ongoing matches just by looking at the screen.
Race and Handicaps
You can set the races for every elimination levels, along with the handicap in use. Tourney defaults can also be set for every formats. Many of IngenPool's features uses the values as set here. For example, the scorecards, the computed table time-allowed, the Dispatch Window, etc.
Hard Copy Reports
Every hard copy report you may require is one click away. You can also print bracket blanks when all tourneys are closed.
A comprehensive Calcutta manager is built in and allows you to effectively manage your Calcutta auctions. Players past performance with skill level fluctuation (membership feature), computed payouts and beneficiary calculation, sound effects, are some of the features.
Door Prize Wheel
A door-prize spinning wheel is automatically loaded with all registered players, and is accessible throughout the tourney lifetime. This smart wheel keeps past winners in memory, and its status is saved with the tournament.
Advertising and messages
IngenPool features a comprehensive banner rotation and scrolling message manager. Banner rotation when projecting on HDTV can generate additional revenue.
Drag a ball-tray, right-click, and select "Announce match" to bring up the beeping dispatch window calling players to their assigned table.
Compile Points and Prizes
Compile points and prizes accumulated during a season. The points value earned for each final positions can be edited, and are compiled on the fly for export to html. This feature is useful to qualify players for an end-of-season main event based on perfomance during the regular season.
Use IngenPool for more than Pool & Billiard
Due to its ease of use and versatility, IngenPool, although specialized for Pool & Billiard events, is often used to manage other types of tournaments. A variety of alternate graphic packages are at your disposition to better represent alternative events, especially when projecting on HDTV.
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