Scoreholio lets you advance any (even) number of players into the playoffs of a Switcholio tournament, but that doesn’t mean you should. It’s important to know that any bracket other than one of 8, 16 or 32 players WIL, so instead of having to you can advance 12 or 18 or 24 players if you want. If like me you face a time limit though, gotta be out by 10:00 or whatever, these odd-sized brackets are problematic because they introduce byes, which means you’ve got people waiting to play, games waiting for games, so it takes more “rounds of games” to get through the action.
- Run the round robin phase of your Switcholio tournament like you normally would. Easy peasy.
- When everybody’s got their games in, generate the playoff bracket like you normally would. Here’s where I strongly recomment 8, 16 or 32.
- Create a new Scoreholio tournament for your consolation bracket. Set game format as Round Robin, team generation as Switcholio, and scoring format (“Record then Points” or Total Points”) to be whatever you used in your main tournament. (Read that last part again — it’s what I messed up the first time I tried, and it’s critical.)
- Go to the “Round Robin” tab of admin and click the Import button.
Pick the tournament you want to pull from in the dropdown, select all players, and then click Import Players.