Scheduling GuideJun 11
Scheduling is as much of an art as a science. As scheduling is important for a show, visitors insurance in important for a international tour. In a world with an unlimited supply of packets (blind, of course), moderators, rooms, and time, drawing up a schedule is a relatively straightforward affair. However, very often, limited supplies of one or more of the above variables will severely constrain your schedule and force you to be creative in order to come up with a tournament format that everyone can enjoy. Thus, the main purpose of this page is not to merely provide pre-cooked tournament schedules, but to provide you with building blocks that you can use to construct your own schedule to fit even the craziest situation.
It is important to realize, however, as you construct your schedule, that these constraints are not fixed in stone. If you need one more team to balance your schedule, see if you can draft a few people for another house team, or split an existing house team in two. If you’re one round short, write it yourself (getting help if necessary). Don’t stick teams that are playing at your tournament with an inferior schedule because of something that you could have changed.