Pool Policy

Pool policy is part of the sheet policy, and is edited in the Settings sidebar. Typical pool policy

Set pool policy on the Entries sheet prior to initialising pool play.

Be sure to Save any changes before navigating to another sheet.


Shuffle

Shuffle the entries into random order when initialising pool play (i.e."doing the draw").


SCDP (Same Clubs Don't Play)

Will perform a random draw such that teams from the same club or organisation don't play each other. Only check this if it makes sense for your event.


Ends

Will initialise pool play with ends columns visible in addition to the shots score. The ends score would follow the shots score e.g. 12-7,5-4. Ranking will be: wins (including draws), ends for, then shots for.


Rounds

Must be in the range 3–15. Required.


Groups of

Enter the maximum number of teams per pool. Required.
Chartroom create pools using Groups of as the maximum permissible pool size.

Chartroom has powerful algorithms for dividing fields of arbitrary size into viable pools.


Group text

Initial text to label each pool. Can be edited on the pool charts at any time.

The default is "Pool #", giving "Pool 1", "Pool 2" …
"Group #A" would give "Group A", "Group B" …


To qualify

Specify the qualifying criterion that applies to your pool play.

Set one (and only one) of:

  • Wins,
  • Overall rank, or
  • Pool rank

Wins means "Wins including draws", so a fractional value like 2.5 is okay.

If the event is decided solely on pool play with no knockout play set Pool rank to 1.

To qualify can also be changed during the event, for example to decrease the number of wins needed if fewer than the scheduled number of rounds are to be played.

Custom Pool Policy

Modify or add advanced policy options in Tools > Edit policy in the json object "custom":{"poolPolicy":{ }}


Groups of strict

Specify if you want all pools to be strictly the same size. The field will be made up to a multiple of groupsOf by the addition of wildcards e.g. groupsOfStrict":true


limit

Specify a range of entries to initialise, e.g. "limit":"1-20" will take the first 20 entries, "limit":"21-*" will take the remainder.


sortable

Specify true to set up the pool rank in column A, e.g. "sortable":true.


neverSortable

Specify to protect a sheet from ever being sorted via Sort pool by column A, e.g. "neverSortable":true.


rinkData

Specify a certain rink table in a Masterdata sheet, e.g. "rinkData":"Generic Singles Rinks".


scdpSubstr

Trim characters from the right of the club string for SCDP purposes. If positive it will discard characters on the right, if negative it will use the characters on the right, e.g. "scdpSubstr":1