Lives Policy

Lives policy is part of your sheet policy, and is available in the Settings dialog. Typical Lives Policy

You can set Lives policy on the Entries sheet, or on a Pool play sheet any time prior to initialising lives play.

Be sure to hit Save settings.

Shuffle entries or qualifiers

Chartroom will shuffle entries or qualifiers into random order for round 1.

Shuffle survivors each round

Chartroom will shuffle surviving teams when advancing each round.

Same clubs don't play in Round 1

Will perform a random draw such that teams from the same club or organisation don't play each other in round 1. Only check this if it makes sense for your event.


Select 1, 2, or 3.

Binary byes

Binary byes can be allocated in Round 1 to facilitate forming viable sections. The options are:

  • Balanced Spread across each section
  • AllTop All at the top
  • None All teams with an opponent start in Round 1

Custom Lives Policy

Add or modify custom pool policy options as JSON in Settings > Advanced.

Group text

Initial text that appears in the header row for each section and can be used to control numbering etc. The section header text can be edited on the charts at any time.

Specify as e.g. {"groupText":"Day 1 Section #"}

The default is {"groupText":"Section #"} giving Section 1, Section 2, Section 3 …

{"groupText":"Group #A"} would give Group A, Group B, Group C …

Ranking play round of

This is the round of value (number of teams in the round) after which ranking play is to apply.

Limited to 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64. E.g. specify as {"rpRoundOf":4} to get a playoff for 3rd and 4th as well as the final.

Groups of

Normally 16 or a power of 2. Specify as e.g. `{"groupsOf":16}

If you want 1 section only, set this so it's greater than or equal to the field size.

Qualifiers in order

Specify as {"qualifiersInOrder":true}.

Applies qualifiers from a separate sheet named Qualifiers In Order which has the same structure as a Chartroom Entries sheet.