FAQs

How do I share a tournament on social media and via email?
Click on the desired button in the sharing interface towards the bottom of the event page you wish to share.  Currently, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, and Email are the supported.  Below is an example of how to share an event on Facebook;  The flyer and the event summary associated with the event will be shared to your news feed/story, a friend’s timeline, a page you manage, etc.  
Do I need to register an account to create and manage tournaments?

You must register an account using your email address, or alternatively log in using your Facebook credentials, in order to create and publish new tournaments and be able to manage them on an ongoing basis.  Otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to know who created what.  The tournaments you create are yours to maintain on an ongoing basis.  At any time, you may log in and choose MY EVENTS from the menu to create a new tournament or modify an existing one.

Click MANAGE EVENTS in the upper right corner to log in or register a new account.  If you select ADD EVENT from the menu and you’re not already logged in, you will be redirected to the login/registration page.

Do I need to register an account to search for tournaments?

No, you don’t. Upon visiting the site, you will be ‘geolocated’, and all tournaments in your vicinity (roughly, within a 500-mile radius) are automatically listed.  The site geolocates you by way of your public IP address (location by IP), hence we DON’T take an aggressive approach towards geolocation or even require ‘location services’ to be turned on your computer or mobile device.  However, please keep in mind that your public IP address will likely not reflect your exact location, which is perfectly fine for all intents and purposes.  For example, your public IP address could be that of your service provider’s access point (aka. point of presence) in Miami, FL when in fact you’re physically located 60 miles away in Delray Beach, FL.  Again, this is perfectly fine since all tournaments within a 500-mile radius from Miami would be listed for you.  But just in case (rare) we’re unable to determine your general location with reasonable accuracy, feel free to type in your zip code or ‘city, state’ in the LOCATION field, and the site will find you all the tournaments within 500 miles from the specified location.

How do I maximize my upcoming tournament’s visibility?

Don’t be lazy with the details!  The more information you add about your tournament, the more visibility it will get.  Here are the things you may specify, and what we recommend you do:

  • EVENT TITLE – Enter a descriptive title.  There’s nothing like a descriptive title.
  • EVENT DESCRIPTION – Type in the all the details you want inside the visual editor.  We recommend using short, concise sentences.
  • EVENT TIME & DATE – Without the correct time and date, it would be hard for the players to find your event.  And don’t forget to specify whether the event is RECURRING (weekly, monthly, etc).  This way, you won’t have to recreate the same over and over.  We’ll take care of it for you.
  • EVENT IMAGE – A nice flyer always goes a long way.  Besides, that’s the image we’ll use to share your event on social media.
  • EVENT CATEGORIES – Is it a weekly or monthly tournament? Is it a regional or national?  Is it run by a league or league operator?  Players will want to know and will probably perform a category-based search to filter out what they’re not interested in.
  • VENUE – Venues are created by our community of tour directors and tournament promoters.  If your venue is already there, use it.  If not, create it and make sure the address is accurate. Otherwise, your event won’t appear on the map.  Do it right the first time so you could reuse it later in future tournaments.
  • ORGANIZER – That’s probably you!  If it’s your first time creating a tournament, you’re probably not on the list unless someone else has added you already.  Anyway, go ahead and add yourself or your tour as an organizer if you’re not already there.
  • EVENT WEBSITE – You may want to redirect the players to your tour or event site to learn more about your tour and event, or to register for the event and receive additional info.
  • GAME – Players will want to know what kind of tournament you’re running. Is it 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 1-Pocket, etc?  They will most likely search/filter based on the game discipline they’re interested in to find exactly what they’re looking for.
  • FORMAT/SPECIFICS – That way too is important to skip over.  Don’t you want the players to know whether your tournament is single or double elimination, singles or scotch doubles, etc?  Choose all that applies and drop us a note if we missed something.
  • OTHER
  • ADDITIONAL NOTES – Anything more that could be helpful goes here.  For example, is the added money prorated?  How long is the final race?  There’s always something.
  • REGISTRATION URL – Make it easy for your players to register and pay.  A registered/paid player is a more committed participant.
  • FACEBOOK URL – Does your tour or event have a Facebook group or page?  Let them JOIN, FOLLOW, and LIKE your social media presence.
  • COST – Specify the cost here or you’ll have to answer “how much is it” all day.
How do I create a new tournament?

If you’re not already logged in:

Click the MANAGE EVENTS button in the upper right corner.  Once logged in, click the ADD NEW button.

If you’re already logged in:

Click ADD EVENT from the menu.  If you’re currently on the MY EVENTS page, click the ADD NEW button.

How do I edit an existing tournament?

If you’re not already logged in:

Click the MANAGE EVENTS button in the upper right corner.  Once logged in, click the ‘Edit’ link right under the event you wish to edit/modify.

If you’re already logged in:

Click MY EVENTS from the menu and then click the ‘Edit’ link right under the event you wish to edit/modify.

How do I delete an existing tournament?

If you’re not already logged in:

Click the MANAGE EVENTS button in the upper right corner.  Once logged in, click the ‘Delete’ link right under the event you wish to delete.

If you’re already logged in:

Click MY EVENTS from the menu and then click the ‘Delete’ link right under the event you wish to delete.

How do I add/edit the venue where my tournament is taking place?

We hope to see the list of venues grow as more tournaments are added over time.  While you’re adding a new tournament or modifying an existing one, if the hosting venue isn’t already on the list, simply add it by typing its name accurately in the Venue field and clicking Create ‘venue name’.  The venue will be automatically created when you submit your event.

Make sure to specify an accurate and current address for the hosting venue in order to ensure your event will appear on the map.  Remember, this is a community effort!  Specifying an accurate and current address means you’re not just doing yourself a favor, but others too who will find it convenient to reuse the existing venue when creating events of their own hosted by the same venue.

In case the address of an existing venue is inaccurate or outdated, simply select the venue from the list of venues while creating a new tournament or modifying an existing one.  Click Edit.

(Select existing venue)

(Create new venue)

(Edit/modify existing venue)

How do I add/edit an organizer?

We hope to see the list of organizers grow as more tournaments are added over time.  While you’re adding a new tournament or modifying an existing one, if the organizer isn’t already on the list, simply add them by typing their name (individual or tour name) accurately in the Organizer field and clicking Create ‘organizer name’.  The new organizer will be automatically created when you submit your event.

Make sure to specify accurate information for the organizer, which in most cases will be yourself or your tour.  Remember, this is a community effort!  Specifying accurate information means you’re not just doing yourself a favor by making it easy for players to get hold of you.

In case the existing organizer’s information is inaccurate or outdated, simply select the organizer from the list of organizers while creating a new tournament or modifying an existing one.  Click Edit.

(Select existing organizer)

(Create new organizer)

(Edit/modify existing organizer)

How do I search for tournaments near me?

Upon visiting the site, you will be ‘geolocated’, and all tournaments in your vicinity (roughly, within a 500-mile radius) are automatically listed.  The site geolocates you by way of your public IP address (location by IP), hence we DON’T take an aggressive approach towards geolocation or even require ‘location services’ to be turned on your computer or mobile device.  However, please keep in mind that your public IP address will likely not reflect your exact location, which is perfectly fine for all intents and purposes.  For example, your public IP address could be that of your service provider’s access point (aka. point of presence) in Miami, FL when in fact you’re physically located 60 miles away in Delray Beach, FL.  Again, this is perfectly fine since all tournaments within a 500-mile radius from Miami would be listed for you.  But just in case (rare) we’re unable to determine your general location with reasonable accuracy, feel free to type in your zip code or ‘city, state’ in the LOCATION field, and the site will find you all the tournaments within 500 miles from the specified location.

 

How do I search for tournaments outside my immediate area?

You will be ‘geolocated’ upon visiting the site, and all tournaments in your vicinity (roughly, within a 500-mile radius) are automatically listed.  However, if, say, you reside in Fort Lauderdale, FL and you plan on being in New York City or Los Angeles this coming weekend, simply type in the zip code or the ‘city, state’ you’ll be visiting.

How do I narrow down (filter) my search results?

Filtering is the process of narrowing down the list of available tournaments by excluding those you’re not interested in.  For example, you might only be interested in regional/monthly tournaments taking place on a weekend, not in recurring tournaments taking place at 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. on a weekday.  Do not confuse searching and filtering; they imply two different things.  Once you’ve searched for the available tournaments in a given area (the default is NEAR YOU, i.e., within a 500-mile radius of your geolocation), you may then use the filter bar to filter out the thing you don’t want by only selecting the ones you want.  Instead of scrolling through a long list of tournaments looking for 9-Ball, you may simply select 9-Ball in the Game list of the filter bar.  If you don’t see 9-Ball as an option, it’s because the list of available tournaments in the search area doesn’t include any 9-Ball, and that would save you the trouble of scrolling down the list of available tournaments.  Of course, this is unlikely as most tournaments nowadays are 8-Ball, 9-Ball, or 10-Ball.  But 1-Pocket, Straight Pool, and Banks tournaments are relatively rare.  So, if these games don’t appear in the filter bar under Game, it’s because there are none listed.  The same goes for any other filter.  If no League type tournaments are available in the search area, League won’t appear as an option in the Event Category list.

(Search vs. Filter)

(Filtering by Category)

(Filtering by Game)