The Racketlon.com Entry Engine is a user-friendly and attractively
priced system for on-line registration that helps you with the organisation
and marketing of your tournament.
To keep track of registrations, cancellations, payments, wait-lists,
contact details and updates - tasks that can take hours to perform
each day during parts of the preparation period - is often
a major headache for tournament organisers. The Racketlon.com Entry
Engine automates these tasks and gives you fingertip control
over them, which helps you make the headache into an enjoyable pastime.
Just lean back and see your entry list fill up in real time!
But it will not just manage your entries. It will probably also
help you attract more people to your tournament by making
registration and cancellation(!) so simple and immediate. In addition,
an easily available entry list that fills up early and in real time
is, in itself, a good marketing tool. Chances are that there will
be people looking for a big Racketlon feast with many interesting
matches and that they will turn to the Entry List to see if that
is what they will get.
When you sign up for the Racketlon.com Entry Engine we will provide
you with three pages on this (Racketlon.com) site that are dedicated
to your tournament. One of them will contain an Entry List,
a second a Registration Form and the third one the Administrator
Options (only visible if you log in with the administrator password).
Those are the main features of the Racketlon.com Entry Engine through
which e.g. the following benefits are provided:
To register for the tournament each player simply fills in the registration
form with his personal details including phone numbers and e-mail
address and submits it by clicking the "Register!" button.
It's a one minute operation.
Real Time Information
The Entry List is updated without any delay. As soon as someone
submits his Registration Form his name will be immediately visible
to anyone with an internet connection.
Anyone who registers is able to, himself, update or cancel his
own entry after having supplied the password given to him at registration.
(If he forgets his password he can get reminded over e-mail.) The
fact that it is so easy to change one's mind should make it an easier
decision to register in the first place, which should make the Entry
List fill up a little earlier than it would have done otherwise.
Good Views of
By default the Entry List is aiming to immitate a paper on the
notice board where people add their names at the bottom so that
they get listed in the order that they signed up. And if someone
cancels his name remains in its original place but is crossed over.
However, the list can also be sorted in many other ways in order
to quickly be able to reveal interesting information such as; What
other people have entered in my class or from my country?, What
has happened on the list in terms of registrations and cancellations
since I last checked? Who are the best-ranked players? Etc. The
result is that you and everyone else quickly get a good overview
of the entry field.
If your tournament can only accept a limited number of participants
you can set a limit to how many entries that will be automatically
admitted. When that "Admittance Limit" has been reached
new entries are put on a Wait-list, which is seemlessly integrated
with the Entry List. (Just sort on "Status" and the queue
will be visualised.) When cancellations occur people will be automatically
admitted from the Wait-list. But you may also choose to manually
admit anyone you like from the wait-list, for example if you would
like to prioritize a certain class that needs more participants.
When someone cancels, his entry is not deleted but will still
appear in the Entry List (although crossed over and with status
"Cancelled") providing clear information about who has
cancelled, which is often as interesting as who has registered.
In addition, the contact details of the person who cancelled will
still be available for future reference. (The person who cancelled
also has the option to re-enter through the normal Update operation
Keep track of who paid and who didn't. And make it clearly visible
to everyone in the Entry List. For information on how to combine
the Racketlon.com Entry Engine with an on-line credit card payment
system, see this page.
A handy list of everyone's phone numbers and e-mail addresses
can be displayed and printed. A great thing to have available on
the tournament desk when you need to check on people who do not
show up or when you need to get in touch with people on the wait-list
when vacancies occur.
An Excel spreadsheet containing all entry data can be downloaded
from the administrator page for flexible manipulation. This is e.g.
a very practical thing to have available at the time of making the
draws. (Some tournaments even let the Excel Random function perform
Parameters such as "Entry Deadline" and "Maximum
Entries" are easily defined and updated from the administrator
page - together with most of the information that is stored in the
database for each entry.
When the tournament is over the entry list remains on-line,
which means that you can use it to retrieve phone numbers and e-mail
addresses of the people that took part. If you choose to give out
the admin password to other people they too will be able to retrieve
these contact details. This way the entry list can transform into
a simple on-line contacts database accessible to everyone in your
community. It will even be possible to update the information or
add new names to the list.
Sounds good? Then you might want to see how it works in practice
by visiting any of the Entry Engines of the tournaments that have
so-far signed up for this service. You find them linked from the
right margin of this page.
You might also want to visit our Demo
Engine, where you can do more than just look. There you can feel
free to actually test any of the functions; make test entries, update
them and cancel. Log on to the administrator page to make use of
the options available to you there. Etc.
1 Euro per tournament entry but a maximum of 200 Euro per tournament.
By purchasing the Engine you support further development of it
and the growth of Racketlon. Any (hypothetical) financial surplus
will be reinvested for the benefit of Racketlon!
This is exactly what I need. Set it up for
Place your order by means of a simple e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
in which you let us know the the Name and Date of
your tournament and people will be able to start registering on-line
for it within a couple of days.
Questions? For further info, please turn to the FAQ
page or contact email@example.com.
Racketlon.com is offering this service in cooperation with i2.ca,
a web design firm in Toronto, Canada, with the aim to promote the
game of Racketlon worldwide.