If you’ve been to a local tournament in the past couple of years you’ve likely used (or the TO has used) some tournament organisation/pairings software. One of the main ones in use is Tabletop TO.
The brains behind Tabletop TO recently announced that the system would be going offline as of the end of October this year. It’s a shame because it was free to use (although support was almost non-existent in the last little while).
All is not lost however because we engaged with developers months ago to bring you another option for AOS pairings and it’s just around the corner.
The new system is called Stats & Ladders and it’ll manage the following:
Number of rounds
Custom and standard scoring options
Pairings and Results Ladders:
Round pairings (swiss)
Automatic upload for Masters Rankings
The important stuff FAQ:
What will it cost?
Free for players. Free for events up to 30 players.
Charges will apply for larger tournaments on a sliding scale and it can be packaged up with other support services provided by Sigmar Central. Prices are TBC but I can say it’ll be cheap.
Is it only for AOS?
Yes at this stage, but if there is enough call for other game systems I’ll look at getting those parameters added.
Will it work for team events?
Yep. That’ll be covered via custom scoring.
Do I have to have a Sigmar Central user account to access it?
No. It’ll be its own website with its own user accounts.
How will the rankings data upload work?
When the tournament is finished, and the final standings are determined the TO will be able to submit the results. They will be added to the season rankings data automatically with the click of a button.
Is there a maximum limit to how many players an event can have?
Nope. The system is designed to scale well above any expected number of players. 200+ users should be a breeze for example.
When will it be available?
The 64 million dollar question…At this stage it’ll be ready for beta testing at some select events in 3-4 weeks. Main rollout will be in the month that follows. Final features to be in place by the end of the year.
What if I have other questions?
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them below in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.