The various scenarios for creating fixture are given below:
- Create a new fixture with an even amount of teams - If you have 10 teams in a competition this is an even amount meaning that 5 games can be played that round.
- Create a new fixture with an odd amount of teams - If you had 9 teams in a competition this would be an uneven amount of teams in a competition and therefore you could only play 4 games as the 9th team would have no one to place against. FiXi will automatically allocate a Bye (round off) for the team. Teams will take turns in having a round off each round.
- Create a new fixture with team preferences - FiXi allows you to specify when a team can, cant or prefer not to play. For example if a team works late then they may prefer not play 6pm-7pm games. Other scenarios where you can create this type of fixtures are
o Teams unable to play at a specified time.
o Teams preferring not to play at a specified time.
o Teams preferring to play at a specified time.
- Create multiple fixtures at once where the allocations are shared between the competitions -FiXi will allow you to create multiple schedules at once. The benefit is you save time but also these competitions will share the available courts at the venue trying to give teams across all the competitions an even spread of game times throughout the season. E.g. same team doesn’t always get the 10pm timeslot.
- Create a grading fixture - Venues typically like to schedule 5 rounds at the start of the season to determine the standard of each of the teams to determine if they are evenly matched against other teams in the competition. After 5 rounds they can move them around. FiXi allows this by allowing you to extend a fixture.
- Create a fixture beginning at a round other than 1 – This is sometimes done when a grading is completed and teams are moved into a new competition.
- Create a fixture where teams are allocated to unavailable times
- Create a fixture where unallocated matches occur.
- Create a Fixture with Multiple Byes Per Round.