Addicts of this fascinating game are always on the lookout for a friendly competition and meeting other fans. IngenPool is designed to assist in making such sought-after events occur more often, hopefully turning out tons of exciting competition at your local halls.
IngenPool is designed for the real world, where late registration, last minute change, table re-assignment, match results modification are a reality, and somehow part of the excitement.
The best way to experiment with all the features is to download and install the software, and use the built-in tourney simulator along with the 5 free demo Tournament credits. Our Tutorials and FAQ sections are also a great source of information.
Your IngenPool registration never expires, has no tournament limits, and offers all the great features listed below
and much much more.
An optional annual-membership is available to registered users, giving access to 4 specific advanced features; Bracket WEB-publishing - Text-Messaging - Player's Photo - Full Player History. Not sure if you want the membership? Not to worry, your registration comes with a free 60 days trial-membership to fully test-drive the features before deciding. IngenPool does NOT require the membership or an Internet connection to operate. Click here or the link at the bottom of this page for more detail on the optional membership.
PLEASE NOTE: Usage of the player's picture demonstrated in the following examples is one of the 4 advanced features available to registered users with a valid membership
Membership Only $49.95 1 full year.
New to IngenPool, the "EURO/MODIFIED" bracket flow!
IngenPool handles a variety of fully automated bracket formats; The popular "Single" & "Double", the "Mixed K-O" which turns a double into a single at a user-selected stage, and the "Modified" (EURO) where a user-selected number of players from the loser-side returns to the winner-side. All formats are fully automated, and supported by numerous hard-copy reports, which greatly simplifies any tourney preparation & management. A Buy-back option is also available on all but the Single.
Intuitive 10 steps, 1 screen Set-Up
Set-up a tournament in 10 simple steps, and from 1 single screen. Answer all questions, then hit the lock in section 10 and IngenPool will advise if any information is missing. You can even create set-up templates for recurring event. Your default pay-out % distribution is loaded, and you can fine-tune per tournament. Watch the prizes for each final positions increase as the tourney roster grows.
Robust Player Database
Build a comprehensive repository of players and teams.
Once a player/team is recorded, registering them for a tournament is only 1 right-click away. The database can hold an unlimited amount of detailed records. You can create email listings, and even bulk-text (with membership) to announce an upcoming event, how cool is that!
Load the bracket, select a few tables, date & time, handicap & races, and watch IngenPool schedule all matches.
This live computation is based on the event schedule (which can spread up to 7 days), how many tables are open, the races and handicap in play, and the estimated time per single game. Different schedule-handling options are available to adapt to most situation. The "Live" schedule is continuously re-computed on the fly as the tournament progresses. In "Freeze" mode, the schedule is initially computed and remains unchanged, which is the default for most tournament software, but as we all know things never go exactly as planned. The best IngenPool setting is "Live on tour day / Otherwise freeze", allowing for dynamic scheduling without pulling in players from one day to another.
Managing a Tourney
IngenPool is flexible and lets you make changes as you see fit.
Everything you need to manage a tourney is one right-click away. You will make mistakes, declaring the wrong winner, send players to the wrong table, enter the wrong scores. IngenPool is designed so anything can be easily undone or corrected. You can even undo a Tourney all the way back to the start! Right-click any position on the bracket (or table) to open the dynamic context-menu.
64 "Smart-scrolling" Tables with Timers, and Sponsorship capability.
64 tables are at your disposition, all equipped with timer. The timer buzz and turns yellow when the estimated time is exceeded, and auto-resets when the match is completed. A smart on-screen table-scrolling is triggered after 10 seconds of inactivity, but only as required based on table occupancy. To start a match, just drag and drop the player's ball-tray on the table. IngenPool can also keep an eye on table usage, and will advise if someone is assigned back-to-back, or too often, to the same table, and will suggest alternatives.
Races and Handicaps
Easily set the races & Handicaps for every elimination & skill level.
You may set race defaults for every format and bracket size, and fine-tune per tournament. An handicap will override the races based on player's skill. Ingenpool offers 11 selections; 4 pre-sets and 7 customizable. Tourney defaults can also be set for every formats. IngenPool will refer to these settings to prepare scorecards, compute table time-allowed, populate the Dispatch Window, etc.
Hard Copy Reports
A comprehensive collection of reports at your disposition
IngenPool offers a wide range of HTML export & hard-copy reports to support your events. Flyer, bracket, ranking, roster listing, etc. All printable on regular 8.5 x 11, with the exception of the 128 bracket requiring minimum 8.5 x 14.
Full support for the popular, pre-tournament “Player Auction”
The built-in Calcutta manager provides everything you need to efficiently run an auction. All players are automatically loaded on the Calcutta listing, and the payouts are computed live as the auction progresses. You can specify a percentage going to a beneficiary of your choice, register all bids and bidder info, and print detailed reports of all biddings & winnings.
Boost registrations with enticing door-prizes
A door-prize spinning wheel is automatically loaded with all registered players, and remains accessible throughout the tourney lifetime. All winners are recorded within the tournament file. When a winner is declared, his name is taken out of the wheel for subsequent spin. You may opt to re-introduce the player.
Rotating banners, scrolling messages, table sponsors.
IngenPool offers many ways to generate additional revenue from advertisement.
Banner-rotation, scrolling messages, and the latest in our standard feature line-up; table sponsorship. This feature allows you to identify your tables by name & sponsor colour, instead of numbers. When a sponsorship name is in use, the dispatch window, text-messaging, scorecards, and any other live messages in use during tournament will refer to the table by its sponsor name. A selection of font & colour is available to match the sponsor colours and logo as closely as possible.
Stay in control with a stress-free dispatch system
An unlimited amount of mini-dispatch-window may be set to open as soon as a ball-tray is dropped on a table, or you can operate the dispatch manually when needed (as per your default settings). When a dispatch window is open on screen, a bleep can be heard to attract attention. Each window shows clearly both players name, alias & skill, and their assigned table. With a valid membership, the players photo are shown on the dispatch window, and you can send a dispatch text-message to their mobile straight from the bracket.
Compile Points and Prizes
Follow-up on performance
Compile points and prizes accumulated during a season. The points value earned for each final positions can be edited, and are compiled on the fly for export to html. This feature is useful to qualify players for an end-of-season main event based on perfomance during the regular season.
Local Settings and Defaults
Fine-tune Ingenpool to your standards.
A multitude of options can be turned ON/OFF to fit your management style. This is also where your default payout-table is adjusted for each format. A selection of bracket graphics & backgrounds can be selected, and you may even select your own background image.
Use IngenPool for more than Pool & Billiard
Due to its ease of use and versatility, IngenPool, although specialized for Pool & Billiard events, is often used to manage other types of tournaments. A variety of alternate graphic packages are at your disposition to better represent alternative events, a must when the brackets are on HDTV.
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