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Originally Posted by Bob Jewett
A nine ball match race to 8 should never take two hours.
Have you sketched out a full table assignment chart with rounds indicated? I doubt that you have two hours per match available.

I guess that's why I'm here, to find out how long it takes and to learn what it takes to figure that out
And it will be 10B, but that won't make a huge difference.
As far as 2 hours, I totally agree so the question I have is  have you ever put a time limit on matches in a tournament and if so, what did you set it at? I don't want to piss anyone off but I also want to have the tools to manage time if needed.
And I created a spreadsheet showing the rounds, approximate time per round, table availability etc. There are 12 tables so round 1 will have to carry over, that means 3 hours for first round (will be a little shorter because as round 1 matches end we can begin round 2) 3 for second round and then 1.5 for each round after that as we'll have enough tables. Hoping to keep it to one day.
I did just find out a buddy of mine ran a huge tournament in Montana for years (last one was over 200 people but it was a while ago) and he's given lots of good advice and we will be sitting down soon to hash this out. I also printed out a few 32 man brackets and will play with the numbers.
I also calculated (well, I googled it) there will be a max of 64 matches (if loser double dips) otherwise it will be 63 matches. Give each match 1.5 hours and that's 96 table hours. 96/12 (available tables) is 8 hours of play. Even if I give 2 hours for each match that's 11 (10.67 for nerds) of table play round up to an even 12 for fun.
Right now I'm thinking doors open at 8 AM, Calcutta at 9 AM with play immediately following  should (big
should) be done by 10 PM?