Online Tournament Guide

Tournament Director Basics

This page of NAQT’s online tournament guide is an overview of the things a tournament director should know and topics they should think about when preparing to run an online tournament.

This guide assumes that you are already familiar with the basic aspects of running a tournament: arranging for questions, choosing a good date, recruiting teams, recruiting staff, scheduling, and so on. If you have questions about these, write to; we will gladly advise you to help your tournament be successful.

We recommend that you start with the two essentials that people need to understand about online tournaments. Then read our requirements so you can keep in mind how much latitude you have in your decisions. Then move on to reading about tournament preparations and what your tournament announcement should include. Finally, we have a section on what will need to be done on the day of the tournament itself.