Art of War Down Under

What is Down Under Pairings

Down Under Pairings is an online Event Management solution to help you manage your competitive events, as well as allow both players and spectators to view pairings, results and rankings on-line, and on any device.

Who are we and how are we different?

Down Under Pairings is designed and supported by Event Organisers for Event Organisers. The solution is designed as a truely paperless system, no scorecards or mission packs need to be printed. Sound too good to be true? Check out some examples here.

We allow you as an Event Organiser lots of options, letting you run your event the way you want to run it. We provide multiple Pairings Formats, that's right we offer more than just SWISS Pairings. We allow customisable scorecards for not just Battle Scores, but Presentation, Sportsmanship, Army Composition and Player Voting. The list of features and options are miles ahead of anything else on the market, and the list keeps on growing.

  • Multiple Pairing Formats: "Traditional" Swiss Pairings, Swiss Pairings breaking to a Top X, or a "Bracketed" knockout style system.
  • The ability to do first round pairings either randomly or Seeded.
  • The ability to have players declare Grudge Matches and Blood Rules, as well as dictate how many rounds the Blood Rules will be in place.
  • The option of saying if a Tabling is a "max win" or whether or not you still need to calculate the results as normal (or with modifiers)
  • Battle Format: VP Differential (think ETC), W/L/D, ITC Champion Mission Format and more. For a more detailed look check out our Wiki
  • Whether or not you allow for Draws or not. Some events will have very specific missions that cannot result in a Draw, usually used in a knockout style event.
  • Heavily customisable Battle Scoresheets which allow for:
    • Round timings: when the Round starts and finishes.
    • Deployment type.
    • Primary Mission Objectives: Eternal War, Maelstrom of War, Kill Points, Kill Point Differential, or a combination of all 3 (think ETC).
    • Secondary Mission Objectives: A number of Tournament Standard Secondary Objectives, as well as customisable Secondary Objectives.
    • Bonus Points: Unlimited and customisable that can either be included in determining the winner or used purely for Tournament Points
Down Under Pairings
Down Under Pairings

We do way more than just pairings!

Down Under Pairings offers a truely Paperless experience by offering way more than just the pairings for events, we manage EVERYTHING! All scoring formats, from Battle, to Presentation, Sportsmanship and Composition can be handled via Players entering their scores via a mobile device, no apps required.

  • Sportsmanship:
    • Sports Style: Sports Range 1-X, Questions (both positive and negative scores applied), Penalty Format (Acceptable/Unacceptable, and % of Overall Score penalty applied).
    • Favourite Player/Best Sports Votes: You can define how many Players any individual Player can vote for, and how many points each vote is worth. In addition you can determine if these votes are purely used for the Best Sports award, or if they are included in the Tournament Points
  • Army Presentation:
    • Dynamic Paint Scoresheets: You can create unlimited Categories (eg. Army Cohesion, Advanced Techniques, etc.) and each Category can have unlimited "Questions" worth as many points as you wish each.
    • Paint Score Caping: Some events like to have an exhaustive list of potential Categories and Questions, and to achieve the maximum score you don't need to max out in all areas (eg. 100 points of Paint Questions, but only 80 points available). The total Paint Score is of course calculated, but when added to the Tournament Points it will cap out at whatever number you determine appropriate
    • Online Paint Judging: You can assign as many Paint Judges as you deem appropriate, each being able to keep track of which Players they have still got to judge. Down Under Pairings will then keep an average of the scores entered so far.
    • Players Choice/Best Presented Votes: You can define how many Players any individual Player can vote for, and how many points each vote is worth. In addition you can determine if these votes are purely used for the Best Presented award, or if they are included in the Tournament Points
  • Army Composition:
    • Manual Comp Scores: This allows an Event Organiser to enter a Composition Score between a given range, usually derived prior to the event by a panel of judges.
    • Peer Composition: Allowing for Players to enter a score within a given range, and defining whether that is added as part of the Player's overall Composition Score, or whether it is purely used for post event data.

We also keep track of Player Rankings for events run within Down Under Pairings as well as event results that have been uploaded to Down Under Pairings.

Down Under Pairings
Down Under Pairings

How much do we cost?

At Down Under Pairings we are here to make Event Organiser's lives easier, and we know that not every event is the same, so we have a number of options available to you for setting up your Events. By far the majority of these are a FREE service, you can setup your own event with a number of configuration options. Those Events that are fairly "straight forward" should find this a very simple process to setup, however those Events that have a very customised Player and/or Mission Pack may find it a little daunting on what to setup if this is their first time using Down Under Pairings.

Don't worry we have you covered!

Down Under Pairings offers an Event Setup service for $10. This will cover a number of items, depending on your Event:

  • Setup of Event Info page linking to your external event page (usually Facebook) as well as uploading of Logo and setting up your Event Summary/Description.
  • Setup of your Battle Format: Swiss/Bracket/etc., what happens with Tablings, do you track turns per player, etc.
  • Setup of your Battle Scorecards: This will require a copy of the Mission Pack, or at a minimum a draft/sample Mission Pack.
  • Setup of your Sports Scorecards: Questions or simply a X-Y Range.
  • Setup of your Peer Composition Scorecards.
  • Additional Services Available:
    • Setup of your Paint Scorecards ($5): In some instances Paint Scorecards can be a more time consuming process depending on its complexity. If your Paint Scorecard is what we consider "Simple" then this will be included in the Standrad Service.
    • Setup of your Event Awards ($5): Down Under Pairings can have the Event Awards preset before the event (eg. Best General, Best Presented, etc.) and then at the end of the event a report lists all the awards for you, significantly speeding up the end of Event process.

In addition to offering the Event Setup service we also offer 3 Event Levels, Standard ($0), Premium 1 ($10) and Premium 2 ($20). Below are the additional features available to Premium Events.

  • Multiple Paint Judges: In a Standard Event you can have Paint Scorecards and one Paint Judge. In Premium Events we offer multiple Paint Judges (which do not have to have Event Organiser Privilages), as well as an approval process, and the ability to average the scores entered/approved.
  • Complex Paint Caps: Does your Event have a more complicated Paint Scorecard? An example of this might be where one category has 20 points worth of "Questions" (eg. Does the army contain Highlighting? Does the army contain Conversions? etc.) but a maximum of 15 Points is actually scored.
  • Emailing Your Players: With Premium Events, the Event Organiser has the option of Emailing Players who have Registered for their Event through Down Under Pairings, which allows for filtering by a number of options (eg. Players who are yet to Pay, or Players who are yet to submit an Army List).
  • Emailing Non Players (Premium 2 Only): This feature will improve your Event's visibility by notifying Down Under Pairing users of your Event if they have played events of the same Game System in your State.

If you wish to take advantage of the Event Setup Service or the Premium Event Features, you can simply reply to the email your rceive on registering your event and we can discuss options and payment terms.

Who are we?

Joshua 'Difsta' Diffey is the lead on this project, and has been working on this for quite a number of years (starting with the Community Comp Terminal back in 2015). However we take input from as many Event Organisers and Players as we can, adding new features all the time as people come up with crazier and crazier ways to run their events.

You can get in contact with us through Down Under Pairings, or follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with any news or information.

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