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Best Coast Pairings How-To's

  1. Tournament Organizer login. You will find the link to this at the bottom of the main screen. After you have created your login simply login to your account.
  2. Once you are logged in you will be on the main screen as seen below. From here you will choose the “Events” option. All of your events past and present will be displayed in this area.
  3. Choose “New Event”. The “New Event” window will now be displayed. On this screen we want to put in all the relevant info to your event.
    • Choose your events name
    • Choose the number of rounds your event will have
    • Choose the date, and start time of your event
    • The “Event URL” field lets you choose the link you want your participants to follow for your event to see pairings and results. We recommend just using the name of your event for this option such as bestcoastpairings.com/event/”myevent”
    • The slider for enable passwords is if you have multiple devices for players to record scores during your event. This option allows you to let players enter their own results and verify them with their password that they will make during registration. We will cover this more in “Using Player Passwords”. If you only have one device or do no wish to have players recording their own scores, leave this slider alone.
  4. If the event your are running is a Front Line Gaming sanctioned ITC event select this option, we will cover ITC specific event data under “Getting Started with an ITC event”. If not, leave this slider off.
  5. Your “New Event” screen should look like the image below, tap on the save icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen to save your event.
  1. When you are ready to run your event, you will come to the event main screen as seen here. From here you will want to begin registering players for your event. Do this by tapping on roster. This will display the registered players.
  2. To add new players to the event, simply tap “Add New Player”.
  3. The “Players Detail” screen is where you input all the relevant data for the participants in your event, ideally you will want the players to input this data but we will walk through it here.
    • A players email address is very important, it is how Best Coast Pairings identifies the player in past and future events, and when your event begins, the player will receive an email link to your pairings and placing’s page for the event (the same URL we created in the event creation step). You will want to stress the importance of making sure this field is accurate. If the player has previously competed in an event that used best coast pairings their first name, last name and team name should auto populate.
    • Players first and last names if not auto populated.
    • If the player has previously competed in an event that used Best Coast Pairings, the team name should have auto loaded. If the player has switched teams or has no longer associated themselves with the previous team they can always change this now. Best Coast Pairings will not pair players from the same team round one assuming there are enough players at the event to facilitate this.
      • If entering a new team for the player, choose new team. Enter the new team name and hit enter
      • If the player belongs to an existing team or one previously entered at your event simply choose it at this time.
    • Players will always need to choose their faction, this will not auto populate.
    • You can now choose save in the upper right hand corner of the “Player Details” window.
  4. Each registered player will now be displayed in the “Roster”. Repeat steps 1-4 until all players are registered. If someone shows up late you can always add him or her and pair them once the round has started. This is covered in “Add or Drop a Player”
  5. You are now ready to begin your event, on the left hand side of the screen under “Event Actions” click on “Pairings”.
  6. Tap on “Start Event” and you will be take to “Round 1” to see pairings and table numbers tap on the arrow at the top of the screen. Your event is now live. The participants at the event will all receive an email directing them to BestCoastPairings.com to the event page you created. Here they can see their table number, and opponent.
  1. Login to Best Coast Pairings Once you are logged in you will be on the main screen as seen below.
  2. From here you will choose the “Events” option. All of your events past and present will be displayed in this area.
  3. Choose “New Event”.
  4. The “New Event” window will now be displayed. On this screen we want to put in all the relevant info to your event.
    • Choose your events name
    • Choose the number of rounds your event will have
    • Choose the date, and start time of your event
    • The “Event URL” field lets you choose the link you want your participants to follow for your event to see pairings and results. We recommend just using the name of your event for this option such as bestcoastpairings.com/event/”myevent”
    • The slider for enable passwords is if you have multiple devices for players to record scores during your event. This option allows you to let players enter their own results and verify them with their password that they will make during registration. We will cover this more in “Using Player Passwords”.
    • If you only have one device or do no wish to have players recording their own scores, leave this slider alone.
    • Tap on the ITC Event Slider and tap on the save icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen to save your event.
    • You will now see the “ITC Event Details” screen. Type in the ITC Access Code supplied to you by Front Line Gaming.
    • If you are using the ITC missions tap on the “Use ITC Missions” slider and proceed to step i, if not tap on the save icon in the upper right hand corner and proceed on to “Running Your Event” section of the tutorial.
    • You can now select which ITC mission you will be using in which round by tapping on the drop down arrow next to the corresponding round. Use the spinner to select which mission you want. After you have chosen which mission for each round, tap on the save icon in the upper right hand corner. Proceed on to “Running Your Event” section of the tutorial.
    • You will follow all the steps found in “Recording Results and Subsequent Rounds” with the exception of this addition to step 2. The “Round Results” window will display the mission scoring possibilities for the mission you have chosen for this round.
      • The Eternal war missions default to 2 points for a tie if neither player accomplished the mission. If one of the players achieved this victory condition tap on the box corresponding to the player that scored it.
      • Repeat the previous step for Maelstrom missions
      • Tap on the Tertiary objectives corresponding to each player that scored each objective.
      • Once all the fields have been entered, verify the scores are correct and tap on save in the upper right hand corner.
    • Proceed with step 3 of “Recording Results and Subsequent Rounds”.
  5. When your event is complete, tap on “Tournament Results” under the “Event Actions” menu. Your event results can be found on the URL you created for your event. When you are satisfied with your event results you can upload the event results to the ITC database by clicking on the upload button in the lower right corner of the screen.
  1. Once players have finished their games, you can record their results in the “Pairings” menu. Choose the active round, and tap on the table you want to record results for.
  2. The “Round Results” page will be displayed. Tap on the field next to each players name, enter the points they scored, and then tap on save in the upper right hand corner. Results are recorded in real time on your events webpage and players at the event and their friends outside the event can track their scores in real time.
  3. If you or the players make a mistake, you can go back into the pairing, tap on the “Zero Out Scores” option, reenter the scores and save.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until all games are complete. Once this is complete tap on the arrow to go back to pairings or tap on “Pairings” under the “Event Actions” menu.
  5. Tap on “Next Round” to begin the next round. The event webpage will update with new pairings and table assignments for the new round.
  6. Repeat these steps until all of the rounds in your event have been completed.
  7. When the final round has been completed, tap on “End Tournament”. This will end the event and post the final placing’s and scores to the event page. You can also view this information by tapping on “Tournament Results” under the “Event Actions” menu.

Resetting an Event


  1. If there is an error in pairing, need to change a socre or similar, you can do so by tapping Reset under the Event Settings menu
  2. Tap the current round, then Reset. Pairing will be reset to the start of that round.
  3. Caution only reset to the current or previous round, this will reset ALL scores entered and any manual pairings. It will also clear any subsequent rounds

Change a pairing


  1. You an manually change who is playing who at anytime by first selecting the Pairings menu
  2. Tap on the Table with the players you wish to re-pair. This will open the Round Results window. Tap on Change Player. If either player has scores currently, you will need to first Zero Out Scores
  3. Drop down menu options will appear next to each player. Tap on the drop down and selct the new player to pair
  4. Once the proper changes have been made, tap on the save icon in the upper right of Results Menu. The pairings will now be adjusted to reflect your changes

Drop a player


  1. You can add a player at any time by tappin on Roster under Event Actions
  2. Tap on Add New player
  3. Then under the Player Detail screen add a player as described under Running Your Event steps 2-3
  4. If more than 1 player is added after a round has begun, you will need to pair them manually as described above

Changing Event Details


  1. You can change details relevent to your event; such as name, url, date, time, missions, and round count by tapping on Event Details under the Event Settings menu
  2. Change any data that needs updating and when done, tap the save icon in the upper right corner.

What to do for a Bye


    If you have an odd number of player, one of them will be given a bye and paired with no-one as indicated by dashes -----------
  1. Durring the round tap on the player with a buy and score then as appropriate for your event (typically max points)

What devices do you support?


As a player, pretty much anything with a web browser (phone, tablet or desktop). As a TO running the event you will need an iPad runnings iOS 9 or greater.

Is there a min/max round count?


You need at least 1 round and there is a 9 round cap.

What do I do if something isnt right?


Contact us at support@bestcoastpairings.com be sure to include your exact event name and ITC token if applicable

How do players see pairings?


The url is in Event Informaion on the T.O. app. It was also emailed to the players, and can be found at our event listing

How do players know what site to go to?


Same as above. They will get an email when the event starts welcoming them to your event and providing a web link to the event itself. That page will auto-update as the event progresses, showing the current round / Placings after the event ends.

What if i need to change a score after i have entered results


There is a 3 week grace period where you can simply resubmit from the TO app.

Any questions not answered here can be addressed to support@bestcoastpairings.com
Feature suggestions can be sent to suggestion@bestcoastpairings.com