Does anybody have any suggestions as to what kind of software they've used/seen used successfully for an open tournament? Here's our scenario:
My alma mater (high school) runs a large annual tournament with 3 divisions (6/7th, 8/9th, 9-12th) and the only pre-entries we have are the home wrestlers. We normally have about 600 entries, sometimes more.. And it's ran on 10 mats. We usually hand bracket the tourney but that takes +/- 10 people and there always seems to be a screw-up somewhere that forces a kid to be 1 and done, or not be eligible for a medal even though he should be.
I'm wondering, is there any software that could negate this? We hand-write out the bout sheets and the weigh-in cards. The weigh-in cards are not a priority, but the bout sheets are. We have access to 3 laptops, either PC's or Mac's and can purchase a legitimate high-end laser printer for the bout sheets. However, I don't know anything about networking them all together, which seems to be required for trackwrestling.
The two options I've seen: Trackwrestling and BrownBagData's software.
We will have limited access to the internet, so I don't know if trackwrestling has downloadable software or not. We would also want to be able to keep the software because it's a year in-year out kind of tournament. Plus they host their own invitational later in the year and usually a regional or Dual State tournament as well.
Thanks for any suggestions!