Additional Staffing Considerations
Number of Events & Concurrent Events – For events that only have 1 or 2 competitions (ex: Men’s and Women’s singles only), fewer staff will be required. If there are multiple overlapping events, consider additional staff for registration, bracket operation and player support.
Multi-Room Tournaments – If the venue layout has boards located in multiple rooms or floors, consider designating an event staff and/or DCTV display monitor in each room to assist players. The goal for every event should be to eliminate the need for the player to travel back and forth to the control desk to resolve questions or event issues.
Player Experience Level with DartConnect – Player comfort level with DartConnect will affect the number of resources required. Events with experienced players need fewer staff, as players will assist each other with common tablet and scorekeeping questions. Regions with local leagues using DartConnect will find their events running very smoothly.
Board Group Formats – Typically used for seeded, long-format singles competitions (WDF, PDC), the “Board Group” format streamlines events and allows players to accurately monitor when their match will be played. A best practice is to assign staff as “floor officials” to monitor a section of boards during the early rounds, to ensure matches start on time while assisting players. Experienced event organizers should consider extending this format to all event competitions, as it provides consistent tournament progression. For more information on how DartConnect supports Board Group Format events, CLICK HERE.