Konkuri.com is an online browser-based tournament management software application. The application allows tournament managers to manage their tournaments and publish them on the web. The site supports all types of sports and games, and allows the creation of single round-robin, double round-robin, single elimination and groups/playoff type tournaments. Tournament managers can either manually pair up competitors or have the site make a random schedule that can be edited as desired. Managing results and standings is easy – the manager simply enters the scores and the site updates the standings. The Konkuri.com site supports various types of scores, including best of N sets, two-legged ties and best of N matches. The majority of sports and games is supported, with presets already defined for each sport. The application also supports game site and date scheduling. Each tournament has its own web address, which is a subdirectory of the main Konkuri.com site. Tournament managers have a Dashboard, where they can control tournament settings, add posts to the tournament blog, and see recent activity. Tournament managers and players have a Results page where the current standings can be seen, a Teams page which gives a description of each of the teams, and an Info page which gives the tournament name, its web address, venues, periods, contacts, description and rules.
Bologna, Italy-based Konkuri.com was launched in September 2009. Matteo La Rosa is CEO of the site, Andrea Lelli is CCO and Federico Panciroli is CTO.
Competition to Konkuri.com comes from sites such as Manageyourtournament.com and SportsPilot.com. SportsPilot.com is a hosted solution that specializes in the management of sporting events. SportsPilot does not support the large variety of games supported by Konkuri. Manageyourtournament.com only supports 7 types of sports and does not have the wealth of features provided by Konkuri.com.
The site is quite responsive, and page loads happen quickly. The tools provided for creating and managing tournaments work quite well, and the presentation of the results and info pages is professional. Navigation of the site is very intuitive. Advertising is displayed on the site, but it is relatively unobtrusive.
Registration to the Konkuri.com site is free and is required to permanently save a tournament. The registration process asks for first and last name, email address, password, gender and date of birth. Validation of the email address is required to activate the account.
There is no premium membership offered to the Konkuri.com site.
The Konkuri.com site is recommended to anyone who needs to manage a tournament and post it online. The site takes most of the detail work out of managing a tournament. The site supports a large variety of sports and games, as well as scoring systems, and the tools provided for tournament creation and management work well. An added advantage is the dedicated web address assigned to each tournament.