The Diplomacy Tournament Manager (DTM)

The ARMADA DTM (now replaced by the newer, cooler, DCM) is a Microsoft Windows application used to seed and score Diplomacy tournaments. Sounds simple, doesn't it? But believe it or not, there just plain didn't seem to be one of these. Anywhere. So the ARMADA's fearless leader, Manus Hand, set out to create one. With invaluable assistance from a couple of other ARMADA members, the program was ready in time for use during the ARMADA's first "Regatta" tournament in the year 2000.

With the DTM, a tournament director can concentrate on directing the tournament, not on the mundane tasks of determining who plays who and how many points each player has earned.

DTM final release: version 3.12.19

Read All About It The DTM documentation (in PDF format) will let you see exactly what the DTM can do. Filled with detail and screen shots, if you actually read the documentation, you will actually know what the program does.

Download a Copy Yes, you too can have your own copy of the DTM. But remember, this is old. The new DCM (above) is probably what you want. But either way, please send me an email to let me know you are using it.

Where It's Been

At DipCon XXXIV, the DTM performed without problem and was the subject of interest for other tournament directors who were in attendance. With the enhancements suggested by these directors and others, the DTM has made its way into use worldwide.

Just some of the actual use credits of the DTM include:

  • DipCon XXXIV, the 34th North American Championships (Denver, Colorado, USA)
  • FinDipCon III, the 3rd Finnish National Championships (Helsinki, Finland)
  • TactiCon 2001 (Denver, Colorado, USA)
  • The 3rd Tempest in a Teapot (Washington, D.C., USA)
  • The 2001 Don Challenge Cup (Australia)
  • The 2001 French National Diplomacy Championship (Paris, France)
  • The 3rd ARMADA Regatta (Denver, Colorado, USA)
  • World DipCon XII (Canberra, Australia)
  • BenCon 2002 (Denver, Colorado, USA)
  • German DipCon VI (The First German National Championships, Waldkappel-Gehau, Germany)
  • The 2002 Norwegian Diplomacy Championship (Oslo, Norway)
  • World DipCon XIII (Denver, Colorado, USA)
  • The 2003 DomDipCup (The Netherlands)
  • German DipCon VII (Waldkappel-Gehau, Germany)
  • 2003 EuroDipCon (San Marino)
  • Probably lots of others between 2004 and 2018, but we lost track (so mail us and let us know!), but we know at least...
  • The 2015 Tempest in a Teapot (Washington, DC)
  • The 2017 Tempest in a Teapot (Washington, DC)
  • World DipCon 2018 - Tempest in a Teapot XX (Washington, DC)

The Next Generation of the DTM is
The Diplomacy Competition Manager (DCM).
It's newer, bigger, better, stronger,
and in pre-release, so maybe not as stable.
To get to it, click here.