A library of chip designs for your use in Dr. Neau's
A video overview of chip designs
Click on the design name to download the
file containing the design. Save that file directly in your repository's
"ChipDesigns" directory. The design will appear in your chip
design library next time you start the application.
Company - Blackjack Simplified - Products to improve your
Blackjack game...the "Quick Reference" strategy card and
the "How to Play Blackjack" brochure. Home
Series of Poker - A free online league
it can import information from Dr. Neau's Tournament Manager! Home Poker Tour - A free
website that can be used to schedule and manage your home poker
tournaments in the form of a home poker league...Dr. Neau's
Tournament Manager can export files to the required format. Home Poker Tourney -
The site for information on running your own poker tournament. Poker
DIY - A
poker league management site for connecting poker players...and
it can import tournaments from DrNTM.
- Dr. Neau gets an Apple IIe for Christmas. He and "The
Eradicator" begin work on their first application: D&N's
Dungeons and Dragons Assistant 1992 - Dr. Neau gets his degree in Computer Science and goes
to work for Cray Research. 1996 - Dr. Neau writes his first Java application - A sports
"Magic Number" calculator. 1999 - Dr. Neau gets his Masters in Software Engineering 2004 - (January) Dr. Neau and The Eradicator host their first
tournament. It was a logistical disaster. Work begins on
something to help. 2004 - (February) Dr. Neau creates and uses his first blind
timer...just a timer with sounds. Several Excel-spreadsheet based
solutions are tried. At one point, he has the Java timer, an Excel
chip calculator, an Excel result/payout tracker and a Java seating
manager...all separate. 2004 - (June) Dr. Neau makes "Dr. Neau's Tournament
Manager, v1" available to the public for free. People tell him
he should charge for it. 2005 - Dr. Neau releases v2. People actually pay.
The Rock is banned from Canterbury Card Club. He
continues enhancing the application through mid-2006. 2006 - Work begins on v3.
2009 - v3 is released.
2010 - v4 is released.
Dr. Neau has been
running monthly 16-24 player tournaments since 2004 and uses his own
league as a guinea pig for his software. He is a member of the Tournament
"Version 3.0.9 was a smashing success, Jeff. Oh, there were those cocky
folks that had a copy of version 2 limited that they had gotten from a friend
and thought they had it all. But when we started flashing photos on the screen
that were taken moments before and when the names and pictures of every player
that was registered and eliminated started flashing up on the screen, you could
actually hear oohs and adds and little sheisters then coming up and asking if
they could have a copy of it. I said 'Sure' and gave them your address."Matt -
"I used the software this weekend for a charity tournament event. What a
fantastic piece of software."Chuck - January, 2006
"Your software is what
makes our tourneys rock. You have done an outstanding job with it."Terr - July, 2005
"This is by far the
best tournament software I
have used. I have read the target market for this is small home tournaments but
let me tell you in my opinion this is perfect for someone like me running large
150 -200 person tournaments.""abhunter"
- June, 2005
"...everyone had a
great time and said the tournament was run like a top notch game. They all said
the software program made it all work out. I want to thank you for a great
- February, 2005
"But best part is
that the whining, bitching that used to go on is now gone."Some internet blog - February 2005
"This is one of the neatest programs that I
have used for organizing the guys poker night at the house. Dr. Neau has used
his "skee-ill" to put together a well thought out program."
Martin - February 2005
"This is by far the most complete and
customizable tournament manager software that I had the chance to stumble
Bard - February, 2005
"I finally got to take the software on two
live runs through actual tournaments this weekend, and it worked great.
Took a lot of the the grunt work out of the game and let us enjoy the poker that
much more. Many thanks for all your effort; I wish some of these large software
companies could see what can be done with a little time and effort and focus on
the product, rather than the profit. I appreciate the chance to try it
out. If this ever does grow into something you could profit from, I wish
you all the luck."
Gooty Brother - February, 2005
"Jeff: We used Tournament Manager
("TM") for our 11th annual [tournament] last night. Although we
employ a rather unique combined limit/no-limit structure for a 7-card stud
tournament, TM did an admirable job of managing our tournament. Thought
you might enjoy seeing the fruits of your labor in action. The attached
photo shows the winners of GBPT 2005 with TM displayed in the background."
Jack - January, 2005
"You’re doing a great job developing this…..I have looked at
other programs that cost in the $60 to $70 range that don’t have some of
Mr. Princeton - January, 2005
"I play a fair amount and just about every program I see pales in
comparison to yours..."
Bruce - January, 2005
"I and all the guys in our tournaments love your software. We just
started having tournaments and were concerned about how everyone would act.
Some people get pissed off over the smallest thing (especially if they
lose). By using your software, all the main decisions like who sits where,
when the blinds change, keeping track of the finishing order, and so on,
were made by the computer. No one got upset or angry and everything was
great. Having your software has guaranteed that I will be invited to every
tournament around. I sent you some money. I wished I could pay more. I am
glad you took the time to work on this software and I am very glad you share
it with others."
Mr. BJC - July, 2004
"This program is awesome!...This program will make a lot of people
Jamaican Pete - July, 2004
"I wanted to let you know that I used the TM on the Mac on Saturday
night...everything worked perfectly and it was a lot of fun for the
Mr. Mooney - July, 2004
"I really like your tournament manager. I think it will add that
little bit of class I need to pull this first time event off."
Jamaican Pete - August, 2004
"I'm a regular at a couple of online poker forums, and every so often
people post requests for recommendations for this type of software -
Tournament Director seems to be the most commonly mentioned program. I've
looked at it and I think yours is better. Would it be ok for me to refer
people to Tournament Manager?"
Mickey C - August 2004
"Thanks for a great product and your time and effort"
E - August, 2004
"I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. I've sent [a
payment] via paypal. I would have sent more, but I was knocked out 7th in
the tournament Friday! Everyone was VERY impressed. I ran it as a sever (Mac
G4, 400MHz, 1GigRAM, OS 10.3.5 with latest Java update from Apple) and as a
client (17" 1.3 GHz G4 Powerbook, 1GigRAM, OS 10.3.5 & latest Java
from Apple) over my wireless (802.11g) network. Everything went as smooth as
silk. I was free to enjoy (getting my ass kicked) the tournament without
worrying about managing it. It was a great success, the most fun I've had
losing my ass. You should definitely NOT be giving this EXCELLENT piece of
software away for free. In fact, I think you should be selling it to Casinos
and Card Rooms for several hundred dollars a copy. I'm a software project
manager and I have some idea of the pain you must have gone through to write
and test this very full-featured cross platform application...."
thanks goes to:
Aaron, Allen, Carl, Charles, Jeremiah, John, Marco, Martin,
Nelson and Peter. The Twin
Cities Underground Poker League
for being willing guinea pigs. The Eradictor
for being a great person to bounce ideas off of. The v3 beta
for making great suggestions and finding obscure bugs. The Poker
Knights of Calgary
for screwing me and forcing me to get a real license manager for