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Adding a multi-round stage to an event

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Multi-round stages provide additional configurable settings. You can select from a number of conditions to close the stage and set the minimum number of rounds that must be completed before the stage can close.

Multi-round stage configuration
Figure 1. Multi-round stage configuration
  1. Add a stage: Click to add a new event stage.
  2. Stage type: You can select a single-round or multi-round stage. For single-round stages, you can only configure the Bidding starts and Bidding ends settings. For multi-round stages, you can also configure the Round duration and the Condition settings. For more information, see Event stages.
  3. Bidding starts: Configure when the stage begins.
  4. Round duration: Configure the round bidding duration and the duration between rounds.
  5. Bidding ends: Configure when the stage ends. Multi-round stages provide options to configure conditions under which bidding can end early and the minimum number of rounds which must be completed before a stage can close.

To configure a multi-round stage, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Design > Schedule.
  2. In the lower-right of the page, set the Event stages toggle switch to ON.
  3. In the Event schedule area, click Add a stage.
  4. For the newly created stage, click the Single-round dropdown, select Multi-round, and then click Save.
  5. Set the time that bidding starts for the stage. You can set a specific time or set the new stage to begin after the previous round closes.
    • To set a specific time for the round to begin, complete the following steps:
      1. In the Bidding starts section, click change.
      2. Click At specific time…
      3. In the Start date field, enter the start date in the form YYYY-MM-DD, or click the Calendar icon and select the date.
      4. In the Start time field, using the 24-hour format, enter the start time, or select the time using the arrows.
      5. Click save.
    • To set the round to begin after the previous round closes, complete the following steps:
      1. In the Bidding starts section, click change.
      2. Click Once previous stage closes…
      3. Click the Interval field.
      4. Select or enter the interval between the rounds using the days, hours, and minutes values.
      5. Click save.
  6. Set the round duration.
    1. In the Round duration area, click change.
    2. Click the Bidding time field, and select or enter the bidding time for the round using the days, hours, and minutes values.
    3. Click the Time between rounds field, and select or enter the interval between the rounds using the days, hours, and minutes values.
    4. Click save.
  7. Set the time that bidding ends for the stage.
    1. In the Bidding ends section, click change.
    2. In the End date field, enter the start date in the form YYYY-MM-DD, or click the Calendar icon and select the date.
    3. In the End time field, using the 24-hour format, enter the start time, or select the time using the arrows.
    4. Click save.
  8. Optional: Select the condition under which bidding can end early from the Condition list.
  9. Optional: Enter the number of rounds that must run before bidding can end in the Minimum rounds list.