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Rhythmic Gymnastics Score Keeper Tutorial

Features

  • MS Excel based enhanced with macros and VBA- easy to use and understand.
  • Program has been used all across Canada as well as in the 2002 Pacific Alliance Championship. It has gone through many generations of enhancements, testing and is tailored specifically to rhythmic gymnastics.
  • Licensing on a per competition basis with online tutorials makes it very cheap to deploy.
  • Supports standard FIG judges evaluation scoring method.
  • In additional to the scores used for ranking, the program supports control panel score and raw panel scores data capturing for post competition evaluation.
  • Using laptops / desktops with dual displays, the score display can be driven off the scoring program directly. This reduce the number of volunteers required to run scoring at a competition.
  • Operator can queue up socres for display and continue with more data entry while waiting for opportune time to display the next score, minimizing distraction to the audience, judges and gymnast.
  • Very easy to copy and paste athlete list from other electronic documents via standard windows copy-and-paste, thereby reducing work and typos.
  • Assuming the up-front work of verifying names and levels are done ahead of time, actual setup time is less than 30 minutes.
  • Entry of judging panel is made easy by supporting the "Same as ..", "Swap panels" and "Apply to multiple" concepts.
  • Skill set required for data entry at the competition is very basic, thereby reducing the expertise level required.
  • Some combinations of team calculations are now supported. As an example, Club ranking for qualification of Aeon Cup, Equalized averaged team score calculation and simple team ranking are all supported.
  • Plugs into additional modules like "National Team ranking" and "Prep" (registration, schedule and electronic draw.)
  • Configurable on a per level basis for non-standard invitationals and qualifiers, like choice of 3 from 5 apparatus, Special Olympics, club invitational, AGG, etc.
  • Supports generation of finals scoresheets using combined L9 & L10 apparatus ranking.
  • Supports the canadian L9 and L10 implementation where ranking is required within level as well as combined.
  • Supports a judges evaluation model based on FIG and / or relative ranking.
  • Supports automated rotation draw, assigning of athlete IDs based on specific start numbers per level, generation of rotation order for official programs.
  • Generates a standalone athlete list for mailmerge to support other hosting functions such as creating of credentials, execution forms with athlete name already pre-printed, etc. Further to this effort, a community supported set of useful merge-ready forms are available here. I want to acknowledge

System Requirements

  • Windows XP or above on IBM PC. (Will not work on MAC OS).
  • MS Excel 2000 (English version) or above with VBA support installed
  • CPU speed of 1.6GHz or above
  • Enough hard disk space to store the working version plus backups during the competition.
  • PDF generator via Adobe Acrobat, CutePDF Writer or pdfFactory on the same or a different computer is required for results distribution post competition.

License to Use

  • To ensure the most current software and features, there is a nominal per competition use license cost. Please email Mario Lam for more information.
  • Distribtion will be via a ZIP file (less 400K compressed).
  • Support will be via email, MSN or Yahoo.
  • The software and design is copyright of Mario Lam and/or Nucurve Consulting Ltd. Any attempt to copy, reverse engineer, distribute or extend its use beyond the intended competition is illegal.

Skills required to operate

Local Scoring coordinator (1 person)

  • Requires slightly deeper understanding of Excel, familiar enough with the Windows environment not to panic, some basic understanding of a rhythmic gymnastics competition can be an asset.
  • Responsible for setup of competition and coordinate score keeping's schedule and training. Reports to Competition Director and Judge Responsible.
  • Responsible for the distribution of detailed score reports to the provinces as a PDF file.
  • Responsible to send summary results for web posting
  • Produce judge evaluation reports as required.

Score keepers (zero to many)

  • Requires very basic computer skills. Anyone who knows the basic windows environment, like mouse clicks, how to copy and paste, where the tab key, the concept of folder and files can be trained quickly within 10 minutes.
  • Responsible for double checking data entry against summary sheets. Ensures backups are done, ranking reports are signed off, posted and distributed (awards) in a timely manner. Reports to Local Scoring Coordinator.
  • A minimum of two adults are recommended at the scoring table throughout the competition - one to do the key entry, the other to sort, stape and verify the judging slips and key entry.

Score Keeper Tutorials

These tutorials requires flash player. It covers the most used features but is not meant to be exhaustive. Click on each one of them to view.

The following tutorial is specific for finals - especially for the Canadian finals where we have to find the top 8 across the entire senior or junior category (level 9 and 10). Click on each one of them to view.


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