Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Scoring System with Sail/Bow Number Selector

UPDATE! A new scoring console has been added to the standard event console that includes a Sail/Bow Number Selector and a one-handed scoring solution for one-design and handicap classes.

This system automatically prunes the list of potential sail/bow number matches as you type in the number. It ignores country code prefixes, so there's no "cleaning" of sail numbers necessary and when you've found the number you're looking for a simple press of the right arrow moves the competitor to the scored window. To score a boat with a "short" bow number (i.e. -- Sail number 16 of a group of 16, 167, 1616 and 16617), simply type the ":" to indicate that you are done entering and press the right arrow. On events scoring based on bow numbers, since these events use a bow#/Sail# combination, please use the "/" to indicate you are finished entering and press the right arrow.

There is also an option now for Opti/Laser events to key off ONLY the last 4 of the sail number. So once again, if the number is truncated (383 for example) use the ":" or "/" keys to indicate you are finished.

For handicap events, the time dialog box will now accept a period rather than require a colon, so you can enter hh.mm.ss rather than hh:mm:ss and simply pressing the enter key will move the competitor into the scored entrant window. There's a brief tutorial on the new scoring system online HERE.

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